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Award-winning Clios® & AIXprize® Immersive conversational studio

CTO (Chief Technology Officer)

$90k – $130k • 2.0% – 5.0%
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Prologue Ai is an immersive conversational studio made up of award-winning Clios® and AIXprize® artisans, creating unparalleled voice experiences for destinations worldwide. It’s product, VoiceTrip™ is the world's first, Hybrid AI action (text & voice) for destinations. Our product changes the way that thousands of destinations engage with their tourists and residents.
We ship high quality hybrid actions that put fundamental machine learning research to use. We mostly work in Python, but dip into other languages when it makes sense. We are looking for a Chief Technology Officer (CTO), that is responsible for overseeing all technical aspects of the organization, providing creative technology roadmapping, and embodying strong leadership and mentorship of the development team. The CTO will ensure that all ML and software systems undergo sufficient research, designing, testing, implementation and evaluation. Using effective communication and logical approaches, the CTO will direct the team in order to attain strategic goals. The CTO will work directly with Management to ensure cohesion between business and technical goals.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES
Leads the development team and execution of end-to-end proof of concept for leading edge machine learning, deep learning, artificial intelligence, data mining and analytic focused systems and software development.
Contributes to formulating the strategic direction and goals of the organization.
Inspires creativity and innovation through their leadership; fosters collaboration, learning, and a shared vision.
Leverages pre-existing technologies in new applications/situations.
Identify and develop creative solutions to problems that may arise.
Work together with Project Managers, Scrum Teams and other team members to design and develop software in a series of steps involving documentation, data structures and processes to meet designated needs.
Designs machine learning systems, including research and implementation of ML algorithms, tools, and learning applications.
Development/enhancement of technology stack, lifecycle development, testing and deployment procedures.
Integrate third party applications, and fine-tune performance through development.
Ensures quality of ML through research and testing.
Understands and manipulates datasets to formulate prototypes.
Decides the methodology for approaching datasets and data representation.
Effectively uses statistical analysis methods.
Trains and retrains systems where applicable.
Expands ML libraries and frameworks.
Collaborates with others to architect appropriate solutions of scale for future growth and expansion.
Performs other related duties as required.

QUALIFICATIONS
Masters Degree preferred in Computer Science/Data Science/Bioinformatics or software engineering, plus five to seven years’ recent, related experience (including a minimum of three years’ team leadership experience), preferably in a start-up innovative organization. An equivalent combination of education, skills and experience.
5-7+ years of experience building enterprise level software with customer management.
3+ years experience leading agile driven software development teams.
Experience in software engineering recruiting
Experience in large companies
Experience with cloud solutions such as Azure, AWS, GCP.

SKILLS AND ABILITIES
Exceptional leadership skills; ability to communicate, resolve issues, and create a motivating and inspiring team culture.
Excellent verbal, written and organizational skills, and attention to detail.
Works closely with co-founders, business analysts, and other stakeholders.
Able to perform multiple tasks, balance priorities and meet deadlines; ability to work under pressure.
Able to work independently and as a member of a multidisciplinary agile driven team.
Takes initiative and has a high level of ambition, motivation, and passion.
Background in Artificial Intelligence or Machine Learning, with a solid understanding of key AI/ML tools, techniques, and methodologies.
Industry experience with software such as Git and Jira.
Full stack developer whose proficient in Django Python, SQL, PHP, and Relational Databases.
Experience with delivering software – unit testing, continuous integration, and continuous delivery.
Need a strong awareness of best practice development including Agile methodologies, and scalability. You should have a strong analytical mindset, be self-organized and strongly believe in software quality and ensure the highest quality by following and improving processes and standards, and using automated unit tests, continuous integration and similar tools.

NICE TO HAVE
Experience developing on platforms such as Docker, Rancher, and Kubernetes.
Experience working in a start-up innovative organization.

BENEFITS:
50% remote work with a focus on collaboration
Equity options (2 - 5 %)
Compensation: 120K to 160k
4 week vacation (2 week at Christmas)
4 sick day
Visa Sponsorship Available

Prologue AI at a glance

Award-winning Clios® & AIXprize® Immersive conversational studio

Prologue AI focuses on Entertainment, Artificial Intelligence, Brand Marketing, and Travel & Tourism. Their company has offices in Montreal. They have a small team that's between 1-10 employees.

You can view their website at http://www.prologue.ai/en or find them on Facebook and LinkedIn.

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