Research Engineer (AI Prod Dev)

Waterloo, ON N2L 0J6

Employment Type: Permanent Job Category: Data Engineer Job Number: 1868

Job Description

gdR is recruiting a Research Engineer for the Data Team of our client. Our client is a fast-growing organization that combines research + applied ML + product development across a network of offices in Montreal, Toronto and Vancouver.



  • 100+ diverse team members.You'll work closely with research & product development teams that have joined from Google, Amazon, Facebook and leading startups to build new consumer and fintech applications.

  •  Their focus is on scientific exploration in machine learning theory. These applications are cutting-edge products that intersect machine learning and software engineering and are used by millions of people. 

  • You’ll join a team that works directly with leading ML researchers,  has access to rich and massive datasets, and offers the computational resources to support ongoing development in areas such as reinforcement learning, unsupervised learning and computer vision.

  • Tech Stack: Python, Pytorch (ML), Nvidia, Spark. All Linux based. Spark and SQL. AWS.

Position Highlights

  • Join a collaborative team building AI products – everything from data pre-processing and exploration, to prototyping novel algorithmic solutions, to software implementations of machine learning-based products. You will function as a bridge between research and development teams to help extend research prototypes into implemented products.

  • Focus on building data systems to support ML-based software products

  • Conducting comparisons to existing data algorithms and baselines.

  • Requires 2+ years of software engineering experience working with progressive languages and a solid understanding of distributed computing using CPUs and GPUs

  • Requires Deep Learning experience (e.g., any of Tensorflow, Theano, Keras and PyTorch) 


Apply today or contact Brandon Shim-Ping, Director of Talent, at brandon AT grossmandorland DOT com to learn more.




About gdR

Founded in 2007, gdR’s mission is to grow the leadership capacity and capabilities of people and companies in the Canadian tech ecosystem through executive search, team recruiting and leadership development. We’re actively involved in the community by creating opportunities for people to connect and learn from one another e.g. Canadian Tech at Scale (in partnership with Shopify & Friends), which brings 200+ engineering leaders together. gdR values inclusion in Canada’s tech ecosystem and partners with employers that provide equal opportunities for individuals from diverse groups. If you’re interested in moving to Canada, although we can’t sponsor you, we have put together resources to help you with your journey. Follow gdR on LinkedIn and Twitter updates on new roles in tech.

Meet Your Recruiter

Brandon Shim-Ping
Director, Talent

Brandon Shim-Ping joined the gdR team in 2013 and leads executive and IC searches in engineering, data science and security. 

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