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Bank of Canada

Data and Analytics Specialist - Analytics and Innovation Rotational Program (AIRP)

Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
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What’s New

We are looking for passionate individuals to provide analytic support to several parts of the organization as part of our Analytics and Innovation Rotational Program (AIRP) managed through our Information, Data and Analytics Services (IDAS) function. Our work ensures that economists and researchers in the monetary policy and financial system departments at the Bank of Canada have efficient access to accurate, coherent, relevant, timely and interpretable data. We also provide front-line support and development to support financial markets data for operations and research, and we are building our ability to support the needs of our business administration departments (Human Resources, Corporate Services, Cyber Security, etc.).

The AIRP is a full-time 18-month term program that positions its participants to become future data and analytics change champions across the Bank. The employees of the AIRP participate in two 8-month rotations in different teams, in one or multiple departments, to provide them with the opportunity to explore the use of data in different teams at the Bank; with the remainder of the term being hosted by IDAS to support the employee training and development needs. In addition to their rotations, employees of the AIRP are involved in activities organized through the program management to expand their network, develop their core competencies, and prepare them for future careers in data analytics at the Bank.

Note: We are looking to hire Data and Analytics Specialists within various departments of the Bank. This poster may be used for upcoming AIRP opportunities.

What You Will Do

Under the guidance of the AIRP program manager in IDAS and people managers in the hosting teams at the Bank, you will develop, deliver, and maintain meaningful enhancements to data and analytics solutions and prototypes, while employing data analysis best practices and creativity when addressing the needs of your hosting teams.

As a Data And Analytics Specialist, You Will Be

  • developing and deploying data and analytic services to client departments or product lines that are of consistently high quality and reflect best practices for solution development, and data modeling, as well as for data quality, visualization, and dissemination
  • supporting, enhancing, and integrating existing data and analytical solutions
  • providing input to recommendations for client departments on matters of data quality and analytical solutions
  • supporting colleagues, engaging in agile team ceremonies, and upholding agile practices
  • working jointly with IDAS, ITS and other groups within and outside of the Bank to implement best practices and share knowledge
  • preparing and delivering presentations for colleagues in the economic and business departments to demonstrate analytical solutions.

Examples of work within rotations

  • During this time the employee can:
  • Explore and clean new datasets for the team to incorporate in their processes
  • Champion a project to automate the generation of a key report
  • Liaison with IDAS to develop a data fluency program specialized for the team’s needs
  • Facilitate hackathon sessions to create a pipeline of data solutions for the team
  • Design and implement a model for calculating a KPI for team’s decision making
  • Build an executive insights dashboard for the extended leadership team
  • Design process improvements for the team through analysis and modelling of data

What You Need To Succeed

You have good quantitative skills, are strong in at least one statistical/analytic software (e.g., Python, R, etc.) and have an understanding of good coding and DevOps principles. You have experience with data and analytical solution development, and experience in Microsoft Power BI. You are innovative about data and analytic solutions and are able to work collaboratively across a range of partners including analytics experts, solution developers, and end users. You are experienced with translating between analytical goals and technical solutions, emphasizing solutions that best meet the clients’ needs. You have experience developing technical workflows that incorporate automation, enhance data quality and produce easily consumable results.

Your communication skills help build and maintain relationships with clients and colleagues. You are a team player who is comfortable with an agile work environment, contributes to discussions and are optimistic when dealing with changes and conflicts. You solicit cooperation from colleagues, describe your work to a non-technical audience, and are able to set priorities in your development work.


  • Experience working in an Agile / Scrum environment
  • Experience working with SQL database formats
  • Experience manipulating securities data and developing financial market applications and visualisations.

Your Education And Experience

The position requires a university degree or college diploma in statistics/mathematics, computer science, economics or related field and a minimum of 2 years of relevant experience or an equivalent combination of education and experience may be considered.

What You Need To Know

  • Language requirement: English or French essential
  • Priority will be given to Canadian citizens and permanent residents
  • Security level required: Be eligible to obtain Reliability
  • There will be no relocation assistance provided
  • Please save a copy of the job poster. Once the closing date has passed, it will no longer be available.

Hybrid Work Model

The Bank offers work arrangements that provide employees with flexibility, enable high-performing teams, and support an excellent workplace culture. Most employees can telework from home for a substantial part of each month as part of the Bank`s hybrid work model, and they are expected on site at the Bank location a minimum of eight days per month to help build connections between colleagues. You must live in Canada, and within reasonable commuting distance of the office.

What You Can Expect From Us

This is a great opportunity to join a leading organization and be part of a high-performing team. We offer a competitive compensation and benefits package designed to meet your needs at every stage of your life and career. For more information on key benefits please visit A great deal to consider .

  • Salaries are based on qualifications and experience and typically range from $69,300 to $81,530 (job grade 14)
  • Depending on performance, you may be eligible for performance pay. The first tier of performance pay is for successfully meeting expectation, at 5 to 7% of your base salary. The Bank offers performance pay for those who exceed expectations (10% of your base salary).. Exceptional performers who far exceed expectations may be eligible for higher performance pay.
  • Flexible and comprehensive benefits so you can choose the level of health and dental coverage that meets your needs
  • Extra vacation days (up to five each year) that you can purchase to add to your vacation entitlement
  • Option to join the indexed, defined-benefit pension plan after 24 consecutive months of service

We wish to thank all applicants for their interest and effort in applying for this position. Only candidates selected for interviews will be contacted. T

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