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Head of AI Research – Edinburgh

Six Figure Package

MBN are exclusively engaged with a distinguished brand with a Global outreach within the Financial Services Industry. We have partnered to appoint an individual as the Head of AI Research within one of the most ground-breaking AI and Machine Learning teams within the sector.

The successful candidate will create, develop and build a Research & Development AI function, the first of its kind within the organization. Designed by academic craft, built to cultivate change and innovation, the R&D team will research, prototype and deploy novel machine and deep learning models that will have an immense impact on the wider business’ strategy.

Role Responsibilities

  • Lead by example; You will have the chance to spearhead the companies AI projects by overseeing a number of key data projects.
  • Recruiting, coaching and mentoring a team of data scientists and machine learning engineers.
  • Liaise with key business stakeholders to understand the business needs and develop data-centric solutions.
  • Work cross-functionally across Research and Development teams to develop POC designs into tangible business solutions
  • Be a key player in the evolution of the business’ data infrastructure, so that it is capable of the mass scale of machine learning models.

Key Skills & Experience

  • A PhD candidate with rich experience in a research/PostDoc capacity.
  • Experience coaching, mentoring or leading teams within an academic or commercial environment.
  • Examples of successfully applying your research in a commercial setting.
  • Highly experienced programmer ideally within Python/Scala or TensorFlow/Keras.
  • Highly knowledgeable in areas such as Deep Learning, NLP or Computer Vison.
  • A range of skills within Machine Learning including but not limited to (Decision Trees, Random Forests, Gradient Boosting, SVM & Neural Networks)
  • A good knowledge of modern software engineering/DevOps principles including (CI/CD, containerization, Docker) to help facilitate the productionisation of ML algorithms (Advantageous).
  • Developing models at scale using Python or Scala and deploying to a live environment (Advantageous).
  • Knowledge of concept drifting to ensure quality of your data is high and accurate and the ability to test your coding standards
  • Experience managing end to end projects, delivering results on time whilst managing multiple stakeholders.

For more information, please contact [email protected] or press apply.


Ref: 13122-KM

Type: Permanent


£ £Six Figure Package

Posted: 31st Jul 2020

Closing: 2nd Oct 2020

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