Location: Toronto

What's the opportunity?

Borealis AI is the R&D arm of RBC, and consists of a team of researchers, research engineers, data scientists, and software developers dedicated to solving today’s leading problems in machine learning and artificial intelligence. With a focus on curiosity-driven research, our team is dedicated to advancing the state-of-the-art by publishing at top-tier conferences, developing impactful products with the potential to reach millions of people, and supporting the broader AI community.  

We’re looking for a critical problem solver who’s eager to help our machine learning research team deliver competitive products for RBC. As a member of our Business Engagement and Strategy team, you’ll be responsible for identifying exciting product and machine learning research opportunities that will create outsized value and impact for a business line. You’ll develop strategic business plans that support a visionary technology roadmap and collaborate with our product team to align business and technical stakeholders on the detailed scope of short-term product and research deliverables. Our ideal candidate has some familiarity with machine learning and is excited by technical concepts. You’re as excited to manage business relationships and expectations as you are to be in a curiosity-driven research culture.  

At Borealis AI, you’ll be joining a team that works directly with leading researchers in machine learning. Our mission is to think big and go beyond what’s possible today to deliver competitive AI products. This is a rare opportunity to build the skills required to make machine learning work in the enterprise. You can find out more about our research areas at www.borealisai.com.

Your responsibilities include:

  • Becoming the Borealis AI expert on one or more RBC business lines; 
  • Representing the business vision in the group’s product engagements and educating researchers on vernacular and business needs; 
  • Building relationships with RBC businesses, subject matter experts, and technical teams;
  • Building, analyzing and communicating strategic business plans for RBC business lines, collaborating with the Borealis AI research and product teams to ensure alignment, feasibility, and success;
  • Understanding Borealis AI research areas and creatively mapping technologies to solve business problems; and
  • Defining and documenting business requirements and collaborating with the product and research teams to establish product scopes of work, test technical feasibility, and resolve any business issues that arise during the product development process. 

You’re our ideal candidate if you:

  • Have experience aligning new technologies to existing ones in large enterprise business processes;
  • Have experience developing relationships with senior and junior stakeholders at large enterprises; 
  • Have experience developing business cases and other communications on technology projects;
  • Are both a creative thinker who can develop long-term strategies and a stickler for detail to clarify short-term commitments and deliverables;
  • Are excited to work with a machine learning research team on solving problems that cannot be solved with existing technology;
  • Enjoy the challenge required to align multiple stakeholders with different perspectives and objectives;
  • Have excellent prioritization skills to identify and focus on the right opportunities;
  • Are excited to develop your understanding of machine learning. 

How to apply:

Please email your resume to mi.research@borealisai.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;
  • Build rare skills that could open career opportunities in innovation in large enterprises or in being a startup founder or CEO; 
  • 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, Edmonton, 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.