Data Lab Manager

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City : Montréal

Category : Actuarial & Data Lab

Industry : Insurance

Employer : Intact Financial Corporation

At Intact, our values guide everything that we do.  We celebrate our differences and appreciate our similarities.  That’s why we are committed to building an inclusive and inspiring environment for all employees. 
If you are in need of a specific accommodation during the recruitment process, please let us know and we will be happy to provide. 

Your Job

How do you picture an insurance company? And its work environment? We bet you’d be in for a surprise if you dropped by the Data Lab!
Located in Montreal, Toronto and Quebec City, the Data Lab is a data science innovation laboratory. A leading edge #insuretech team where data scientists, actuaries, machine learning experts, a meteorologist and software engineers work hand in hand.Their shared goal? Develop and implement innovative solutions and shape the insurance industry’s future in the data age by tapping into Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Machine Learning.
Merging the intimacy and speed of a startup with the resources of a large corporation, the Data Lab is an energized environment offering exciting challenges, inspiring colleagues, and a dynamic career at one of Canada’s top 100 employers!
Do you want to use AI to generate innovative solutions that bring clear tangible value to your organization? Do you want to hone your human resource management skills within a group of exceptionally talented colleagues? Do you like building solutions in an agile environment? Do you want to have a strong impact on the AI and Machine Learning vision of Canada’s largest insurance company? We have the perfect opportunity for you!
We are currently seeking a Manager for our Data Lab team.
Hiring Manager: Antoine Sasseville
Workplace: Montreal (2020, Blvd. Robert-Bourassa)
Data Lab Manager’s mission:

Manage a multidisciplinary team in designing, developing and applying Machine Learning models (pricing, telematics program, fraud, process automation, etc.);
Help build the industry’s best data science team by keeping our specialists motivated and engaged in an agile environment and helping them grow their careers;
Collaborate with partners across the company to develop our AI vision, identify and prioritize AI issues and implement solutions.

Your Skills


PhD or Masters in Machine Learning, Data Science (or related field) or degree in Actuarial Science (FCAS an asset);
Minimum of five years’ professional experience in an analytical and innovative environment, including at least two years in management or coaching;
Understanding of underlying Machine Learning theory and the Predictive Modeling Lifecycle;
Knowledge of open-source frameworks: R, Python, Spark, Scala, TensorFlow or equivalent;
Strong communication, time management and work organization skills.  

Closing Statement

A career in Insurance has never been this exciting.
Evolving consumer expectations and technology have helped to shape a new vision for our industry – and we are leading the way. Our Technology teams are reshaping the way we do business and setting new industry benchmarks. Our Claims representatives are helping customers to get back on track after they experience a loss.  Our product teams are developing products that protect people and businesses so they can focus on what matters to them most. 
Our success story is written by our passion for living our values and creating a better tomorrow.  We’re re-writing the future of insurance - are you ready to be a part of the story?
Excellent benefits are offered: competitive salary, flexible benefits, flexible work arrangements, flexible leave, pension plan defined benefit, etc.
You can apply for a posted position if you have been in your current position for at least 12 months and are performing at a satisfactory level.Please note we may have identified other internal candidates through our Employee Development Program, and that the selection process may also be opened to external applicants.

Eligibility to work in Canada

It’s important that you are eligible to work in Canada at the time an offer of employment is made.  For permanent roles, proof of eligibility can be a Canadian birth certificate, Canadian passport, Canadian citizenship certificate, permanent residence card or confirmation.
Prior to receiving a job offer, you may be asked to consent to background checks if it’s a requirement for the role. These checks could include: work references, education and credential confirmation, employment verification, identity check, credit report, criminal offence and driver’s license record.

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