Senior Research Engineer

What’s the opportunity?

Borealis AI is looking for an enthusiastic Senior Research Engineer who’s excited by the opportunity of being at the forefront of machine learning technology, and working on extremely challenging problems in the financial services industry. As a Senior Research Engineer, you’ll be part of a collaborative team delivering AI projects end to end – everything from scoping and defining the AI problem, to data pre-processing and exploration, to prototyping novel algorithmic solutions, to software implementations of machine learning-based products.  At Borealis AI, you’ll be joining a team that works directly with leading researchers in machine learning, have access to rich and massive datasets, and offers the computational resources to support cutting-edge machine learning R&D.

Your responsibilities include:

  • To delivering cutting edge AI solutions as a technical lead throughout the research and product development lifecycle;
  • To partner with Borealis AI’s product and engineering teams to ensure the seamless delivery of these products;
  • To collaborate with business stakeholders to define the AI problem and rapidly prototype a solution;
  • To engage in applied research experimentation to build and improve upon algorithms and models used in Borealis AI's products;
  • To support projects with thorough documentation, design decisions, and technical advisory.

You're our ideal candidate if you have:

  • Experience leading cross-functional machine learning research initiatives in product-centric environments;
  • Involvement across the research and product development lifecycle, from prototyping to production, and 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

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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