Machine Learning Team Lead

Applied AI Lab · Calgary, Alberta
Department Applied AI Lab
Employment Type Full-Time
Minimum Experience Experienced

"The team lead position not only helps me grow my technical and leadership skills but also gives me a great chance to give back to the community by directly helping early data science professionals and boosting Alberta’s tech sector. And above all, my colleagues are amazing and make the Applied AI Lab a fun and exciting place to work!" - Gagan Kapoor, ML Team Lead - Applied AI Lab

"Being a ML team lead at the Applied AI Lab is not only a fantastic opportunity to contribute to ML skill development across different fields and industries but also to learn and practice many tools and gain experience in both technical and leadership aspects. The dynamic, gritty and agile environment combined with the happy and fun atmosphere in the Applied AI Lab makes it an amazing place to work and grow your professional career." - Yoones Vaezi, ML Team Lead - Applied AI Lab

About the Applied AI Lab

Do you want to be part of the team that is looking to fill the gap around the data science and Machine Learning (ML) experience in Calgary?  Do you have the background and experience to mentor skilled individuals who are lacking practical hands on experience in applying their knowledge to real world situations?  Help us close the talent gap that is a hurdle for industry adoption of emerging ML practices in our city.

We are looking for two Machine Learning Team Leads to join our team and make a difference in the Calgary ecosystem. This full time opportunity starts April 1st, 2021.

Job Role

As a Machine Learning Team Lead and a member of a Data Science team you play a crucial role in making sure we provide the needed mentorship to our Machine Learning Interns as well as assist in advancing ML projects and deliver value to customers. This is a hands-on team and technical leadership position where you also perform exploratory data analysis and solve problems utilizing Data Mining and Machine Learning techniques. You will work with multiple tools and gain experience in multiple AI/ML and data processing fields to continue to develop your skillset and ability to provide mentorship in an ever evolving field.  


  • Provide technical and professional mentorship and training for the Machine Learning Interns in our Applied AI Lab
  • Provide work direction and review the work of the ML Interns
  • Scope projects and lead planning and brainstorming sessions
  • Developing ideas and defining problems that need to be solved
  • Suggest and explore novel solutions to a problem
  • Provide technical and professional mentorship to other members of the Data Science team
  • Provide technical leadership to ML/AI projects
  • Assess and suggest improvement to ML/AI processes
  • Effectively communicate analytical results to key partners


Minimum Requirements 

  • You have relevant academic and industrial experience
  • Experience in leading Data Science teams across multiple projects
  • Hands on experience in conducting and managing AI/ML project
  • Proficiency with software development
  • Expertise with Python and Unix operating systems
  • Expertise with Machine Learning and Data Mining concepts and techniques
  • Experience with SQL programming for data extraction
  • Experience in working in an agile environment

Who we are looking for

Our core values speak volumes about who we are and how we work:

  • Humble – Listen to the data
  • Happy – Tap-dance to work
  • Gritty – Be persistent, not complacent
  • Agile – Make small bets, then iterate

Our current and future employees: 

  • Express our core values
  • Are hungry for knowledge
  • Want to learn new skills
  • Are respectful
  • Collaborate with others across the whole company
  • Share knowledge with coworkers
  • Educate and promote AI and ML concepts both internally and externally
  • Have a high work ethic and are self-motivated


What you’ll get:

You will be able to experience a collaborative company culture, which means we believe in working hard, getting the job done, and enjoying the group social on Fridays. You’ll also get flexibility in where you work, what hours you work, how much vacation you take, and what you wear. We expect hard work but respect work/life balance.


Confidence can sometimes hold us back from applying for a job.  We’ll let you in on a secret - there is no such thing as a perfect candidate.  AltaML is working with new technologies, and no one is standing still when it comes to learning.  As long as you are continuing to push your growth and development, then consider applying even if you don’t check all the boxes on our posting.  


So, however you identify and whatever background and experiences you bring, please apply if this is a role that would make you “tap dance to work” every day.  We would love to add your biological uniqueness to our own! :-) 

If you are in need of special assistance or accommodation during the interview process, please reply to our email that confirms the date and time of your interview. We will treat your request as confidentially as possible.

You may be required to undergo the following checks during the hiring process: 


  • Background
  • Education 
  • Criminal
  • Credit
  • References

* This job posting will stay open until two fantastic candidates are found.

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  • Location
    Calgary, Alberta
  • Department
    Applied AI Lab
  • Employment Type
  • Minimum Experience