Semantic Ontologist - Manager
Posted on Friday, October 27, 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 want to help build an extraordinary company with huge impact.
As an experienced technical people manager, you will be responsible for leading our team of Semantic Ontologists. You’ll work in close collaboration with our Product Lead to drive and set goals, whilst also supporting the career development of the team. As you will be leading a team of experts in their field, you will require a high level of clarity of thought to support the team in making our AI solution stronger.
Ideally 5+ years of experience managing technical teams e.g. Data Science, Machine Learning, plus experience with a team working closely with others of a different discipline.
Previous hands-on experience outside of management within a technical capacity
Strong evidence of conceptual thinking ability and clarity of thought to support us in building an AI system.
Desire and ability to solve really difficult problems.
Exceptional verbal and written communication skills with the ability to influence improvements, and solutions, and resolve challenges.
Previous experience with knowledge representation such as Taxonomy or Semantic Web.
Demonstrable experience working in a highly demanding role in a deeply technical start-up environment
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