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AI, Project Manager


Apply now Job no: 507204
Position Type: Staff
Location: Portland, ME Campus - Eligible for Alternative Work Location
Categories: Provost’s Office

About Northeastern:

Founded in 1898, Northeastern is a global research university and the recognized leader in experience-driven lifelong learning. Our world-renowned experiential approach empowers our students, faculty, alumni, and partners to create impact far beyond the confines of discipline, degree, and campus.

Our locations—in Boston; Charlotte, North Carolina; London; Portland, Maine; San Francisco; Seattle; Silicon Valley; Toronto; Vancouver; and the Massachusetts communities of Burlington and Nahant—are nodes in our growing global university system. Through this network, we expand opportunities for flexible, student-centered learning and collaborative, solutions-focused research.

Northeastern’s comprehensive array of undergraduate and graduate programs— in a variety of on-campus and online formats—lead to degrees through the doctorate in nine colleges and schools. Among these, we offer more than 195 multi-discipline majors and degrees designed to prepare students for purposeful lives and careers.

About the Opportunity:

This position is eligible for Alternative Work Location

About the Institute:
Do you want to be part of an exciting new Institute focused on the fusion of human and machine intelligence into working AI solutions?

We are launching a pioneering research and innovation hub in AI—one that will shape the way humans and machines collaborate. Led by Dr. Usama Fayyad, the Institute for Experiential AI (IEAI) is built around the challenges and opportunities made possible by human-machine collaboration. The institute provides a framework to design, implement, and scale AI-driven technologies in ways that make a true difference to society. Our ability to respond to the opportunities afforded to society will depend on training and building a workforce that is AI-capable. Located in Portland, Maine, with the goal of growing the Maine tech economy, the Roux Institute will be a center of activity for the Institute’s efforts.

Founded in 1898, Northeastern is a global research university and the recognized leader in experience-driven lifelong learning. Our world-renowned experiential approach empowers our students, faculty, alumni, and partners to create impact far beyond the confines of discipline, degree, and campus.

Responsibilities:

The Culture:
Here at the Institute for Experiential AI (IEAI) we are committed to the highest of standards in all that we do. Working at the Institute of Experiential AI offers opportunities, an environment, a culture that just aren’t found together anywhere else. This is the right place for you if you’re curious, motivated by the future of technology and want to be part of a unique community that works on high-impact business and societal problems

Summary:
The Institute of Experiential AI at Northeastern University is looking for an ambitious, performance oriented individual to manage projects in its leading-edge AI Solutions Factory, for AI/Data Science solution development over real-world problems.

Mirroring the expertise of Northeastern’s academic units, focus areas for the Factory encompass life sciences; finance; data/computer science; cybersecurity and ethical/responsible AI among others. Within the factory, the Institute will also deliver practicum courses for NU and external learners and will provide a hands-on experience to students through an apprenticeship program. Our goal is to offer a “consulting service” to companies and organizations that is oriented around cohorts as an immersive “residency” type experience. Projects will typically be delivered by staff data scientists and data engineers at the Institute, supported by experts, postdocs, and faculty as necessary.

The Project Manager is responsible for helping organization leverage data, working with the team of data scientists and engineers to provide valuable direction and insight, for clients/partners to make AI-enabled decisions.

The PM works together with units across the client organization to identify opportunities for innovation and business improvement by applying AI tools and techniques, provide strategic direction, solve focused analytical problems; develop a data strategy and own the end-to-end execution of data science/AI projects. They are also responsible for providing direction, mentorship and guidance to a team of data scientists and engineers as well as practicum course learners, support their professional and technical development, as well as to foster continuous improvement of the team’s performance. The PM monitors and manages project baseline to ensure activities are occurring as planned - scope, budget and schedule – manages variances. They proactively identify risks and issues on projects and uses project management tools for tracking and reporting.

The successful candidate must think and act quickly in a fast-paced environment while maintaining accuracy and representing The Institute of Experiential AI at the highest level.

Qualifications:


Qualifications:
• Bachelor’s degree in Statistics, Operations Research, Mathematics, Physics, Computer Science, or Engineering, or in a related field, Master’s degree is preferred
• 7+ years of experience in Data Science or related fields, preferably in a consulting environment. Comprehensive knowledge of modern data science tools and techniques, including Python and associated data science ecosystem. Candidates for the position must also have broad knowledge and understanding of advanced statistical, machine learning, and/or data mining techniques
• Advanced quantitative and statistical analysis skills to solve business problems and provide practical business insight using data and a quantitative/scientific approach
• Ability to develop and manage complex projects, leading an interdisciplinary team to achieve project goals, and provide mentorship and guidance for the efficient and technical development of the members of the team
• Exceptional verbal and written communication skills to relate with and supervise teams, as well as to communicate technical content and analytical insights/complex findings in a clear and concise manner to multiple audiences, including senior management.
• Experience in higher education is not required.
• Ability to learn and understand current, and future trends, tools and techniques in the rapidly emerging AI/ML space.

Values & Abilities:
• Innovative thinking and keeping up-to-date on the latest trends of AI.
• Excellent written and verbal skills and ability to communicate effectively across academia and industry.
• Team-player who can collaborative effectively across many teams within the University.
• Open-minded and assertive when collaborating and working within our team and with other groups within Northeastern University.
• Entrepreneurial mind-set with an ability to navigate complex structures, concepts, and processes

 

Salary Grade:

 Salary commensurate with experience.

Additional Information:

Northeastern University, along with offering comprehensive health benefits and insurance programs, provides a generous tuition benefit allowing full-time benefits-eligible faculty and staff nine credit hours of tuition per academic term. Further information on the tuition benefit can be found here.

Northeastern University is an equal opportunity employer, seeking to recruit and support a broadly diverse community of faculty and staff.  Northeastern values and celebrates diversity in all its forms and strives to foster an inclusive culture built on respect that affirms inter-group relations and builds cohesion. 

All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply and will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, age, sex, sexual orientation, disability status, or any other  characteristic protected by applicable law.

To learn more about Northeastern University’s commitment and support of diversity and inclusion, please see www.northeastern.edu/diversity.

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