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Requisition Number:  2806
Position Type:  Term
Position Length:  18 months with possibility of extension/permanent

Ottawa (Downtown), ON, CA

Closing Date:  2 September, 2019 23:59 EST

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Senior Statistical Analyst

Take a central role
The Bank of Canada has a vision to be “a leading central bank—dynamic, engaged and trusted—committed to a better Canada.” No other employer in the country offers you the unique opportunity to work at the very center of Canada’s economy, in a diverse and inclusive organization with significant impact on the economic and financial well-being of all Canadians. You will be challenged, energized and motivated to excel in an environment where we are reinventing central banking, renewing ways of doing business and reinforcing a culture of innovation.


About the position
As a member of the Statistical Analysis and Securities team, you will work within the Data and Statistics Office (DSO) which manages the information used to support analysis within the monetary policy and financial system functions. We are looking for a self-starter who is flexible, innovative and able to work in an open team environment, with a willingness to share ideas, knowledge and feedback.


You identify and apply software packages which best meets the analytical challenges at hand, lead or participate in overlapping projects, develop creative solutions and new ways to advance the Bank’s analytical abilities, and identify problems, obstacles or opportunities, and act to address them. You are committed to learning and self-development, are organized, adaptable and able to set priorities to ensure follow-through and project completion in a timely manner. Strong teamwork and collaboration skills with an ability to work effectively with internal stakeholders and senior management is essential.


Your future responsibility
As a Senior Statistical Analyst, you will develop efficient methods for extracting, cleaning, validating, transforming and merging large micro data, with an understanding of intended use cases for the data. You will identify and analyze data-quality issues, inconsistent reporting and DSO compliance with international standards and will develop analytical methods that are forward thinking, reproduceable and accessible to others. 


As a subject-matter expert, you will develop a strong understanding of data quality and efficient methods for manipulating and analyzing large and/or granular datasets and will lead the development and implementation of data visualization techniques to present the results of statistical analysis. You will also research and implement changes to DSO’s data reporting and statistics programs to meet the needs of internal and external data users and make recommendations to senior leadership on how to improve data accuracy, conformity to standards and the quality of the statistical program


Finally, you explore new analytical tools and stay abreast of developments in the field of data analytics, with a focus on techniques to efficiently manipulate and analyze big data, machine learning and innovative approaches, and methodologies that are relevant to financial sector statistics and will contribute to the knowledge sharing and the development of the team’s analytical and technical skill set.


Your education and experience

  • bachelor’s degree in statistics, mathematics, computer science, economics, finance, accounting, or commerce and a minimum of four years of related work experience (e.g., working with large or complex data and developing recommendations and analytical strategies) with increasing levels of responsibility


  • an equivalent combination of education and experience may be considered



  • experience:
    • with advanced analytical software packages (e.g. Python, R, Matlab, SAS, etc.)
    • accessing and combining data in a variety of formats (e.g. MySQL, Apache Hive, Oracle databases, flat files, etc.) 
    • with basic analytics in a high-performance computing environment
    • with data visualization tools such as Tableau
    • using scripting language for collecting, organizing, manipulating data
  • knowledge: 
    • of statistical methods including machine learning techniques 
    • of seasonal adjustment and ARIMA modelling
    • of Canadian financial market functions and financial market instruments 

Your knowledge and skills  

  • excellent written and oral communication skills and 
  • ability to clearly convey information and ideas to the target audience
  • advanced skills in at least one statistical software package
  • excellent analytical, research and problem-solving skills
  • knowledge of statistical methods including time-series analysis 


Language requirement
English or French essential


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.

  • Salaries are based on qualifications and experience and typically range from $77,800 to $91,500 (job grade 16)
  • Depending on performance, you may be eligible for performance pay for successfully meeting (5 to 7% of your base salary) or for exceeding 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


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Additional information

  • Priority will be given to Canadian citizens and permanent residents
  • Security level required: Reliability  
  • There will be no relocation assistance provided

We wish to thank all applicants for their interest and effort in applying for this position; however, only candidates selected for interviews will be contacted.

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