Position Role: Operations

Position Level: Internship

Position Type: Contract

Position Location: Toronto

Application Deadline: 2018-11-23

Position Overview:

Position Start Date: January 2019

This position is offered in part by the MaRS Student Work Placement program, which connects post-secondary students with work placements in technology and business.


Contract duration: 17 weeks from November 2018
Location: 80 Sackville Street, Toronto, M5A3E5 & 341 King St E, Toronto, M5A 1L1
Number of hours per week: 30 hours Remuneration: hourly, 16$/hour + 4% vacation pay Number of positions: one (1)

*Please note that applicants must be enrolled full-time in post-secondary institutions, are Canadian citizens, permanent residents or persons who have been granted refugee status in Canada; and legally entitled to work in Canada.

Position description

Voilà Learning is one of Canada’s leading Ed-Tech organizations specialized in language acquisition. Through an immersive 3D gamified environment, avatar-based the Virtual Campus provides a live environment to support students in their language learning.

The data scientist intern will be joining the team of developers (programers, 3D artists, UI/UX designers) as well as the pedagogical development team. Her/his responsibilities include:

  • Evaluating the current data collection procedure;
  • Enhancing data collection procedures to include information that is relevant for building analytic systems;
  • Processing, cleansing, and verifying the integrity of data used for analysis;
  • Doing ad-hoc analysis and presenting results in a clear manner;
  • Creating automated anomaly detection systems and constant tracking of its performance;
  • Taking on purposeful initiatives to improve data collection procedures and analysis.

Candidate qualifications

Degree(s) required: currently enrolled full-time in a post-secondary institution in a Data science program, IT or Math program.

Relevant previous background/experience in some or all:

IT, data analysis or other computer science related skills.

Candidate qualities and skills

The Data Science Intern will have:

  • Proficient in PHP, Python and JavaScript,
  • An interest in virtual environments or video games;
  • The ability to adapt quickly to evolving situations and deal with problems;
  • Attention to detail, excellent initiative and organizational skills.

How to Apply:

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