Applied Machine Learning Researcher – Toronto & Edmonton

Applied Researcher

What’s the opportunity?

Borealis AI is a team of researchers and developers dedicated to solving today’s leading problems in machine learning and artificial intelligence. Our researchers are dedicated to pushing the boundaries of theoretical and applied science, while our development team transforms state-of-the-art technologies and algorithms into impactful products with the potential to reach millions of people.

As an Applied Machine Learning Researcher, you’re looking to channel your love of playing with real-world data into industry-disrupting solutions. We’re a lab that supports open academic collaborations with leading universities in Canada and the US on a wide variety of theoretical and applied machine learning projects. Working in our lab will grant you unique access to massive structured and unstructured datasets with the tools and resources necessary to build game-changing statistical models.

Being part of our team means you’ll also have the opportunity to publish original research in peer-reviewed academic journals and participate in conferences around the world, such as NIPS, ICLR, ICML, CVPR and more.

Your responsibilities include:

  • Exploring, characterizing and employing data in order to solve challenging open problems.
  • Developing and implementing state-of-the-art machine learning techniques.
  • Interpreting larger organizational needs and designing algorithmic solutions that can drive the next generation of banking experiences.
  • Performing literature reviews and maintaining cutting-edge expertise in machine learning, data modeling, and statistical methods.
  • Attending, participating in and conducting workshops on various machine learning topics with the team.
  • Identifying new technologies as they become available, and disseminating them to the RBC innovation teams.
  • Collaborating with team members to conduct original research in machine learning.
  • Drafting, editing and publishing academic papers in leading scientific conferences.
  • Participating in Proof of Concept projects.

You’re our ideal candidate if you have:

  • A passion for data, algorithms, and statistics.
  • A PhD or MSc. in computer science, engineering or another mathematically related field(e.g. Physics, Math, Statistics, etc.).
  • Experience with writing modular, robust, scalable software in Python 3.x.
  • Familiarity with the Unix command line and bash scripting.
  • Proficiency with Deep Learning packages such as Tensorflow, Theano, Keras and PyTorch.
  • Exposure to distributed computing frameworks (e.g. Hadoop, Spark) as well as SQL, NoSQL and graph databases.
  • The ability to frame problems, research solutions, and successfully apply generalizable models.
  • A deep understanding of machine learning algorithms and/or statistical modeling.
  • Have experience in two or more of the following areas: Traditional Machine Learning, Deep Learning, Natural Language Processing, Time-Series Analysis, Computer Vision and/or Reinforcement Learning.
  • Publications in fields relevant to data science or machine learning.

How to apply:

Please email your CV and GitHub (or equivalent) portfolio to mi.research@rbc.com and include where you heard about this opportunity.

What’s in it for you?

  • Become part of a team that thinks progressively and works collaboratively. We care about seeing each other reach full potential.
  • Academic freedom and massive datasets.
  • A comprehensive Total Rewards Program including bonuses and flexible benefits, competitive compensation, commissions, and stock options where applicable.
  • Leaders who support your development through coaching and managing opportunities.
  • Ability to make a difference and lasting impact from a local-to-global scale.

About Borealis AI

Borealis AI is the Research & Development arm of the Royal Bank of Canada. Our team performs fundamental research in machine learning theory and applications and aims to advance the state-of-the-art in financial technologies. Borealis AI supports open academic collaborations and partners with world-class research centres in artificial intelligence to bring cutting-edge machine learning to the banking world.

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