Director, AI & ML Solutions

Location CA-ON-Ottawa
ID 2024-31660
Position Type


About Kinaxis  

Elevate your career journey by embracing a new challenge with Kinaxis. We are experts in tech, but it’s really our people who give us passion to always seek ways to do things better. As such, we’re serious about your career growth and professional development, because People matter at Kinaxis.  


In 1984, we started out as a team of three engineers. Today, we have grown to become a global organization with over 2000 employees around the world, with a brand-new HQ based in Kanata North in Ottawa. As one of Canada’s Top Employers, we are proud to work with our customers and employees towards solving some of the biggest challenges facing supply chains today.   


At Kinaxis, we power the world’s supply chains to help preserve the planet’s resources and enrich the human experience. As a global leader in end-to-end supply chain management, we enable supply chain excellence for all industries, with more than 40,000 users in over 100 countries. We are expanding our team as we continue to innovate and revolutionize how we support our customers. 



Ottawa, Ontario, CA - Hybrid

About the team

Kinaxis is on the lookout for an experienced and talented Director of AI & ML Solutions who possesses a strong passion for AI technology and the ability to transform it into user-friendly software products, to spearhead one of our innovative research and development groups. In the role of Director for an AI Product R&D team, you will work closely with the VP of Engineering to navigate the strategic expansion of our AI solutions and influence both architectural and product trajectories. Positioned at the forefront of artificial intelligence evolution, you will guide teams that have a tangible effect on our enterprise-level AI software platform and solutions, utilized globally by numerous clients to optimize their supply chain.

What you will do

  • You'll lead an engineering team dedicated to creating foundational AI/ML product solutions that will be used across our entire product suite and be accessible to all customers.
  • You will guide your team in adhering to both product management and technology roadmaps, collaborating with product management to establish and follow through on the strategic direction for your teams.
  • Utilize your expertise in developing and sustaining highly scalable, secure, reliable, distributed AI systems and managing AI R&D squadsto drive teams towards consistent delivery of high-caliber software.
  • Shape the future direction of AI Solutions Product Engineering
  • Present on both internal and external platforms about AI Solutions to diverse audiences including clients, prospects, sales engineers, and tech collaborators.

What we are looking for

  • 8+ years of progressive AI/ML experience, including strategic leadership
  • 10+ years leading engineering teams and delivering data/software products at scale
  • 8+ years in senior engineering management
  • Advanced knowledge in scalable data engineering, software engineering, and ML Ops
  • Experience with architectural designs, technology exploration, and innovation management
  • Deep expertise in DataOps, MLOps, modern data architecture, cloud-based data, Cloud-Native ML tech stacks, and advancements
  • Skilled collaborator with a customer-oriented, visionary leadership approach
  • Excellent communication and presentation skills, with experience in delivering engaging internal and external presentations to diverse audiences
  • Built large-scale data platforms in a data-heavy B2B environment
  • Sc Computer Science, Engineering, or equivalent related discipline.





Work With Impact: Our platform directly helps companies power the world’s supply chains. We see the results of what we do out in the world every day—when we see store shelves stocked, when medications are available for our loved ones, and so much more. 


Work with Fortune 500 Brands: Companies across industries trust us to help them take control of their integrated business planning and digital supply chain. Some of our customers include Lockheed Martin, Yamaha, P&G, Honda, and more. 


Social Responsibility at Kinaxis: Our Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Committee weighs in on hiring practices, talent assessment training materials, and mandatory training on unconscious bias and inclusion fundamentals. Sustainability is key to what we do and we’re committed to net-zero operations strategy for the long term. We are involved in our communities and support causes where we can make the most impact.

People matter at Kinaxis and these are some of the perks and benefits we created for our team:


  • Flexible vacation and Kinaxis Days (company-wide day off on the last Friday of every month)
  • Flexible work options
  • Physical and mental well-being programs
  • Regularly scheduled virtual fitness classes
  • Mentorship programs and training and career development
  • Recognition programs and referral rewards
  • Hackathons


For more information, visit the Kinaxis web site at or the company’s blog at Kinaxis strongly encourages diverse candidates to apply to our welcoming community. We strive to make our website and application process accessible to any and all users. If you would like to contact us regarding the accessibility of our website or need assistance completing the application process, please contact us at This contact information is for accessibility requests only and cannot be used to inquire about the status of applications.



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