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:

  • Reviewing scientific literature to identify state-of-the-art algorithms in project-specific areas.
  • 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:

  • Are a recent (0-3 years) post-secondary graduate in Computer Science, Software Engineering, or equivalent.
  • Have 2+ years of software development experience (including co-op and internships) in a high-responsibility, minimal-supervision environment.
  • Have demonstrated interest or 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 Python 3.x.
  • Experience with data visualization using D3.js, Chart.js, plotly or other open-source library.
  • 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 an active public profile where you share passion projects.

How to apply:

Please email your CV and GitHub (or equivalent) portfolio to mi.research@borealisai.com and include where you heard about this opportunity.

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.