Senior Data Science, Team Lead


Permanent - Full Time

Area of Interest:

Data & Analytics


Oakville, ON, Canada

Who we are

Geotab ® is a global leader in IoT and connected transportation and certified “Great Place to Work™.” We are a company of diverse and talented individuals who work together to help businesses grow and succeed, and increase the safety and sustainability of our communities.

Geotab is advancing security, connecting commercial vehicles to the internet and providing web-based analytics to help customers better manage their fleets. Geotab’s open platform and Geotab Marketplace ®, offering hundreds of third-party solution options, allows both small and large businesses to automate operations by integrating vehicle data with their other data assets. Processing billions of data points a day, Geotab leverages data analytics and machine learning to improve productivity, optimize fleets through the reduction of fuel consumption, enhance driver safety and achieve strong compliance to regulatory changes.

Our team is growing and we’re looking for people who follow their passion, think differently and want to make an impact. Ours is a fast paced, ever changing environment. Geotabbers accept that challenge and are willing to take on new tasks and activities - ones that may not always be described in the initial job description. Join us for a fulfilling career with opportunities to innovate, great benefits, and our fun and inclusive work culture. Reach your full potential with Geotab. To see what it’s like to be a Geotabber, check out our blog and follow us @InsideGeotab on Instagram, Twitter or Facebook. Join our talent network to learn more about job opportunities and company news.

Geotab cares about your safety. You may be required to be vaccinated based on the nature of your work (ex: travel requirements) or due to changing local governmental health requirements.

Who you are:

We are always looking for amazing talent who can contribute to our growth and deliver results! Geotab is seeking a Senior Data Science, Team Lead who will lead a technical team of data scientists in order to gain useful insight out of raw data, plan projects, and build analytical models. If you love technology, and are keen to join an industry leader — we would love to hear from you!

What you’ll do:

As a Senior Data Science, Team Lead your key area of responsibility will be to Manage a team of data scientists in the implementation of new statistical or mathematical methodologies for specific models or analysis. You will need to work closely with the Automotive department, as well as Solutions Engineering, Software Development, and key leadership stakeholders. To be successful in this role you will be a self-starter with strong written and verbal communication skills, and have the ability to quickly understand complex, technical concepts. In addition, the successful candidate will have strong analytical and project management skills with an ability to identify needs, develop effective solutions, and manage projects through completion. The successful candidate will also be able to manage multiple timelines and contrasting priorities to ensure timely results.

How you'll make an impact
  • Manage a team of data scientists in the implementation of new statistical or mathematical methodologies for specific models or analysis.

  • Develop predictive and/or prescriptive vehicle maintenance models.

  • Interact with Geotab’s big data infrastructure using cloud-based data warehouses (i.e. Google BigQuery) and various programming languages (i.e. SQL, Python).

  • Research and develop statistical and machine learning models for data analysis.

  • Mine and analyze company data to drive optimization and improvement of product development, marketing techniques, and business strategies.

  • Test performance of data-driven products.

  • Ensure data quality and integrity.

  • Develop and implement strategies with the team to assess the effectiveness and accuracy of new data sources and data gathering techniques.

  • Work with stakeholders throughout Geotab to identify opportunities for leveraging company data to drive business solutions.

  • Support Geotab global strategic initiatives.

  • Oversee the activities and performance of direct reports:

  • Provide direction, coaching, and mentorship to the team.

  • Resolve interpersonal and technical conflict

  • Coach, provide timely, actionable feedback, and invest time in career development of team members

  • Actively works on retention and engagement of team members including upskilling/developing and career progression for team.

  • Collaborate with employees during the performance management process, meeting KPAs, and career development planning.

What you’ll bring to this role
  • Post-secondary Diploma/Degree specialization in Computer Science, Data Science, Mathematics, or a related field.

  • 6+ years experience as a Data Scientist or similar role.

  • 3+ years experience with vehicle systems, including controls systems, diagnostics and electrical/ communications architectures.

  • Experience with vehicle interfacing and analysis tools and automotive diagnostic scan tools.

  • Experience with automotive diagnostic standards (e.g. SAE J1939, SAEJ1979, KWP/2000, UDS 14229, ISO 27145 WWH-OBD) an asset.

  • 3+ years of relevant people management experience/people leadership.

  • Experience in writing SQL queries.

  • Experience in programming in Python.

  • Solid understanding of machine learning and operations research.

  • Knowledge of data management and visualization techniques.

  • Affinity for statistical analysis and predictive modeling.

  • Experience working within a technical or engineering organization, with knowledge of the high-technology industry is an asset.

  • High accuracy and meticulous attention to detail.

  • Strong project management skills; able to identify needs, develop effective solutions, and manage projects through to completion.

  • Must stay relevant to technology and have the flexibility to adapt to the growing technology and market demands.

  • Leadership experience in a team-oriented workplace.

  • Success with coaching and development of employees.

  • Strong analytical skills with the ability to problem solve to well-judged decisions.

  • Strong team-player with the ability to engage with all levels of the organization.

  • Technical competence using software programs, including but not limited to, Google Suite for business (Sheets, Docs, Slides).

  • Entrepreneurial mindset and comfortable in a flat organization.

If you don't see yourself fully reflected in every job requirement listed above, we still encourage you to apply.

Why job seekers choose Geotab

Work from home and flex work arrangements

Baby bonus & parental leave top up program

Home office reimbursement program

Online learning and networking opportunities

Electric vehicle purchase incentive program

Competitive medical and dental benefits

Retirement savings program

*The above are offered to full-time permanent employees only

How we work

At Geotab, we have adopted a flexible first working model in that we have systems, functions, programs and policies in place to support both in-person and virtual work. However, you are welcomed and encouraged to come into our beautiful, safe, clean offices as often as you like. When working from home, you are required to have a reliable internet connection with at least 50mb DL/10mb UL. Virtual work is supported with cloud-based applications, collaboration tools and asynchronous working. The health and safety of employees are a top priority. We encourage work-life balance and keep the Geotab culture going strong with online social events, chat rooms and gatherings. Join us and help reshape the future of technology!

We believe that ensuring diversity is fundamental to our future growth and progress and is an integral part of our business. We believe that success happens where new ideas can flourish – in an environment that is rich in diversity and a place where people from various backgrounds can work together. Geotab encourages applications from all qualified individuals. We are committed to accommodating people with disabilities during the recruitment and assessment processes and when people are hired. We will ensure the accessibility needs of employees with disabilities are taken into account as part of performance management, career development, training and redeployment processes. If you require accommodation at any stage of the application process or want more information about our diversity and inclusion as well as accommodation policies and practices, please contact us at Click here to learn more about what happens with your personal data.

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