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AI Technical Presales Consultant for AI Singapore (Innovation)

Date: 11-Jun-2022

Location: Kent Ridge Campus, SG

Company: National University of Singapore

Job Description

AI Singapore (AISG) is a national AI programme launched by the National Research Foundation (NRF) to anchor deep national capabilities in Artificial Intelligence (AI).
The programme office is hosted by the National University of Singapore (NUS) and brings together all Singapore-based research institutions and the vibrant ecosystem of AI start-ups and companies developing AI products to perform use-inspired research, grow the knowledge, create the tools, and develop the talent to power Singapore's AI efforts.
100 Experiments (100E) is AI Singapore’s flagship programme, set up to help companies solve their real-world business problems by building custom AI solutions consisting of machine learning and deep learning models, and end-to-end pipelines that are ready for deployment. Our solutions cover computer vision, NLP and general ML, such as object detection for autonomous vehicles, question-answering AI for education chatbots, and fraud detection for insurance.


We are expanding our team to meet the growing demand for AI solutions and talent in the market. Since our inception in 2017, we have established a culture of respect, continuous learning, experimentation and curiosity. We highly encourage our staff to centre their work around innovation. You will join a passionate group of people who are inspired by the opportunity to work on AI problems and be part of the team to lead the growth of the sector in Singapore.

Duties & Responsibilities 

  • The AI Technical Presales Consultant is responsible for scoping and defining custom AI projects with potential clients before they are executed by our AI engineering team.
  • The role is a mix of technical and business, and is suited to candidates who enjoy meeting clients, discussing their problem statements, consulting with them on technical solutions, and performing some hands-on data investigation.
  • The position is essential in helping to assess the value proposition and technical feasibility of potential AI projects, and ensuring the scope is achievable within the time frame. This maximises the chances of success for the client and AI Singapore.
  • Together with the business development team, participate in requirements-gathering discussions with companies, applying design thinking to distill their problem statement and pain points.
  • Assess whether an AI solution is required. Translate and narrow down the problem statement into specific AI solution requirements.
  • Conduct landscape and literature reviews to understand the potential solutions and models in the market.
  • Advise clients on data requirements for the AI model in terms of volume, diversity, relevance and quality.
  • Evaluate their data readiness level by doing hands-on investigation with sample data, including exploratory data analysis and building a simple baseline model.
  • Align with them on an appropriate scope that balances their requirements vs the project timeline.
  • Where required for research-focused projects, liaise with a Principal Investigator within the AI research community in Singapore to propose a solution.
  • Prepare a proposal document to be submitted to AI Singapore and senior management for endorsement of the project.
  • Brief the designated AI engineering teams on the approved proposals and hand over the requirements to them for delivery.


  • Degree in a quantitative field. Candidates from a programme that is data and information-focused will be viewed favourably (computer science, information systems, data science, statistics, mathematics, physics, engineering, operations research, econometrics or others).
  • 2+ years of experience in developing AI/ML solutions in a corporate or research setting. Solutions that have been deployed into production will be viewed favourably.
  • Hands-on skills in Python-based AI/ML frameworks, specifically TensorFlow, PyTorch, Keras, and scikit-learn.
  • Previous experience in presales in a technical/IT role will be an advantage.
  • Good appreciation of machine learning/deep learning fundamentals and common algorithms for computer vision/NLP/tabular data.
  • Strong communicator who enjoys interfacing with clients, is comfortable thinking on one’s feet and is able to negotiate skilfully.
  • Able to abstract and convey technical concepts to non-technical audiences well, including senior management.
  • Strong interest in the application of technology to solve business problems.
  • Self-learner with a strong sense of curiosity and attention to detail.
  • Support AI Singapore’s industry and community-building activities by contributing to talks, seminars, workshops, journals and other outreach programmes.


Candidates with more experience and higher qualifications will be considered for the position of Senior AI Technical Presales Consultant.


Covid-19 Message

At NUS, the health and safety of our staff and students are one of our utmost priorities, and COVID-vaccination supports our commitment to ensure the safety of our community and to make NUS as safe and welcoming as possible. Many of our roles require a significant amount of physical interactions with students/staff/public members. Even for job roles that may be performed remotely, there will be instances where on-campus presence is required.

Taking into consideration the health and well-being of our staff and students and to better protect everyone in the campus, applicants are strongly encouraged to have themselves fully COVID-19 vaccinated to secure successful employment with NUS.

More Information

Location: Kent Ridge Campus

Organization: Office of the Deputy President(Res&Tech)

Department : AI Singapore

Employee Referral Eligible: No

Job requisition ID : 15114