SAM - Senior Machine Learning Engineer

Edmonton · Full Time

Job Description

Our AI team is growing! We’re looking for ambitious team members who like to ship code, solve hard problems and thrive in a growing startup environment. At SAM we’re solving some of the most challenging event detection problems using unstructured social media data - leverage the latest in ML, NLP and DL and build and tune these models continuously. The chosen candidate will work with the SAM team to build and maintain our SAM AI Engine. The ideal candidate will have experience working with a range of classification and optimisation problems, will understand statistical modelling and dataset development, and will enjoy working with a team of passionate and collaborative developers and scientists. This role is a full-time position based in our Edmonton offices.

Required Skills
Passion for and experience with machine learning, statistics, modelling
Ability to program in Python
Experience with deep learning frameworks (ie TensorFlow) 
Strong algorithm and data structures background
Knowledge of software patterns and best practices
Exposure to cloud services (AWS, Google) 
Ability to deliver solutions that scale
Bachelor’s Degree in Computing Science, Computer Engineering, or Math
At least 5 years of experience in a similar role

Desired Skills
Experience Developing and deploying with Docker
Knowledge of social media API’s, developer terms
MSc, or PhD in Computing Science, Engineering or Math

Personal Skills
Team player who is willing to wear multiple hats, execute on tight timelines and cooperate with the team
Willingness to help out on after hours support (we all do it) 
Desire to seek out new challenges and learn, and to build rather than maintain
You seek opportunities to be creative, come up with innovative solutions, and don’t require a “playbook” to get things done

About SAM

SAM prides itself on being a global leader in AI, machine learning in the news and social media space. We are a fast moving company with a talented and motivated team that ships products often and pushes the status quo daily. With offices in Edmonton and London, SAM is motivated to find like minded team members to become a key players to build around as we grow. SAM is a funded startup that offers competitive salaries, opportunity for equity, a great benefits package, and a fun yet challenging work environment.