AltaML - Data Specialist

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. For more information visit our site at


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 along with the occasional nerf war. 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 a Data Specialist and a member of 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 for processing data and making it suitable for further application of AI/ML algorithms, as well as performing exploratory data analysis. 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.



  • Participate in team planning sessions,

  • Complete tasks as assigned (with minimal mentorship)

  • Perform exploratory data analysis (EDA)

  • Help with defining a problem that needs to be solved

  • Suggest and explore novel solutions to a problem

  • Get familiarity with various data processing tools and exposure to AI/ML algorithms

  • Soak up knowledge and find area(s) of interest

  • Grow your skill set and gain familiarity in different aspects of AI/ML and data processing

  • Perform ETL (Extract Transform Load) on various data set in various formats


Minimum Requirements:

  • Preferably a Degree/Diploma in BSc in Comp Sci, Comp Eng, Statistics, or related

  • Relevant academic and/or industrial experience (1+ years) in data processing

  • Expertise in Python (Pandas, and similar), databases (SQL)

  • Expertise with data processing concepts and techniques (e.g. databases, information extraction, OCR, etc.)

  • Expertise in Data Mining concepts and techniques

  • Have some knowledge about statistical analysis