Machine Learning Scientist

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Application deadline: 

Friday, May 18, 2018

The selected candidate will be responsible for designing, building, training, and deploying machine learning models on Xanadu’s cutting-edge specialized quantum computing hardware. As part of our Quantum Machine Learning team, they will participate in multiple aspects of machine learning research and development targeted to near-term quantum devices. Other duties may include the training of traditional (non-quantum) machine learning models for comparison and benchmarking purposes.

The selected candidate must possess the ability to learn advanced scientific and technical concepts quickly and with minimal direction, and apply this knowledge to practical problems. Familiarity with quantum computing or quantum optics is desirable, but not essential if the candidate has strong technical skills and a demonstrated ability to learn new concepts.

Basic Qualifications and Experience

MSc in Machine Learning, Physics, Mathematics, Computer Science, Engineering, or a related field
Solid understanding of machine learning, statistical modelling, probability theory, and linear algebra
Experience designing, building, and debugging machine learning models
Summary of Position and Responsibilities

The selected candidate will be responsible for designing, building, training, and deploying machine learning models on Xanadu’s cutting-edge specialized quantum computing hardware. As part of our Quantum Machine Learning team, they will participate in multiple aspects of machine learning research and development targeted to near-term quantum devices. Other duties may include the training of traditional (non-quantum) machine learning models for comparison and benchmarking purposes.

The selected candidate must possess the ability to learn advanced scientific and technical concepts quickly and with minimal direction, and apply this knowledge to practical problems. Familiarity with quantum computing or quantum optics is desirable, but not essential if the candidate has strong technical skills and a demonstrated ability to learn new concepts.

Basic Qualifications and Experience

MSc in Machine Learning, Physics, Mathematics, Computer Science, Engineering, or a related field
Solid understanding of machine learning, statistical modelling, probability theory, and linear algebra
Experience designing, building, and debugging machine learning models

Preferred Qualifications and Experience

PhD in Machine Learning, Physics, Mathematics, Computer Science, Engineering, or a related field
Strong scientific skills, as demonstrated by quality publications in peer-reviewed venues
Strong technical/programming skills, ideally on a variety of computational platforms (CPU, GPU, special-purpose hardware)
Experience working with modern machine learning libraries (Tensorflow, Pytorch, Scikit-Learn, etc)
Familiarity and experience working in a fast-growing technology start-up environment

Required Knowledge and Skills

Strong familiarity with a variety of machine learning techniques: deep learning, probabilistic graphical models, Boltzmann machines, kernel methods, etc
Ability to understand cutting-edge scientific research and keep up-to-date on latest developments
Ability to communicate and present information in a clear and concise manner to management and cross-functional technical staff
Self-motivated with a willingness to learn
Comfortable working in a fast-paced environment

Summary of Company

Located in the heart of Downtown Toronto, Xanadu is a technology start-up focused on building a full-stack photonic quantum computer. With a team of top-tier researchers from MIT, Harvard, and Columbia leading the technical development, Xanadu’s quantum cloud technology for artificial intelligence and simulation will enable the discovery of new applications while revolutionizing computational capacity.

Xanadu has secured a large seed funding round from world-class venture capitalists. We are always on the lookout to recruit the best-in-class talent to support the development and execution of our technology, which will drive new innovations and generate lasting global impacts.

Point of Contact

If you are interested in this opportunity, please email your attached CV to Nathan Killoran (nathan@xanadu.ai) with the headline “Interest in Xanadu – Machine Learning Job Opening”.