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Belfast, Northern Ireland

Closing Date

2020-01-28 11:50:00


Lead Machine Learning Engineer

  • Title: Lead Machine Learning Engineer

    Ref: 20/9/LML

    Think Technology- Think Allstate

    We build solutions that touch 16 million customers on a daily basis.

    You will work alongside people as passionate as you, focused on delivering the best possible user experiences.

    You will work in a highly collaborative environment primed to adapt to an ever-changing landscape and which places technology solutions at its core.

    You will thrive, you will think differently, you will challenge convention and have the freedom to act with integrity, intention and speed; you will be at the forefront of developing capabilities in support of Allstate’s global business model; you will deliver results and you will leave things better than you found them.



    Job Description

    The DS & Analytics Engineering team builds software products specifically tailored to Allstate’s mission. We are creating scalable platforms for the deployment of cutting-edge predictive analytics, machine learning, and randomized experiments across the entire enterprise. As such the team gets to support and collaborate with Data Scientists and the broader company. We succeed by maintaining a relentless focus on our customers using Lean Startup and Agile principles.

    We are looking for a Lead Machine Learning Engineer to help us create artificial intelligence products. As a Lead ML Engineer in Data Science & Analytics Engineering team, you will be responsible for successfully developing a product in our machine learning deployment suite. You’ll help design and implement a Python/Java based framework that allows data science models to be scored in a production environment. Your impact doesn’t just stop at this product; you will influence how we do data science at Allstate.

    If you also have knowledge of data science and software engineering, we’d like to meet you.

    Responsibilities include (but aren't limited to):

    • Study and transform data science prototypes
    • Design machine learning systems
    • Lead projects, including the planning and prioritization of tasks
    • Full ownership of production code, highly preferably REST APIs / microservices
    • Research and implement appropriate ML algorithms and tools
    • Deploy machine learning applications into production according to requirements
    • Run machine learning tests and experiments
    • Extend existing ML libraries and frameworks
    • Mentor team members and provide guidance on execution
    • Keep abreast of developments in the field

    Essential Criteria

    • Must be an EU citizen or possess a current UK Tier 1 Visa or Tier 2 visa and eligible to take up full time, permanent employment. EU candidates must also demonstrate they are eligible to take up UK employment post-Brexit.
    • 3+ years’ experience as a Machine Learning Engineer or similar role
    • Bachelor’s degree (2:2 or greater) in Computer Science, Mathematics or similar field

    Desirable Criteria

    • Master’s degree or PhD in Computer Science, Mathematics or a related field
    • Understanding of data modeling, software architecture, probability and algorithms
    • Familiar with machine learning frameworks, e.g. Keras, PyTorch
    • Familiar with Python and relevant Python packages, e.g. Flask, Requests, Pandas, NumPy
    • Working knowledge of REST APIs/Microservices
    • Familiarity with Java application development
    • Strong DevOps and CI/CD skills

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    Closing Date: Tuesday 28th January 2020

    Statement on Fair Employment and Equal Opportunities:

    Allstate NI wishes to ensure equal opportunity is given to all job applicants. This company will not discriminate on the grounds of race, gender (including gender reassignment status), sexual orientation, religious belief, political opinion, marital status, age or disability.

    We are an equal opportunities employer. We welcome applications from all suitably qualified persons. However, as women are currently under-represented in our workforce, we would particularly welcome applications from women. All appointments will be made on merit.

    Applicants should note Allstate NI complete AccessNI background checks on all candidates offered a position.

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