Job Summary

We are looking for a Machine Learning Engineer who is passionate about creating solutions with massive impact, solving challenging real-world problems, and working in unexplored areas, continuous improvement and Agile development. Applied machine learning experience in driving business value from large datasets in Enterprise environments is a must.


  • Take charge and manage important state-of-the-art machine learning and deep learning projects with billions of data points from day one
  • Collaborate with enterprise clients to customize machine learning solutions for their distinct business requirements
  • Design and develop different machine learning systems, insights, and algorithms, and then prototype, deploy to production, and test them to ensure all client’s business needs are covered
  • Manage overall software implementation lifecycles of projects, ensuring compliance with existing and future enterprise implementation standards
  • Facilitate the deployment and configuration of Dessa's software applications
  • Support the deployment team’s preparation of work plans, milestones, resource needs according to Dessa's standard methods and practices
  • Communicate ideas, updates, capabilities, and workflows to various business stakeholders as well as your fellow Dessa team members


  • 3+ years of applied machine learning experience working with live datasets in Enterprise-level environments solving real-world problems using different approaches and techniques
  • Experience leading teams in deploying machine learning projects in enterprises
  • Proven prior experience working with very large datasets and live production systems where your ML solutions have made a real impact with measurable implications
  • An Engineering, Computer Science, Physics, Math, or similar graduate degree
  • Effective client-focused communication skills and comfort in interacting with diverse technical and business stakeholders at all levels
  • Proven hands-on experience with Python Machine Learning libraries, such as TensorFlow, and PyTorch, distributed computing frameworks such as Spark, and NoSQL databases such as Cassandra and MongoDB
  • Demonstrable understanding of and passion for statistics, probability theory, and data modeling, with a penchant for great algorithm design and strong CS fundamentals
  • Ability to work on a diverse team or with a diverse range of people, and in a rapidly changing multi-disciplinary work environment

3+ years of applied machine learning experience working with live datasets in Enterprise-level environments solving real-world problems using different approaches and techniques



  • Work with purpose: contribute to deploying machine learning models that drive real business impact across industry verticals
  • Opportunity to work with leading machine learning experts on cutting-edge problems
  • Opportunities to develop relationships with a variety of industry decision-makers, subject-matter experts, software developers, and machine learning specialists
  • Opportunity to attend exclusive seminars at the Vector Institute with world renowned researchers in deep learning and AI
  • Split time between your work duties and pursuing personal machine learning passion projects
  • Participate in feats of strength and lively company events that build your career toolkit while also enjoying a work-life balance
  • Enjoy a comfortable company work environment located in downtown Toronto that encourages self-expression, creativity, honesty, and learning
  • Amazing quality of life benefits: healthy snacks, gym memberships, travel accommodations, great health benefits, and more!
  • Stock options possible after you have proven your impact on the job
  • As needed: sponsorship for work visa


Singer, rapper, and writer Dessa has made a career of bucking genres and defying expectations—her résumé as a musician includes performances at Lollapalooza and Glastonbury, co-compositions for 100-voice choir, performances with the Minnesota Orchestra, and a top-200 entry on the Billboard charts for her album Parts of Speech. She contributed to the #1 album The Hamilton Mixtape; her track, “Congratulations,” notched over 5 million streams. Dessa’s third full-length album Chime (Doomtree Records) was listed by NPR as one of 2018’s most anticipated albums. As a writer, she’s been published by The New York Times Magazine, broadcast by Minnesota Public Radio, published two literary collections of her own, and is set to release her first hardcover collection, My Own Devices, in the fall of 2018. She’s been covered by Pitchfork, Forbes, and The Wall Street Journal amongst others. The LA Times says Dessa “sounds like no one else.” The Utne Reader calls her a “one-woman powerhouse.” On the stage and on the page, her style is defined by a ferocity, wit, tenderness, and candor.


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