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Technologist AI/ML

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Recruiter: Digital Catapult
Listed on: 22nd September
Location: Kings Cross, London
Salary Notes: Excellent
Type: Permanent
Start Date: ASAP

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AI & ML Technologists works closely with technology team members and stakeholders across our organisation to initiate and develop new innovative projects, seek R&D funding, work with our corporate partners and help startups. Technologists work includes open innovation programmes, building pilots, test environments and trials to accelerate the deployment of new technologies and business models. We aim to make a difference to the UK economy by helping companies accelerate, as well as leading on cutting-edge innovation projects with partners across the commercial and academic world.

What You'll Do

  • Contribute to Digital Catapult's technical strategy and direction in cooperation with key team members
  • Contribute to the ongoing technical requirements to enable execution of Digital Catapult's strategy
  • Initiation and preparation and the subsequent delivery of collaborative R&D funding proposals/projects
  • Initiation, preparation and subsequent delivery of proposals to commercial customers within the UK
  • Work closely with the business development team to develop sources of revenue streams and generate impact
  • Work across the organisation to ensure shared knowledge of the programme's technical direction
  • Participate in open innovation activities as an expert and mentor for startups and corporates, including detailed technical consulting at times
  • Build networks across the UK's academic, startup and industry communities
  • Support recruitment for AI/ML roles and others relevant to expertise
  • Key Objectives - Demonstrate thought leadership in AI and Machine Learning, Successful delivery of projects, to achieve programme milestones, Effective planning and support to B&D team in initiation of new projects

What We're Looking For

  • Broad and hands-on experience with key technologies in AI, including (but not limited to) machine learning, deep learning, data science - in terms of algorithms, data engineering, software tools and hardware
  • Especially desirable for this post is experience with data integration, interoperability, and data architectures to support AI & ML
  • Educated to degree level in Computer Science or related subject or qualified by experience, a postgraduate degree would be advantageous
  • Demonstrable experience working with Python or similar languages. Comfortable with data driven libraries such as pandas, numpy and scipy. Familiarity with at least one common machine learning framework, such as Tensorflow, PyTorch, Theano, MXnet, Chainer, CNTK Experience using a GPU (locally, or in the cloud)
  • Experience with using cloud-based services for development and deployment of machine learning models. Familiarity with the software development stack including git, SQL, docker
  • Broad understanding of current technology debates in AI+ML, their economic implications and sustainability
  • Project initiation, formulation and leadership experience from a consulting, research or commercial setting
  • Outstanding presenter and communicator to a wider range of business, technical and political audiences with the ability to present complex issues in a simple way
  • Proactive and self-confident, adaptable and able to cope with ambiguity, changing and evolving priorities whilst being able to identify new opportunities
  • Excellent analytical and reasoning skills, very collaborative working style, desire and ability to share ideas
  • Excellent problem solving and multitasking skills, with a creative and flexible attitude

At Digital Catapult we are proud to be building an open, diverse and agile community. We are committed to the continual progression of equality, diversity and inclusion within the workplace, in our teams and through the work we deliver. To ensure we deliver on this promise we have ongoing work streams in place to continue on our journey and our established partnership with Inclusive Employers further reflects our commitment.

We recognise and value the advantages and opportunities that come with having people from diverse backgrounds working with us and it is our ambition to build an organisation which is representative and reflective of UK society. We believe equality, diversity and inclusion are key to creating an enjoyable and positive company culture and ultimately to the overall success of our business and of others with whom we work. Our company values are ambition, curiosity, openness and optimism. The value openness allows our employees to be themselves and demonstrates the importance of respecting each other. Our brilliant people ambitiously strive to inspire, drive and deliver positive change in the sectors and technology areas we work in, both across the UK and globally.

We offer a strong learning and development proposition and a competitive flexible benefits package which includes generous annual leave and family leave, a double matching pension contribution scheme and health insurance which extends to family cover. We offer our employees 'giving back days' to help the wider community and the chance to get involved in company-wide volunteer days.

The required qualifications, skills and experiences outlined in our job descriptions are a guide. We welcome applications from candidates with more or less experience, provided the requisite skills can be demonstrated.

Closing Date for Applications: 11th October 2021.

Anticipated Start Date: ASAP.