Now Hiring: Machine Learning Project Manager

Are you passionate about stewarding complex AI projects in the real world? Do you like working with researchers and scientists to push the boundaries of the application of AI solutions? Do you thrive in a nimble and agile environment?

Then this is the right opportunity for you. Amii is thrilled to add a Machine Learning Project Manager to the Advanced Technology team. I am looking for an ambitious, enthusiastic and stakeholder-focussed candidate who is vested in the success of the projects. This role will be critical in shaping and operationalizing some of the most interesting applied ML projects.

You’re likely my ideal candidate if you:

  • Are an excellent communicator
  • Can inspire a shared vision of the projects to the team members
  • Possess effective decision making and problem-solving skills in rapidly changing projects

If you’re interested in being part of the organization I would love to hear from you.”

-- Mara Cairo, Product Owner, Advanced Technology

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

As an Amii Machine Learning Project Manager, you’ll use your business and project management skills to play a pivotal role in facilitating excellent relationships with Amii’s clients. You’ll bridge the gap between business and technical expertise while focusing your skills on planning and executing client engagements. Using your strong communication skills, you will keep all stakeholders and team members well informed on project progress and performance. You’ll connect cross-functional teams at Amii to empower our clients with the knowledge and skills to advance along the AI adoption spectrum.

The role focuses on achieving excellence in three principal accountabilities:

  • Program and Product Development
  • Client and Project Success (Establishing long term relationship and stakeholder satisfaction)
  • Team Cohesion

What you’ll do

  • Concurrently manage several projects while nurturing and maintaining healthy partnerships and relationships with clients.
  • Take responsibility for end-to-end project deliverables and outcomes while managing and exceeding client expectations.
  • Develop a thorough understanding of partner needs and work to coordinate internal teams to ensure the timely and successful delivery of client engagements.
  • Manage all project and client engagement aspects, such as dates, budgets, performance indicators, progress reports, contract agreements, and invoicing.
  • Work with a client company’s leadership team to assess project opportunities and rank projects according to value, impact and risk.
  • Facilitate communication and maintain strong relationships with all project stakeholders and team members.
  • Collaborate with internal and external stakeholders to determine the correct approach for prospects and projects, and order of operations.
  • Capture project outputs, track project deliverables glean insights/best practices/lessons learned and incorporate feedback and continuously improve the engagement and improvement
  • Collaborate with the program team to define product vision
  • Stay up to date on recent advances in machine learning and artificial intelligence and understand where these methodologies can be applied as solutions to a client’s problem.
  • Other duties may be assigned from time to time by management.


  • Bachelor’s Degree in Business, Engineering or Science (Master’s Preferred)
  • PMI-ACP and/or PMP certification is an asset
  • Minimum 3-5 years experience in industry managing software or technology projects or research activities
  • Experienced and confident in managing key client relationships with senior business leaders
  • Experience in planning, business case development
  • Passionate about project management processes and tools and their role in making an organization run effectively
  • Understanding of ML concepts and techniques across different areas in machine learning, their strengths and weaknesses
  • Ability to succinctly and effectively communicate complicated technical issues

Attributes and Expectations

  • Possess critical thinking, and problem-solving skills and attention to detail
  • Demonstrates an outgoing, positive, group-win approach and a willingness to learn and share
  • Successfully manages multiple competing priorities in a fast-paced environment
  • Displays an ability to focus on the big picture without losing sight of the details
  • Demonstrates presence, self-confidence and, sound judgment, and superior problem-solving ability
  • Promotes high-level cross-functional collaboration and establishes credibility while influencing peers to achieve common goals
  • 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

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, then please don’t wait to apply! Please send your resume and cover letter indicating why you think you'd be a fit for Amii through the Indeed listing by March 11, 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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