Data Science Team Lead - AlphaLayer

Data Science · Edmonton, Alberta
Department Data Science
Employment Type Full-Time
Minimum Experience Mid-level

The AlphaLayer team at AltaML is looking for a highly motivated Data Science Team Lead to help in the building, execution, and delivery of transformative products. We are focused on building Artificial Intelligence(AI)/Machine Learning (ML) solutions within the investment management space, including both front and back-office operations. 


So if you have an interest in both Finance and ML, this is the rare opportunity to join a team on a mission to lead innovation and value-creation within the investment management industry.


About our Company:


AltaML is a fast-growing company that focuses on applied ML. We partner with industry to co-develop AI/ML-powered products. 


Our work through AlphaLayer is specifically focused on deepening a strong partnership with AIMCo - we are helping our partner gain a competitive advantage by combining their data and domain expertise with our expertise in ML. We are focused on building ML solutions within the investment management space including both front and back-office operations.


Data informs our every move, and we aim to work quickly, collaboratively, and creatively. 


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 we have to offer you:


You will be able to experience a Silicon Valley-like company culture. We nurture an environment that combines the nimbleness and can-do attitude of a successful start-up, but with the scale of a large investment management firm.


Your work will be applied to real-world problems and will have a high impact on our clients and Alberta’s economy. You will be working with extremely talented and passionate people who bring multiple years of industrial and academic experience in data science, software engineering, and machine learning fields. To solve the problems we apply various ML techniques from traditional Machine Learning and Data Mining algorithms, through to vision, Deep Learning, Information Extraction, advanced NLP and conversational agents. 


We also have fun. We believe in working hard, getting the job done and enjoying a beer 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.


Job Role:


As Data Science Team Lead and a member of a Data Science team you play a crucial role in making sure we advance ML projects and deliver value to customers. You will be primarily responsible to lead a team of Data Scientists and manage ML/AI projects and research. This is a hands-on management 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. You will be given resources and mentorship to help with your growth and career advancement.




  • 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 our Data Science team
  • Manage ML/AI projects
  • Provide work direction and review the work of the designated team
  • Identify new opportunities for application of ML/AI in Finance and Investment Management
  • Assess and suggest improvement to ML/AI processes
  • Effectively communicate analytical results to key partners


Minimum Requirements:


  • 4+ years of relevant academic and industrial experience
  • Degree in Comp Sci, Comp Eng, Statistics, or related field 
  • 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 (Pandas, SciKit, and similar) 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
  • Interest and knowledge in finance - added bonus   




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


  • Background
  • Education 
  • Criminal
  • Credit
  • References

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  • Location
    Edmonton, Alberta
  • Department
    Data Science
  • Employment Type
  • Minimum Experience