Assembly is hiring a

Senior Data Scientist

Toronto, Canada
Assembly is part of Stagwell, the challenger network built to transform marketing, and we pride ourselves on being the modern alternative to the status quo. Assembly’s mission is to find the change that fuels growth through a unique Assembly of data, talent and tech that drives business growth. Assembly is the global omnichannel media agency that not only guarantees performance but delivers media + business, technology, and data consulting solutions to the biggest brands on the planet. Our work is powered by our proprietary, in-house technology solution, STAGE, and led by our global talent base of over 1,600 people.  
ICYMI: Assembly was named Ad Age’s first-ever Purpose-Led Agency of the Year atop the 2022 Ad Age A-List! 

Assembly is looking for a Senior Data Scientist.  As a Senior Data Scientist, you will be working on problems that require both creativity and analytic rigor. You will be responsible for helping drive the product adoption and partnering closely with cross-functional teams including Consulting, Product, and Media teams.


  • Produce insights (e.g., performance drivers, retention analysis, behavioral personas) to help grow Tableau businesses; this requires acquiring, cleaning, and structuring data from multiple sources (e.g., AWS, Splunk), and analyzing the data using SQL / Python / R
  • Partner with the data engineering team and product engineering team to instrument, acquire, develop, and structure data assets that are critical to measuring the success of our products using both first party and third-party data assets.
  • Own the delivery by working with data engineers and business intelligence engineers to turn insights into self-service dashboards and data products
  • Evangelize your insights through compelling storytelling that inspires action


  • PhD with 3+ years of experience or bachelor's degree with 8+ years of experience or Master's degree with 5+ years of experience - educational qualifications should be preferably in Computer Science, Operations Management, or a related area
  • Experience in analyzing complex problems and translating them to data science algorithms with due attention to computational efficiency and testing at scale.
  • Deep knowledge of machine learning, information retrieval, data mining, statistics, NLP, or related field.
  • Demonstrated ability to communicate and drive product change across a variety of stakeholders
  • Strong SQL skills
  • Strong Quantitative Programming skills in Python or R
  • Ability to work independently and drive your own projects
  • Expertise in machine learning, supervised and unsupervised: Deep learning, NLP, Computer Vision, Forecasting, Classification, Data/Text Mining, Decision Trees, Adaptive Decision Algorithms, Random Forest, Search Algorithms, Neural Networks, and Re-enforcement Learning
  • Expert in building relationships and collaborating in a matrixed environment

Why Assembly?

  • We’re truly a people-first organization. That’s why we offer a Flexible Time Off policy that puts you in control of your work-life balance, as well as market-leading primary and secondary caregiver and parental leave policies. 
  • We care deeply about social and environmental Impact – we have dedicated Impact Champions who collaborate with our in-house Impact team to help leave the world better than we found it.
  • We have amazing Employee Resource Groups who form close knit communities and are committed to guiding the agency to become more inclusive, diverse, and representative of the world around us. 
  • We’re part of Stagwell, the challenger network built to transform marketing. We’re nimble, digital-first, and quickly growing to take on the biggest legacy hold cos.

The statements herein are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by employees and are not to be construed as an exhaustive list of responsibilities, duties and skills required of personnel so classified. Furthermore, they do not establish a contract for employment and are subject to change at the discretion of the employer.
Notice to Recruiters and Staffing Agencies:
Assembly has an internal talent acquisition department and designated career site for individuals looking to join our team. Assembly will not accept unsolicited resumes from any external recruiters, staffing firms, search agencies or any fee-based referrals. Any unsolicited resumes sent directly to Assembly, in any capacity will be considered property of Assembly. This policy is applicable to all Assembly locations and will be the responsibility of third parties and vendors to understand this policy. Assembly will not pay a fee for any placement resulting from the receipt of an unsolicited resume.

At Assembly, we believe every career is as unique as the individual and empower employees to reach their full potential in a winning culture motivated by a powerful purpose.
Assembly is an advocate for equal opportunity in the workplace. We are committed to ensuring equal opportunities regardless of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, age, citizenship, marital status, gender identity, status as a protected veteran, among other things, or status as a qualified individual with disability. We also consider qualified applicants regardless of criminal histories, consistent with legal requirements. If you have a disability or special need that requires accommodation, please let us know. EEO Employer M/F/Vet/Disabled.
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