Senior Applied Scientist
Posted on Friday, September 22, 2023
Unlikely AI is a deep tech startup working to create a world where highly intelligent automated systems enable humanity to flourish and benefit us all. We are pioneering transformative technology aimed at making Artificial Intelligence more accurate, trustworthy and safe. By taking a contrarian approach, we believe our technology can solve some of the most pressing problems facing the industry. Based in London, the company was founded by William Tunstall-Pedoe, best known for his key role in the creation of Alexa following the acquisition of his first start-up by Amazon in 2012.
The company has raised a large ($20m) seed round reflecting the excitement investors have in the technology, team and potential of the business. We are looking to build a world-class technology team to realise the extraordinary possibilities of what we are doing.
Please see our Company Principles to understand the core things we value – in particular, we are looking for exceptional people who are willing to tackle some of the most difficult technical problems there are, in order to create something extraordinary with huge impact.
As a Senior Applied Scientist joining Unlikely AI, you will be working the full project lifecycle: from literature to POC to production. You will have a key role in delivering products, starting with literature review, creating proof of concepts applying the latest Machine Learning techniques, collaborating with colleagues to implement and test your ideas, and helping deliver your solutions to production. The role is not limited to a specific field, but our current areas of interest include LLMs and Reinforcement Learning.
As a Senior Applied Scientist working for Unlikely AI, you will:
Convert cutting-edge research into real products
Design, build and experiment with cutting-edge technologies
Drive the design, development, and execution of self-driven research projects
Write software that is built and deployed in production systems
Communicate complex solutions to colleagues
Analyse & inspect large-scale datasets
5+ years of hands-on experience in deep learning.
Deep knowledge of machine learning fundamentals.
Strong coding skills in Python and familiarity with one or more deep learning frameworks (e.g, PyTorch, TensorFlow.
Enthusiasm to learn and get up to speed with cutting-edge technologies which you may not already be deeply familiar with.
Ability to communicate complex research both written and verbal.
Familiarity with cloud platforms such as AWS and GCP.
Proficiency in data analysis techniques.
Use of Python libraries that encourage best practices such as pytest, pylint, black etc.
Experience utilising & deploying transformer models
Please note this role is not a pure research role and does not involve the creation of academic literature, but you should be very comfortable with reading and utilising academic papers and applying these concepts in your work.
We are currently operating a hybrid scheme with a small office near Holborn tube station available to anyone who wants to work there. We also have occasional team days where everyone meets face to face and days where people work heads down from home, communicating with colleagues using Slack and Zoom.
Compensation will be through salary and generous share options. The company has a tax-efficient EMI share option scheme set up (not available to larger companies) which allows us to provide real exposure to the success of the company without taxes being due when they are paid.
We are committed to having a truly diverse team where everyone is encouraged to be their authentic selves. We, therefore, do not discriminate in employment based on gender, race, religion, sexual orientation, national origin, political affiliation, disability, age, marital status, medical history, parental status or genetic information. Having a broad mix of people helps us to be the best we can.