What is Amplify?
RBC Amplify is an intensive summer innovation program that helps
you put your skills to the test while building a product that could
disrupt our company and beyond. If you’re a bright mind with fresh
ideas, top of your class, own the hackathon circuit and are
passionate about innovation, we want you!
What is the opportunity?
As a Data Scientist you will collaborate, innovate, ideate and
build in a flexible, start-up environment.
You will tackle real RBC business challenges as a member of a
cross-functional team of specialists (think: business, UX/UI
design, big data, and programming) by developing a product that you
pitch to stakeholders at the end of the summer.
Over the course of the program you will have access to subject
matter experts, coaches, mentors, as well as technical and
professional training and resources to bring your idea to life.
What will you do? Discover. Research. Build. Pitch
Immerse yourself in a business challenge with an intense focus
on collaboration to develop an innovative product.
You will be challenged to step outside your comfort zone, and
bring your teamwork, communication and collaboration skills to help
your team succeed.
You will be expected to design, create and deliver a fully
functional prototype to RBC that solves a real business need.
You will play an integral role in engaging your critical
thinking, time management and leadership skills within your
Design, troubleshoot and develop your product.
Work with subject matter experts, mentors, executive sponsors
(technology and business) to build your solution.
Exposure to design thinking, agile development and other tools,
technologies and methodologies.
Executive presentations, developing strategy and communications
for your project.
What do you need to succeed?
Must be currently enrolled in a post-secondary institution,
graduating between August 2021 and June 2022 (College, Undergrad,
Master's or PhD).
Familiarity with statistical methods.
Programming skills and knowledge of Python and R languages.
Familiarity with data cleaning, data mining, and machine
Excellent interpersonal and highly developed communication
skills (verbal and written).
Creative and analytical thinker who is self-driven and capable
of working in a fast paced environment.
Excellent teamwork and collaboration skills.
Ability to challenge the status quo, and think outside the box
to develop solutions.
AND one or more of the following:
Experience with deep-dive analytics, predictive modelling or
Experience with machine learning, pattern intelligence,
computational mathematics, bioinformatics or artificial
Experience with natural language processing.
Nice to have
Experience with hackathons.
Expressed interest or previous experience in the financial
industry or FinTech.
Practical experience in web or mobile development.
Experience in agile or design thinking methodologies or
What’s in it for you?
We thrive on the challenge to be our best, progressive thinking
to keep growing, and working together to deliver trusted advice to
help our clients thrive and communities prosper. We care about each
other, reaching our potential, making a difference to our
communities, and achieving success that is mutual.
A unique summer experience with the chance to develop a career
Team up with students from diverse backgrounds and build lasting
Engage with leaders who support your development through
coaching and learning opportunities.
Be a part of a dynamic, collaborative, progressive and
Contribute to real projects that can make a difference and have
a lasting impact at RBC.
Tons of opportunity to grow specific skills for your future
An all-around fun, innovative, and comfortable work
Inclusion and Equal Opportunity Employment
RBC is an equal opportunity employer committed to diversity and
inclusion. We are pleased to consider all qualified applicants for
employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual
orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability,
protected veterans status, Aboriginal/Native American status or any
other legally-protected factors. Disability-related accommodations
during the application process are available upon request.