Axiom Zen is hiring an

AI / Machine Learning Expert

Vancouver, Canada

Axiom Zen is an award-winning venture studio. We specialize in creating and reinventing businesses for a software-centric world. Our products have made “Best of the Year” lists (Apple; The Next Web), and are used by the world’s leading companies – including Adobe, Sony, Starbucks, Phillips, and SEGA. In 2015 alone, our work was featured in TIME, The New York Times, USA Today, and Wired. Our founder just made the cover of Canadian Business' 2016 "Most Innovative Companies in Canada.”

Our team of experienced software architects, engineers, and designers work on experimental, cutting-edge projects. With distributed hierarchy and an open, supportive environment, we can offer you the space to create the best work of your life.


Position Description

Axiom Zen’s engineering team is committed to best practices (continuous deployment, continuous integration, automated testing, etc) and we’re looking for a talented and startup-minded AI expert to join our growing team -- in Vancouver, BC or San Francisco, CA.

Our ideal candidate has love for building user-centric products that set new standards in usability and performance.


Basic Requirements

  • Strong understanding of statistical modelling, data mining, and artificial intelligence
  • Strong grasp of CS fundamentals, algorithms, data structures, and design patterns
  • Experience shipping high quality code in a fast-paced, mission-critical environment
  • Comfortable with coding (ie. Python, Java, C, Go, or Julia)
  • Machine Learning experience working on supervised, unsupervised, semi-supervised or reinforcement learning tasks
  • Commitment to agile software development methodologies including TDD, continuous integration, and continuous delivery
  • Excellent communication and team collaboration skills
  • Master’s / PhD Degree in Computer Science, a related technology/engineering field, and / or equivalent experience


Bonus Points

  • Knowledge and experience with Computer Vision technique, such as video processing, pattern and character recognition, or detection and tracking
  • Familiarity and comfort with git and GitHub
  • Hands-on experience in implementing a successful applied industrial software using ML techniques
  • Experience in using deep learning frameworks like TensorFlow
  • Experience in using big-data frameworks like Apache Hadoop and Apache Spark
  • Experience in using GPU frameworks like CUDA


How to Apply

Apply via the form below and introduce yourself! Please include any information that will help us get to know you better, such as links to GitHub or recent side projects. Feel free to include brief details (max 150 words) on the most impressive thing you have built or achieved -- we want to be impressed!

We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.


About Us

Axiom Zen is a startup that builds startups. We specialize in new venture creation, taking ideas from paper to product-market fit. We have developed the people, processes, and perspectives necessary to successfully navigate the nexus where the latest advancements in design, engineering, and business intersect.

We believe traditional approaches to innovation have stopped working; the strategic landscape is changing too fast. By the time carefully-laid plans are implemented, they are already outdated. A successful endeavour doesn’t play catch-up!

Optimizing for impact often means working with emerging technologies (like VR and AI), but also includes advances in product, visual design, and even storytelling. Our team of fifty founder-quality engineers, designers, and product leads combine a wealth of experience from fast-growing startups as well as companies like Apple, Google, and SpaceX.


Salary and Benefits

Competitive salary plus bonus, top-tier benefits, and generous stock / equity

A few highlights:

  • Premium Insurance. Axiom Zen provides full health, life and AD&D insurance as well as premium vision, dental, and extended health benefits.
  • Active Professional Development. We actively participate in the development of our team. You have access to a Professional Development budget allocated separate from your compensation to be spent on conferences, classes, books, and any other resources to maintain and expand your skill set, industry knowledge, and professional growth. Or take someone interesting to coffee for in-person learning.
  • Speaker Travel Budget. We believe strongly that all our team members should have the opportunity to become thought leaders in their fields. To support this, we have a standard policy to cover travel + accommodations for speaking engagements anywhere in the Americas, and are very willing to support speaking engagements elsewhere around the world as well.
  • Mandatory 15 Off Days Per Year. We have a high standard for impact but we insist on work-life harmony and believe in balance. Minimum of 15 off days every year, with no hard limit.
  • Transport Reimbursement. We cover public transport to work and back. If you bike to work instead, we set aside $1000/year for bike maintenance. If you walk to work, we’ll bonus you the same amount as a rental subsidy.  

Zen Den Vancouver

B1 - 788 Beatty St.
Vancouver BC V6B 2M1