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Machine Learning Engineer

156940 Requisition ID:  156940 

Career Group:  Corporate Office Careers 

Job Category:  Innovation and Strategy 

Travel Requirements:  0 - 10%


Country: Canada (CA) 

Province: Ontario  

City: Toronto

Location: Sobeys Innovation Hub 

Postal Code: M5V 1X6 


Our family of 127,000 employees and franchise affiliates share a collective passion for delivering exceptional shopping experiences and amazing food to all our customers. Our mission is to nurture the things that make life better – great experiences, families, communities, and our employees. We are a family nurturing families.  


A proudly Canadian company, we started in a small town in Nova Scotia but we are now in communities of all sizes across this great country. With over 1500 stores in all 10 provinces, you may know us as Sobeys, Safeway, IGA, Foodland, FreshCo, Thrifty Foods, Lawton’s Drug Stores or another of our great banners but we are all one extended family. 


All career opportunities will be open a minimum of 5 business days from the date of posting.



This is an exciting opportunity to join our Innovation and Strategy team at the ground level! You will be part of our innovation hub located in downtown Toronto where your desire for impact will only be matched by your innate ability to collaborate with other like minded individuals to come up with creative solutions to our retail data science problems.

Job Description

•    Maintaining, streamlining and hardening existing data pipelines, from ingestion, through ETL and batch processing in order to reliably process billions of records per day.
•    Build data support for our personalization and experimentation efforts, solving problems from statistical test automation to building real-time M/L applications.
•    Working with Analytics and Product Management to ensure optimal data design and efficiency.
•    Assisting Data Analysts and Data Scientists with pipeline and model deployment
•    Use an analytical, data-driven approach to drive a deep understanding of our fast changing business.
•    Building data models to deliver insightful analytics while ensuring the highest standard in data integrity.

Job Requirements

•    Bachelor’s degree in Engineering, Computer Science, Statistics, Economics, Mathematics, Finance or related quantitative field, or equivalent practical experience.
•    Experience and proficiency with SQL and SQL-like languages
•    More than 3 years of software engineering experience, especially working on back-end data infrastructure, including CI/CD (i.e. Jenkins) and infrastructure-as-code (i.e. Ansible, Terraform)
•    Proficiency with at least one of the following languages: Java, Python, Scala.
•    Proficiency in cloud infrastructure and networking
•    Proficiency working with Apache Airflow
•    Proficiency with Spark and/or similar tools in Hadoop/YARN environment and comfortable with Linux operating system.
•    Ability to creatively solve problems in a fast paced, rapidly changing environment
•    Ability to navigate ambiguity, drive solutions forward and bring stakeholders along.
•    Strong problem solving, analytical skills and capability of managing multiple projects and reporting simultaneously across different stakeholders.
•    Strong structured thinking and the ability to easily break down complex ambiguous problems and propose impactful data modeling designs.

Sobeys is committed to accommodating applicants with disabilities throughout the hiring process and will work with applicants requesting accommodation at any stage of this process.



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