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Data Scientist – Montreal


This is a Full-time position in Terrebonne, QC posted May 10, 2022.

No other bank is doing what we do.At BDC, we help Canada and its entrepreneurs create a prosperous, inclusive and green economy.

Our mission is to help Canadian businesses thrive by providing financing, capital and advisory services.

Were devoted to Canadian entrepreneurs.

Were also dedicated to our employees.




Theres a reason we like to work here, and we think youll like it too.

Join BDC and help make a difference!Diversity.



Theyre more than just words for BDC.

These concepts are foundational to our success and to our ability to attract, retain, mobilize and develop the right talent, as well as to offer a healthy, professional and collaborative environment.

We are committed to cultivating and preserving an environment where all employees can thrive, and, for over a decade, we have been recognized as one of Canada’s Top 100 Employers and one of Canada’s Best Diversity Employers.

In recruiting for our team, we welcome the unique contributions that you can bring in terms of your education, opinions, culture, ethnicity, race, sex, gender identity and expression, nation of origin, age, languages spoken, veterans status, color, religion, disability, sexual orientation, beliefs, experiences, and more.POSITION OVERVIEWBDC is looking for a bright, knowledgeable and motivated Data Scientist with Machine Learning and Deep Learning knowledge.As a Data Scientist, you will be working at the AI Center of Excellence (AI CoE) that is responsible for creating, rationalizing and operationalizing BDC’s Advanced Analytics & Artificial Intelligence(AA& AI) strategy.You will contribute to enterprise-wide best practices, processes and platforms for BDC’s AA& AI strategy.You will be participate in the research with BDC’s academic and research partners to help Canadian entrepreneurs becoming world class leaders in their fields.You will also play a pivotal role in delivering applications that leverage AA& AI to help achieve BDC’skey business objectives.The majority of the work will be in problem analysis, data ingestion, exploration and preparation, statistical hypothesis testing, feature engineering, modelling, storytelling with data, operationalization and performance tuning.WHAT WE ARE LOOKING FORStrong communication skills with a proven ability to understand key business and technical concepts, and then effectively communicate these concepts with technical staff, business stakeholders and senior managementStrong organizational skills, the ability to perform under pressure and to manage multiple priorities with competing demandsStrong analytical, data processing, storytelling and problem-solving skillsExperience working in an academic AI research labAcademic publications on Deep Learning, Machine Learning or Operations ResearchA master’s degree in Computer Science, Statistics, Mathematics or related fields (A Ph.D.

degree is an asset)Experience as a Data Scientist in industry or a research labExperience with Machine Learning, Deep Learning and Reinforcement Learning3+ years of experience with Python programming language3+ years of experience with Scikit-Learn, Pandas, Matplotlib, Numpy, Scipy, and XGBoostExperience with Keras, Tensorflow or Pytorch for Deep LearningKnowledge of Apache Spark (Databricks knowledge is a plus)Knowledge of NoSQL databases (MongoDB or Cassandra)Knowledge of Graph databases (JanusGraph, Apache TinkerPop or Gremlin)Experience with Agile processes and Software Engineering best practiceStatistical analysis and visualization techniques for various data, such as hierarchical clustering, T-distributed Stochastic Neighbor Embedding (t-SNE), Principal Components Analysis (PCA)Hypotheses generation about the underlying mechanics of the business processHypotheses testing using various quantitative methodsNetworking with business domain experts and product managers to better understand the business mechanics that generated the dataApplication of various Machine Learning, Deep Learning, Reinforcement Learning, and Advanced Analytics techniques to perform Classification, Clustering or Regression tasksWith us, you’ll be able to achieve the work/life balance you’re looking for, with competitive working conditions and above-market flexible benefits.

This includes modern workspaces to work from when you are in our offices, and, for some specific positions, the ability to work remotely, on reserve, and/or within your community.Important Point to ConsiderVaccination Policy for COVID-19: The health, well-being and safety of our colleagues, clients and of the community are a top priority for us.

Effective November 8, 2021, BDC requires that all employees and consultants be fully vaccinated.

A solemn declaration will be requested to this effect.While we appreciate all applications, we advise that only the candidates selected to participate in the recruitment process will be contacted.

If you are a candidate with a disability and need an accommodation to complete the application process, please email us at, and include your full name, the best way to reach you, and the accommodation needed to assist you with the application process.