Artificial Intelligence (AI) Software Developer


“Our intelligence is what makes us human, and AI is an extension of that quality.”

Yann LeCun
Artificial Intelligence (AI) Software Developer

In A Nutshell

I create machine-learning programs that businesses may use. 

I am responsible for educating farmers and others in agriculture on how these programs work.  

I build programs using computer coding that helps to improve the efficiency of our food system. 


Potential Salary Range

$57,000 - 117,000 Annually

Which provinces would this job be in?

Alberta AB
British Columbia BC
British Columbia
Manitoba MB
New Brunswick NB
New Brunswick
Newfoundland & Labrador NL
Newfoundland & Labrador
Nova Scotia NS
Nova Scotia
Nunavut NU
Northwest Territories NWT
Northwest Territories
Ontario ON
Prince Edward Island PEI
Prince Edward Island
Quebec QC
Saskwatchewan SK
Yukon Territories YT
Yukon Territories

I spend most of my time in front of my computer writing code and talking to customers. I also travel to different businesses or connect virtually with clients to better understand their needs. 



Job Requirements & Duties

  • Build AI software for businesses working on digital agriculture systems
  • Design, develop, implement, and monitor AI systems
  • Explain to project managers and clients the potential and limitations of AI systems
  • Support the coaching and training of other team members to ensure all employees are confident in the use of software applications
  • Be on the lookout for new AI technologies to implement within the agriculture industry
  • Maintain all software and create updates regularly to address customer and company concerns

Education & Training

  • Bachelor’s degree in computer science, engineering, or computer programming is a must for a potential AI Developer. Experience developing and implementing software applications is also usually required.

Job Outlook

    The demand for software developers is growing and the field looks promising. The job outlook for a software developer will be great over the next five years. 

Related School Subjects

Career Education
Ed. Prof. et Tech.

What words come to mind when thinking about this career?

Software Computer Information Technology Coding

Important Skills

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Computer & Technological

Most of my job requires working on a computer and using code. It's helpful to both enjoy and be good at working with technology and understanding software. 

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Problem Solving

 Coding is basically writing a list of instructions for a computer to follow. When things don’t work, I have to work through the instruction list line by line to solve the problem. 


While I do work with my customers to understand their needs, most of my actual work is done by myself behind a computer. This is a good job if you like to work independently behind a desk.

Creativity & Innovation

The agriculture industry is always changing and advancing- I need to be able to develop big ideas through software to help the industry continue to innovate. 


The Best Things About This Job Are…

Pays Well
Problem Solving
Continuous Learning
Using Technology
Flexible Work Environment