Now Hiring: Lead Machine Learning Scientist - Industry

Do you want to push the boundaries of how a world-leading AI institute is helping organizations implement AI solutions?

“We are thrilled to add a Lead Machine Learning Scientist to our team. This role is an exceptional opportunity to help shape how Amii guides clients through the AI adoption journey and have a real, tangible impact on their business outcomes. This role will be a key leadership position on our team that will be looked to for thought leadership on applied machine learning in order to move our products and clients forward.

I’m looking for an outcomes-driven candidate to help shape Amii’s client engagements and products through their understanding of state-of-the-art industry practices in data science and machine learning.

Amii straddles the worlds of cutting-edge research and applied machine learning to achieve real-world outcomes. If this excites you, read on below!”

About Amii

One of Canada’s three main institutes for artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning, our world-renowned researchers drive fundamental and applied research at the University of Alberta (and other academic institutions), training some of the world’s top scientific talent. Our cross-functional teams work collaboratively with Alberta-based businesses and organizations to build AI capacity and translate scientific advancement into industry adoption and economic impact.

Job Description

The Lead Machine Learning Scientist (Lead MLS) brings scientific excellence and industry best practices in applied ML to the Industry team. They bridge the gap between business opportunities and ML, providing technical oversight on projects. They are an active participant in product development and delivery, providing insight into their area of expertise and fostering interns, residents and machine learning scientists’ development in the organization. They also support Amii's internal teams as subject matter experts based on their technical specialties and applied machine learning experience.

In addition to guiding industry partners, the Lead MLS will support fundamental research through partnerships with Amii Fellows and their students, working with one of the world’s best ML departments.

The role focuses on achieving excellence in three principal accountabilities:

  • Program and Product Development: Work in collaboration with a Product Lead to develop all science-related products and services in a dedicated program stream.
  • Industry Excellence: Provide science thought-leadership and guidance in a dedicated program stream or industry area; as well as work with Amii clients to advance their ML projects and capabilities)
  • Research: Support the advancement of ML research

This role will report to the Product Lead of the Industry team.

What you’ll do

  • Work with clients’ technical teams as a coach and subject matter expert for industry AI/ML best practices
  • Lead the development, ownership, and execution of applied machine learning elements of the program and product roadmap
  • Act as a functional supervisor to machine learning scientists, interns and residents, review and revise their work, and manage approvals as appropriate
  • Work in an agile environment and continuously review the business needs, prioritize, outline milestones and deliverables, and identify opportunities and risks
  • Collaborate with Amii researchers and students on machine learning research

Required Qualifications

  • Graduate degree in Machine Learning or related field with equivalent experience in data science or applied machine learning
  • Strong fundamentals and understanding of theoretical and applied machine learning
  • 6+ years of experience working on applied machine learning projects in industry
  • 4+ years of people management experience with a demonstrated record of guiding, coaching, and empowering a team to do their best work
  • Ability to confidently guide client conversations and communicate complex technical topics to all stakeholders
  • Up-to-date knowledge of data science best practices in industry and strong engineering and analytical skills
  • Must be legally eligible to work in Canada

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience deploying machine learning models with production-quality code in industry
  • Experience with DevOps and tools such as cloud platforms, containerization, CI/CD, etc
  • Have led a team of machine learning scientists/data scientists
  • Experience working through and contributing to various stages of the product development lifecycle
  • Theoretical knowledge and practical experience with advanced statistical and machine learning analysis techniques

Attributes and Expectations

  • Displays an ability to focus on the big picture without losing sight of the details
  • Ready to take a leadership role at Amii and with its clients, providing applied industry expertise and mentorship
  • Strong interpersonal communication skills. Operates with the highest standards of integrity and trust
  • Successfully manages multiple competing priorities in a fast-paced environment
  • Breathes collegiality and collaboration and actively listens to feedback and supports teammates

What you’ll love about us

  • A professional yet casual work environment that encourages the growth and development of your skills.
  • A chance to learn from amazing teammates who support one another to succeed.
  • Great benefits such as health, dental and vision care, life insurance, RRSP matching and professional development
  • A modern office located in downtown Edmonton, Alberta.

How to Apply

If this sounds like the opportunity you've been waiting for, don’t wait to apply! We’re excited to add a new member to the Amii team, and the posting may come down sooner than the closing date if we find the right candidate. We will be reviewing applications and conducting interviews as they come in.

When sending your application, please send your resume and cover letter indicating why you think you'd be a fit for Amii through the Indeed listing by June 3, 2022. In your cover letter, please include one professional accomplishment you are most proud of and why.

Applicants must be legally eligible to work in Canada at the time of application.

Amii is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. We are committed to creating a diverse, inclusive and excellent workforce.

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