Machine Learning Engineer Lead

Location: Vancouver, BC

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Job Code: X01

Xtract AI, a subsidiary of Patriot One Technologies, is a company that develops Artificial Intelligence solutions for human challenges to strengthen the global community. Patriot One Technologies Inc. (TSX: PAT.T) is working to become one of the foremost proponents and providers of innovative commercial weapons threat countermeasures solutions for public safety. With a leading technology, top scientific research support, and prudent business leadership, the Company aims to quickly build itself into a recognizable brand and leader in the security sector.


Xtract AI is looking for an experienced Machine Learning Engineer to help lead our growing team. You will be designing and implementing AI solutions that solve challenges involving text analytics, sentiment analysis, topic modelling, and other text-based analytics for applications in security and defense. In particular, you will be leveraging your expertise in natural language processing (NLP), software development, and machine learning to drive forward Xtract AI’s products and solutions to serve clients with automated text analytics on media and social media sources.

As a Machine Learning Engineer Lead, you will provide leadership within our team in Vancouver, along with teams in New Brunswick and Toronto, to solve new and exciting problems by brainstorming, designing and training machine learning models from the ground up.

Your role will involve integrating many skills, from leadership, to application of machine learning techniques, to creative problem solving. You will be expected to lead a team of machine learning engineers, coordinate with Xtract AI leadership to execute on NLP projects and product development, and engage with end user stakeholders to understand requirements and deliver solutions.

Qualifications (Required):
Experience leading a technical team, including managing tasks and processes

Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Computer Engineering or related technical discipline

3+ years of Software Development experience with modern programming languages (Python, C/C++, Julia)

Experience with at least one deep learning framework (TensorFlow, PyTorch, MXNet ...)

Experience working in version control such as git

Experience in big data architectures and pipelines to build and deploy models

Experience in building machine learning models optimized for speed, accuracy, scalability, reliability and resiliency

Ability to perform complex data analysis and present findings to stakeholders

Qualifications (Preferred):

Master’s degree in Computer Science, Computer Engineering or related technical discipline

Knowledge of professional software engineering practices & best practices for the full software development life cycle, including coding standards, code reviews, source control management, build processes, testing, and operations

Experience with prototyping machine learning solutions (e.g. Kaggle, demos, hackathons)

Experience working with cloud platforms (e.g. AWS, Azure …)

Experience with web development for demonstrations

Strong communication skills


Competitive salary

Health and lifestyle benefits, annual bonus, company stock options

Positive & creative work environment in a great location

Leadership role on an expanding team with opportunities for career growth

  • Patriot One Technologies is an equal opportunity employer and welcomes and encourages applications from people with disabilities. Accommodations are available on request for candidates taking part in all aspects of the selection process. To learn more about Diversity and Governance policies, please visit

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