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