Data Development Intern

AI Engineering & Technology · Toronto, Ontario
Department AI Engineering & Technology
Employment Type Intern - Professional Staff
Minimum Experience Entry-level


As a Vector Data Development Intern, you will contribute to developing data pipelines needed for applying research in machine learning and AI to pragmatic problems. You will collaborate with some of the best and brightest fulltime AI developers and machine learning researchers. You will work on a research project for genomics data. You will report to the AI Engineering Director.


Start date: May 2021 (4- and 8-month terms available)



  • Working with research students, graduate students, and postdocs in designing and implementing machine-learning based tools through web applications;
  • Designing application frameworks, preparing documentation;
  • Developing application backends and modules in Python;
  • Creating and maintaining relational databases in SQL;
  • Developing application front ends using Javascript/CSS/HTML;
  • Deploying applications utilizing elastic frameworks (e.g. Kubernetes on GCP);and,
  • Other duties as assigned.




  • Currently enrolled at a Canadian university in third year or above in a Bachelor's program in computer science, mathematics, electrical engineering, or related discipline.
  • 2+ years experience in fullstack or related development.
  • Data engineering background working with messy real-world data.
  • Analytical skills to identify signal in data and feasibility of prediction.
  • Experience with Python/PHP/Ruby.
  • Experience with Node/angular Javascript, CSS, HTML.
  • Experience with MSS/MySQL for database development.
  • Experience with deployment on GCP/AWS/Azure.
  • Experience in machine learning and/or statistics preferred.
  • Experience working with scientific data, particularly biological sequencing data preferred,
  • Background in bioinformatics would be valuable but not required,
  • Experience translating and optimizing machine learning algorithms preferred.
  • Experience with Cloud Dataflow or other Apache Beam data pipelines preferred.


Please address applications (cover letter and resume) to Kailyn Burke, Human Resources Generalist, using the link provided. The application deadline is March 4, 2021We thank all applicants for their interest in this exciting opportunity and will be in touch with those whose qualifications most closely match with our needs.

Please note that all interviews are currently being held remotely due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.


The Vector Institute is committed to employment equity and diversity in the workplace and welcomes applications from women, racialized persons/visible minorities, Indigenous peoples, persons with disabilities, and LGBTQ+ persons. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply.


Further, we are committed to fostering an environment of inclusivity and accessibility. If you require an accommodation at any point throughout the recruitment and selection process, please contact and we will happily work with you to meet your needs.

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  • Location
    Toronto, Ontario
  • Department
    AI Engineering & Technology
  • Employment Type
    Intern - Professional Staff
  • Minimum Experience