Senior Advanced Analytics Professional - 8 month contract

Job ID : 7570
Category : Finance
Brand : Definity
Regular/Temporary : Temporary
Fulltime/Parttime : Full Time
Location : Ottawa, Canada
Posting Range : $69,800 - $140,400

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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.

8 month contract until end of April 2025

The Senior Advanced Analytics Professional is responsible for creating predictive models, tools, and processes based on internal and external data to improve business decision making and the customer experience and leading more junior employees in this process. The Senior Advanced Analytics Professional reports to the Team Leader/Manager, Advanced Analytics to deliver on project requirements.

The Senior Advanced Analytics Professional leverages past work experience in data mining/predictive modelling to lead the technical component of analytics projects involving multiple team members.  The team member guides the creation of stakeholder-facing deliverables to explain insights to business stakeholders and deliver a high-quality business solution.

  • Lead the development of integrated analytical solutions, providing direction, coaching, and review support to more junior team members.                                                          
  • Apply professional experience with analytics software to extract, analyze, and model data for Advanced Analytics projects.                                                 
  • Run recurrent team processes to refresh prior models and tools developed by the Advanced Analytics team.                                                   
  • Guide and perform the preparation and presentation of high-quality deliverables to communicate project insights and influence the adoption of recommendations.                                                    
  • Lead and conduct industry, demographic, and other consumer research to understand new data sources and applications of analytics.                                                            
  • Respond to routine, ad-hoc requests of internal and external stakeholders.                                    
  • Focus on innovation and process improvement to promote leading practice and efficiency across the organization.                                                    

What do you bring to this role?

  • A university degree in data science, statistics, computer science, operations research, or a related discipline.                                                                    
  • Four years of work experience in data mining and/or predictive modelling, including expertise in certain major areas of data science/analytics (i.e., data wrangling, data visualization, predictive modelling, statistics, machine learning, big data analytics, geospatial analytics, and optimization).
  • Strong communication (oral/written) and organizational skills.                                                          
  • Demonstrated ability to develop creative solutions to complex problems.                                        
  • Significant experience with data mining/statistical programming software (e.g., R, Python, SAS, Scala).                                                             
  • Strong programming skills and efficient use of Microsoft applications (e.g., Excel, Access, VBA). 
  • Ability to guide and coach more junior team members through technical project work and deliverable creation.           

salary range: $69,800 - $140,400

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.

We also take potential into consideration. If you don't have this exact experience, but you know you have what it takes, be sure to give us more insight through your application and cover letter.

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 a background check (including criminal checks and leadership references).


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