Senior Machine Intelligence Developer

<p><span style="font-weight: 400;">This isn&rsquo;t your typical machine learning role. You are taking the best of data systems engineering, machine learning and software development, and applying it to interesting problems you wouldn&rsquo;t normally get a chance to solve at a big enterprise or a startup.</span></p>

Toronto, Ontario

CBC

<p>CBC Digital Operations is the country&rsquo;s biggest digital startup, taking on the challenges of innovating how media is made, sent and received. We are also part of Canada&rsquo;s oldest and truest broadcasting company. We are trying new things. We are growing. As an entity of our own. As a voice for our country. As a team.</p> <p>Digital is a part of our present and all of our future. CBC&rsquo;s strategy is focused on becoming a digital-first organization that provides a digital platform for storytellers. Our mission is to engage our audience with stories they care about.</p> http://www.cbc.ca

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Mid Level

Overview: <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">CBC Digital Products is the country&rsquo;s biggest digital startup, taking on the challenges of innovating how media is made, sent and received. We are also part of Canada&rsquo;s oldest and truest broadcasting company. We are trying new things. We are growing. As an entity of our own. As a voice for our country. As a team.</span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">Digital is a part of our present and all of our future. CBC&rsquo;s strategy is focused on becoming a digital-first organization that provides a digital platform for storytellers. Our mission is to engage our audience with stories they care about.</span></p> <p>&nbsp;</p>
Responsibilities: <p><strong>The opportunity</strong></p> <p>This isn&rsquo;t your typical machine learning role. You are taking the best of data systems engineering, machine learning and software development, and applying it to interesting problems you wouldn&rsquo;t normally get a chance to solve at a big enterprise or a startup.</p> <p>As a Senior Machine Intelligence Developer, you&rsquo;ll be able apply Machine Intelligence to products, where the expected outcome is to show value to our audience, rather than to increase company revenue. At CBC Digital Products, we tackle the hard problems, apply the very best solutions and reevaluate those choices when new data presents itself.</p> <p>Our Senior Machine Intelligence Developer position will join our growing Machine Intelligence practice and be responsible for research, development and deployment of Machine Intelligence algorithms, uniquely catered to our various product offerings and content areas, and their success metrics.</p> <p><strong><br />What&rsquo;s in for you</strong></p> <p><strong>C</strong><span style="font-weight: 400;">utting edge tech. You will be applying machine intelligence in novel ways for the creation of a product specific, and/or audience specific recommendation systems. This is a chance to experiment with various algorithms to help surface content to our audience without the creation of filter bubbles. </span></p> <p><strong>B</strong><span style="font-weight: 400;">uilding</span><strong>. </strong><span style="font-weight: 400;">As part of the Machine Intelligence team, you will create key data systems and data pipelines for the collection of content features, user features and link disparate data sources.</span></p> <p><strong>C</strong><span style="font-weight: 400;">areer growth. You&rsquo;ll be joining a team of highly capable and creative Machine Intelligence developers, that has a strong team </span><strong>culture.</strong><span style="font-weight: 400;"> CBC is fully invested in our people. We will provide you with the time, resources and championing that you need to keep your career here rewarding.</span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">If you're passionate about Canada and you love technology, experimentation and bringing out the best in others, you&rsquo;ll love working at CBC.</span></p>
Requirements: <p><strong>Who you are and what you bring</strong></p> <ul> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style="font-weight: 400;">The passion for machine learning and data. You like to experiment and explore bleeding edge technologies and techniques, and validate their effectiveness. </span></li> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style="font-weight: 400;">The flexibility. You are comfortable with the level of ambiguity these new technologies and projects might bring. </span></li> </ul> <ul> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style="font-weight: 400;">The experience. You have strong software development principles and apply them rigorously. You have at least one year experience in building machine learning models and deploying them into production. </span></li> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style="font-weight: 400;">The education and the technical skills. At a minimum a Computer Science, Engineering degree or equivalent is preferred. </span><span style="font-weight: 400;">Strong Python skills, along with knowledge of machine learning libraries (e.g. Tensorflow) is required for this role, with Java being a great second language to have. </span><span style="font-weight: 400;">You have knowledge or interest in Big Data technologies, NoSQL, Google Cloud Platform, AWS, ETL, Statistics, or academic research.</span></li> </ul> <p><strong><br />Why join us? </strong></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">CBC/Radio-Canada reflects the Canadian identity and promotes democracy. We strive to represent the voices of the country and support social and economic innovation. Our values - collaboration, learning and continuous improvement- embody who we are as a people-focused, digital-forward employer. We offer a rare-in-tech work-life balance with flexible schedules, an excellent benefits package and a pension plan noted as one of the best in the country; we want to ensure you are happy in and out of the office. </span></p> <br /> <p><strong>Collaboration. </strong><span style="font-weight: 400;">We follow lean startup principles and use an Agile approach. Our dedicated people managers work closely with every individual to ensure we are leveraging their strengths, championing their ideas and supporting their pursuit of new skills and career progression. </span></p> <br /> <p><strong>Learning. </strong><span style="font-weight: 400;">From simply buying a book or recommending a course to one-on-ones, our leadership team is focused on creating an atmosphere where people feel fulfilled. Our team members are given opportunities to learn and work cross-functionally across multiple projects. </span></p> <br /> <p><strong>Continuous improvement. </strong><span style="font-weight: 400;">What can you innovate in 8 hours a week? Our Digital department at CBC recognizes just how smart, creative and inventive our team members are. From prototyping new UI/UX to setting up dev environments to experiment on and learning new programming languages to creating improved search functions for our media. Wherever your interests lie, your 20% time is yours to allocate in a productive and professionally gratifying way. </span></p> <p><strong>To apply:</strong></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">Think this job is meant for you but worried you don&rsquo;t have it all? At CBC we know that not everyone takes the same path when it comes to building their skills. You can read about the various backgrounds the talented people that make up our team bring to us </span><a href="https://www.linkedin.com/in/laurisapse/detail/recent-activity/posts/"><span style="font-weight: 400;">here</span></a><span style="font-weight: 400;">.</span></p> <br /> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">Hands-on experience, intelligence, innovation, a passion for learning and a team-focused approach can combine to form the best set of qualifications. If you feel you meet all or most of the qualifications we are seeking; and you are excited by the possibility of growing our company, take a chance and express your interest here: </span><a href="http://bit.ly/2wqEjOn"><span style="font-weight: 400;">http://bit.ly/2wqEjOn</span></a></p> <br /> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">In becoming the leader in expressing Canadian culture and enriching democratic life, we need to be as diverse in every way as the country we serve, both within our workforce and on air. As an employer, we value equal opportunity and nurture an inclusive workplace where our individual differences are not only recognized and valued, but also extend to and pervade all the services we provide as Canada's public broadcaster. </span></p>