Senior Machine Learning Engineer

Senior Machine Learning Engineer

  • Location

    UAE - Abu Dhabi

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  • Contact:

    Joe Entwisle

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  • Job ref:

    JN -092018-90537

  • Published:

    5 months ago

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This is an amazing opportunity to join a digital team in UAE as a Machine Learning Engineer in Abu Dhabi, UAE for a Ed-tech start-up.

The company has designed a revolutionary digital K12 educational framework that is powered by a 9 layered technology stack which includes Artificial Intelligence, Natural Language Processing and Hyper-interactive media (VR and AR) built to create a much more effective and streamlined educational environment for students. Backed by a large Financial Group they are now implementing a Global Recruitment drive for a talented Machine Learning Engineer to join their team in Abu Dhabi.

Roles and responsibilities:

  • Design and prototype algorithms that run on cloud based big data environments. 
  • Develop feature specifications and performance metrics to capture requirements 
  • Assemble representative data sets and use them to train and test new algorithms.
  • Document designs and report results to product management on a regular basis 
  • Identify opportunities for new algorithms and hardware improvements for future products.
  • Develop and maintain data infrastructure systems that power statistical and machine learning models on large-scale datasets.
  • Own data quality throughout all data lifecycles, including acquisition, cleaning, processing, and validation.
  • Build platforms to facilitate the rapid iteration of machine learning and optimization algorithms.
  • Work closely with Data science and Data engineering teams.
  •  Identify new ideas to build and evolve Machine Learning solutions, develop new features and benchmark possible solutions.
  • Understand algorithms (be able to tweak them when needed) as well as infrastructure that enables fast iterations
  • Experienced user of libraries such as scikit-learn, scipy, R, NetworkX, Spacy, and NLTK.
  • Working experince of deep learning algorithms and workflows, and experience with any of the frameworks like Torch, Caffe, MXNet, TensorFlow.
  • Knowledge in Spark, Hive, Cassandra, Kafka and NoSQL databases is plus
  • Ability to meaningfully present results of analyses in a clear and impactful manner 

Skills required:

  • Hands on experience with Python, R, Scala, Java
  • Exposure to machine learning frameworks: Tensorflow, Keras, Pytorch, MXNet
  • First-hand experience with a variety of machine learning and pattern recognition techniques 
  • Develop in Jupyter (IPython) notebook, Spyder and various IDE
  • Engineer new features to improve algorithm predictions
  •  Experience in productionizing data-driven algorithms 
  •  5 + years of strong data analysis skills, including principal component analysis, working with Recurrent neural networks 
  • Intuitive ability to see a complex problem from many perspectives 
  •  Organized, detail-oriented and pragmatic 
  • Thrives in both independent work and in collaboration on a multi-disciplinary team 
  • Experience in working on datasets related to industry verticals, preferably Education Science
  • AWS or similar cloud platform exposure
  • Experience working with educational data sets.
  • Excellent communication skills.