Head of Artificial Intelligence Center of Excellence

  •  UBS
  •  Switzerland - Zürich, United Kingdom
  •  Oct. 12, 2017

Job Description

Head of Artificial Intelligence Center of Excellence

Switzerland - Zürich, United KingdomInformation Technology (IT)Corporate Center

Job Reference #157299BR

City: London, ZürichJob Type: Full Time

Your role

Do you know what it takes to deliver firm-wide, global strategic direction for all AI-related programs? We’re looking for someone like that who can help us:

• Identify, shape and support the prioritization of high-level functional concepts, roadmaps and concrete Artificial Intelligence use cases together with, and driven by demand from, our business divisions• Assess the strategic and tactical relevance of technology change and identify use cases that could represent an opportunity for disruptive or evolutionary innovation• Collaborate with all UBS business divisions in preparing Proof-of-Concepts, pilots, Minimum Viable Products and business cases• Build out the UBS capabilities in AI and ML applications in collaboration with internal and external teams• Manage stakeholders with all relevant functions involved in change, automation, innovation and business divisions• Keep tight links with the external AI community and potential partners in Academia, startups and established vendors, investors, corporates or industry associations globally• Manage a diverse and decentralized team in a global environment• Support the culture change towards an agile, collaborative and innovative financial institution• Support UBS sourcing and vendor strategies as required• Support the ongoing refinement of business and architecture requirements, control frameworks and establishing standards

Your team

You’ll be working in the Group CTO team in London or Zurich. Our role is to provide the strategic direction for technology investment through its Enterprise Architecture, Innovation, Research and Development, and SDLC centers of excellence.

Your experience and skills

You have:

– MS or PhD with a number of years experience in the Computer Science field, or BS with significant applied AI/machine learning experience– a strong background in one or more of the following: Deep Learning, Machine Learning, Natural Language Processing, Computer Vision, Recommendation Systems, Pattern Recognition, Large Scale Data Mining or Artificial Intelligence.– solid knowledge in deep learning algorithms and AI system design and architecture.– preferably Financial Services knowledge – a strong understanding of the technology evaluation and selection process– an excellent understanding of complex system architecture, components and requirements– a record of academic publishing in related conferences and/or journals (at least it would be a plus)– proven and demonstrated implementation skills (putting theory into practice)

You are:

– honest, reliable, self-motivated with a high level of integrity– a strong influencer and negotiator– an excellent communicator to both IT and business, with a solid understanding of the emerging technology marketplace

About us

Expert advice. Wealth management. Investment banking. Asset management. Retail banking in Switzerland. And all the support functions. That's what we do. And we do it for private and institutional clients as well as corporations around the world.

We are about 60,000 employees in all major financial centers, in almost 900 offices and more than 50 countries. Do you want to be one of us?

What we offer

Together. That’s how we do things. We offer people around the world a supportive, challenging and diverse working environment. We value your passion and commitment, and reward your performance.

Keen to achieve the work-life agility that you desire? We're open to discussing how this could work for you (and us).

Take the next step

Are you truly collaborative? Succeeding at UBS means respecting, understanding and trusting colleagues and clients. Challenging others and being challenged in return. Being passionate about what you do. Driving yourself forward, always wanting to do things the right way. Does that sound like you? Then you have the right stuff to join us.

Apply now.Disclaimer / Policy StatementsUBS is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We respect and seek to empower each individual and support the diverse cultures, perspectives, skills and experiences within our workforce.