Senior Generative AI Scientist in Toronto, Ontario

TD Bank

Work Location:

Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Hours:

37.5

Line of Business:

Data & Analytics

Pay Details:

We’re committed to providing fair and equitable compensation to all our colleagues. As a candidate, we encourage you to have an open dialogue with a member of our HR Team and ask compensation related questions, including pay details for this role.

Job Description:

Department Overview

TD Model Validation (MV) group is responsible for the independent validation and approval of models used for Generative AI, Natural Language Processing (NLP), credit, fraud, and marketing models. The Artificial Intelligence/Machine Learning (AI/ML) MV team is responsible for the validation of all AI/ML models used across the Bank for various use cases.

Job Description

The position reports to Senior Manager in the AI/ML Model Validation team and is primarily focused on the validation of Generative AI and Deep Learning models.

Detailed accountabilities include:

  • Validate (review, test, and provide effective challenge) AI/ML models, particularly Generative AI and Deep Learning models.

  • Stay up to date with advancements in the field of Generative AI including major publications, important Large Language Models (LLMs), evaluation metrics, technology stacks, and datasets.

  • Maintain full professional knowledge of techniques and developments in the field of AI/ML and share knowledge with business partners and senior management.

  • Develop/implement AI/ML model validation methodologies and standards. Ensure that the validation methodologies and standards are in line with industry best practices and address regulatory and audit requirements.

  • Develop and apply a variety of statistical tests and modeling techniques to identify/recommend improvements to models and undertake related initiatives. Implement benchmark models as applicable.

  • Communicate findings and recommendations to both technical and non-technical stakeholders.

The position involves working effectively with different internal partners such as ED&A, Layer6, PBSA, FC&FMG, TD Wealth, and TD Insurance.

Job Requirements

  • Strong quantitative skills with an advanced degree in one or more of the following areas: computer science, machine learning, engineering, statistics, mathematics, or physics.

  • Proven experience as Generative AI Scientist, Machine Leaning Scientist, or a similar role.

  • Experience with and strong knowledge of AI/ML methodologies including Generative AI, Deep Learning, modern Natural Language Processing (NLP), Retrieval-Augmented Generation (RAG), Transformers, Diffusion models, and Bagging/Boosting methods.

  • Experience with Deep Learning and Generative AI technology stacks and libraries such as PyTorch, Tensorflow/Keras, LangChain, HuggingFace, etc.

  • Motivated to stay up to date with the latest advancements in Generative AI, machine learning, and cloud technologies.

  • Proficient in one or more scripting/programming languages such as Python, Java, Scala.

  • Familiarity with cloud platforms (e.g., Azure, AWS) and big data technologies (e.g., PySpark, Hadoop).

  • Familiarity with Data Structures, Algorithm design, and principles of Object-Oriented Programming (OOP).

  • Knowledge of machine learning explain-ability/interpretability algorithms.

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills. The position requires writing clean technical reports.

  • Ability to work independently and collaboratively in a fast-paced, dynamic environment. Great time management and multitasking skills with minimal supervision.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Publications in the relevant conference and journals is a plus.

  • Ability to implement AI/ML algorithms from academic research papers is a plus.

  • Experience with distributed computing and parallel processing using Spark.

  • Knowledge of SQL and database systems.

Who We Are:

TD is one of the world’s leading global financial institutions and is the fifth largest bank in North America by branches/stores. Every day, we deliver legendary customer experiences to over 27 million households and businesses in Canada, the United States and around the world. More than 95,000 TD colleagues bring their skills, talent, and creativity to the Bank, those we serve, and the economies we support. We are guided by our vision to Be the Better Bank and our purpose to enrich the lives of our customers, communities and colleagues.

TD is deeply committed to being a leader in customer experience, that is why we believe that all colleagues, no matter where they work, are customer facing. As we build our business and deliver on our strategy, we are innovating to enhance the customer experience and build capabilities to shape the future of banking. Whether you’ve got years of banking experience or are just starting your career in financial services, we can help you realize your potential. Through regular leadership and development conversations to mentorship and training programs, we’re here to support you towards your goals. As an organization, we keep growing – and so will you.

Our Total Rewards Package

Our Total Rewards package reflects the investments we make in our colleagues to help them and their families achieve their financial, physical, and mental well-being goals. Total Rewards at TD includes a base salary, variable compensation, and several other key plans such as health and well-being benefits, savings and retirement programs, paid time off, banking benefits and discounts, career development, and reward and recognition programs. Learn more (http://www.td.com/ca/en/about-td/who-we-are/benefits-of-working-at-td)

Additional Information:

We’re delighted that you’re considering building a career with TD. Through regular development conversations, training programs, and a competitive benefits plan, we’re committed to providing the support our colleagues need to thrive both at work and at home.

Colleague Development

If you’re interested in a specific career path or are looking to build certain skills, we want to help you succeed. You’ll have regular career, development, and performance conversations with your manager, as well as access to an online learning platform and a variety of mentoring programs to help you unlock future opportunities. Whether you have a passion for helping customers and want to expand your experience, or you want to coach and inspire your colleagues, there are many different career paths within our organization at TD – and we’re committed to helping you identify opportunities that support your goals.

Training & Onboarding

We will provide training and onboarding sessions to ensure that you’ve got everything you need to succeed in your new role.

Interview Process

We’ll reach out to candidates of interest to schedule an interview. We do our best to communicate outcomes to all applicants by email or phone call.

Accommodation

Your accessibility is important to us. Please let us know if you’d like accommodations (including accessible meeting rooms, captioning for virtual interviews, etc.) to help us remove barriers so that you can participate throughout the interview process.

We look forward to hearing from you!

Language Requirement:

Maîtrise d’une langue autre que le français pour offrir du soutien ou traiter avec des employés ou des collègues qui ont besoin de services et de soutien dans une langue autre que le français./This position requires proficiency in a language other than French to support or deal with employees who require services and support in a language other than French.

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