AltaML - Machine Learning Developer (FinTech)

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. 

This position is in our FinTech division that focuses on building transformative products within the investment management and services space.

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

The chance to get in on the ground floor of a rapidly growing organization with an entrepreneurial mindset.

  • Fast-paced environment with meaningful career paths

  • Competitive compensation

  • Flexible work hours, we don’t watch the clock

  • No set vacation, take the time you need

  • Transportation benefits

  • Health benefits plan

  • Downtown office located in the heart of the innovation district

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. You will primarily work on problems related to finance and investment and you will gain experience and deep domain expertise in fintech. 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 Machine Learning Developer and a member of Fintech 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 exploratory data analysis and solving problems utilizing Data Mining and Machine Learning technique. 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

  • Participate in infrequent technical meetings with customers

  • Complete well defined and exploratory tasks under minimal supervision

  • Help with defining a problem that needs to be solved

  • Suggest and explore novel solutions to a problem

  • Grow skill set and get familiarity with different fields of AI/ML

Minimum Requirements:

  • Over two years of relevant academic and/or industrial experience in conducting AI/ML projects 

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

  • Proficiency with software development

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

  • Expertise with Machine Learning and Data Mining concepts and techniquesExperience with financial modelling and/or knowledge of finance/investment theories is considered a plus

At the end of the hiring process AltaML will be conducting Criminal Background & Credit Check. The job will be only offered to people who pass those checks.