Associate Machine Learning Developer (Cohort 6)

Calgary /
AltaML Applied AI Lab – Data Science /
“Working at the Applied AI Lab as an ML intern, I am involving all the processes of a machine learning project, which allows me to continuously practice and improve my modeling, analytical, and programming skills. I like working on real-world data, it’s interesting and exciting when I gain new insights from exploring data analysis. I like working and communicating with ML/AL professionals, AI Lab mentors, and other ML interns. By sharing our experience and knowledge with each other, I can learn skills and gain practical knowledge from them.”- Yingyu Zhu, Associate Machine Learning Developer, Applied AI Lab

"My experience partaking in the Applied AI Lab is one I would describe as career defining,  personally and professionally challenging and worth every second. I have immensely enjoyed contributing to an impactful project as well as growing my confidence as a machine learning engineer.  I would advise anyone who is considering applying to go for it, It is a good opportunity to get hands-on ML experience and contribute to projects with real-life implications." - Samantha Sam-Inimgba , Associate Machine Learning Developer, Applied AI Lab

Do you see yourself here?

This would be a 3 month paid internship starting January, 2022 and ending in March, 2022. Interviews for this cohort group will be held in the month of November, 2021.

Applications are open in advance to allow interested candidates to apply to a cohort term that works for them. We are accepting applications from all over Canada. However, we are looking for people who are committed to relocating to Calgary during the internship, and looking for work in Calgary once the internship is complete. Please note that physical presence in Calgary is a requirement for this program.
Do you get excited about the chance to solve real-world problems using data and code? AltaML works with progressive partners in industries such as Health, Financial Services and Natural Resources. Sure, we are a tech company, so we offer a well-stocked kitchen including good coffee, sparkling water, and snacks. We are an office filled with foodies and enjoy experiencing different flavours from around the world. We also offer Welcome Lunches, Friday Socials, hot sauce tastings and so much more!

Job Role:

As an Associate Machine Learning Developer  you will have a chance to work on ML projects and deliver real solutions to our Industry Partners including ATB Financial, Suncor Energy, Spartan Controls, and TransAlta Corporation. 

Our Internship experience is unique and designed to give you hands on experience to prepare you for professional success. During the 12 week period you will be placed on a team to work on specific use case(s) identified by the Industry Partners. Teams will be led by Mentors utilizing AltaML methodology to create working models for the viable use case(s) and help guide the teams to make recommendations on how best to implement the solution with the Industry Partner.

What You’ll Be Doing:

Participate in team planning sessions and educational models
Help with defining a problem that needs to be solved
Review the data to understand its overall scope and structure 
Identifying the right metric to measure the success of the model and project
Work in teams to pre-process the data for analysis and model development
Uncover trends, insights, and key features to help guide where ML solutions can be applied 
Develop models around the available data and suggested set of problems 
For viable use cases develop proof of concept working models
Suggest and explore novel solutions to a problem and detailed recommendations for how to integrate the models in business 
Communicating and presenting your teams work to AltaML and Industry Partners
Get familiarity with various data processing tools and exposure to AI/ML algorithms
Independently researching and connecting with your cohort to gain domain knowledge and learn state-of-the-art techniques

You will work with multiple tools and gain experience in multiple AI/ML and data processing fields. You will be given resources and mentorship to help with your growth and career advancement.
Our ultimate goal is to set you up for success and have you hired in the future after your internship!

Who we are looking for:

Post secondary technical training and familiarity with Machine Learning and Data Mining concepts and techniques.
Knowledge of Python (Pandas, SciKit, and similar), databases (SQL)
Ability to work independently and within a team environment

Our core values speak volumes about who we are and how we work:

Humble – Listen to the data
Happy – Tap-dance to work
Gritty – Be persistent, not complacent
Agile – Make small bets, then iterate
Our current and future employees: 

Express our core values
Are hungry for knowledge
Want to learn new skills
Are respectful
Collaborate with others across the whole company
Share knowledge with coworkers
Educate and promote AI and ML concepts both internally and externally
Have a high work ethic and are self-motivated
First Nations Acknowledgment
As this role is an opportunity in Calgary, Alberta - AltaML would like the opportunity to acknowledge the traditional territories of the Niitsitapi (Blackfoot) and the people of the Treaty 7 region in Southern Alberta, which includes the Siksika, the Piikuni, the Kainai, the Tsuut’ina and the Stoney Nakoda First Nations, including Chiniki, Bearpaw, and Wesley First Nations. The City of Calgary is also home to Métis Nation of Alberta, Region III.

Equal Opportunities
AltaML is an equal opportunity employer committed to creating a safe, diverse and inclusive environment. We encourage qualified applicants of all backgrounds including ethnicity, religion, disability status, gender identity, sexual orientation, family status, age, nationality, and education levels to apply. If you are contacted for an interview and require accommodation during the interviewing process, please let us know.

About AltaML:
AltaML is a fast-growing startup that focuses on applied Machine Learning (ML). We see AI as the next step forward in unlocking the best in all industries - and people. We are experts in ML commercialization and help our industrial partners gain a competitive advantage by combining their data and domain expertise with our analytics and ML proficiency. Data informs our every move, and we aim to work quickly, collaboratively, and creatively. We have offices in Edmonton, Calgary and Toronto.
You will be able to experience a collaborative company culture, which means we believe in working hard, getting the job done, and enjoying the group social on Fridays. You’ll also get flexibility in where you work, what hours you work, how much vacation you take, and what you wear. We expect hard work but respect work/life balance.

About the AltaML Applied AI Lab

We transform the way you think about applied AI
Teams are structured around industry-led projects, guided by machine learning mentors to provide working models to support informed strategic decision-making around the use of key AI technologies in business.

We offer you the experience of what it is like to apply AI to real-world industry problems. Learn how to define use cases, communicate with Industry Partners, and build ML models through mentor-led teams.

We strategically partner with businesses building and scaling their data science teams. Our partners are focused on and investing in deploying applied AI solutions that can enhance their core operations through digital transformation programs and informed strategic decision-making around the use of key AI technologies.

We create increased local AI capacity to create a network effect and help equip companies in emerging and traditional sectors to compete in the global economy.

Confidence can sometimes hold us back from applying for a job. We'll let you in on a little secret - there is no such thing as a perfect candidate.  AltaML is working with new technologies, and no one is standing still when it comes to learning.  As long as you are continuing to push your growth and development, then consider applying even if you don’t check all the boxes on our posting.  

So, however you identify and whatever background and experiences you bring, please apply if this is a role that would make you “tap dance to work” every day.  We would love to add your biological uniqueness to our own! :-)
You will be required to undergo the following checks during the hiring process: