Zalego Academy Nairobi Head of AI - Renewable Contract Jobs in Kenya

Zalego Academy Nairobi Head of AI - Renewable Contract Jobs in Kenya

About the Job:

  • You will serve as the Subject Matter Expert on Artificial Intelligence / Machine Learning disciplines, providing thought leadership on emerging topics and trends You will be responsible for determining your talent needs and maintaining your own talent pipeline. You will play a key role in determining which technologies, services, toolkits, data structures and methodologies should be employed to optimally achieve AI objectives.


    This executive position will oversee major strategic initiatives, including:

  • Identifying opportunities internally to improve our customer experience across our products and solutions with machine learning.

  • Building a cohesive data strategy that lacks silos and enables deep learning technologies to create new competitive insights.

  • Brainstorm with internal MA stakeholders, and external clients to identify innovations in ML/AI/NLP to help advance automation, knowledge discovery, decision-making and insights, and streamline business processes or enable new capabilities.

  • Implement and prototype new algorithms and write code for novel ML/AI/NLP solutions.

  • Evaluate custom solutions through prototyping, POCs and quantitative metrics, and handing off solutions to stakeholder teams as needed.

  • Explain complex models to non-experts, in layperson terminology to clients, stakeholders and managers, while also being able to discuss intricacies of complex algorithms with experts in the field

  • Prepare reports, presentations, for internal and external stakeholders, and as applicable, publish in peer-reviewed journals and magazines.

  • Attend, present at technical conferences, workshops, and meetups

  • Lead curriculum development and assessment to ensure continuous program improvement

  • Lead faculty recruitment, evaluation, and development

  • Ensure student academic and professional success, securing internships and career opportunities

  • Support recruitment of highly qualified students, with an expectation of significant program growth


  • Bachelor’s, Master’s or Ph. D in AI, Computer Science, ML, Electrical Engineering
    or related fields such as Statistics, Applied Math or Computational Neuroscience.

  • 10+ years comprehensive advanced analytics, research, modeling/data science or relevant experience

  • A strong record in delivering machine learning and/or data products including defining ML problems, identifying data strategy, building ML MVP and scaling/production of a prototype to full-scale production.

  • Strong Knowledge of the theory and applications of machine learning, AI, deep learning, data science, NLP, text analytics, unstructured data analytics, supervised /unsupervised learning. Experience with image and video processing is a plus.

  • Strong, proven programming skills in Python, C/C++, Java, R , MATLAB, Scala, and with machine learning and deep learning and Big data frameworks including TensorFlow, Caffe, Spark, Hadoop. Experience with writing complex programs and implementing custom algorithms in these and other environments.


  • Leadership experiences in leading artificial intelligence and machine learning teams on a variety of business impacting areas that enabled innovation and business outcomes.

  • Expert written and oral communication at all levels, both internally and externally.

  • Expert presentation skills used to influence other leaders, both internally and externally. Research emerging ML/AI/NLP / Data Science solutions and be conversant with latest developments in these fields.

    How to Apply

  • For more information and job application details, see; Zalego Academy Nairobi Head of AI - Renewable Contract Jobs in Kenya

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