Director of Engineering

    causaLens Published: July 7, 2020
    Location
    London, United Kingdom
    Job Type

    Description

    Summary

    We are looking for a motivated and high-achieving Director of Engineering based in London to join the team working on our exciting machine learning product. This is a full-time placement with significant opportunities for personal development.

    We offer an intellectually stimulating environment, work within an interdisciplinary team and an inclusive culture. We are a high-calibre, mission-driven team building a technology that improves our world.

    The Company

    causaLens is pioneering a completely new approach to time-series prediction. Its Enterprise Platform is used to transform and optimise businesses that need accurate and robust predictions – including significant businesses in finance, IoT, energy and telecoms. Almost all current machine learning approaches, including AutoML solutions, severely overfit on time-series problems and therefore fail to unlock the true potential of AI for the enterprise. causaLens was founded with the mission to devise Causal AI, which does not overfit, and so provides far more reliable and accurate predictions. The platform also includes capabilities such as autonomous data cleaning and searching, autonomous model discovery and end-to-end streaming productisation.

    causaLens is on a mission to build truly intelligent machines that go beyond current machine learning approaches - a curve-fitting exercise. Devising Causal AI has allowed us to teach machines cause and effect for the first time - a major step towards true AI.

    causaLens is run by scientists and engineers, the majority holding a PhD in a quantitative field. For more information visit www.causaLens.com or contact us on info@causaLens.com. Follow us on LinkedIn and Twitter.

    causaLens in the News

    • Best Deeptech Company 2019 - Artificial Intelligence Awards
    • ‘Meet causaLens, a Predictive AI For Hedge Funds, Banks, Tech Companies’ – Yahoo Finance
    • ‘The U.K.’s Most Exciting AI Startups Race To Scale’ - Forbes
    • ‘Auto ML Platform Draws Interest from Discretionary Funds’ - machineByte
    • AllianzGI Taps Virtual Data Scientists amid War for Talent’ - Financial Times
    • ‘Machine Learning Companies to watch in Europe’ - Forbes
    • Best Investment in Deeptech’ award - UK Business Angels Association awards
    • ‘100 Most Disruptive UK Companies’ - Hotwire
    • ‘causaLens Appoints Hedge Fund Veteran and Data Leaders to Advisory Board’ - Newswire

    Roles and Responsibilities

    This is an exciting role for a smart, creative person with a strong technical background to lead our software engineering team. You work will include:

    • Leading and managing team of software engineers and ML engineers.
    • Writing code, designing architecture, performing code reviews, setting guidelines.
    • Developing and delivering a technical roadmap and vision, with guidance to both your team members and your peers.
    • Overseeing and delivering product releases.
    • Overseeing front-end and back-end development teams and their projects.

    This is a leadership position suitable for an experienced engineering manager or an extremely talented and experienced team lead who wants to grow into an engineering management role.

    The application stack is composed of Python, Numpy, Scipy, Sklearn, XGBoost, Keras, Django, Celery, Postgres, Redis, Ansible, AWS, GCP, and other technologies.

    Benefits

    • The opportunity to join a fast-growing, agile, and international team passionate about innovation and making a difference
    • Competitive remuneration
    • Share option scheme
    • Pension scheme
    • 32 days paid holiday allowance (incl. bank holidays)
    • Equipment you need to get the job done (MacBook Pro etc.)
    • Good work-life balance
    • Opportunities for continued learning and self-development, including courses, conferences and book budget
    • Flexible work-from-home and remote days
    • Cycle to work scheme
    • Weekly journal club and knowledge sharing presentations
    • Regular team outings, pizza Thursdays and annual company retreats
    • Fruits, snacks and soft drinks in the office
    • Amazing, smart, fun and inspiring colleagues, always there to support your ideas, growth and enthusiasm

    Logistics

    Our interview process consists of a couple of interviews and an on-site visit. We will do our best to transparently communicate the process with the successful candidates.

    Job requirements

    • Academic background in Computer Science or a related quantitative field
    • Deep understanding of the fundamentals of computer systems, including experience working practical machine learning & big data systems.
    • Advanced quantitative skills in machine learning/statistics/mathematics or similar field
    • Experience in leading engineering teams is a plus
    • Prior experience building products is a plus
    • Highly capable, self-motivated, collaborative and personable
    • High integrity and drive
    • Naturally curious and effective problem solver
    • Ability to effectively work independently in a fast-moving environment

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