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Lead Data Scientist

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Travel Amount Required:

Up to 25%

Job Type:

Regular-Full Time


Montreal - Quebec - Canada

Description & Qualifications


UKG is a leading provider of strategic HR, payroll, talent and workforce management solutions for organizations of all sizes. Our purpose is People, and we help our customers create rewarding, satisfying and enriching work environments for their employees. We are seeking a Lead Data Scientist to join our growing team of talented Machine Learning Engineers and Data Scientists. We are looking for a dynamic individual with strong mathematical background who will help us take our Analytics offering to the next level employing state of the art machine learning and AI models. Someone with a “can do” attitude who is not afraid to fail, with a proven track record of solutions on real world data and an innovative mindset.
• Work with product managers and domain experts to perform data studies and analysis on HCM and WFM datasets to identify meaningful business opportunities
• Apply statistics, machine learning, and a variety of other techniques to analyze the data, generate models, and prototype new AI solutions
• Build production quality prototypes and collaborate with engineering resources to implement the solution in a scalable cloud framework like Google’s Vertex AI
• Communicate findings to stakeholders and a broader audience of technical and non-technical persons.
• Thrive in different working environments. Both in independent, self-driven, research and development, and in collaborative, team-driven, projects.


• Education and experience in a quantitative field. PhD, or master’s degree, plus 3-5 years of experience preferred.
• Substantial depth in at least 1-2 machine learning or AI subfields, including but not limited to regression, classification, deep learning, time-series analysis, clustering, NLP, transfer learning, etc.
• SQL, or experience with another database technology.
• Python, or experience with another scripting language such as Scala. Experience with programming packages like Pandas is desired.
• Willingness to learn new tools as they become needed.
• Practical ability to visualize data, communicate meaningful business insights, and utilize them effectively.
• Programming experience and the ability to rapidly develop prototypes of new solutions
• Experience with big data tools and frameworks, such as Cloud ML, Big Query a plus
• Experience with ML Models deployed in SAAS applications, is a plus

Company Overview

Here at UKG, our purpose is people™. Our HR, payroll, and workforce management solutions help organizations unlock happier outcomes for all. And our U Krewers, who build those solutions and support our business, are talented, collaborative, and innovative problem-solvers. We strive to create a culture of belonging and an employee experience that empowers our people – both at work and at home. Our benefits show that we care about the whole you, from adoption and surrogacy assistance to tuition reimbursement and wellness programs. Our employee resource groups provide a welcoming place to land, learn, and connect with those who share your passions and interests. What are you waiting for? Learn more at  #WeAreUKG 

EEO Statement

Equal Opportunity Employer

Ultimate Kronos Group is proud to be an equal opportunity employer and is committed to maintaining a diverse and inclusive work environment. All qualified applicants will receive considerations for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, disability, marital status, familial status, sexual orientation, pregnancy, genetic information, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, ancestry, citizenship status, veteran status, and any other legally protected status under federal, state, or local anti-discrimination laws. 

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Disability Accommodation

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