Applied Lead

Location London
Job type: Permanent
Salary: 100000 to 150000
Contact name: Tom Goldberg

Contact email: tom@ds-group.co.uk
Job ref: 32332
Published: 12 days ago
Startdate: 30/05/2022

Company Overview 

Based in the heart of London, they are an applied AI start-up with a difference. Privately funded by Kinetik (https://kinetik.vc/), they offer all the advantages of working for an early stage start-up, as well as the ability to focus on building high-quality, high-impact systems. Their mission is to build intelligence that delivers radical impact by applying the latest ML research to real business challenges.

Many ML researchers are incentivized to focus exclusively on academic success metrics, and not enough businesses have the risk appetite to test applied ML. By assembling a team of world-class ML researchers, software engineers and product managers they believe they can bridge the gap between academic research and real world commercial challenges to deliver revolutionary products with machine learning.

They believe in building vertically integrated AI products, not just another AI layer on top of already existing products.

Areas they’re currently focused on disrupting include e-commerce, the supply chain and manufacturing. However, we won’t limit ourselves to these areas and will investigate many industries which we believe can be made better with the use of AI.

About the team

They're really proud of the team they are building. They are kind and compassionate people, who like to work in an environment where they feel empowered, excited by their work, and happy. A bunch of them previously worked at the likes of DeepMind, Google, Facebook, Amazon and Microsoft and believe that the opportunity is huge. They learn, they grow together and they always strive to make a real-world impact.

Their office is in central London and they have adopted a fully hybrid way of working. They each aim to be in the office in person 2-3 days per week, whilst leaving it up to individuals to manage their own time/location.

The Role In this role you will:

● Lead teams exploring the application of the latest machine learning techniques to real-world problems (including large language models, GANs, reinforcement learning and computer vision);

● Lead the translation of real-world challenges into machine learning problems and explore the right method to find a solution;

● Lead and collaborate in multi-disciplinary teams to develop prototypes and products that can be evaluated in a real-world environment;

● Research, apply and evaluate innovative methods and models against real-world challenges;

● Recommend and explore new product opportunities where we could have radical impact with machine learning

● Demonstrate strong people skills, ability to mentor and coach talent with a focus on growth and development of the team

About you

First and foremost, we’re looking for smart, inquisitive people who want to come and learn and grow with us. The details in this section are not prescriptive! If you don’t tick all the boxes but you’re interested in working with us we would love to hear from you.

Essential skills:

● Prior experience in leadership and/or management positions, in industry or academia

● PhD (or equivalent knowledge and experience) in computer science, physics, maths, or a related field

● Programming experience (including machine learning framework experience)

● Strong mathematical ability

● Expertise or specialism in a particular domain of ML (including but not limited to deep learning, NLP, reinforcement learning, or gaussian processes) combined with a broad view of the full ML picture.

● A passion for having a positive impact in the real-world using machine learning

Nice-to-have skills:

● Engaged in the ethics and impacts of AI technology

● First or senior authorship on ML publication

If you're interested in this exceptional opportunity then please apply with your most up to date CV. Alternatively, please call Tom on 07415743310 or send an email to tom@ds-group.co.uk for a discreet discussion.