Associate Machine Learning Developer (Cohort 6)

Applied AI Lab · Calgary, Alberta
Department Applied AI Lab
Employment Type Applied AI Lab Intern
Minimum Experience Mid-level

“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. 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. 


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!

Confidence can sometimes hold us back from applying for a job.  We’ll let you in on a 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.  

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


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.


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: 


  • Background 
  • Criminal
  • Credit
  • References

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  • Location
    Calgary, Alberta
  • Department
    Applied AI Lab
  • Employment Type
    Applied AI Lab Intern
  • Minimum Experience