Data Scientist - Thomson Reuters Labs

Do you like big data? How do you feel about skunk works?

Thomson Reuters Labs – Waterloo Region is located in partner alley at Communitech, sharing an open and collaborative workspace with industry greats such as TD, General Motors, Canadian Tire, and Deloitte. What do we do? We experiment. We play with big data sets to discover what new products, services, or analysis we can create for our customers.

You might be familiar with Reuters News, but you might not know that Thomson Reuters is also one of the leading sources of information for the world’s top companies in finance, risk, legal, tax and accounting, intellectual property and science, and media. The best part? We have data. Lots and lots of data. Over 60,000 TBs worth of data. That’s about 20,000 times more data than exists in Wikipedia.

Come play with us.

Learn from Data Scientists in Waterloo and our sister-lab in Boston. Pick the brains of PhD’s and Masters grads with experience in big data, statistics, machine learning, natural language processing, artificial intelligence, and data visualization. Some of our recent work includes evaluating free trade, using data to combat modern day slavery, and partnering with Lucerne
University on a comprehensive ranking of FinTech ecosystems.

Thomson Reuters Labs – Waterloo Region partners with internal teams, external customers, and third parties, such as start-ups and academics, creating rapid prototypes and data-driven innovations that land in the hands of real users in just a few short weeks.
Key Responsibilities

We are currently seeking a passionate Data Scientist with an entrepreneurial spirit to join our Lab in Waterloo. You are driven and resourceful, capable of building data-driven insights that address complex current and future business problems. In this role, you will demonstrate the art of the possible and have significant and direct impact on our company's products.


  • Graduate student in a technical field, such as computer science, statistics, finance, applied mathematics, physics or a related discipline.
  • Experience in one or more of:
    • information retrieval or data mining
    • natural language processing
    • machine learning
  • Experience producing and rapidly delivering minimum viable products.
  • Experience working with programming and scripting languages such as:
    • Python or R
    • Java or C++
    • Scala
  • Experience with relational, NoSQL, or Graph databases.
  • Bonus:
    • Big data analytics or visualization (Hadoop, Hive, NoSQL, Spark, Shark, Hive, Mahout, Impala, Solr, HBase, Pig, Cascading, Elastic Search, Tableau, D3)

Thomson Reuters is committed to building a diverse workforce representative of the communities we serve. We rely on diversity of culture and thought to deliver on our goals, and to do that, we seek talented, qualified employees regardless of race, gender, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, disability, age or any other protected classification. Accommodation will be provided in all parts of the recruitment and assessment process. Applicants need to make their needs known in advance.

At Thomson Reuters, we believe what we do matters. We are passionate about our work, inspired by the impact it has on our business and our customers. As a team, we believe in winning as one – collaborating to reach shared goals, and developing through challenging and meaningful experiences.  With over 60,000 employees in more than 100 countries, we work flexibly across boundaries and realize innovations that help shape industries around the world. Making this happen is a dynamic, evolving process, and we count on each employee to be a catalyst in driving our performance - and their own.  More information about Thomson Reuters
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