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Specialisterne Canada Inc., a charitable not-for-profit Canadian organization, focused on building a bridge between neurodivergent job seekers and employers. We support employers to tap into the talents of a neurodiverse workforce and build inclusive organizations through education, training, and advisory.

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Specialisterne Foundation is a non-for-profit organization that works to enable one million jobs for people with autism and similar challenges.


Are you interested in using and developing your skills in software development? Do you enjoy problem solving and critical thinking? Does transforming data into technology-based solutions sound like something you would enjoy?

Here’s what you will do:

  • Develop technology-based solutions to identify potential money laundering as part of governmental compliance
  • Work alongside a team of Business Systems Analysts to understand business requirements and define technical infrastructure
  • Design and develop various applications following an agile development process to meet business needs
  • Perform unit testing to identify bugs and make adjustments as needed to ensure system functionality
  • Work with data to construct pipelines, apply transformation and cleansing rules and assess data quality

What you will bring:

  • Have a degree or diploma in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, Data Science, Analytics, Information Technology or a similar discipline
  • Use your Scala or Spark programming skills to perform analysis and develop applications in line with business requirements
  • Use your knowledge of SQL or other relational databases to retrieve, manipulate and manage data
  • Enjoy taking an experimental approach to solving problems and challenges while leveraging your critical thinking skills

Nice to have (not requirements):

  • Knowledge or experience with Hadoop

*This is a remote work opportunity with the plan of an eventual transition to CIBC’s offices in Downtown Toronto.

Role Employer Location Deadline  
Data Engineer CIBC Toronto, ON July 2, 2021 CLOSED

The Recruitment Process


The first step in the recruitment process is for interested candidates to apply for the roles. This will involve completing an online questionnaire as well as submitting their resume to Specialisterne Canada. Instructions for applying are included below. Applicants will be shortlisted for participation in the next step based on a review of each online questionnaire and assessing the likelihood of fit for the roles for which we are recruiting.

Employment Discovery Workshop

The next step in the Specialisterne recruitment process is an Employment Discovery Workshop. It is a hands-on, task-based experience where you will work on specific projects in a virtual setting. It is an opportunity to learn about our approach to hiring, and for us to get to know you – what motivates you, your interests and your skills.

Training Program

Candidates whose profiles are well-suited for the roles for which we are recruiting will be invited to participate in a four-week skills evaluation and training program on the employer’s site. It will include case studies, real-life projects, as well as on-site training relevant to the roles and working environment.


Employment offers are made to the candidates with the best fit. Once accepted, the individuals will transition into their positions at the organization. Specialisterne Canada will provide support where necessary, which may include modifications to the work environment.

Those not selected can have their profiles added to our database for consideration for other more suitable job opportunities in the future.

To Apply

Please read this role description carefully.

For a complete description of the process and all our roles with CIBC, download this PDF.

Please Note: All applications must go through Specialisterne Canada. Our corporate partners do not handle applications directly.

If you completed a Specialisterne questionnaire in the past, please do so again, as this one has been customized for this recruitment program.

For More Information

Please direct any questions via email to [email protected].If you prefer to speak on the phone, send us an email and we will schedule a call.

We look forward to hearing from you!