Head of AI and Development

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Employment: Full Time

As the Head of Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Development, you will play a pivotal role in shaping the future of resource discovery by guiding a talented team of researchers and engineers to develop groundbreaking AI solutions.

You will be responsible for leading the strategic direction and execution of our AI R&D initiatives, fostering a culture of innovation and excellence.

Client Details

An acquisitive UAE based natural resources entity.


* Oversee the entire AI/ML development life cycle, from ideation and prototyping to deployment, optimisation, and integration, ensuring the successful implementation of AI-driven solutions across various business functions.
* Develop and execute a comprehensive roadmap for the growth and evolution of the AI/ML department, ensuring the team's capabilities and resources remain aligned with the company's long-term strategic objectives.
* Identify and prioritise key areas for AI integration across various functions, collaborating closely with internal stakeholders.
* Build and lead a high-performance team of AI/ML researchers, engineers, and data scientists, providing technical leadership, mentorship, and fostering a culture of innovation and continuous learning.
* Forge strategic partnerships with research institutions, universities, and industry leaders to accelerate innovation and knowledge sharing.

Job Offer

* This role offers a platform to be at the forefront of innovation, spearheading the development of top AI solutions.

* Hold a Ph.D. or a master's degree in computer science, Machine Learning, or a related field.
* 10 years' experience in leading AI/ML teams and projects
* Extensive hands-on experience (8-10 years) in the research, development, and deployment of AI/ML solutions, ideally in an industrial or enterprise setting, with a proven track record of translating research findings into operational, scalable, and cost-effective solutions.
* Demonstrate in-depth knowledge of various machine learning techniques, including deep learning, computer vision, natural language processing, and Large Language Models (LLMs).
* Extensive experience in machine learning operations, with a solid understanding of scalability and cost optimisation.
* Proficiency in programming languages (Python, R) and experience with relevant AI/ML platforms, frameworks, and tools (TensorFlow, PyTorch, Spark, Hadoop, etc.), as well as data management and analysis tools (e.g., MySQL, SQL Server).
* Strong understanding of machine learning operations (MLOps), including techniques for scalability, cost optimisation, and production-ready deployment of AI/ML models in enterprise environments


Michael Page is one of the world's leading professional recruitment consultancies, specializing in the placement of candidates in permanent, contract, temporary and interim positions with clients around the world.

The Group has operations in the UK, Continental Europe, Asia-Pacific and the Americas. In the Middle East we focus on the areas of:

Finance & Accounting Banking & Financial Services Procurement Property & Construction Engineering & Supply Chain Oil & Gas Technical and Engineering Human Resources Sales Marketing Technology Secretarial Executive Search Legal

The Group operates through 161 offices in 33 countries and employs over 5,000 employees worldwide.

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