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AI / ML Executive - Global Investment Fund

Hays Dubai
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
Posted 22 days ago Permanent Competitive
Our client, is a global Investment firm that is building out its presence in the Middle East. They are establishing a next generation AI/ML powered fintech platform and looking to hire a senior executive from a VC, investment fund, blue chip technology platform, global investment bank or MNC. Entrepreneurial minded individuals with startup / buildout experience who can operate in dynamic, constantly changing environments are preferred.

Role Description

The AI/ML executive will be working closely with the CEO & COO and be responsible for performing activities related to the strategic planning, formation, execution, product delivery and built out of the platform.  

Roles and Responsibilities 

  • Lead and manage development of the platform's objectives, goals, initiatives, plans, policies and procedures and supervise their execution. 
  • Build out of a best in class team and maintain a high level of training in the latest approaches, architecture, AI/ML product development
  • Facilitating technology landscape research and supporting the development of AI expertise within the organisation. 
  • Taking direct responsibility for the project management, Devops, Quality and release management functions for all products and platforms built and released by the organisation 
  • Establishing the platform as the pre-eminent AI/ML Solutions and Services provider globally and in the region.

Key Criteria

The ideal candidate will ideally possess the following attributes :

  • 15 + years of direct / relevant experience in AI/ML
  • Product / solutions / systems design, build and deployment experience in global settings, preferably in highly data-intensive environments
  • Expertise in greenfield set-up and execution in fintech 
  • Bachelor’s degree and Masters in Computer Science or related qualification
  • PHD is strongly preferred 
  • Strong combination of interpersonal, analytical, strategic and decision-making skills.
  • Entrepreneurial minded

Tech Stack (Preferred)

  • Languages and Packages: SQL, Python, Conda Package Manager, R, R*Shiny, scikit-learn, Spark, JavaScript, Node.JS, Neo4J Cypher
  • Cloud Services: AWS (Sagemaker, Lake Formation, S3, EC2, etc.), Google Cloud, Azure Services, AWS Services – S3, AWS SageMaker
  • Databases: MySQL, MS SQL, Oracle, Neo4J
  • Data Automation: Lake Formation, Palantir Foundry, Spark
  • Data Analytics Tools: Power BI, Palantir Foundry, HubSpot, Google Analytics
  • Tools and Environments: JIRA, Bitbucket, Confluence, Palantir Foundry, Jupyter Notebook, MLFlow


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