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Data Scientist

Date: Jul 21, 2021

LOCATION: Calgary, Alberta (CA-AB)
JOB NUMBER: 55846

Why you should join us:

Do you want to join in Suncor’s transformation, where our goal is to build the most innovative analytics team within the global energy industry? We’re on a transformational journey that is part of our next chapter of growth and energy transition, with a focus on how we leverage data to drive value and how we do business using digital technology. Our Advanced Analytics (AA) team plays a key role in this transformation by helping our people perform at their highest potential and make data-driven decisions as we continuously improve and run our business at pace.

We are growing rapidly, attracting and building a large team of analytics professionals to solve real problems. Our strategy is also ambitious - we intend to create hundreds of millions of dollars in realized value for Suncor within five years.

So, what does this mean for you? We’re hiring multiple Data Scientists on our team, and you can be a key part of this dynamic, diverse team that has been given the exciting opportunity to explore and solve business problems using literally billions of data points. With an integrated corporate model, the array of opportunities is vast – from mining to supply chain, refineries to Petro-Canada sales and marketing, or energy trading to health and safety, and the variety of challenges we’re asked to solve is extraordinary.

Learn more from the Advanced Analytics leadership team on how we are transforming our organization and “creating value through data”: UBC's CAIDA AI Showcase (50min mark); Operational Excellence in Energy Interview.

You will use your expertise to:

  • Build models that solve real business problems by using any technique that makes sense (machine learning, classical statistics, simulation, optimization, etc.)
  • Explore the feasibility of early use cases, recommending whether a valid approach exists
  • Wrangle raw data in a variety of ways (handling missing data, engineering new features, transforming features, selecting features, etc.)
  • Tell the story of your results using visualization when necessary (PowerBI, ggplot, matplotlib, Excel, etc.)
  • Collaborate with developers and cloud architects to make your models operational in a cloud pipeline (dynamically retraining and making predictions)
  • Track your models’ results in production and advocating for tweaks when necessary
  • Become a vocal advocate for data transformation within Suncor and representing us in the local analytics community

We’d like to review your application if you have…

Must-haves (minimum requirements):

  • Three to seven years’ experience in advanced analytics and data science
  • An Undergraduate or Master’s degree in a quantitative field (such as data science, computer science, statistics, mathematics, operations research, physics, geomatics, etc.)
  • Proficiency in at least one of Python or R and their related data science libraries (pandas, sklearn, tidyverse, etc.)
  • A passion for data science, such as participation in data communities, hackathons, ongoing skill development, curiosity in solving problems
  • Broad technical skillset that removes limitations in how you solve problems (querying, wrangling, and positioning data for your models)
  • Enthusiasm for visualizing and communicating your results to stakeholders
  • Alignment with our values: safety above all else, stronger together, operational discipline, curiosity and lifelong learning, and act with integrity

Preference for:

  • Experience in operationalizing your models (particularly using cloud platforms such as Azure or AWS)
  • Knowledge of cutting-edge deep learning, computer vision, or NLP techniques
  • Relevant domain knowledge in energy

Where you’ll be working, your work schedule, and other important information:

  • You will work out of our Calgary head office, located in the Suncor Energy Centre at 150 – 6th Ave S.W.; relocation support will be provided
  • Hours of work are a regular 40-hour work week, Monday to Friday
  • We are so invested in building advanced analytics skills within our organization that we've created the Analytics Academy to provide training to employees through instructor-led courses, e-learning, communities of practice, etc.
  • We require qualified and safety-focused employees for business-critical roles that maintain our commitment to operational excellence and reliable operations. We are using technology to conduct virtual interviews to adhere to physical distancing recommendations and we are well set up for remote onboarding and orientation
  • Suncor encourages everyone to do their part and support global efforts to limit the impact of COVID-19 with good hygiene practices, physical distancing, and with care and consideration for the people around you. For more information on how we’re responding to COVID-19, click here. #StrongerTogether

 

Why Suncor?

Supporting our people. Caring for our communities. Living our purpose.

With our operations declared an essential service, we are continuing to operate and are looking to fill business-critical roles at this time. We require qualified and safety-focused employees to help keep things running. In terms of our current recruitment process, we’re doing things a bit differently to adjust to our new ‘normal.’ We are using technology to conduct virtual interviews to adhere to physical distancing recommendations and we are well set up for remote onboarding and orientation.

We are bolstered by the unity across our community and the solidarity across the world. We continue to encourage you to support global efforts to limit the impact of COVID-19 with good hygience practices, physical distancing, and with care and consideration for the people around you. For more information on how we’re responding to COVID-19, click here. #StrongerTogether

We are Canada's leading integrated energy company with a business portfolio that includes oil sands development and upgrading, offshore oil and gas production, petroleum refining, and product marketing under the Petro-Canada brand. Our global presence offers rewarding opportunities for you to learn, contribute, and grow in a variety of career-building positions. We live by the value of safety above all else – if it isn't safe, we don't do it. Our strong track record of growth and a focus on sustainability mean tremendous potential for the future. Learn about our purpose and values.

In addition to rewarding job opportunities, we offer an attractive employee package, including:

  • Competitive base salary, compensation programs, and an annual incentive program
  • Flexible benefits package
  • Rewarding pension and savings plans

Stay connected to us:

We are an equal opportunity employer and encourage applications from all qualified individuals. We are committed to providing a diverse and inclusive work environment where every employee feels valued and respected. We will consider accessibility accommodations to applicants upon request. Check out our social goal to learn how we are working to build greater mutual trust and respect with the Indigenous Peoples in Canada.

Please note that our job postings are typically open for two weeks, so don't delay, apply now.

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