Job Posting 99437

Experienced Data Scientist
BC Housing
Vancouver & Lower Mainland
Burnaby, BC
closes in 5 days (Fri, 1 Mar)
full time  •  TBD


$80,718.42 - $93,540.00 (Annually)


Reporting to the Director, Research Analytics and Reporting, the Data Scientist interprets and analyses data for policy, program, research and evaluation initiatives across the BC Housing Management Commission, working closely with the Ministry of Housing and other stakeholders including the federal government and non-profit organizations. He/She/They provides a high level of expertise with data science tools, leveraging Big Data to gain insights, improve business intelligence, and identify key trends for executive management for making data-driven, informed strategic business decisions and mitigating emerging risks. The position optimizes data performance and leverages tools and technology to solve complex organization-wide problems by telling a story with Big Data and using predictive analytics to forecast outcomes and options. Working closely with governance stakeholders, the role leads Commission’s data-driven projects including Data Governance Framework and influences BC Housing’s branches and external partners by providing guidance for the adoption of practices and principles. The position also supports the Commission’s Performance Measurement Framework to ensure that the appropriate technology is in place and provides consultation to achieve alignment between stakeholders and partners.


The successful candidate will have the following:


  • Graduate degree in business analytics, economics, statistics, computer science, public administration, mathematics or other relevant fields.
  • Considerable experience in advanced and quantitative data analytics, modelling analytics and data science including machine learning. Experience must include:
    • Fluency in Python, R and SQL programming languages for statistical analysis with large datasets.
    • Extensive experience with modelling statistical relationships and predictive analytics, using both regression-based and machine-learning methods.
    • Experience with Jupyter Notebook.
    • Experience with Artificial Intelligence software.
  • Considerable experience in leading and managing multi-stakeholder, enterprise-wide, complex data analytics and leading project teams.
  • Or an equivalent combination of education, training and experience acceptable to the employer.



  • Sound knowledge and familiarity with the following software and languages:
    • Software
      • Scientific computing software such as Jupyter Notebook
      • Artificial Intelligence software
      • Spatial software such as ArcGIS
      • Statistical social science software such as SPSS
      • Reporting and visualization software such as Power BI and Tableau
      • MS Excel, MS Word, MS project and MS Visio
      • Microsoft’s Office365 and SharePoint technologies
    • Languages
      • Proficiency with relational databases and SQL
      • Open source programming languages such as Python and R
  • Considerable knowledge of analytics tools to improve efficiency and automation.
  • Considerable knowledge of relational databases and the ability to extract, summarize and analyse data.
  • Considerable knowledge of developing and using effective tools and techniques to solve complex business problems using machine learning and statistical models.
  • Sound knowledge of the housing system needs and affordable housing sector in the province of BC and ability to maintain an understanding of emerging policy issues.
  • Ability to synthesize complicated concepts and create graphics and presentation materials for a variety of audiences.
  • Strong analytical skills including intersectional analysis, research, problem-solving and organizational skills, and a proven ability to reason through complex issues.
  • Ability to learn and understand the Commission’s structure and business operations.
  • Ability to advise decision-makers on strategic and operational business improvements based on data-driven findings.
  • Ability to think conceptually, conduct research, analyse and solve complex issues, exercise sound judgment and make effective recommendations.
  • Ability to lead a project from generating ideas to execution while managing multiple inputs and priorities.
  • Ability to work collaboratively with internal and external stakeholders to achieve common goals.
  • Ability to adapt to changing priorities, and high level of comfort with adjusting workplans accordingly.
  • Strong oral and written communication, report writing, presentation, leadership, facilitation, and interpersonal skills.
  • Please Note: Successful applicant(s) are subject to a satisfactory criminal record search and are required to maintain Security Clearance throughout their employment.

Indigenous candidates are welcome to connect with an Indigenous team member in our organization to discuss the recruitment process and our workplace, please contact  to arrange a call.

How to Apply:

Please review the attached job description for a complete list of duties, qualifications and competencies.  To be considered for this competition, applicants must submit a cover letter and resume clearly identifying how they meet the qualifications necessary for this position.  This information will be used as part of the selection process.

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- Indigenous candidates are welcome to connect with an Indigenous team member in our organization to discuss the recruitment process and our workplace, please contact to arrange a call.)

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