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AI and Machine Learning Principal
Apply Digital
Toronto
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Who we are: We’re a global digital transformation partner for change agents. We offer connected thinking to deliver connected results that realize a business’ vision.

What we do: We empower enterprises to shift to evolving business opportunities, gain powerful insights and deliver experiences that drive growth.

Who we help: Our 600+ digital specialists have helped global companies like Kraft Heinz, Moderna, Tigo, Atlassian, The Very Group and IKEA create business impact.

How we help: Wherever our clients are on their journey, we partner to align teams on a unified vision and digital roadmap. Powered by modern technology, we design, build, and deliver seamless experiences.

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THE ROLE

What you need:

Apply Digital is seeking an AI and Machine Learning Principal to join our data team. You will play a crucial role in shaping and executing the company's AI strategy. This position offers a unique opportunity to collaborate with cross-functional teams and clients to seamlessly integrate AI solutions into our digital transformation initiatives. Beyond technical proficiency, the role places a strong emphasis on responsible AI development and data use, ensuring compliance with ethical and legal standards. If you have a passion for technology, thrive in a dynamic environment, and possess strong client-facing communication skills, we want to hear from you.

What you’ll do:

    • Work with various internal disciplines, vendors and clients to define data requirements and technology stack for projects.
    • Develop and implement a comprehensive AI strategy that aligns with Apply Digital's business goals and client needs.
    • Lead high-level client discussions on the strategic implementation of AI technologies to solve business challenges and create competitive advantages.
    • Be able to educate Apply Digital Clients on guidelines for the ethical use of AI and data, ensuring compliance with industry standards and regulations.
    • Keep abreast of emerging AI technologies and methodologies, and spearhead the adoption of innovative solutions that can add value to Apply Digital and its clients.
    • Growth the AI practice and oversee AI projects from inception through to completion, ensuring they meet quality, time, and budget constraints.
    • Prioritize with the Lab team all client input on asks of the Lab, and work with the team to determine the re-usability of Lab output across multiple clients.
    • Lead, manage and conduct research for the team with a focus on strategy, design, product and project management
    • Publish and present content based on R&D activities across various channels both internal and externally
    • Present Lab output to clients, as well as internally
    • Be able to focus on real, tangible outputs of the Lab and ways for the Lab to move faster
    • Manage resource asks that are outside the core Lab team
    • Capable of client-facing presentations and internal work demonstrations.

What we’re looking for:

    • A Master's degree in Computer Science, Information Systems, MBA or a related field.
    • Minimum of 8 years of experience in AI, machine learning, or a closely related field, with at least 3 years in a leadership role.
    • Strong expertise in AI technologies such as large language models, machine learning algorithms, natural language processing, and computer vision.
    • Demonstrable knowledge of ethical AI practices, including data privacy laws and fairness in machine learning.
    • Proven ability to lead client discussions and consultations on complex technical topics understandably.
    • Experience in managing multi-disciplinary projects, including budgeting and timeline management.
    • Excellent written and verbal communication skills, capable of explaining complex topics to a diverse audience.
    • Up-to-date with the latest industry trends, technologies, and research in the field of AI.
ABOUT APPLY DIGITAL

We are a digital innovation company focused on products, platforms, and commerce. Digital to our core, we are purpose-built to transform possibilities for people. We solve complex problems with well-executed solutions tailor-made for continuous growth — we're ambitious, and our clients are too. We work with well-funded start-ups, global brands, and Fortune 1000 companies spanning industries and audiences, including Moderna, Kraft Heinz, Arc’teryx, and Realtor.com.

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