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Lead Machine Learning Engineer

Warrington / United Kingdom


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Reporting to a Development Manager, this is a unique opportunity to be part of a team of highly skilled engineers.

You will be comfortable working in a phenomenally fast-paced, high-growth, entrepreneurial environment while developing yourself but also the team around you. Working within our Engineering team, you will have the opportunity to make a real difference in our business and in our customers’ journey.

You should have a good understanding of how modern enterprise scale software is architected. This includes practices such as message queues, micro-services, virtualization and APIs. You will have proven experience using design patterns in everyday development. You will consider SOLID principles in component design.

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Our Ideal Candidate

Your Experience:

Essential

  • Proven product delivery of ML software implemented with Python.
  • A good working knowledge of a deep learning framework, preferably PyTorch or TensorFlow or both.
  • Modern software development techniques – version control, unit testing, refactoring, OOP.
  • Can balance passion for technology, leadership and business awareness.
  • Confident communicating directly with stakeholders in addition to good documentation and communication skills.
  • A demonstrable knowledge of mathematics and algorithms underpinning modern ML methods, for example stochastic gradient descent and basic linear algebra.
  • The ability to drive technical projects and provide leadership in an innovative and fast-paced environment within a world-wide team of Engineers.
  • Coaching and mentoring team members in best practice coding methodologies, patterns & practices, testing practices, and tools that complement the software development process.
  • The drive to earning the latest ML and Python technologies and standards to ensure we are always using the best tools and techniques possible.

Desirables

  • Experience developing in at least one of C#, Java, C, C++ or Python in a test-driven environment also using unit tests.
  • Experience of applying MLOps and DevOps in an Engineering environment.
  • Designing and implementing distributed data intensive applications.
  • Experience of Scaling and optimizing systems and of “Hardening” research-code into production-ready code.
  • Background in Computer Science or related disciplines.
  • Experience of working within an Agile framework.
  • Experience with Rest and interfacing with distributed architectures.
  • Experience of using testing frameworks.
  • Prepared to travel domestically or globally on occasion.


Your Responsibilities:

  • Lead the Python development team within Blue Prism Engineering, recruiting your own team and developing your own best processes and practices.
  • Drive the Engineering Python software architecture across Engineering in conjunction with the Engineering Architecture team.
  • Work alongside both the Product and the AI Labs teams to transform new and existing projects into products.
  • The ability to drive technical projects and provide leadership in an innovative and fast-paced environment.
  • Managing a team of software engineers, task planning and performing code reviews.
  • Hands-on, improving our delivery systems.
  • Championing Python development within Engineering and evolving with the business as it grows.
  • Identify and resolving performance and scalability issues.

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