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Manager, Artificial Intelligence (Delivery) - 25946

Location: MONTREAL, QC, Canada
Posting Start Date: Jul 6, 2021
Posting End Date: Ongoing


Job Description


Being part of Air Canada is to become part of an iconic Canadian symbol, recently ranked the best Airline in North America. Let your career take flight by joining our diverse and vibrant team at the leading edge of passenger aviation.
The Manager, Artificial Intelligence can be located in Montreal and/or Toronto 
Air Canada is embracing Artificial Intelligence to solve problems that are core to the company’s mission of optimizing airline operations. Major challenges include developing systems and models to best match the Air Canada’s business operations to the highest standards on quality and safety. In addition to developing the company’s core technologies, Air Canada’s AI Center of Excellence (CoE) team provides decision support analysis for many teams across the organization including product development, road mapping, on-going support and strategy. Data scale ranges from small data sets to large multi-terabyte organizational information in distributed database systems.

We are looking for experienced AI professional with a strong technical background, leadership instincts, and managerial skills. You would be leading a talented team of Data Scientists, Data Engineers and Full Stack Developers that work on a portfolio of AI projects. The role would entail helping to develop quarterly roadmaps, managing several simultaneous projects, mentoring and fostering individual career development, selection of the appropriate software development tools and technologies, and coordinating closely with other stakeholders across the company. This position requires excellent communication skills, business instincts, and a “get-it-done” mentality to ensure that results are delivered while also encouraging creativity and innovation.

  • Mentor Data Scientists, Data Engineers and Full Stack Developers and provide technical direction in the delivery of AI projects
  • Work with Data Science and Product leadership to devise product and technical roadmaps
  • Manage scope and pace of execution across multiple projects for high quality and on time delivery
  • Remove obstacles and enable teams to work productively in a constructive environment
  • Develop creative solutions to diverse problems including engineering challenges, unstructured data-sets, ontology development, and machine learning applications
  • Lead and develop major projects from end-to-end encompassing planning, design, technical implementation, debugging, roll-out to Product & Engineering, testing, and iteration
  • Operate at level of sophistication in statistics, machine learning, or computer science that is publication-worthy
  • Regularly monitor pull requests, perform code reviews, and produce excellent peer reviews on projects prior to shipping to Product & Engineering
  • Evaluate and experiment with new technologies and tools prior to wider adoption by the team
  • Work closely with Analysts, Data Scientists, Project Managers, and Data Engineers


  • 5-7+ years of industry experience in data science or similarly quantitative roles
  • 3-5+ years of prior Software Development management experience, preferably in an Agile Software Development Environment
  • Strong business and product instincts
  • Excellent verbal communications, including the ability to clearly and concisely articulate complex concepts to both technical and non-technical collaborators
  • Experience effectively turning research results into applications and features that drive business impact
  • Proficient with relational databases (e.g. SQL), Python, R, Linux Shell scripting
  • Experience with machine learning and computational statistics packages
  • Experience with visualization tools
  • Frequent user of cloud computing platforms such as Amazon Web Services or Microsoft Azure
  • Bonus Points: Certified Analytics Professional 
Linguistic Requirements

Based on equal qualifications, preference will be given to bilingual candidates. 

Diversity and Inclusion
Air Canada is strongly committed to Diversity and Inclusion and aims to create a healthy, accessible and rewarding work environment which highlights employees’ unique contributions to our company’s success.
As an equal opportunity employer, we welcome applications from all to help us build a diverse workforce which reflects the diversity of our customers, and communities, in which we live and serve.

Air Canada thanks all candidates for their interest; however only those selected to continue in the process will be contacted.