Manager, Data Engineering / Data Science – Digital Nova Scotia – Leading Digital Industry

Manager, Data Engineering / Data Science

Putting people first, every day

BDO is a firm built on a foundation of positive relationships with our people and our clients. Each day, our professionals provide exceptional service, helping clients with advice and insight they can trust. In turn, we offer an award-winning environment that fosters a people-first culture with a high priority on your personal and professional growth.

Your opportunity

Our technology team, BDO Lixar, brings 20+ years of experience providing end-to-end technology and modern workplace solutions in data & AI, cloud & cyber, and business & customer-facing applications. Our team of 500 technology professionals is expanding our data-driven services from coast-to-coast and beyond, to help our clients adapt, adopt, and grow.

Our mulitple offices across Canada are looking for Manager, Data Engineering/Data Science to join the Lixar team and own the following responsibilities:


  • Lead a growing team of top-tier talented professionals in applying their passion for data transformation to key business priorities.
  • Help to shape the direction of the team aligned with core values, mission and vision; and interview and hire new talent to fit the vision
  • Coach, mentor, and performance manage team members to ensure they have the skills, experience and capacity required to provide service delivery excellence to clients.


Play an integral role in our Data practice as we evolve our brand internally and externally into a market leader for data in our various industry specializations
Design and develop industry-specific data models for engagements in industries such as Natural Resources, Finance, Manufacturing and Distribution, and Public Sector
Remain up to date on both industry and data & technology trends, both current and future in order to deliver and support state-of-the-art Data solutions for our customers


  • Responsible for revenue and gross-profit-margin targets
  • Assist in the development and implementation of new service offerings
  • Development of SOWs, POCs, pricing and proposals, as well as authoring whitepapers/articles etc. to help build our brand


  • Providing architecture and design guidance and managing project teams on multiple client engagements in diverse technology areas, ensuring that all milestones and deliverables are met on time and on budget
  • Engage directly with clients and drive the implementation / operations and successful end user experience of data solutions
  • Acting as a customer escalation contact as required and providing management and guidance related to the resolution of customer satisfaction concerns
  • Building deeper relationships with clients and assisting in expanding the engagement footprint when the opportunity presents itself

How do we define success for your role?

  • You demonstrate BDO’s core values through all aspect of your work: Integrity, Respect and Collaboration
  • You understand your client’s industry, challenges, and opportunities; clients describe you as positive, professional, and delivering high quality work
  • You identify, recommend, and are focused on effective service delivery to your clients
  • You share in an inclusive and engaging work environment that develops, retains & attracts talent
  • You actively participate in the adoption of digital tools and strategies to drive an innovative workplace
  • You grow your expertise through learning and professional development.

Your experience and education

Core Technical Skills:

  • For candidates with a Data Engineering background:
    • Degree in Computer Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Computer Science or other relevant discipline and 5 years of software engineering.
    • End-to-end Microsoft Analytics solution experience with the entire Microsoft SQL Server Analytics stack including: Core SQL, Python, SQL Azure, Azure Data Lake, Azure Data Factory, Azure Databricks, Apache Spark experience, Source control (git)
  • For candidates with a Data Science background:
    • The languages, libraries, and toolkits you use should include at least some of the following: Scikit-Learn, R, SQL, Docker, Tensorflow, Keras, PyTorch
    • Expertise in some of the following Data Science methods is expected, along with a working knowledge in most: linear and logistic regression, Bayesian methods, random forests, dimensionality reduction, support vector machines, frequentist statistics, machine vision, natural language processing, neural networks, gradient boosting, and signal processing
    • Extensive experience developing custom algorithms for analyzing and processing data, and demonstrated ability to implement new algorithms and methodologies from leading open source initiatives
    • Experience with cloud technologies: Either AWS, Azure, or GCP
    • Experience writing production-grade software is a plus
    • Experience with any of the following visualization tools is a plus: PowerBI, Tableau, d3.js, R Shiny, Bokeh, Dash

Management & Soft Skills:

  • Experience in leading engagement teams
  • Experience in the technology consulting field and working closely with clients
  • Strategic planning and management expertise
  • Strong attention to the quality of work delivered (attention to detail)
  • Able to adapt quickly to changing client requirements
  • Excellent customer-facing, communication and presentation skills
  • Excellent troubleshooting and problem-solving skills
  • Excellent in multi-tasking and time management
  • Ability to unblock team from both technical and design aspects

Why BDO?

Our people-first approach to talent has earned us a spot among Canada’s Top 100 Employers for 2022. This recognition is a milestone we’re thrilled to add to our collection of awards for both experienced and student talent experiences.

Our firm is committed to providing an environment where you can be successful in the following ways:

  • We enable you to engage with how we change and evolve, being a key contributor to the success and growth of BDO in Canada.
  • We help you become a better professional within our services, industries, and markets with extensive opportunities for learning and development.
  • We support your achievement of personal goals outside of the office and making an impact on your community.

Giving back adds up: Where company meets community. BDO is actively involved in our communities by supporting local charity initiatives. We support staff with local and national events where you will be given the opportunity to contribute to your community.

Total rewards that matter: We pay for performance with competitive total cash compensation that recognizes and rewards your contribution. We provide flexible benefits from day one, and a market-leading personal time off policy. We’re committed to supporting your overall wellness beyond working hours, and provide reimbursement for wellness initiatives that fit your lifestyle.

Everyone counts: We believe every employee should have the opportunity to participate and succeed without barriers. Through leadership by our Chief Inclusion, Equity and Diversity Officer, we are committed to a workplace culture of respect, inclusion, equity, and diversity. We recognize and celebrate the valuable differences among each of us, including race, religious beliefs, physical or mental disabilities, age, place of origin, marital status, family status, gender or gender identity and sexual orientation. If you require accommodation to complete the application process, please contact us.

Hybrid new normal: As a hybrid workplace, all BDO personnel are expected to spend some of their time working in the office, at the client site, and remotely unless accommodations or alternative work arrangements are in place. To protect the health and safety of our people, clients, and communities, we require all partners and employees to be COVID-19 fully vaccinated in order to enter a BDO office. Individuals that cannot be fully vaccinated with a Health Canada approved vaccine due to medical reasons or another protected ground under Human Rights legislation may request an accommodation.