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Principal Applied Scientist

Unkliely AI

Unkliely AI

London, UK
Posted on Friday, March 24, 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. 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.
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.
Applied Scientists at Unlikely AI, work 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 using cutting-edge technology including the latest Machine Learning techniques, collaborating with colleagues to implement and test your ideas, and helping deliver your solutions to production.
As a Principal Applied Scientist, you will help in providing technical leadership within Applied Science and across the company.
In addition to this, you will also:
- Convert cutting-edge research into real products
- Design, build and experiment with cutting-edge technologies
- Drive the design, development, and execution of scientific research projects
- Write software that is built and deployed in production systems
- Communicate complex solutions to colleagues
- Analyse & inspect large scale datasets
- 6+ years of hands-on experience in deep learning
- 2+ years of experience applying deep learning to NLP for example Large Language Models LLMs, Sequence to Sequence models such as Neuro - Machine Translation (NMT) and seq2seq parsers.
- Experience utilising & deploying transformer models
- Deep knowledge of machine learning fundamentals
- Strong coding skills in Python, including the use of PyTorch or TensorFlow
- Enthusiasm to learn and get up to speed with cutting-edge technologies which you may not already be deeply familiar with
- Strong verbal and written communication skills
- Cloud experience
- A clear track record of mentorship and coaching others
- Use of Python libraries that encourage best practices such as pytest, pylint, black etcML OpsDocker, K8s
- Start-up experience
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.
Equal Opportunities:
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.