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.  

As a member of the Product Management team, you’ll get a chance to build innovative AI products for the financial industry and beyond through a deep understanding of our AI capabilities applied to real-world scenarios. You’ll be responsible for turning research into full-fledged products and will work closely with the business development, engineering, and research teams to deeply understand the problem space and define compelling products.

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:

  • Defining both short and long-term product strategy and roadmaps;
  • Defining and delivering MVPs based on research, then scaling this out into full-fledged products;
  • Writing detailed functional specs so the team is aligned on what we are delivering and what success looks like;
  • Developing epics and user stories and prioritizing the product backlog with the engineering team;
  • Collaborating across research, engineering and business development teams to scope and deliver world-class AI products;
  • Guiding ideas from concept-to-experimentation-to-product

You're our ideal candidate if you:

  • Have a technical degree (CS/Engineering);
  • Have 2+ years of experience building products; 
  • Are continually curious and empathetic about customers and are driven to build great products for them; 
  • Are excited about digging into technical details;
  • Are analytical in your problem-solving approach;
  • Have a track record of thorough delivery; 
  • Can wade through ambiguity to define clear objectives for a product
  • Are great at collaborating across a spectrum of stakeholders, from business partners to researchers to engineers;
  • Have enthusiasm for learning about machine learning and AI (Bonus points if you have worked in this area).

How to apply:

Please email your CV and cover letter 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;
  • 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.