Data Scientist

EcoBase Solutions Inc. Published: October 13, 2020
Kelowna, British Columbia
Internship Type
Salary range
32,000 to $42,000
Hours per week
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EcoBase is developing web based data driven applications to measure and monitor key sustainability indicators across the tourism industry. We require a data scientist that is passionate about climate change and sustainability, and understands how to communicate complex information in a succinct and legible manner to non-specialists. 


Duties and responsibilities

Key duties and responsibilities include:

  • Compile data from disparate sources into our data warehouse
  • Design data models to leverage the available data
  • Design and implement models to clean, extend and value add to the available data.
  • Develop Data visualizations: transform data into compelling and visually appealing graphs, diagrams, charts or infographics 
  • General Data Support: Provide support to the internal team developing customer-facing analytics, data products, and communications pieces.

Knowledge and skills

  • An understanding of sustainability measurement, carbon emission factors and calculations is a bonus, but you will become an expert in this area very quickly 
  • Strong organizational and documenting abilities with a good understanding of high-volume data processing, database management and statistics. Skills must be supported by fluency in open source computational and programming tools such as R and Python
  • Proficiency creating analytics products preferably in R and Python, ideally with a visualization library of your choice and practical experience managing a data warehouse
  • Familiarity with version control tools such as Git.
  • Understanding of applied statistics & common modelling techniques in a business context
  • Possess strong business insight and appreciation of the challenges facing growing businesses

Education required

A minimum of a Bachelors degree in computer science, computer engineering

Eligibility criteria

Career-Launcher Internships are funded by the Government of Canada under the Youth Employment Strategy. For program criteria information visit their website.


Qualified interns are:

  • Post-secondary students and graduates
  • No more than 30 years of age at the start of the internship
  • Canadian citizens, permanent residents or persons granted refugee status in Canada*
  • Legally allowed to work according to the relevant provincial and Canadian legislation and regulations
  • Available to work for at least six months
  • Not previous participants of a federal youth employment program
  • Not employees of the hiring employer prior to the start of their internship (does not apply to previous coop students or student interns)

*Refugee protection must be conferred under the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act. Persons awaiting refugee status, as well as those who hold a temporary visitor visa, student visa or work visa, are ineligible to participate in a Youth Employment Strategy initiative.

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