Helping Albertans achieve their dreams by turning the complex world of banking into brilliantly simple solutions. That’s ATB. Is that you?


ATB is driven by the mission to create positive change for Albertans. We value research excellence and the translation of AI-based innovations to applications in financial services and society at large. For the benefit of all.

With world-leading researchers right here at home, we are seizing the opportunity to connect research breakthroughs with real-world applications. Our community of partners are ambitious problem solvers, determined to elevate and grow ATB’s (and Alberta’s) research community into global leaders of AI & Machine Learning in the areas of: reinforcement learning, deep neural networks, computer vision, and natural language processing.

The Opportunity

As ATB’s Managing Director, AI & Machine Learning Lab you will help define ATB’s enterprise AI strategy and the overall direction of the company’s AI & Machine Learning Lab (launched April 2018).

Working closely (and in partnership) with ATB’s Data, Customer Experience, Innovation, and Digital teams, you will help drive the framework and best practices (tools, technologies, key metrics for success) for ATB’s AI strategy and Lab, identify and validate new AI-driven products and services to help transform banking, and establish ATB (and Alberta) as a leader in AI & Machine Learning.


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Accountable for the overall execution and go-to-market strategy of ATB’s AI & Machine Learning Lab’s
Collaborate with Data, Digital, Customer Experience, Innovation to help shape/define ATB’s AI & ML framework(s) for developing and delivering AI-First products and solutions across the enterprise
Identify, define, and execute new product innovations to transform banking and customer experiences by applying new AI technologies
Function as an expert in current market trends and the competitive landscape of AI & Machine Learning, and other related technologies

Leadership & Business Development
Work closely with industry-leading technology and research partners to develop and deliver joint research and product offerings
Activate and engage ATB AI Affiliate Network to help drive the overall success of ATB’s AI strategy
Grow and provide strategic relationship oversight to ATB AI’s Partner Network (University of Alberta, AMII, etc) including leading ATB’s participation in the Global Hub AI efforts to align Alberta AI & ML stakeholders to position Edmonton (and Alberta) as a Global AI & ML leader
Expand ATB’s presence across leading AI ecosystems (Alberta, Toronto, Montreal, etc): work with Innovation’s Director of International Partnerships to identify new / potential AI relationships that could accelerate ATB’s speed to market and elevate ATB and Alberta’s leadership in AI (globally)
Be an ATB ambassador locally, nationally, and globally: evangelize ATB & AI in Alberta, putting us on the map for attracting top AI talent and partners
Support and contribute to ATB’s People & Ethics community-driven, grassroots initiative that is dedicated to advancing AI for good
Establish a positive team dynamic with high engagement

Job Requirements

As The Ideal Candidate You Possess
Advanced qualifications in mathematics and/or computer science
5+ years leading a team applying AI methods and achieving results, a leader that engenders trust and supports team members in taking risks, innovation, and breakthrough thinking
You have used machine learning in a variety of domains / applications such as recommendation engines, anomaly detection (e.g. fraud), operational automation, chatbots, risk management, natural language, and speech technologies and have deep knowledge and experience with AI techniques and capabilities, such as: natural language processing (NLP), deep learning, and reinforcement learning
You can demonstrate an understanding of deploying AI & ML capabilities on diverse (self-built, GCP, AWS, etc) platforms, for the purpose of effectively leading product development – from concept to launch
You’re known as an exceptional collaborator with AI experts, business stakeholders ,and technology teams and have an innate ability to build, lead, and motivate high-performing teams
You’re a strategic thinker, insatiably curious, and operate from a growth mindset while thriving in a fast-paced, rapid growth environment
You have the ability to translate complex analytical concepts / business context into clear objectives / modular components – and, can easily align technical effort to business needs
You are resourceful and persuasive with a desire to speak to the impacts of the work you are doing within the AI world and within ATB
You come with excellent written and verbal communication skills, including strong speaking and presentation abilities, with experience in executive-facing presentations

Educational level:

Master Degree

Level of experience (years):

Senior (5+ years of experience)

How to apply:

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