AltaML - Data Science Team Lead

About company

AltaML is a fast-growing startup that focuses on applied ML. We partner with industry to co-develop AI/ML powered products. 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. Our Downtown office is located in the heart of the innovation district. Data informs our every move, and we aim to work quickly, collaboratively and creatively. 

Who we are looking for:

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

What we have to offer for you

You will be able to experience a silicon valley like company culture. Your work will be applied and will have a high impact on our clients and Alberta’s economy. We work with multiple industries so you will gain experience and domain expertise working on data that comes from different fields. You will be working with people with multiple years of industrial and academic experience in data science, software engineering, and machine learning fields. To solve the problems we apply various ML techniques from traditional Machine Learning and Data Mining algorithms, through to vision, Deep Learning, Information Extraction, advanced NLP and conversational agents. 

We also have fun. We believe in working hard, getting the job done and enjoying a beer 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.

Job role:

As Data Science Team Lead and a member of a Data Science team you play a crucial role in making sure we advance ML projects and deliver value to customers. You will be primarily responsible to lead a team of Data Scientists and manage ML/AI projects and research. This is a hands-on management position where you also perform exploratory data analysis and solve problems utilizing Data Mining and Machine Learning 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.


  • Lead team planning sessions

  • Help with defining a problem that needs to be solved

  • Suggest and explore novel solutions to a problem

  • Provide mentorship to our Data Science team

  • Manage ML/AI projects

  • Provide work direction and review the work of the designated team

Minimum Requirements:

  • 4+ years of relevant academic and industrial experience

  • Degree in Comp Sci, Comp Eng, Statistics, or related field

  • Experience in leading Data Science teams

  • Experience in conducting and managing AI/ML projects

  • Proficiency with software development

  • Expertise with Python (Pandas, SciKit, and similar) and Unix operating systems

  • Expertise with Machine Learning and Data Mining concepts and techniques