Alex Kim, Software Developer in Montreal, QC, Canada
Alex Kim

Software Developer in Montreal, QC, Canada

Member since December 3, 2019
Alex is an ML engineer with 10+ years of experience in the tech industry. He has shared his expertise as an invited speaker at various conferences and meetups, helped companies with their ML strategy, and advised startups on their Data Science curriculum. He's also the founder and organizer of PyData Montreal, Canada's largest PyData meetup.
Alex is now available for hire

Portfolio

  • Iterative
    Machine Learning Operations (MLOps), DvC, CML, CI/CD Pipelines, PyTorch...
  • Self-employed
    Amazon Web Services (AWS), PyTorch, Keras, Scikit-learn, Jupyter...
  • Rio Tinto
    Python, Amazon Web Services (AWS), PyTorch, Scikit-learn, SQL, Linux, Fast.ai...

Experience

Location

Montreal, QC, Canada

Availability

Part-time

Preferred Environment

Python, Keras, PyTorch, Scikit-learn, SQL, DvC, CI/CD Pipelines, Data Science, Machine Learning

The most amazing...

...project I've done is build machine learning-based services used by millions of users a day.

Employment

  • Solutions Engineer

    2022 - PRESENT
    Iterative
    • Acted as the technical account manager for large enterprise clients that account for over 65% of the company's revenue.
    • Supported clients in integrating iterative tools into their existing systems and processes. Led training sessions on the best MLOps practices.
    • Partnered with founders and product and sales teams to drive sales, define the product roadmap, and demonstrate the technical capacities of iterative tools.
    Technologies: Machine Learning Operations (MLOps), DvC, CML, CI/CD Pipelines, PyTorch, Data Science, Machine Learning, Amazon Web Services (AWS), Education, Training
  • Data Science Consultant

    2017 - PRESENT
    Self-employed
    • Delivered corporate training on data science, machine learning, and MLOps.
    • Developed and refined the data science curriculum to improve outcomes at online boot camp programs and universities.
    • Worked with several organizations, namely O'Reilly Media, McKinsey, Lambda School, Yandex Practicum, and Concordia University.
    Technologies: Amazon Web Services (AWS), PyTorch, Keras, Scikit-learn, Jupyter, Machine Learning, Neural Networks, Python, Data Science, Education, Training
  • Senior Data Scientist

    2020 - 2022
    Rio Tinto
    • Led the development of predictive maintenance and computer vision applications at Rio Tinto's smelters and hydroelectric power stations.
    • Mentored junior software engineers and data scientists.
    • Established team processes and best engineering practices.
    Technologies: Python, Amazon Web Services (AWS), PyTorch, Scikit-learn, SQL, Linux, Fast.ai, Machine Learning, Neural Networks, Data Science
  • Senior Data Scientist

    2018 - 2020
    MindGeek
    • Automated a part of the post-production team's workflow by developing a deep learning-based video action recognition system.
    • Designed and developed a public-facing web application to crowd-source image labeling and annotation data, eliminating the need for expensive 3rd party services.
    • Improved the process of deploying and monitoring the performance of ML models in production by utilizing the best CI/CD practices, such as code and model versioning and unit and integration testing.
    Technologies: Elasticsearch, Splunk, MongoDB, Redis, Apache Hive, SQLite, PostgreSQL, OpenCV, PyTorch, Keras, Scikit-learn, Jupyter, Bokeh, Plotly, Matplotlib, Blaze, Dask, Pandas, SciPy, NumPy, Fast.ai, Machine Learning, Neural Networks
  • Machine Learning Engineer

    2017 - 2018
    Splunk
    • Built machine learning applications within the Splunk ecosystem to allow users without a strong data science background to train, validate, and deploy ML models quickly.
    • Implemented novel parameter-free machine learning algorithms in Splunk Machine Learning Toolkit.
    • Provided consulting services to Splunk's clients, solving their operational and domain-specific challenges and establishing their data analytics strategy using Splunk.
    Technologies: Elasticsearch, Splunk, MongoDB, Scikit-learn, Jupyter, Bokeh, Plotly, Matplotlib, Blaze, Dask, Pandas, SciPy, NumPy, Windows, MacOS, Linux, Machine Learning, Data Science
  • Software Engineer

    2013 - 2017
    UrtheCast
    • Designed and developed software systems to process and classify satellite images using modern software development practices, including unit testing, continuous integration, and configuration management.
    • Performed statistical modeling to test and verify the performance of developed algorithms.
    • Administered on-premise and cloud-based Linux servers by installing and troubleshooting system software and programs.
    • Developed an operations database system for convenient monitoring of space segment's health status, command execution, and data flow by allowing the execution of interactive queries and creating custom dashboards.
    Technologies: Amazon Web Services (AWS), Elasticsearch, Splunk, MongoDB, Redis, Apache Hive, SQLite, PostgreSQL, OpenCV, Scikit-learn, Jupyter, Bokeh, Plotly, Matplotlib, Blaze, Dask, Pandas, SciPy, Linux, Data Science, Machine Learning

Experience

Skills

  • Languages

    Python, R, SQL
  • Libraries/APIs

    NumPy, Pandas, Matplotlib, Scikit-learn, SciPy, PyTorch, Fast.ai, Keras, OpenCV, Dask
  • Paradigms

    Data Science
  • Platforms

    Linux, Jupyter Notebook, Docker, Amazon Web Services (AWS), Visual Studio Code, MacOS, Windows, Amazon EC2, Azure
  • Other

    Machine Learning, Computer Vision, Image Recognition, Neural Networks, CML, Blaze, Bokeh, Windows Subsystem for Linux (WSL), CI/CD Pipelines, Machine Learning Operations (MLOps), Education, Training
  • Tools

    PyCharm, VS Code, Plotly, Jupyter, Splunk, ELK (Elastic Stack), Amazon SageMaker, Git, GitLab, GitHub, MATLAB, Confluence, Jira
  • Storage

    Elasticsearch, PostgreSQL, SQLite, Apache Hive, Redis, MongoDB, Amazon S3 (AWS S3)

Education

  • Master's Degree in Physics
    2011 - 2013
    Unviersity of Alberta - Edmonton, Canada
  • Bachelor's Degree in Physics
    2007 - 2011
    Moscow State University - Moscow, Russia

Certifications

  • AWS Cloud Architect
    JANUARY 2021 - PRESENT
    Udacity
  • Splunk Certified Power User
    APRIL 2018 - PRESENT
    Splunk
  • Machine Learning Engineer Nanodegree
    MARCH 2017 - PRESENT
    Udacity

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