Now Hiring: Lead Machine Learning Scientist - Advanced Technology

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"The Advanced Technology team works on some of the most complex problems in applied machine learning. I am looking to add a Lead Machine Learning Scientist to the team who can think outside of the box and lead our team to success as we develop novel solutions to solve these challenges."

-- Mara Cairo, Product Owner, Advanced Technology

Job Description

The Lead Machine Learning Scientist (Lead MLS) drives scientific excellence in the Advanced Technology team and is an active participant in program and product development and delivery, providing insight into their area of expertise and fostering junior 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.

The Lead MLS uses their scientific knowledge and applied research experience to direct Amii Industry Partners’ research and development efforts. They bridge the gap between business opportunities and fundamental ML, providing scientific oversight on technical projects. In addition, they advise the team in the definition of ML problems and help the team navigate the development and delivery of the solution. This includes coaching the industry partners and the team through the Machine Learning Process Lifecycle. The Lead MLS will also make informed decisions about the data requirements, modelling techniques and methodology, resource identification and evaluation.

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 Owner to develop all science-related products and services in a dedicated product stream
  • Industry Excellence: Provide science thought-leadership and guidance in a dedicated product 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 Owner of the Advanced Technology team.

Required Qualifications

  • Graduate degree in Machine Learning or related field with research work in NLP and time-series
  • Fundamental understanding of machine learning and how different technologies are applied to different business problems
  • 3+ years experience in technical leadership of machine learning projects in an industrial setting
  • Proficient with Jupyter notebooks style environments, comfortable with Python-based ML and Deep Learning frameworks (e.g. Scikit-learn,Tensorflow, Keras, Pytorch, Transformers, and pandas)
  • Experience working with cloud services (e.g., AWS, Azure, GCP)
  • Ability to navigate and communicate complex technical topics to all stakeholders

Preferred Qualifications

  • Publication record in peer-reviewed academic conferences or relevant journals in the field of NLP and time-series
  • Have led a team of machine learning scientists/data scientists
  • Theoretical knowledge and practical experience with advanced statistical and machine learning analysis techniques
  • Up-to-date knowledge and expertise within their particular specialties
  • Experience working in an AI/ML consulting role

Attributes and Expectations

  • Displays an ability to focus on the big picture without losing sight of the details
  • Comfortable taking a leadership role with Amii clients, providing scientific expertise and mentorship for clients’ internal teams
  • Promotes high-level cross-functional collaboration and establishes credibility while influencing peers to achieve common goals
  • Successfully manages multiple competing priorities in a fast-paced environment
  • Collegiality and willingness to listen to feedback and support teammates
  • Intellectual curiosity and the desire to learn new things, techniques, and technologies
  • Able to work independently and make informed decisions while collaborating with staff and subject matter experts when appropriate

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.

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.
  • Competitive compensation, including paid time off and flexible health benefits.
  • 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 for the closing date to apply!

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

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

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