Analytics Engineering Senior Specialist



Data Science
Toronto, ON, Canada
Posted on Wednesday, September 27, 2023

Analytics Engineering, Senior Specialist

At Interac, we design and deliver products and solutions that give Canadians control over their money so they can get more out of life. But that’s not all. Whether we’re leading real-time money movement, driving innovative commerce solutions like open payments for transit systems, or making advancements in new areas like verification and open banking, we are playing a key role in shaping the future of the digital economy in Canada.

Want to make a lasting impact amongst a community of creative thinkers, problem solvers, technical gurus and high-performance application developers? We want to hear from you

Are you interested in working for a company as ubiquitous to Canadians as Interac and helping provide insights on and improve products used billions of times a year? Do you like the idea of developing distributed pipelines that run on hundreds of terabytes of data? In this role you would be working closely with the Data Science, Analytics Delivery (BI) and Data Engineering teams. You would also be regularly coordinating with Platform Engineering, Security, and Risk to ensure cross-functional objectives move forward. This role is best filled by a seasoned software engineer with an interest in data science who enjoys building tools/applications and turning research into reproducible products/solutions.

You’ll be responsible for:

  • Working with data scientists and ML engineers to turn their research and proof-of-concepts into reproducible, fault-tolerant jobs that operate efficiently and scale to meet evolving data volumes and time requirements

  • Identifying opportunities to enhance the functionality of our enterprise data platform to improve user experience and increase the speed-to-market for our internal analytics teams and taking ownership of working with cross-functional teams to address these opportunities

  • Developing assets and utilities that improve the productivity of other data and analytics teams, including: process automation tools, templates for common recurring analytics use-cases, exposing internal services as APIs, etc.

  • Providing thought leadership on SLDC best practices and developing frameworks / standards that are fit-for-purpose and address key concerns / pain points from multiple stakeholders

  • Providing subject matter expertise across our tech stack to fellow data scientists and developers

  • Ensuring stakeholders understand the trade-offs across various implementation options and securing alignment

  • Coordinating external dependencies and requirements for a given implementation (Security, DBA, Operations, Legal, project managers, Change Management)

  • Ensuring that work is being done in a sustainable / maintainable manner to minimize technical debt

  • Identifying strategic opportunities to refactor existing data products and services to address technical debt

You bring:

  • An undergraduate degree in a quantitative field (e.g., Computer Science, Engineering, Mathematics, etc.) or equivalent work experience; our teams bring a diverse set of backgrounds and perspectives

  • Must be eligible to work for Interac Corp. in Canada in a Full Time Capacity

  • 2+ years working in software development or data science / data engineering teams that involved deliverables to external parties

  • Experience writing production-grade software with upstream and downstream dependencies; we take pride writing clean, well-documented, and maintainable code

  • Possess excellent written and oral communication skills and comfortable interfacing with stakeholders from a variety of backgrounds; we interact with both technical and non-technical audiences and value clear communication and effective storytelling

  • Strong knowledge accessing and manipulating large amounts of data, across a variety of formats and with a variety of tools, and experience troubleshooting and turning large distributed pipelines / queries—you understand typical bottlenecks and trade-offs

  • Familiar with fundamentals of cloud computing and common data processing paradigms; we use AWS and a variety of cloud-native services

  • Extensive experience with Python and solid experience with PySpark; import this

Interac requires employees to complete a background check that is completed by one of our service providers. We use this service to complete the following checks:

  • 5-year employment verification;
  • Canadian criminal record check;
  • Education verification;
  • Canadian ID cross-check;
  • Public safety verification; and
  • Credit inquiry

How we work
We know that exceptional people have great ideas and are passionate about their work. Our culture encourages excellence and actively rewards contributions with:

Connection: You’re surrounded by talented people every day who are driven by their passion of a common goal.

Core Values: They define us. Living them helps us be the best at what we do.

Compensation & Benefits: Pay is driven by individual and corporate performance and we provide a multitude of benefits and perks.

Education: To ensure you are the best at what you do we invest in you