Manager, Data Science-Core Dara & Platforms

Come play a key role in building the future of Sports & Media! Everyone wants to be part of a transformational team – and that’s exactly what we’re building at Rogers Sports & Media. A team that innovates and a team that wins.

At Rogers Sports & Media we are committed to creating and growing teams that are digital-first, fast-moving and bold-thinking and are focused on delivering impact with everything they do. Our impressive collection of assets includes media properties, sports teams, sports events & production, venues, e-commerce platforms and a close connection with our Connected Home and Wireless team. Collectively, we touch the lives of 30 million Canadians every month!


Not only is our business strong, but so is our culture. We genuinely care about each other and working in an environment that allows each of us to bring our best authentic selves to work. That starts with our firm commitment to a diverse, inclusive and safe workplace. We’re also dedicated to giving back by using our media megaphone to help Canadians who need it most. Our team is All IN on diversity and inclusion – find out more at

As we grow our team, the well-being of our team members remains our top priority. To ensure the health and safety of our team members, including those in the recruitment process, our team members are working from home, and are equipped to do so safely and efficiently.

Are you up for the challenge and the fun?  If so, consider the following opportunity!


We’re looking for a Manager, Data Science, Customer Data & Platforms, to be part of the Rogers Sports & Media data team. This position will support the continuous evolution of our data-driven media platforms to deliver on highly engaging, personalized customer experience that supports our advertising and subscription business.


As an experienced data scientist, you will work on streamlining data collected in our customer data platform, use predictive analytics to refine how it is modelled and finally ensure the data flows through to the different business platforms. You will prioritize features for data products and show End-to-End product ownership from product ideation, development to launch


The work will ultimately support our data-driven vision of understanding our audiences, enhancing customer experience and engagement to drive business growth and increased revenue.


What you will do...

  • Design and plan for robust, scalable data transformation pipelines as feature stores to enable the analytics process and support operational data products.
  • Apply advanced machine learning techniques to prototype new predictive and prescriptive models to support key business decisions in areas of audience segmentation, engagement and personalization as well as advanced measurement solutions.
  • Work on feature pipelines & ML model integrations across multiple advertising and marketing platforms in the Rogers Sports and Media environment using scalable pipelines to enable data-driven use cases.
  • Support the newly introduced customer data platform (CDP) and how all relevant customer data is collected, aggregated, and transformed into a unified customer ID Graph, and used to enable customer engagement by building robust data layer strategy.
  • Work closely with cross functional teams to analyze their data requests and work with product manager to help build a product roadmap.
  • Work collaboratively with IT, digital and business teams to establish and support the data science process.

What you will bring...

  • Data science experience with strong machine learning foundations, Statistical analysis with exposure to technologies, and platforms e.g., Databricks, Azure ML, etc., as well as familiarity with one public cloud environments, e.g., Azure.
  • Strong Python development skills, with 3+ yrs. experience with SQL.
  • Demonstrable experience with the concepts and idioms of functional programming like spark, and with one JVM language proficiency.
  • Experience with Databricks delta-lake environment to build scalable feature stores as pipelines.
  • Demonstrable experience with Spark APIs (Dataframe, Spark-SQL, Spark mlib) and tuning spark applications.
  • Strong experience in data-driven marketing or advertising fields with focus on customer segmentation and measurement.
  • Experience with developing interactive dashboards, reports, and data visualizations.
  • Exposure to marketing tech is preferred; digital analytics platforms, e.g., Adobe Analytics, Google Analytics, etc.), ad serving platforms, audience segmentation and Data Management Platform, e.g., Adobe Audience Manager, or Customer Data Platforms.
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills as well as flexible to adjust to evolving business needs and work effectively in cross-functional teams.
  • Superior communication skills: ability to understand objectives, lead business and technical discussion and communicate effectively.
  • Passionate about new ideas and emerging market trends.


Here’s what you can expect in return:

  • A competitive salary and benefits that include access to our Employee Share Accumulation Program, Retirement Benefits and a variety of other perks including 50% off Rogers services and Blue Jays tickets
  • A manager who deeply cares about your development and long-term career at Rogers
  • A team that trusts and wants to win together
  • Smart and accomplished colleagues who are focused on both the “what” and the “how”
  • Your choice of hardware and software (iPhone or Android/Mac or PC etc.)
  • As we grow our team, the well-being of our team members remains our top priority. To ensure the health and safety of our team members, including those in the recruitment process, our team members are working from home, and are equipped to do so safely and efficiently


As a condition of hire, all new employees will be required to provide proof of vaccinations against COVID 19. Any request for an exception under Human Rights legislation must be supported by evidence to be considered by Rogers on a case by case basis.


Please click here to review conditions that may qualify for medical exemption to the COVID-19 vaccine.


What makes us different makes us stronger. Rogers has a strong commitment to diversity and inclusion. Everyone who applies for a job will be considered. We recognize the business value in creating a workplace where each team member has the tools to reach their full potential. At Rogers, we value the insights and innovation that diverse teams bring to work. We work with our candidates with disabilities throughout the recruitment process to ensure that they have what they need to be at their best. Please reach out to our recruiters and hiring managers to begin a conversation about how we can ensure that you deliver your best work. You matter to us! For any questions, please visit the Rogers FAQ.

Schedule: Full time
Shift: Day
Length of Contract: Not Applicable (Regular Position)
Work Location: 1 Mount Pleasant WFH(084), Toronto, ON 
Travel Requirements: None
Posting Category/Function: Reporting and Analytics & Analyst
Requisition ID: 252969
Posting Notes:  Rogers Sports & Media 





Toronto, ON, CA

Being a Rogers team member comes with some great perks & benefits including:

· Health & well-being benefits
· Donation matching
· Paid time off for volunteering
· Wealth Accumulation including: Pension plan & Employee stock options
· Generous employee discounts
· Leadership development, Mentorship, and Coaching programs

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