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Data Scientist (TELUS Insights)


Toronto, ON, CA Calgary, AB, CA Vancouver, British Columbia, CA Edmonton, AB, CA

Req ID:  27502
Jobs by Category:  Operations
Job Function:  Data Science
Status:  Full Time
Schedule:  Regular



The IoT Industry Solutions team is "start-up" within TELUS that is focused on building end-to-end customer solutions that combine the strengths of our networks, leading SaaS and platform partnerships, our breadth of customer relationships, and the power of data insights. We own the success of focused vertical and horizontal IoT solutions across Intelligent Mobility, Connected Workers, Smart City, Agriculture, and Health.

We're passionate about building new business areas for TELUS and will succeed by bringing clarity and focus to the challenge. 

About the team

This role is part of the Data and Applied Intelligence team within IoT Industry Solutions. We are a provider of data, insights and data science services to commercial and government organizations. Our product solves many business problems across a wide variety of industries. They are currently being used in Tourism, Commercial Real Estate, Transportation and many other industries to help decision makers plan their next course of action or analyze their historical activities. We are a fun group of individuals, who are really passionate about our products and committed to provide quality solutions to our customers.

About the role


  • Design and build large and complex data sets, from spurious sources while thinking strategically about uses of data and how data use interacts with data design
  • Design and implement statistical data quality procedures for new data sources
  • Develop algorithms/software for accessing and handling data appropriately
  • Implement and hand off data checking and updating procedures to teams
  • Lead the new product developments for the TELUS Insights portfolio and product enhancements for existing location intelligence products
  • Scale the current custom consulting projects to a generalized product that could be reused for multiple clients across multiple verticals
  • Develop and implement ML & AI and Big Data solutions including predictive modeling,forecasting and classification
  • Visualize and report data findings creatively in a variety of visual formats that appropriately provides insights to the organization
  • Train others on what data is available and how to use various sources
  • Communicate findings to business leaders in a way that can influence how an organization approaches a business challenge
  • Support and evolve the TELUS Insights product roadmap by leveraging customer insights, industry research, best practices, and emerging tools/technology
  • Identify opportunities for process/model optimization and refine to improve effectiveness/accuracy and enhance ROI
  • Collaborate with Data Scientists and Data Engineers within TELUS as well as external Data Science communities





You're the missing piece of the puzzle


  • You have 5+ years of experience working with large temporal geospatial datasets
  • MSc. or PhD/Research in Computer Science, Statistics, Geospatial etc. 
  • You possess deep expertise in location intelligence/ Geospatial data
  • Working with structured and unstructured data sets
  • Excellent skills working with complex SQL and Spark
  • Experience developing in Python; comfortable using various data science libraries such as Scikit-learn, Pandas, Numpy as well as frameworks like TensorFlow, Pytorch, Keras
  • Experience building and architecting API endpoints
  • Experience working with telecom background is a plus
  • Experience working with cloud environments like GCP 
  • You are recognized for addressing business needs via your application of data mining and analysis, predictive modeling, statistics, and other advanced analytical techniques
  • You are sought out for your skills in Machine Learning, Classification, Clustering, Segmentation, Time Series Analysis, Demand Forecasting and Optimization
  • Evaluating and providing input on potential business intelligence solutions.
  • Comfortable with Jupyter environment and infrastructure, Spyder/PyCharm
  • Experience with at least one of the major cloud computing platforms - GCP, AWS, Azure
  • Well versed in software development lifecycle and ML Ops concepts; Developing end-end to models/ projects and automation in production environment.
  • Knowledgeable about common supervised and unsupervised Machine Learning approaches (eg. feature engineering, classification, regression, clustering, NLP, time series forecasting, etc. "Tensorflow”, “Deep Learning” and synthetic tabular data generation is a strong asset




  • PhD in a quantitative field such as Math, Statistics, Computer Science, Economics, or Data Science
  • Data visualization experience: Data Studio, Tableau, PowerBI, Domo
  • Data environments experience: MS SQL, Oracle
  • Experience using Google Workspace 
  • Experience with agile methodology and team-based software development workflows (e.g. JIRA)



A bit about us

We’re a people-first, customer-first, purpose-driven team who works together every day to innovate and do good. We improve lives through our technology solutions and foster a culture of innovation that empowers team members to solve complex problems and create remarkable human outcomes in a digital world. When you join our team, you’re helping us make the future friendly.

We’re committed to diversity and equitable access to employment opportunities based on ability—your unique contributions and talents will be valued and respected here.

The health and safety of our team, customers and communities is paramount to TELUS. Accordingly, we require anyone joining our team to be fully vaccinated for COVID-19.






We’re the ones that design, build, repair and maintain the billions of dollars’ worth of the infrastructure that keeps more than 15.2 million Canadians connected.

We are honoured to be recognized

Days volunteered in our communities.

Team members that work at home or are mobile.

Million customers that TELUS is serving across Canada.


TELUS is proud to foster an inclusive culture that embraces diversity. We are committed to fair employment practices and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment.

We offer accommodation for applicants with disabilities, as required, during the recruitment process.