Machine Learning Lead

UL (Dublin, Ireland) 24 days ago

Thousands of us around the world wake up every day with a common purpose: to make the world a safer, more secure and sustainable place. Science is in our DNA; we are endlessly curious and passionate about seeking and speaking the truth. We take delight in knowing that our work makes a meaningful contribution to society, and we are proud that our culture is centered on integrity, collaboration, inclusion and excellence. UL stands at the forefront of technological advancement, and we are continually challenged to find new ways to foster innovation and positive change. Satisfying? Yes. Exciting? Absolutely!

As our global footprint continues to spread across the world, we are looking for a Machine Learning Lead to join our AILab based in Dublin, Ireland. In this role you will have a strong focus enabling UL's client base to effectively leverage recent developments in the digital revolution, giving them the ability to truly leverage their own corpus of data combined with 3rd party data sources, UL’s core data sources and deep Voice of Science competences, to win in a rapidly evolving digital eco-system.

•Lead and manage a team of Data and ML engineers who work on data ingest, data enrichment, analytics, machine learning and artificial intelligence.
•Responsible for designing and developing innovative analytical solutions, which drive business insights within our products.
•Understand and use computer science fundamentals, including data structures, algorithms, computability and complexity and computer architecture
•Use exceptional mathematical skills, in order to perform computations and work with the algorithms involved in this type of programming
•Produce project outcomes and isolate the issues that need to be resolved, in order to make programs more effective
•Manage the infrastructure and data pipelines needed to bring code to production
•Manage end-to-end design, architect and development of applications (including, but not limited to, the machine learning algorithms) being created
•Lead the ML team on building algorithms based on statistical modelling procedures and build and maintain scalable machine learning solutions in production
•Work at the intersection of our data engineering, data science, software engineering and UX teams and help us build our evolving analytical platform using machine learning services
•Apply machine learning algorithms and libraries for problem solving skills with an emphasis on product development
•Communicate and explain complex processes to people who are not programming experts
•Liaise with stakeholders to analyse business problems, clarify requirements and define the scope of the resolution needed
•Research and implement best practices to improve the existing machine learning infrastructure
•Provide support to engineers and product managers in implementing machine learning in the product
•Creating automated machine learning services/systems and constant tracking of its performance

You'll already have some great experience in machine learning and development best practices and be someone that is passionate about working with data and driven to deliver creative and compelling solutions which turn data into actionable information for our customers.

As a key resource on the team you must possess strong interpersonal skills, maintain a high degree of accuracy and attention to detail and have excellent oral and written communication skills.

Core skills:

•Minimum of bachelor’s, master’s degree in Data Analytics, Data Science or Computer Science, PhD preferred.
•Solid experience in data science, analytics and statistical analysis.
•Proven ability in large-scale software development.
•Experience in developing distributed systems.
•Well versed in team leadership and management
•Strong software engineering fundamentals; design and architecture, developing, testing.
•Experience in deploying applications with CI/CD pipelines.
•Fluency in one of C#, Java, C++.
•Fluency in Python and/or R.
•Strong data science fundamentals; analysis, training, tuning and evaluation.
•Ability to write high quality production code for model deployment using CI/CD pipelines
•Programming or scripting experience (e.g. Python, PowerShell, Java, or C#)
•Experience developing Big Data (Spark, Cosmos, or Azure)
•Detailed knowledge of machine learning evaluation metrics and best practices
•Excellent problem-solving and analytical skills.
•Demonstrated effective interpersonal, influencing, collaboration and listening skills
•Experience of working in an Agile environment & Agile Project Management. Experience with Azure Data Factory, DataBricks, Cosmos DB, Spark, Docker, Kubernetes and Neo4J

• Mission: For UL, corporate and social responsibility isn’t new. Making the world a safer, more secure and sustainable place has been our business model for the last 125 years and is deeply engrained in everything we do.
• People: Ask any UL employee what they love most about working here, and you’ll almost always hear, “the people.” Going beyond what is possible is the standard at UL. We’re able to deliver the best because we employ the best.
• Interesting work: Every day is different for us here as we eagerly anticipate the next innovation that our customers’ create. We’re inspired to take on the challenge that will transform how people live, work and play. And as a global company, in many roles, you will get international experience working with colleagues around the world.
• Grow & achieve: We learn, work and grow together with targeted development, reward and recognition programs as well as our very own UL University that offers extensive training programs for employees at all stages, including a technical training track for applicable roles.
• Total Rewards: Competitive remuneration, annual bonus, 25 days annual paid leave. 2 Volunteer Days off per year to spend participating in an array of volunteer activities. Flexible and remote working arrangements

Working at UL is an exciting journey that twists and turns daily. We thrive in the twists and revel in the turns. This is our every day. This is our normal.

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