Senior Business Analyst - Edmonton

Project - Alta · Edmonton, Alberta
Department Project - Alta
Employment Type Full-Time
Minimum Experience Mid-level

AltaML is a fast-growing startup that focuses on applied Machine Learning (ML). We partner with industry to co-develop Artificial Intelligence (AI) and ML-powered products. We are experts in ML commercialization and help our industrial partners gain a competitive advantage by combining their data and domain expertise with our analytics and ML proficiency. Data informs our every move, and we aim to work quickly, collaboratively, and creatively. We have offices in Edmonton and Calgary and are expanding into Toronto.


Do you get excited about the chance to solve real-world problems using data and code? AltaML works with progressive partners in industries such as Health, Logistics, Smart Cities and Financial Services.  Sure, we are a tech company, so we offer a well-stocked kitchen including good coffee, sparkling water, and snacks. But we also offer Welcome Lunches, Friday Socials, hot sauce tastings and so much more!


We are a company like no other – we believe in making small bets, failing fast, and being better together. 

We are looking for a Senior Business Analyst to work closely with our clients to identify and define high business value machine learning opportunities. 


What you’ll do:

The Senior Business Analyst works with clients and project teams to identify high value business problems that can be addressed with machine learning. He or she works closely with Project Delivery and Business Development Managers to identify key trends and characteristics across industry verticals that help our teams develop a deeper understanding of our clients’ businesses. This role is responsible for uncovering and documenting the detailed requirements of high business value machine learning opportunities and for working closely with clients to articulate how to integrate machine learning solutions into the clients’ business processes and workflows. 


A few responsibilities are as follows:


  • Facilitate workshops and client engagements to identify and refine machine learning opportunities 
  • Conduct research into key industry verticals and identify areas where machine learning may provide value and return on investment for customers
  • Assist in preparing project business reports and presentations to current and potential customers
  • Assist in identifying and documenting requirements for machine learning use cases
  • Provide advice to Project Delivery Managers and Machine Learning Team Leads related to the development and employment of machine learning solutions based on their deep understanding of the client’s requirements
  • Provide advice to management on improvements to operational and process efficiency in the delivery of machine learning projects

What you bring:


  • A bachelor’s degree in a related field 
  • A minimum of 5 years experience in business analysis
  • Prior experience in working as a business analyst in software development, data analytics or AI projects
  • Experience facilitating workshops and client engagements
  • Knowledge of one or more of the following industries: Health, Public Sector, Oil and Gas, Construction, Insurance, Financial, Supply Chain, Manufacturing, Services, or Information Technology
  • Ability to work with clients to understand their needs and make recommendations for acceptable solutions
  • Excellent collaboration skills including an ability to advise a cross-functional team of machine learning developers, project delivery managers and IT specialists.
  • Outstanding communication skills
  • Strong research and analytical skills


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 working in a high-paced environment focused on creating unique ML solutions to problems across multiple industries to generate impactful value. 


You will be working with people with multiple years of industrial and academic experience in business development, project management, data science, software engineering, product management, 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. 


You will be able to experience a Silicon Valley-style company culture, which means we believe in working hard, getting the job done, and enjoying a drink 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! :-)




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
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    Project - Alta
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