Senior Data Scientist – Gen AI Chat BOT (manulife)

manulife    Toronto, Ontario    2024-06-09

Job posting number: #119721 (Ref:JR24051927)

Job Description

We are a leading financial services provider committed to making decisions easier and lives better for our customers and colleagues around the world. From our environmental initiatives to our community investments, we lead with values throughout our business. To help us stand out, we help you step up, because when colleagues are healthy, respected and meaningfully challenged, we all thrive. Discover how you can grow your career, make impact and drive real change with our Winning Team today. 

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Job Description

The Opportunity

We are excited to welcome a passionate Senior Data Scientist to join our Global Advanced Customer Analytics team at Manulife/John Hancock. In this role, you will spearhead the development and global scaling of innovative chatbot technology using retrieval augmented generative (RAG) models as part of our Customer Experience (CX) initiative. Your work will be instrumental in using customer data to enhance our products and services and deliver exceptional customer experiences on a global scale. 


  •  Collaborate with Data engineers and IT Subject Matter Experts (SMEs) to comprehend source data. Use large datasets to prepare and optimize data for the development of RAG-based chatbot models.
  • Develop and implement advanced machine learning models to address sophisticated business challenges, using a variety of algorithms and techniques, with a focus on RAG technology.
  • Collaborate closely with partners to gather requirements, design data models, and implement tailored solutions that align with RAG chatbot development.
  • Standardize processes, techniques, and tools into standard methodologies for other data scientists, specifically focusing on RAG-based chatbot development.
  • Drive the adoption of insights from RAG chatbot analytics work by influencing and partnering with key team members.
  • Innovate and explore creative methods to source and use structured and unstructured data for RAG chatbot modeling efforts.
  • Stay updated on industry trends and advancements in AI/ML, with a specific focus on RAG technology, to continuously enhance our global chatbot capabilities.

What motivates you?

  • You obsess about customers, listen, engage and act for their benefit.
  • You think big, with curiosity to discover ways to use your agile approach and enable business outcomes.
  • You thrive in teams and enjoy getting things done together.
  • You take ownership and build solutions, focusing on what matters.
  • You do what is right, work with integrity and speak up.
  • You share your humanity, helping us build a diverse and inclusive work environment for everyone.

We are looking for a candidate who has:

  • An advanced degree in Data Science, Computer Science, Mathematics, Engineering, Statistics, or another quantitative field
  • A minimum of 5 years of experience in building and scaling chatbots using retrieval augmented generative (RAG) technology and solving high-impact business problems using data science.
  • Proficiency in data wrangling, preprocessing, and visualization, with expertise in programming languages such as Python, R, and SQL, and a strong understanding of agile solution development principles.
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  • Practical experience with big data processing frameworks and platforms such as Azure, Databricks, and Spark, with a focus on chatbot implementation and scaling using RAG technology.
  • Excellent communication skills, capable of translating sophisticated data science concepts for both technical and non-technical partners, particularly within the context of RAG chatbot development.
  • Proven track record of implementing RAG chatbot models into production with tangible business value.
  • Previous experience in customer analytics is an asset, especially within the realm of RAG chatbot technology.

What can we offer you?

  • A competitive salary and benefits packages.
  • A growth trajectory that extends upward and outward, encouraging you to follow your passions and learn new skills.
  • A focus on growing your career path with us.
  • Flexible work policies and strong work-life balance.
  • Professional development and leadership opportunities.

Our commitment to you

  • Values-first culture: We lead with our Values every day and bring them to life together.
  • Boundless opportunity: We create opportunities to learn and grow at every stage of your career.
  • Continuous innovation: We invite you to help redefine the future of financial services.
  • Delivering the promise of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion:  We foster an inclusive workplace where everyone thrives.
  • Championing Corporate Citizenship: We build a business that benefits all partners and has a positive social and environmental impact.


About Manulife and John Hancock

Manulife Financial Corporation is a leading international financial services group that helps people make their decisions easier and lives better. With our global headquarters in Toronto, Canada, we operate as Manulife across our offices in Asia, Canada, and Europe, and primarily as John Hancock in the United States. We provide financial advice, insurance, and wealth and asset management solutions for individuals, groups and institutions. At the end of 2022, we had more than 40,000 employees, over 116,000 agents, and thousands of distribution partners, serving over 34 million customers. At the end of 2022, we had $1.3 trillion (US$1.0 trillion) in assets under management and administration, including total invested assets of $0.4 trillion (US $0.3 trillion), and segregated funds net assets of $0.3 trillion (US$0.3 trillion). We trade as ‘MFC’ on the Toronto, New York, and the Philippine stock exchanges, and under ‘945’ in Hong Kong.

Manulife is an Equal Opportunity Employer

At Manulife/John Hancock, we embrace our diversity. We strive to attract, develop and retain a workforce that is as diverse as the customers we serve and to foster an inclusive work environment that embraces the strength of cultures and individuals. We are committed to fair recruitment, retention, advancement and compensation, and we administer all of our practices and programs without discrimination on the basis of race, ancestry, place of origin, colour, ethnic origin, citizenship, religion or religious beliefs, creed, sex (including pregnancy and pregnancy-related conditions), sexual orientation, genetic characteristics, veteran status, gender identity, gender expression, age, marital status, family status, disability, or any other ground protected by applicable law. 

It is our priority to remove barriers to provide equal access to employment. A Human Resources representative will work with applicants who request a reasonable accommodation during the application processAll information shared during the accommodation request process will be stored and used in a manner that is consistent with applicable laws and Manulife/John Hancock policies. To request a reasonable accommodation in the application process, contact

Salary & Benefits

The annual base salary for this role is listed below.

Primary Location

Toronto, Ontario

Salary range is expected to be between

$92,190.00 CAD - $171,210.00 CAD

If you are applying for this role outside of the primary location, please contact for the salary range for your location. The actual salary will vary depending on local market conditions, geography and relevant job-related factors such as knowledge, skills, qualifications, experience, and education/training. Employees also have the opportunity to participate in incentive programs and earn incentive compensation tied to business and individual performance.

Manulife offers eligible employees a wide array of customizable benefits, including health, dental, mental health, vision, short- and long-term disability, life and AD&D insurance coverage, adoption/surrogacy and wellness benefits, and employee/family assistance plans. We also offer eligible employees various retirement savings plans (including pension and a global share ownership plan with employer matching contributions) and financial education and counseling resources. Our generous paid time off program in Canada includes holidays, vacation, personal, and sick days, and we offer the full range of statutory leaves of absence. If you are applying for this role in the U.S., please contact for more information about U.S.-specific paid time off provisions.

Employer Info

Job posting number:#119721 (Ref:JR24051927)
Application Deadline:2024-07-09
Employer Location:manulife
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