Desjardins Group is the largest cooperative financial group in Canada, and one of the largest employers in the country. It offers a full range of financial products and services and is home to a wealth of expertise in property and casualty insurance, life and health insurance, wealth management, services for businesses of all sizes, securities brokerage, asset management, venture capital, and secure, leading-edge virtual access methods.
As a data science intern, you will help develop and use the various means, tools and methods to collect, consolidate, model and visualize company data. This is done to establish governance, to help with decision making and to have an overview of the activity in hand.
Your role will involve analyzing and modelling problems and situations in your field of expertise so as to extract insights from data. You will assist the more experienced professionals in your unit on various projects. You will participate in developing opinions and appropriate implementation plans according to the results of your analyses.
You will conduct research. You will carry out preliminary analyses. You will develop initial drafts of tools. You will capitalize on your comprehensive knowledge of the business and your ability to manage data. You will be called upon to interact with stakeholders working in complementary fields.
Other working conditions
Place of work: Montreal or Lévis, depending on the preference of the person selected
Temporary position - expected end date: August 21, 2020
Number of jobs available: 1
This internship must be recognized by your school to earn a diploma of college studies, a bachelor’s degree or a master’s degree in an appropriate discipline: mathematics, statistics, engineering or other equivalent training
Experience in extracting and manipulating large datasets
Professional or academic experience in the application of machine learning and deep learning algorithms with supervised and unsupervised data (an asset)
Please note that other combinaisons of qualifications and relevant experience may be considered
For vacant positions available in Quebec, please note that knowledge of French is required
Proficiency in one or more of the main analytical programming languages (Python, R, SAS, SQL, etc.)
Knowledge of different types of data (structured and unstructured) and the appropriate modelling method
Proficiency in the use of advanced data science techniques (statistical modelling, machine learning or data visualization)
Knowledge of and ability to communicate complex algorithms and to justify the logical approach used to achieve the desired outcomes
Knowledge of mega data technology (Microsoft Azure, Google Cloud Platform, Cassandra, Spark, etc.) and advanced analytics (Azure Machine Learning, Google Cloud Machine Learning, SAS Grid, Splunk, etc.) (an asset)
Desjardins Cross-sector skills
Accountability, Collaborates, Customer Focus, Innovation
Key competencies for the job
Complexity, Interpersonal Savvy
Complexe Desjardins Montréal