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Associate Business Solutions Consultant (Cohort 6)



Toronto, ON, Canada
Posted on Wednesday, August 16, 2023
About the The
We transform the way you think about applied AI. Teams are structured around projects for the public sector, guided by the Project Delivery Manager, Product Owner, and Senior machine learning developers, to provide working models to support informed strategic decision-making around the use of key AI technologies in the public sector.
This would be a 4 month paid contract starting January 2024 and ending in April 2024. The deadline for submitting your application is 12PM MST on September 22nd, 2023. Assessments and interviews for this cohort group will be held in the month of September/October 2023, so please keep an eye out on your inbox for further information around that time frame.
Office as a Resource & Participating Universities: This opportunity is open for anyone that is currently enrolled at U of Alberta, U of Calgary, U Waterloo, or U of Toronto. While we have offices in Edmonton, Calgary, Toronto, and Waterloo we use our offices as a resource and are open to remote candidates.
Job Role
As an Associate Business Solutions Consultant, you will work with our Public Sector Partners, including Service Alberta, and project teams to identify high value business problems that can be addressed with artificial intelligence or machine learning. You will be focused on defining and communicating the business impact of your assigned AI/ML use case to senior stakeholders in government, as well as in organizational change management and adoption planning.’s mission is to set a global example of how to transform the public sector through applied AI, and is designed to encourage the growth of machine learning and AI skill sets that are in high demand across Alberta and around the world.
Our program experience is unique and designed to give you hands-on experience to prepare you for professional success. During the 4 month period you will be placed on a team to work on specific use case(s) identified by our Public Sector Partners. The role requires immersing yourself in complex customer workflows to understand data and business nuances that impact the design of AI/ML products. This role is responsible for providing support to synthesize many streams of information into a unified understanding of the business problem that can be communicated across project and customer teams. The Associate Business Solutions Consultant balances business requirements with customer needs, advocating on what is best for the customer. The Business Solutions Consultant Associate will work across business and technical disciplines to concept and define adoptable AI/ML solutions.
You will be given resources and mentorship to help with your growth and career advancement. The teams will be led by the Project Delivery Manager utilizing AltaML methodology to create working models for the viable use case(s), and help guide the teams to make recommendations on how best to implement the solution with our Partners.
Our ultimate goal is to set you up for success and have you hired in the future after your internship!
Application Process:
Step 1: Apply
Step 2: You will be notified during the third week of September if you are moving to the next stage (via email correspondence)
Step 3: Short Case Study Presentation Assessment
Step 4: 30 minute panel interview during the second week of October
Step 5: Background checks and offer!
Step 6: Welcome to GovLab!
APPLICATION DEADLINE: September 22, 2023 at 12:00 pm MST

What You'll Do:

  • Assist with business requirements gathering & communicating to both internal and external stakeholders how AltaML can integrate machine learning solutions into our client’s business processes and workflows.
  • Assist with facilitating workshops and client engagements to identify and refine machine learning opportunities
  • Conduct research into key industry verticals and identify areas where machine learning may provide value and return on investment for customers
  • Assist in preparing project business reports and presentations to current and potential customers
  • Assist in identifying and documenting requirements for machine learning use cases
  • Provide advice to the team related to the development and employment of machine learning solutions based on their deep understanding of the client’s requirements

What You Bring:

  • Currently enrolled at U of Alberta, U of Calgary, U Waterloo, U of Toronto, or Queens U
  • Prior experience in working as a business analyst in software development, data analytics or AI projects is a definite plus
  • Experience in concepting and defining digital products and solutions, AI products is an asset, including the development of requirements, personas, journey maps, wireframes, workflows, and prototypes. Experience with Miro and Figma is an asset
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Outstanding analytical skills
  • Strong desire to learn
  • Knowledge of one or more of the following industries: Public Sector, Health Care, Oil and Gas, Environmental Sciences, Disaster Management, Finance, Social Services, Information Technology, or Supply Chain is an asset
  • Collaboration skills including an ability to advise a cross-functional team of machine learning developers, project delivery managers and IT specialists
  • Ability to work with clients to understand their needs and make recommendations for acceptable solutions
First Nations Acknowledgment
As this role is an opportunity in Toronto, Ontario - AltaML acknowledges that we are on the traditional territory of many nations including the Mississaugas of the Credit, the Anishnabeg, the Chippewa, the Haudenosaunee and the Wendat peoples and is now home to many diverse First Nations, Inuit and Métis peoples. AltaML also acknowledges that Toronto is covered by Treaty 13 signed with the Mississaugas of the Credit, and the Williams Treaties signed with multiple Mississaugas and Chippewa bands.
Equal Opportunities
AltaML is an equal opportunity employer committed to creating a safe, diverse and inclusive environment. We encourage qualified applicants of all backgrounds including ethnicity, religion, disability status, gender identity, sexual orientation, family status, age, nationality, and education levels to apply. If you are contacted for an interview and require accommodation during the interviewing process, please let us know.