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Senior Data Engineer
Badal.ioSenior Data Engineer
Apr. 2023Toronto, Ontario, Canada · RemoteLeading hands-on project execution and code implementation within team, supporting team members and Lead Data Engineers and Architects in executing on project deliverables. Continuous Integration and deployment of dbt workloads using Google Cloud BigQuery, Composer and Cloud Build triggers. Identifying and managing project risks and issues, contributing and leading data modelling implementations in the BNS (Scotiabank) Global Data Analytics Platform program (GDAP). Interfacing and collaborating with clients, understanding their business priorities and requirements. Taking part in work sessions, delivering demo presentations to clients. Contributing to team efforts toward the creation of technical documentation and training content on best practices in implementing data models with dbt. Assisting Cloud Data Architect and Project Manager with project sprint planning(scrum), backlog grooming and refinements, and task assignments to team members. Designing, building and Operationalizing data processing systems on Google Cloud Platform. Operationalizing Data Pipelines and workflows within Google Cloud Platform, ensuring solution quality - Data Quality and metadata management.
Data Engineer
Badal.ioData Engineer
Aug. 2022 - Mar. 2023Toronto, Ontario, Canada · RemoteData Engineering Consulting, with the leading Canadian Enterprise GCP Consulting company. Individual Contributor in the building and operationalizing data product deliverables in complex infrastructure and data migration and modernization program; Onboarded as GCP Consulting team member into the Bank of Nova Scotia (Scotiabank)'s Enterprise Data Lake Migration project. Analytics Engineering with dbt-BigQuery: Building, orchestrating, scheduling and deploying dbt pipelines with Google Composer (Managed Apache Airflow on GCP). Infrastructure configuration management with Terraform, application testing and deployment with Docker and Cloudbuild triggers. Designing, building and Operationalizing data processing systems on Google Cloud Platform. Operationalizing Machine Learning models, ensuring solution quality - Data Quality and metadata management.
Data Science Mentor
Lighthouse LabsData Science Mentor
Aug. 2021Canada · RemoteAfter-work hours(Casual) Subject Matter Expertise Consulting on learning content for Lighthouse Labs Data Bootcamp and corporate training courses. Helping Data Science Bootcamp students on their learning journey. Providing Remote assistance and coaching to help students gain better understanding of the learning material. Performing one-on-one code reviews on assignment submissions. Assisting head instructors with curriculum development, assisting with group projects and performing project evaluation feedback for students. Providing guidance to Data Science Interns who are starting out with real world experience as interns or new employees.
Data Engineer
TotogiData Engineer
Mar. 2022 - Aug. 2022Dallas, Texas, United States · RemoteTechnical Delivery Lead, Totogi-AWS Pilot Project: 4G/5G VoLTE Network Environment Deployment, using Magma Core Architecture and Terraform on AWS Resources (Instances and Kube Clusters as Orchestrator), for ingesting and processing Telco Subscriber data into the Configurator Engine. AWS Partner Accreditation: Technical - Machine Learning Specialist Data Pipelining - creating, scheduling, orchestration and deployment of data pipeline with Devflows, Glue Catalog Databases, Glue ETL workflows, Amazon Athena and DynamoDB, for processing JSON feeds conversion data from API endpoint to AWS quicksight. Charging Configurator Engine - building a web application for operating the Charging Engine for Plan and Account Creation, and Event Data Record Management, using Flask and AWS Athena, Neptune, and Boto3. App deployed on AWS Elastic Beanstalk. Project collaboration across various time zones, within Professional Services team and with other teams from TelcoDR and Trilogy Engineering Projects.
Data Scientist
TotogiData Scientist
Jan. 2022 - Feb. 2022Dallas, Texas, United States · RemoteDelivery Consultant for Data Science and Engineering, Data Migration and Platform Configuration for telecom Online Charging System (OCS) and Support systems (OSS & BSS) Churn AI - Research, design and implementation of a Machine Learning model deployment and service that predicts Churn from subscriber data. Working to completely redefine how Telco carriers engage with their subscribers, as they migrate their infrastructure to the public cloud.
Machine Learning Developer
ReVisionz Inc.Machine Learning Developer
Aug. 2021 - Dec. 2021Calgary, Alberta, Canada · RemoteIndividual contributor, AI/ML Team at Suncor Energy's Asset Data Lifecycle Program (ADLP). Provided inputs for the implementation of a Content Organization & Text Extraction Software build. YOLO Object Detection(Image Recognition) and Optical Character Recognition with Microsoft Azure Computer Vision Service; Python Scripting for database manipulation(with T-SQL). Trained labelled image data using YOLO image recognition/ darknet., Model Evaluation, utilizing Microsoft Azure cloud resources (VMs, VNets, SQL Databases and OCR Computer Vision and Cognitive Services). Project Collaboration using Azure DevOps and Atlassian Trello Upskilled in Azure with the AI Engineer Associate Certification. Helped reduce Client costs of document extraction and data migration by over 50% with AI/ML solution.
Data Science Fellow
Cybera IncData Science Fellow
Jul. 2021 - Aug. 2021Greater Calgary Metropolitan Area · RemoteAgile Data Science Project Execution and Management using the Github project Development tool. Performed the role of Team Lead for the final sprint of Project. Close collaboration with Teammates, Cybera Mentor, and Hockey AI(Actionable Insights) Domain Experts. ETL from Elite Prospects API endpoints and Data Cleaning using Pandas and shell scripting, and Exploratory Analysis of Data Acquired from API endpoints, to prepare dataset for modelling. Developed a POC model for a Recommender System, contributed to various algorithmic approaches, such as Gradient Boosting, Random Forests and Logistic Regression Binary Classifiers Helped junior hockey student-athletes in making data-driven career decisions, by using Machine Learning Techniques mentioned above on historical Player Stats data.
Project Associate (Data Science and Engineering)
RiipenProject Associate (Data Science and Engineering)
Mar. 2021 - Jul. 2021Canada · RemoteConcurrent Execution of multiple small-scale projects with the Riipen Level-Up Internship Program and the Bow Valley College Techskills Initiative. PROJECTS 1. Built Data Pipelines for Web scraping data on Google Cloud Dataflow with Apache Beam Python SDK. 2. Data Analysis and Machine Learning(Tensorflow, Keras) for HR Attrition problem. 3. API Productization(Testing and Documentation) for Immersive Analytics Visualization System. 4. Newsletter Communications Analysis: Data Analysis with Power BI on click-through marketing data. 5. Database design and development project for Auto Electric Parts Inventory. Key contributor with the development team throughout the Database development lifecycle. 6. Data Pipeline workflow improvement project: ETL with Python, shell scripting and MySQL, database backups and bulk restores, Time Series Anomaly Detection using Seasonal Trend (STL) Decomposition and Isolation Forest Algorithms.
Technical Intern, Programming & Analytics
A4 Systems CorporationTechnical Intern, Programming & Analytics
Jan. 2021 - Mar. 2021Calgary, Alberta, Canada · On-siteTechnology and Industry research, Heuristics, & Documentation for the HERDWHISTLE project; Business Process Modeling using BPMN; Supporting Project Managers with inventory handling, coding, and organization; OTHER INTERNSHIP PROJECTS (On the side) 1. Simplilearn Data Science Capstone Project (Retail Customer Segmentation): Exploratory Data Analysis, Cohort Analysis, RFM Predictive modelling using Python, and Dashboard Reporting using Tableau. Link: https://github.com/ovokpus/Customer-Segmentation 2. Global Internship SDG project with Takenmind Technologies: Exploratory Analytics and Visualization with Python 3. Delivered a Data Science POC for Analysis and predictive modeling aimed at reducing Employee Attrition in a Company.
Data Science & Software Engineering Student
Open to New OpportunitiesData Science & Software Engineering Student
Jan. 2020 - Dec. 2020Greater Calgary Metropolitan Area, Remote · RemoteActively involved in Various Data Science and Web Development Self-directed and Instructor-Guided Study Programs, Projects, and Virtual Internships with GE and KPMG. Hands-on Machine Learning Labs in AWS and Azure Dashboarding with Tableau and Dataiku DSS PROJECTS 1. Car Manufacturing Test. Developed a Prediction model using Python, geared towards reducing time spent in testing various feature combinations for cars. Link: https://github.com/ovokpus/Car-Manufacturing-Test 2. General Electric Digital Technology Analytics Program: Performed Data Engineering on Dataiku DSS to create a single dataset from 8 datasets with the goal of developing a prediction model that will optimize the production process for aircraft parts. Also created a dashboard on Dataiku DSS to present insights on the data. 3. Portfolio Project (Web Development with ComIT): Created a Quiz Game App with Node.js/Express backend functionality. Link: https://github.com/ovokpus/Quiz-app-project 4. Portfolio Project(Data Science): Predicted Employee Salaries based on Job Description using Python 3. Link: https://github.com/ovokpus/Salary-Prediction 5. Consulting Virtual Internship with KPMG: Performed Exploratory Data Analysis and Preprocessing using Excel and Python on Client Dataset. Presented Data Quality report to client and wrote a proposal to Client on creating models that will target prospective buyers.
Field Specialist II/ HSE Support
Precise Downhole SolutionsField Specialist II/ HSE Support
Aug. 2018 - Mar. 2020Nisku, Alberta · On-sitePerformed a dual role in Executing field projects with the Operations Team and assisting the HSE Manager with running the Company HSMS(Health & Safety Management System). Employee Co-Chair in the Joint Health and Safety Commitee (JHSC). Successfully conducted Company Safety Data Sheets library update in Fall 2018 to meet the new compliance requirements of the Global Harmonized System (GHS 2015) standards for WHMIS (Workplace Hazardous Materials Information System) Participating in Heavy Oil Field Completions and workover projects at various Client sites. Instrumentation installs for data acquisition from SAGD wells. No reported major incidents or loss time so far. Key Clients: Suncor Energy, Athabasca Oil Corp.
Field Safety Specialist
Safety BOSS Inc.Field Safety Specialist
Apr. 2017 - Jul. 2018Edmonton, Alberta · On-siteParticipated in a host of Turnaround projects as a Crew Lead, High Angle Rescue Tech, Confined Space Monitor, and Breathing Air support. Collected field data for safety monitoring and reporting. Also did a project with Impact Safety Solutions as Remote Confined Space Monitoring Tech Key Clients: Enbridge Canada (Spectra Energy), Progress Energy, Veresen Midstream, Pembina Pipeline Corp, Barlon Engineering/Orphan Wells Association, Keyera, Louisiana Pacific (Peace Valley OSB mill), Encana, Cenovus
Plant Lead (Turnaround Safety)
United SafetyPlant Lead (Turnaround Safety)
Mar. 2016 - Mar. 2017Grande Prairie, Alberta, Canada · On-siteParticipated successfully in various Turnaround Safety Plant Operations. Did 2 pigging and decoking projects as Field Operator with Clean Harbors Energy Services. Key clients: MEG Energy Corp, Devon, Shell Canada (Oil Sands Facility, Peace River AB), CNRL, Husky, Agrium.
Field Specialist
Production Testing, a Schlumberger CompanyField Specialist
Jul. 2015 - Mar. 2016Grande Prairie, Alberta · On-siteParticipated in Conventional Completions projects involving acquisition and transmission of Well testing and Frac flowback Operations data. Clients: Encana, ARC Resources.
Customer and Financial Services Representative
FirstBank NigeriaCustomer and Financial Services Representative
Mar. 2012 - Aug. 2013Warri, Nigeria · On-siteSuccessfully performed Customer Service, Data Management, Cash Management and transactional data processing roles and functions in an intensely customer-focused environment whilst Supervising other employees and Managing internal and external work processes. Involved in execution of banking application cutover and data migration projects. Achieved zero fraud record.
Customer Service Manager & Head of Branch Operations
First City Monument Bank LimitedCustomer Service Manager & Head of Branch Operations
Nov. 2006 - Mar. 2012Asaba and Ekpoma, Nigeria · On-siteAdvanced from Management trainee position to Branch Operations Head at Finbank Plc, which was acquired by First City Monument Bank in 2011. Provided Leadership of Branch Ops, and Security Personnel. Oversaw management and safe transmission of Customer data, transactional data processing and branch profitability data mining and reporting. Customer Account Management, Cash and Vault Management, Bank Branch Logistics, and Enterprise Risk Management. Generated periodic reports from data acquired in the course of banking Operations. Achieved a zero-fraud record.


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