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Lead Data Scientist (Python, R)

Req id:  17908

Waterloo, ON, CA Virtual, CA Mississauga, ON, CA Richmond Hill, ON, CA



As the Information Company, our mission at OpenText is to create software solutions and deliver services that redefine the future of digital. Be part of a winning team that leads the way in Enterprise Information Management. 




At OpenText and in IT, we believe in every employee having meaningful, purposeful work. By joining our team, you will join a community of supportive and collaborative peers focused on innovation, teamwork, and driving successful outcomes.  You’ll be expected to bring with you an ideation and “Yes, if” mindset.  And, as you build your network and demonstrate your professional excellence, you will have the opportunity to forge your own career path and professional growth.





The AI Data Scientist will focus on business analysis, data analysis and AI/ML model building to support business partners across OpenText. This individual will be a professional that is self-motivated and driven to accomplish company goals and who is comfortable multitasking in a fast paced, dynamic environment. Candidates should be comfortable optimizing outcomes while taking into account ethical and regulatory considerations. The team is global and very collaborative.  We are a fast-paced organization and there are numerous projects in progress at any one time.



  • Working with business teams in all parts of the business to gather conceptual business needs, translate them into clear functional business requirements
  • Solving business problems using AI/ML solutions
  • Developing AI/ML solutions in languages including Python/R Using libraries such as scikit-learn and tensorflow 
  • Deploying, managing and monitoring AI/ML models
  • Creating process models, diagrams, charts, PowerPoint presentations  
  • Working with technical teams and/or study relational database tables to create Technical Data Requirements from the Business Requirements
  • Working with application support, product management and engineering teams on quarterly upgrades and feature requests for Magellan product suite
  • Self-motivated and driven to accomplish company goals and who is comfortable multitasking in a fast paced, matrixed environment
  • Performing data preparation, linkage and feature selection
  • Educating business partners in the benefits and uses of AI




  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Engineering, Statistics or equivalent experience
  • 5 + years proven abilities related to AI model development and deployment
  • Solid understanding of ML/NLP algorithms including supervised and unsupervised learning, support vector machines, language/sequence modelling, parsing, sentiment analysis, sentence classification, etc
  • Knowledge of production infrastructure and pipelines for Machine Learning models (MLOps)
  • Experience with SQL, Python and R
  • Excellent listening, interpersonal, written, and oral communication skills
  • Experience with OpenText Magellan preferred
  • Experience working in a complex, matrix, fast paced environment
  • Attention to detail with emphasis on accuracy and quality
  • Ability to prioritize work to balance multiple projects and deadlines
  • The ability to work independently, as part of a team, and cross-functionally within the organization





OpenText's efforts to build an inclusive work environment go beyond simply complying with applicable laws. Our Employment Equity and Diversity Policy provides direction on maintaining a working environment that is inclusive of everyone, regardless of culture, national origin, race, color, gender, gender identification, sexual orientation, family status, age, veteran status, disability, religion, or other basis protected by applicable laws. Should you require accommodations during the selection process, please contact accomodationrequests@opentext.com).


Our growing team is mapping the future of Information Management, and we continue to make new discoveries that expand its boundaries. Join us and be part of a winning team, where the opportunities for your career are limitless. 

From its innovative start as a research project by University of Waterloo professors in 1991, OpenText has grown into a global company with offices in more than 35 countries. Our high- performance culture has forged our growth and is an excellent fit for people looking to push themselves to learn and do more.

It’s our time to lead, and as part of our team, it will be your time too. Our continued growth will provide you the opportunity to explore, learn and chart an exciting career path while enjoying a good work-life balance. 

If you thrive in a dynamic work environment, there is always a new horizon to explore. We are proud to offer excellent benefits, challenging work and competitive financial rewards. 

Our employee programs prioritize employees’ well-being and that of their families. We offer a comprehensive benefit plan, education assistance, a wellness/fitness reimbursement and time off to volunteer. 

Social events 
With offices around the world and flexible work arrangements, OpenText strives to make sure all our employees feel connected. Teamwork extends to our social lives too from local social events to company-wide activities, we want our employees to take time to relax and have fun.  

Corporate Citizenship  
Corporate Citizenship is more than a program for us, it is engrained in our purpose, impact, and approach to doing business. Through numerous volunteer initiatives, we support education and innovation for global change.

Explore your career and potential. Become an OpenText Navigator.

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