Analytics Engineer (Data Scientist)

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Job ID : 7344
Category : Personal Insurance
Brand : Definity
Regular/Temporary : Regular
Fulltime/Parttime : Full Time
Location : Toronto, Canada
Posting Range : $77,700 - $157,000

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Definity is the parent company to some of Canada’s most long-standing and innovative insurance brands, including Economical Insurance, Sonnet Insurance, Family Insurance Solutions, and Petline Insurance. Our ambition is to be one of Canada’s leading and most innovative property and casualty insurers. We can’t do that without our people, so we embrace and encourage a culture that’s collaborative, ambitious, rewarding, and empowering.

We offer a flexible, hybrid work experience where employees work from the office and virtually depending on the type of work they are doing and who they are working with. Bring your true self and be a part of our journey. It’s better here.

The Analytics Engineer spearheads the development and delivery of innovative analytical solutions in collaboration with business stakeholders and technical teams across the organization. 

The Analytics Engineer reports to the Director, Data Leadership as a key member of a high-performing Data and Analytics team focused on delivering impactful insights and ground-breaking solutions for digital transformation in Personal Insurance at Definity.

The Analytics Engineer is a highly technical yet well-rounded analytics professional with hands-on expertise in all facets of analytics engineering and a passion for turning innovative data science ideas into game-changing business applications. To thrive in this role, the Analytics Engineer will need to have expert-level skills in data wrangling using both SQL and Python, extensive experience with prototyping and optimizing scalable data science and ML/AI solutions on cloud platforms. In addition, a strong understanding of statistics and exploratory data analysis are essential. Experience with modern insurance processes, data visualization best practices, and geospatial analytics are also strong assets in this role. 

The Analytics Engineer leverages strong agile project management skills to drive results and lead  analytics projects, guides and coaches team members, and demonstrates effective communication skills to influence strategic decisions.

What you’ll do:

  • Spearhead the design and rapid prototyping of analytical solutions in close collaboration with business stakeholders and analytics leadership.                                                       
  • Lead the development of analytical solutions, providing direction, coaching, and review support to more junior team members.                                                   
  • Perform exploratory analysis and evaluation of new data sources to support planning and data strategy.                                                          
  • Independently prepare and present proposals and updates to senior level audiences                    
  • Propose new and improve existing approaches to perform analytics, and support leadership in promoting their uptake.                                                           
  • Research cutting-edge analytical techniques and tools, and share insights with team members.                                                   

What do you bring to the role?

  • A university degree in data science, statistics, computer science, operations research, or a related discipline. Preference to individuals with a Master's/Doctoral degree and/or significant technical expertise gained through analytics self-study.                                               
  • Expertise in most major areas of data science/analytics. These areas include data wrangling, data visualization, predictive modelling, statistics, machine learning, big data analytics, geospatial analytics, and optimization.                                                                
  • A proven track record of developing integrated, creative analytical solutions in a business context.                                                                        
  • Extensive experience with at least one modern analytical programming language - such as R, Python, or Scala - with preference to candidates with expertise in multiple analytical languages.   
  • Experience with Google Cloud Platform 
  • Experience in Data engineering experience (SQL), ETL pipeline development and maintenance, Data analysis and visualization skills 
  • Excellent project management, communication, and problem-solving skills.                       
  • Experience guiding and coaching more junior staff members. 

Salary Range is $77,700 - $157,000.

Interested in this role, but don't meet every requirement? We encourage you to apply! We know from experience that a candidate doesn't need 100% of the qualifications listed to bring incredible value to our team. We're actively seeking diverse backgrounds and perspectives to help us make insurance better. At Definity, inclusion, diversity, and equity aren't just "nice to have" — they're essential to our success.

What's in it for you?

  • Hybrid work schedule for most roles
  • Company share ownership program
  • Pension and savings programs, with company-matched RRSP contributions
  • Paid volunteer days and company matching on charitable donations
  • Educational resources, tuition assistance, and paid time off to study for exams
  • Focus on inclusion with employee groups, support for gender affirmation surgery, access to BIPOC counsellors, access to programs for working parents
  • Wellness and recognition programs
  • Discounts on products and services

Actual salary for the role may vary depending on work location of the successful candidate and other factors including but not limited to, skills, education, experience, working conditions and the local labour market.  In addition to base pay, eligible employees may participate in various incentive plans which are paid out at the discretion of the company and subject to individual and company performance.

Go ahead and expect a lot — you deserve it.
It's better here — but don't take our word for it. Definity was named by Great Place to Work® as one of the Best Workplaces™ in Canada for women, for youth, and for inclusion.

Our inclusive work environment welcomes diversity and supports accessibility. If you require accommodation at any time during the recruitment process, please let us know by contacting [email protected].

Background checks
This role requires successful clearance of background checks (including criminal checks and leadership references).


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