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Data Scientist - Urban Analysis At City Of Edmonton

Location: Edmonton, Alberta

Job Description

Data Scientist - Urban Analysis

Job Number

: 33768
Are you interested in developing data solutions and analysis methods that can be leveraged by the corporation, stakeholders and citizens and support evidence based transformations to ensure that the Section’s data assets are used to improve the way data and information are used? If so, read on!

As a Data Scientist, you will work as a core member of City Planning’s Monitoring & Geospatial Services Unit to leverage database systems, machine learning techniques, advanced analytics and statistics to draw insights from large data sets and develop data driven solutions that lead to improved business outcomes.

You will be responsible for the Section’s Data Governance Policy, and your role will be essential to the success and functioning of the Section and Branch.

As a data steward, you will be involved in:
  • Developing data driven analytical solutions:
    • Implement and maintain the Urban Analysis Data Governance Policy and oversee how the Section collects, stores, analyzes and reports the information it is responsible for
    • Develop data driven analytical solutions that will benefit the Section and the Branch
    • Ensure that the existing data sets are managed and utilized optimally
    • Ensure that future data sets which are acquired through various data acquisition processes or purchased from third party vendors are delivered in the correct format, correct granularity and with the correct metadata to allow for their usage in multiple initiatives
    • Transform data into actionable insights through data Extract, Transform and Load (ETL) to solution interpretation
    • Choose the correct analytical methodology and tools necessary to address and solve complex problems that span multiple Sections
    • Organize large amounts of data and develop models that identify trends and cause-effect relationships, lead to recommendations, and measurably maximize operational efficiency
    • Devise scalable analytical solutions and tools that result in measurable improvements to business operations
    • Iterate on existing analytical solutions to continually improve performance
    • Develop persuasive storytelling data visualizations with available data, clear visuals and concise narratives to engage, explain and enlighten stakeholders
    • Recommend how big data solutions can be leveraged to answer business questions and replace current manual processes
  • Solution Consulting:
    • Provide Section and Branch level consulting service that supports City Planning initiatives where data driven solutions can add value to Branch services and deliverables
    • Provide strategic advice and guidance to the General Supervisor, Director and Branch Manager in order to achieve priorities o Collaborate with client and analytic teams to set analytic objectives, approaches, and work plans
    • Interpret and communicate analytic results to analytical and non-analytical business partners as well as executive decision makers
  • Leadership and Supervising Staff:
    • Develop and nurture a high performing team including: recruiting, training, mentoring, collaborating
    • Oversee direct reports in the achievement of team goals, providing input and guidance on the completion of work tasks
    • Manage direct report’s work priorities, performance, deadlines and day to day assignments
    • Oversee the efficiency, effectiveness and quality of the work put forth by project teams and direct reports
    • Steward the financial and human resources of the unit on behalf of the Urban Analysis Section responsibly
  • Collaboration and Engagement:
    • Cultivate and maintain positive relationships with the public, stakeholder organizations, and the City’s Administration to leverage partnership opportunities, achieve meaningful outcomes, and support broad participation in city-building initiatives
  • Communications:
    • Communicate proactively, effectively, and meaningfully with Council, the public, media, and other stakeholders
  • Related duties as required


Qualifications

:
  • University Degree in Computer Science, Applied Statistics, Mathematics, Engineering, Business, Operations Research or related field
  • Professional designation such as Certified Data Management Professional (CDMP) is an asset
  • 7 years’ experience in data management, data mining, data visualization, optimization advanced analytics and machine learning
  • Expertise in multivariate regression/classification, time series models, cluster analysis, anomaly detection, optimization, neural network models and both supervised and unsupervised machine learning techniques
  • Experience working with big data in real time/near real time and with big data platforms like Hadoop
  • Experience with relational databases, SQL, Oracle and scripting languages (e.g. Python)
  • Expert at data analysis and visualization using tools like Knime, Weka, R, Tableau, Octave
  • Hands on experience with Geographical Information Systems is an asset (Example: ArcGIS and/or Geomedia)
  • Proven track-record of applying machine learning techniques and statistics to solve real world problems
  • Strong critical thinking, consensus-building, and influencing skills
  • Self-directed with the ability to proactively manage complex projects unsupervised
  • Proven project management skills with delivering results on time and within budget
  • Strong communications and interpersonal skills and the ability to interact with a diverse staff complement (field staff, technicians, engineers, planners, developers, vendors and IT professionals
  • Valid Alberta Class 5 driver's licence (or provincial equivalent). Obtaining and maintaining a City Driver's permit is a requirement of this position


Management and Out-of-Scope positions at the City of Edmonton are being reviewed for possible inclusion in the Civic Service Union 52 bargaining unit. If this position is impacted, the incumbent will be notified accordingly.

We are an equal opportunity employer.
We welcome diversity and encourage applications from all qualified individuals.

Up to 1 permanent full-time position

Hours of Work: 36.9 hour per week, Monday to Friday

Salary: $84,597.070 - $120,852.960 (Annually)

Recruitment Consultant: SH/VV
Classification Title : PT3 - Business Services

Posting Date

: Jan 31, 2019

Closing Date

: Feb 19, 2019 11:59:00 PM (MST)

Number of Openings (up to)

: 1 - Permanent Full-time
Union : Management

Department

: City Planning

Work Location(s)

:
8th Floor Edmonton Tower, 10111 104 Avenue
Edmonton T5J 0J4