Machine Learning Research Team Lead

Toronto

Hybrid

What’s the opportunity?

Borealis AI is looking for a Research Team Lead. The role includes managing a team of researchers, and research engineers with the goal of delivering AI-based products for the financial services industry. In addition, you will lead initiatives that improve the effectiveness of the research organization.

Your responsibilities include:

  • To lead a team of machine learning researchers and engineers delivering cutting edge AI technology to support AI-based products;
  • To partner with Borealis AI’s product and engineering teams to ensure the seamless delivery of these products;
  • To manage other research team leads and provide guidance and support;
  • To lead initiatives that improve the overall performance of the Borealis AI Research Team;
  • To help recruit, mentor and retain a high-performing research team;

You're our ideal candidate if you have:

  • Experience leading cross-functional machine learning research teams in product-centric environments;
  • A track record of successful people management that includes both researchers and engineers;
  • Involvement across the research and product development lifecycle, from prototyping to production, engaging with multiple stakeholders to develop solutions that meet business needs;
  • Proficient in Python, data science tooling, and deep learning frameworks;
  • Publication record in relevant top tier AI/ML conferences a plus;
  • Experience with NLP, LLMs, or financial services domain a plus;

What's in it for you?

  • Be part of a dynamic & flexible working environment;
  • Become part of a team that thinks progressively and works collaboratively. We care about seeing each other reach full potential;
  • 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, a RBC Institute for Research, is a curiosity-driven research centre dedicated to achieving state-of-the-art in machine learning. Established in 2016, and with labs in Toronto, Montreal, Waterloo and Vancouver, we support academic collaborations and partner with world-class research centres in artificial intelligence. With a focus on ethical AI that will help communities thrive, our machine learning scientists perform fundamental and applied research in areas such as reinforcement learning, natural language processing, deep learning, and unsupervised learning to solve ground-breaking problems in diverse fields.

Inclusion and Equal Opportunity Employment

Inclusion and Equal Opportunity Employment RBC is an equal opportunity employer committed to diversity and inclusion. We are pleased to consider all qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, protected veterans status, Aboriginal/Native American status or any other legally-protected factors. Disability-related accommodations during the application process are available upon request.

 

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