Data Scientist
Job Description

Company Overview:

ADT is a leading provider of security and automation solutions in the United States and Canada for homes and businesses, people on-the-go and their network. Making security more accessible than ever before, and backed by 24/7 customer support, ADT delivers same-day service and live answer within seconds in customer operations, helping customers feel more safe and empowered. ADT is headquartered in Boca Raton, Florida and employs more than 18,000 people throughout North America. More information is available at

Position Summary:

The B.I team is looking for a Senior Data Scientist to support the build out of its Advanced Analytics service offering.  In this role, the Data Scientist will be responsible for collaborating with other team members and key stakeholders to support the wide ranging analytics needs of ADT. 

The Senior Data Scientist will work closely with clients, data stewards, project/program managers, and other IT teams to turn data into critical information and knowledge that can be used to make sound organizational decisions. The candidate need to be creative thinkers and propose innovative ways to look at problems by using data mining approaches on the set of information available. This person will need to be able to present back his findings to the business by exposing the assumptions and validation work in a way that can be easily understood by the business counterparts.

The Candidate will need a combination of business focus, strong analytical and problem solving skills and programming knowledge to be able to quickly cycle hypothesis through the discovery phase of the project.
This role will report directly to the Customer Analytics Manager. This position will be located in Montreal (QC).

Duties and Responsibilities: 

Business Requirements

  • Leads discovery processes with Institute stakeholders to identify the business requirements and the expected outcome
  • Models and frames business scenarios that are meaningful and which impact on critical business processes and/or decisions
  • Drive project execution by defining and implementing common BI and analytics process and standard delivery measures

Data Requirements
  • Identifies what data is available and relevant, including internal and external data sources, leveraging new data collection processes such as smart meters and geo-location information or social media
  • Collaborates with Institute subject matter experts to select the relevant sources of information
  • Makes strategic recommendations on data collection, integration and retention requirements incorporating business requirements and knowledge of best practices
  • Designs experiments, test hypotheses, and build models

Analytics & Data Mining

  • Develops innovative and effective approaches to solve client's analytics problems and communicates results and methodologies
  • Works in iterative processes with the client and validates findings
  • Develops experimental design approaches to validate finding or test hypotheses
  • Validates analysis using scenario modeling
  • Identifies/creates the appropriate algorithm to discover patterns
  • Provides on-going tracking and monitoring of performance of decision systems and statistical models
  • Provides business metrics for the overall project to show improvements 
  • Improvement should be monitored initially and over multiple interations)


  • Presents and depicts the rationale of their findings in easy to understand terms for the business
  • Presents back results that contradict common belief, if needed
  • Communicates and works with business subject matter experts and organizational leadership
  • Educates the organization both from IT and the business perspectives on new approaches, such as testing hypotheses and statistical validation of results
  • Helps the organization understand the principles and the math behind the process to drive organizational buy-in

Job Requirements

  • An M.S. in a Statistics, Data Mining, Math, Computer Science or related technical field
  • Minimum of 5 years experience solving analytical problems using machine learning, statistics, and other empirical techniques is required

  • Comfort manipulating and analyzing complex, high-volume, high-dimensionality data from varying sources is required
  • A strong passion for empirical research and for answering hard questions with data is required
  • Ability to communicate complex quantitative analysis in a clear, precise, and actionable manner
  • Familiarity with relational databases such as SQL is required
  • Expert knowledge of at least one analysis tool is required (R, Python, Angoss, IBM Modeler or SAS)
  • Proficiency in statistical analysis, quantitative analytics, forecasting/predictive analytics, multivariate testing, and optimization algorithms
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills

ADT Security Services Canada, Inc. provides equal access to employment opportunities for all applicants and employees in accordance with applicable federal and provincial laws, without regard to race, ancestry, place of origin, colour, ethnic origin, citizenship, creed, sex, sexual orientation, age, marital status, family status or disability or any other characteristic protected by provincial or federal law.

ADT Security Services Canada, Inc. is committed to treating all people in a way that allows them to maintain their dignity and independence. We believe in integration and equal opportunity.  Accommodations are available upon request for all applicants with a disability throughout the recruitment process.  Please contact Human Resources at [Click Here to Email Your Resume]  if you require accommodation.  We will work with all applicants to accommodate their individual accessibility needs. 

Company Overview

ADT Security Services Canada, Inc is a leading provider of security and automation solutions for homes and businesses in the United States and Canada. ADT Security Services Canada, Inc's broad and pioneering set of products and services, including ADT Security Services Canada, Inc Pulse® interactive home and business solutions, and health services, meet a range of customer needs for today’s active and increasingly mobile lifestyles. Headquartered in Boca Raton, Florida, ADT Security Services Canada, Inc helps provide peace of mind to nearly seven million customers, and it employs approximately 17,000 people at 200 locations.

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