Principal Data & Applied Scientist Lead

Location:Greater London
Job Type:Full Time

Do you have a passion for Data and Machine Learning? Do you dream of working with customers on their most forward-looking AI initiatives? Does the challenge of developing modern machine learning solutions to solve real-world business problems in the cloud sound exciting to you? Do you enjoy leading and growing a team of Data and Applied Scientists?

If you answered "yes" to these questions, we want to talk to you about joining the CSE Machine Learning team. We are a group that engages partners in all corners of the world and work alongside them to build a new breed of intelligent solutions and systems. We are looking for a Data and Applied Scientist Manager with strong analytical and development skills to join our expanding team.

The most successful candidates will have several years of real-world experience building production ML/AI systems and applying machine learning algorithms across a breadth of modern technology platforms. They are customer focused and practical, enjoy challenging projects and have strong analytical skills, technical aptitude, software engineering, applied research, communication skills and a collaborative work style. They have experience in managing teams for several years and have demonstrated great leadership

Responsibilities

In this role you will be responsible for:

  • Building end-to-end production level ML/AI solutions
  • Manage and lead a team of Applied Data Scientists
  • Developing and deploying solutions with Microsoft Partners for solving business problems using machine (deep) learning and Azure data platforms,
  • Applying solid software engineering and ML/AI principles,
  • Providing technical subject matter expertise in OSS and Microsoft big data technologies, to support architecture design sessions, and unblock critical scenarios for our partners.

Qualifications

Preferred Qualifications

  • MS/PhD in Computer Science, EE, Statistics, Computational Linguistics or equivalent technical field.
  • 5+ years of experience with end-to-end ML systems in the cloud, including data processing, feature engineering and tuning of ML models in training and production, with both structured and unstructured data.
  • 5+ years of experience in Management and Leadership of teams with at least 10 members
  • Solid understanding of common statistical and machine learning techniques, both classical machine learning and deep learning.
  • Broad ML experience across a variety of applications, but a deeper expertise in information retrieval and language understanding with both text and speech.
  • Skilled in Python ML frameworks, and at least one major programming language such as C#.
  • Experience with application development practices and version control systems.
  • Experience with working on big data pipelines and cloud solutions.
  • Familiarity with the Microsoft Azure cloud or another cloud platform is a plus.
  • Ability to work independently and in a team, take initiative and lead engagements as required, and communicate effectively with customers and your colleagues.

CSE-FY20

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