Location: Montreal, Waterloo, Vancouver

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.

We’re looking for an enthusiastic software developer who’s excited by the opportunity of being at the forefront of machine learning technology, and working on extremely challenging problems. As a Research Developer, you’ll be responsible for owning and delivering a project end to end – everything from literature review and data pre-processing to implementing machine learning algorithms and front-end development.

At Borealis AI, you’ll be joining a team that works directly with leading researchers in machine learning, has access to rich and massive datasets, and offers the computational resources to support ongoing development in areas such as reinforcement learning, unsupervised learning and computer vision. You can find out more about our research areas at borealisai.com.

Your responsibilities include:

  • Building machine learning-based software solutions for solving important problems
  • Prototyping solutions to evaluate the impact of selected algorithms on the target problem.
  • Collaborating with research and business teams to converge on the best solutions.
  • Optimizing algorithms and prototypical solutions for efficient implementation.
  • Extending prototypes into fully functional, polished solutions ready for internal and/or external use.
  • Supporting projects with thorough documentation of usage, design decisions and capabilities.
  • Extracting, transforming and loading massive datasets using distributed computing framework technologies (Hadoop, Spark, etc.).
  • Demoing products and projects to various internal and external stakeholders.

You’re our ideal candidate if you:

  • Have a bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Software Engineering, or equivalent.  A master’s or PhD in an AI sub-field is an asset.
  • Have 2+ years of software development experience (including co-op and internships) in a high-responsibility, minimal-supervision environment.
  • Have demonstrated experience in two or more of the following areas: Traditional Machine Learning, Deep Learning, Natural Language Processing, Time-Series Analysis, Computer Vision, Reinforcement Learning.
  • Experience with writing modular, robust, scalable software in one of the major languages such as C++, C#, Java, 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.
  • Have knowledge of professional software engineering best practices for the full software development life cycle, including testing methods, coding standards, code reviews and source control management

How to apply:

Please email your CV, Google Scholar (or equivalent), or GitHub (or equivalent) portfolio 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.
  • Freedom to publish 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, an 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.