Senior Applied Scientist

Posted: 02/11/2024

Senior Applied Scientist

SX3 Physical Sciences



Health, Seniors and Long Term Care

Data Science Program, Corporate Strategy & Administration

Winnipeg MB

Advertisement Number: 42475

Salary(s):   SX3 $91,085.00 - $121,592.00 per year

Closing Date:   May 8, 2024

The Manitoba government recognizes the importance of building an exemplary public service reflective of the citizens it serves, where diverse abilities, backgrounds, cultures, identities, languages and perspectives drives a high standard of service and innovation. The Manitoba government supports equitable employment practices and promotes representation of designated groups (women, Indigenous people, persons with disabilities, visible minorities).

Employment Equity is a factor in selection for this competition. Consideration will be given to Indigenous people and persons with disabilities.

An eligibility list may be created for similar positions and will remain in effect for 12 months.

Candidates who do not meet all essential criteria may be considered on an underfill basis at a commensurate rate of pay.

We are building a team of enthusiastic people to turn data into good policy and governance. Our ambitions are high and many of our strategies have never been attempted before.

What we offer:
• Be part of an unprecedented initiative to push the boundary of data use in government.
• Use data to inform policies that make a real and positive difference in the lives of Manitobans.
• Work within an innovative and supportive team.
• Work with diverse and unique data not available in any other sector.
• Have the freedom to suggest and pursue novel initiatives with a high degree of creativity.

Manitoba’s Data Science Program is recruiting for a Senior Applied Scientist (Data Scientist) who will join a high-performing team with an exciting mission to transform government. The Data Science Program works across the entire public sector, leading government in the use of machine learning and advanced analytics. Scientists within the Program build data science solutions to improve Manitoba communities and ecosystems. Senior Applied Scientists lead the most complex projects in our portfolio as autonomous scientists in a production data science environment. They apply data science and machine learning to support government’s objectives in fields ranging from agriculture to education, climate, and health. The role is a technical lead and champion for diagnostic, predictive and prescriptive analytics projects, taking product concepts from scoped requirements through to prototype, development, and deployment/delivery.

Conditions of Employment:

  • Must be legally entitled to work in Canada
  • Must be provide and maintain a satisfactory Criminal Record Check.
  • Must be able to work overtime hours as required.


  • Demonstrated ability to apply a scientific approach to complex subject matter, evidenced by a suitable combination of education, experience and training.
  • Extensive knowledge of theoretical and practical applications of computer science, statistics, and machine learning.
  • Experience working collaboratively to develop data science software and solutions.
  • Superior written and verbal communication skills including ability to present complex technical information to executive audiences.
  • Ability to work independently while using individual judgement in resolving issues as they arise.
  • Strong attention to detail to provide clear, accurate information and professional products to stakeholders.
  • Ability to learn and understand the context of trends and issues in Manitoba to prepare and develop projects that will reflect meaningful outcomes.
  • Strong interpersonal skills to build strong relationships and navigate various stakeholders with different and often competing interests.
  • Strong leadership skills with experience guiding junior staff through complex issues or projects.
  • Strong problem solving skills to anticipate issues and formulate solutions.
  • Strong organizational and time management skills with the ability to balance tight deadlines and conflicting priorities.
  • Ability to continuously learn and evolve skills to ensure high level performance.

  • Awareness of ethical, legal, and political considerations in the application of machine learning, predictive and prescriptive modelling to government areas of responsibility.


The incumbent of this position is responsible for the following duties:

  • Define, develop, and conduct applied scientific research and development leading to concrete data science products that deliver value to government.
  • Develop and maintain professional and technical excellence through continuous development, staying up to date with the latest developments in computing, machine learning, and artificial intelligence.
  • Retain responsibility for the quality, including accuracy, completeness, appropriateness, replicability, reproducibility, and timeliness of data science deliverables.
  • Perform the most difficult predictive and prescriptive work in our portfolio using advanced methods including machine learning and artificial intelligence.
  • Teach, train, and mentor staff on scientific methods and practices in areas such as statistics, machine learning, and high performance computing.


Apply to:

Advertisement # 42475
Talent Acquisition - Executive Recruitment
Human Resource Services
608-330 Portage Avenue
Winnipeg, MB , R3C 0C4
Phone:  204-945-6892
Fax: 204-945-0601


Applicants may request reasonable accommodation related to the materials or activities used throughout the selection process. When applying to this position, please indicate the advertisement number and position title in the subject line and/or body of your email. Your cover letter, resumé and/or application must clearly indicate how you meet the qualifications.

Please be advised that job competitions for represented positions may be grieved by internal represented applicants. Should a selection grievance be filed, information from the competition file will be provided to the grievor's representative. Personal information irrelevant to the grievance and other information protected under legislation will be redacted.

We thank all who apply and advise that only those selected for further consideration will be contacted.

Make sure your cover letter, resumé and/or application:

  1. Includes your contact information (name, address, phone number and/or email).
  2. Clearly indicates how you meet the qualifications.
  3. Identifies if you are from any of the following groups (optional): women, Indigenous people, visible minorities and persons with a disability. Employment equity is a factor in selection.

If you are submitting your application by mail, fax electronically, or delivery, you are encouraged to print the Employment Equity Declaration Form, complete it and submit it along with your resumé and cover letter to the Human Resources office listed in the job bulletin.

We thank all who apply and advise that only those selected for further consideration will be contacted.

This personal information is being collected under the authority of The Civil Service Act and will be used for employment and statistical purposes. It will not be used or disclosed for other purposes, unless permitted by The Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act. Your personal information is protected by the Protection of Privacy provisions of The Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act. If you have any questions about the collection of your personal information, contact:

Manitoba Civil Service Commission, 935-155 Carlton Street, Winnipeg, MB R3C 3H8 204-945-2332