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Applied Research Scientist - Client Solutions at Element AI
Singapore City, SG

Element AI is one of the world’s largest applied artificial intelligence companies and one of Canada’s fastest growing startups. We constantly push the frontier of knowledge, tackling the world's biggest and most interesting challenges in artificial intelligence, machine learning and operations research.

As an Applied Research Scientist on the Client Solutions team, you will:

Provide in-depth scientific AI expertise during the early phases of opportunity with a client.

Your presence in client interactions will provide the technical knowledge necessary to deploys state of the art AI solutions. You will answer tough and interesting questions and help educate potential clients on the possibilities that AI offers for their needs.

After helping your team identify the client needs and use case scoping, you will do the necessary technical analysis, including some coding, building of early ML models, and data audit to make sure the proposals are technically sound and aligned with the company goals. The proposals you participate in preparing will define initiatives that different teams in Element AI can be involved in. Therefore, your participation in proposals will be critical in guiding the projects.

You will stay in touch with the internal ML teams to make sure you know what our capabilities and roadmaps are. Also, to be successful in your role, you will be expected to stay up to date on the advances happening in a broad section of the AI field.

Ability to travel for client engagements is a plus. This will be discussed with you and balanced according to your possibilities.

Your day-to-day work can be very varied:

Your day could begin by reading up on the necessary material and techniques to do a great job discussing a client opportunity. After meeting the client, you debrief with our colleagues and agree on the next step, based on the clients alignment with Element AI goals and offerings. Then, you might spend some time reading up on current company projects, work on your own personal learnings and answer various technical questions from your colleagues.


You might spend the day digging deeply into a data sample provided by a client, doing the necessary data audit and knowledge discovery to make sure our proposed solution is feasible and well scoped. Then you would help writing the proposal and ensure it's technical soundness and feasibility.


You might travel for 3 days to a client location and act as a technical expert to an on-site workshop where you will assist the client in understanding how various AI methods can be applied to help transform their business and solve their current problems.

What do you need to be happy and successful in that role

You like communicating with people of different profiles: customers, business-driven colleagues, developers, scientists. Multitasking is something that comes easily to you and you are able to focus on in-depth tasks when needed.

You have broad AI expertise and are well-versed in the concepts of multiple domains of the field with significant depth in at least one of them. You are naturally curious and like to stay up to date with trends of multiple field of AI, reading and discussing with colleagues.

You have experience in application of AI to business and enjoy actively figuring out how AI can be applied to practical industrial problems in a way that will benefit clients. You understand the reality of implementing AI products. Notably, you understand that running a model on the varied and often noisy data that arise in a commercial context differs significantly from running it on a clean academic dataset

You have scientific programming experience and enjoy getting your hands dirty in various coding tasks.

You have a background in a scientific or technical field and are driven by applied work.

What we offer for your valuable work

  • Highly dynamic, innovative, passionate, intrapreneurial team
  • Open and inclusive company culture
  • Worldwide competitive salary
  • Participation in the company success through the Employee Stock Option Plan
  • Participation in company employee benefits program
  • Flexible hours (outside of core hours)
  • Autonomous, self-managed Agile teams

If you’re excited at the idea of joining a fast-growing and agile startup we want to hear from you!

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