Why this Head of Machine Learning Engineering role is like Star Wars.

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MONGOOSE GRAY Published: December 5, 2020
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Be the bridge between stakeholders and our state-of-the-art machine learning platform’s capabilities.

Because Luke didn’t just wake up with a new hand.

Manage small and large-scale projects, lasting from a few weeks to a few months.

Some of it’s like blowing up the Death Star and some of it’s like climbing a mountain on an island for three hours.

Leverage your entrepreneurial flair to thrive in a rapidly-evolving scaleup environment and anticipate changes in technology.

Be Luke.

Oversee the full tech stack, scale existing systems, drive improvements through effective technology and innovation.

Tear this ship apart until you’ve found those plans!

Evangelise our product, architect proof of concepts, champion best-of-breed machine learning, AI and Cloud tools.

Be Obi-Wan.

Travel to client offices in the UK and Europe.

Go to Tosche Station to pick up power converters.

Work with clients and colleagues, understand their requirements, and keep them engaged.

Be Lando.

Showcase your multi-discipline background and expertise, share our vision and drive our strategic roadmap forward.

Because someone really goofed with that Meridian trench and thermal exhaust port.

Define the strategic and architectural roadmap working closely with our Head of Product.

Leia popped a hologram in an R2 unit in 1977. You can do a Word doc or two in 2020.

Grow, manage and empower our development and engineering teams.

It’s not heroic, but do it right and they’ll love you. Like Chewie.

Establish and champion best practice. Translate big picture concepts into concrete product features and solutions. Break down complex problems into steps that drive agile product development.

We won’t lie. This sounds like stuff C-3PO would do while everyone else is running round with lightsabers.

Manage confidential and proprietary information.

Cut someone’s hand off? Maybe wait a while before bragging you’re their dad.

You’ll need demonstrable, hands-on machine learning expertise. And more than a passing interest in AI, smart cities, IoT, HealthTech, FinTech or similar disruptive technologies.

It’s not like you can be a scavenger or a farmhand, then suddenly save the galaxy… oh.

As a product and brand ambassador you should bring something extra to the table. Be accomplished. Wow us!

Rey’s cool when she’s being badass. Then it turns out she’s down with the Force. Have strings to your bow.

Exemplary verbal and written communication, and analytical and technical skills.

Little-known fact: Boba Fett maintained an erudite, helpful blog. At least until he fell in a pit.

Bright, confident; decisive; pragmatic; proactive; collaborative; personable.

Be Han.

It pays up to EUR 150,000 plus equity.

Yoda doesn’t get out of bed for anything less.


Send CV + covering letter. That’s right you don’t go fishing without a hook. May the force be with you.