Director of Machine Learning

DarkVision’s ultrasonic imaging technology creates the largest ultrasound datasets in the world. We need to detect millimeter sized defects in scans that can be many kilometers long. It is essential that we develop algorithms for automated detection, localization, classification, and visualization of these defects to increase efficiency and reliability of our data processing at scale.

A unique aspect of our data is that we already have a large and exponentially growing number of data sets that have been pre-labelled by our data-analysis teams during the process of generating client deliverables (over a billion images from the real world). Beyond our internal R&D efforts, we also work very closely with top universities and industry partners in multiple research areas, including use of AI/ML, to accelerate our innovation cycle.

As Director of Machine Learning, you will be responsible for building our Machine Learning strategy and overseeing the work of our ML team. You will oversee the architecture and development of models that help with automation and reduce dependency on manual intervention. You will also help build and oversee the development of machine learning pipelines for continuous training, evaluation, and deployment of these machine learning models.

Our management process is light and generally milestone driven, using pseudo-agile sprints derived from our quarterly and yearly goals.  All goals are internally generated with plenty of room for feedback.

Responsibilities: (included, but not limited to)

  • Establish Machine Learning Strategy: Collaborate with Product, Data, and Software teams to establish actionable strategies related to the implementation of AI/ML.
  • Lead & Grow the Machine Learning team: Grow DarkVision’s Machine Learning Engineering team, set priorities and deadlines, oversee goals and performance.
  • Provide Technical Leadership: Be a hands-on leader and educate the rest of the team, specifically in the following areas:
    • ML algorithm and trends, specifically related to imaging
    • ML pipeline development and deployment
    • Continuous monitoring and improvement of ML models
  • Help lead our research partnerships: Build, leverage, and oversee relationships with universities to partner on AI/ML projects, help decide what to build in-house and when to outsource.


  • Smart, keen, hands-on, quick, and strong desire to learn new things
  • Able to discern when ML is warranted instead of utilizing a conventional solution
  • Demonstrated ability in developing , deploying, and maintaining AI/ML projects and products
  • At least 3 years of experience in a leadership role
  • Exceptional written and verbal communication skills
  • Master’s degree in Software Engineering, Computer Science, or Equivalent.

Opportunities to learn:

  • AWS services like Sagemaker, Batch, Lambda
  • Training models with imbalanced datasets
  • Organizing enterprise data into structured datasets for ML and visualization teams
  • Computer vision and edge deployment experience

What’s in it for you?

  • Competitive salary or higher (Top $ for top talent)
  • Full benefits package.
  • Competitive vacation allotment
  • Flexible work environment.

About DarkVision

DarkVision Technologies Inc. is a BC-based tech company that has been disrupting the industrial imaging market since 2013. We have created the world’s most advanced acoustic-based imaging platform and are packaging it into multiple new product lines, revolutionizing how our clients quantify and visualize the integrity of their critical assets.

Backed by Koch Industries, the largest privately held company in North America, DarkVision’s team of Mechanical, Skunkworks, Electrical, Software, and Machine Learning Engineers is rapidly expanding to meet the demand for the company’s current and upcoming products.

We provide employees the opportunity to work on cutting-edge technologies that blend science with real-world applications and invite you to join our team for the exciting journey ahead as we become the global leader in industrial imaging.

Why DarkVision:

Here are 4 reason’s you’ll like working at DarkVision:

  • Well-Funded: We are backed by Koch Industries – North America’s largest privately held company and are actively working with top-tier operators across North America.
  • A’ Players: Our team is made up of talented, intelligent, and hardworking people. If you’re an ‘A’ player, you’ll enjoy the intellectually stimulating, challenging and respectfully competitive atmosphere.
  • Growing Quickly: We are in the process of launching several new product lines and as a result have more than doubled our headcount year over year.
  • Lots of Opportunities: We are transitioning into a much larger organization and will soon be expanding into a 52,000 sq ft facility in Vancouver.  We have recently opened a larger Calgary office and have expanded into the US with offices in Houston and Midland, TX.

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