About the Organization

DeepSense, headquartered at Dalhousie University, is an ocean data analytics initiative designed to create collaborations between ocean companies and academic researchers to develop artificial intelligence and machine learning projects to support the growth of the ocean sector.

Job Summary

Reporting to the Executive Director, DeepSense, the DeepSense Algorithms and Software Specialist is accountable for providing unique technical expertise and insight into project development, scoping and execution by understanding and communicating visualizations and machine learning opportunities with industry and academic partners. The DeepSense Algorithms and Software Specialist will work with the rest of the DeepSense team, students, academic researchers and ocean-related companies to create artificial intelligence and machine learning projects to enable growth and adoption of advance analytics in the ocean sector.

Key Responsibilities

Occasional travel to local offices of industry and academic partners will be required. Infrequent provincial travel may also occur.

The successful applicant is expected to be available to work on campus and/or onsite in our shared facilities in Halifax and Dartmouth and will be required to provide proof of vaccination or twice-weekly COVID tests in accordance with University policies.


Graduate degree in Computer Science (or related STEM field) with approximately one-year of related experience scoping, planning, and completing a broad range of machine learning or data analytics projects. Must have demonstrated comprehensive knowledge of machine learning and deep learning algorithms and experience with applications is required. A strong ability to translate project requirements to academic language to facilitate project development and planning is essential. Must have the ability to work with a range of stakeholders including industry partners, academic researchers, and students. Experience with high-performance computing infrastructure, particularly job scheduling, and shared software, is preferred.

Additional Information

Dalhousie University supports a healthy and balanced lifestyle. Our total compensation package includes a voluntary RRSP, health and dental plans and an employee and family assistance program.

Dalhousie University is committed to fostering a collegial culture grounded in diversity and inclusiveness. The university encourages applications from Indigenous persons, persons with a disability, racially visible persons, women, persons of a minority sexual orientation and/or gender identity, and all candidates who would contribute to the diversity of our community. For more information, please visit www.dal.ca/hiringfordiversity.