About the position The Bank of Canada has established ambitious enterprise-wide objectives related to digital transformation across the organization, as well as significantly enhancing our ability to leverage big data analytics, machine learning (ML), and a broader use of non-traditional data sources in support of economic research and analysis.
This newly created position is a critical part to meeting these objectives and will take the leadership role in expanding the Bank’s capabilities in the area of Data Science. You will provide broad support for the Bank’s existing and growing data scientist community; providing intellectual and practice management leadership for the use of data science techniques and approaches, and promoting the development of methods, tools, and resources to allow the Bank to benefit from these emerging opportunities. Further, you will develop a small centralized team of data scientists who will provide support to Bank departments as needed.
The Director, Data Science, will report to the Senior Director of the Bank’s Data and Statistics Office, and work closely with the Managing Director of Economic and Financial Research.
While this is a permanent position, the Bank is open to interchange or secondment agreements.
Your future responsibilities As the Bank’s first Director of Data Science, you will be accountable for:
Your knowledge and skills
Language requirement English and French essential (bilingual) with a minimum starting level of functional (level 4) in second official language. Training may be provided to help reach the required level of fully functional (level 5) in second official language.
Your education and experience