Sr. Machine Learning Engineer

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Sr. Machine Learning Engineer (Time Series Team Lead)

Slimmer AI is an AI B2B venture studio based in Amsterdam and Groningen, and our incredible tech team is our greatest asset. We are always on the lookout for exceptional engineering talent. 

AI is the single most transformative technology of our time—and it will fundamentally change the way we work. We invest in and co-build B2B SaaS companies with inspiring founders who use AI to disrupt the status quo—helping them build great products and sustainable companies. 

As a Senior Machine Learning Engineer (Time Series Team Lead), you'll build new products alongside tech startup founders starting their entrepreneurial journey. Come flex your time series and deep-learning skills, as we build innovative AI software products using responsible AI principles.

Full-time · Groningen

About the role

We're building bigger muscles in several AI areas, and growing the team to take us to the next level. As a Sr. Machine Learning Engineer in our AI Innovation team, you'll help our ventures and our industry partners make smarter predictions and drive better outcomes.

Together with founders and industry partners, we're building B2B AI products and new ventures that transform the way people work. We're proud of our tech and our tech team, and want Slimmer AI to be the place to work for tech talent in The Netherlands. Learn more about our ventures and our truly unique AI Fellowship here: https://medium.com/slimmerai/innovation/home.

As the Time Series Team Lead, you'll be our resident expert in this field. You will lead and oversee the development of Slimmer AI's time-series solutions (forecasting, anomaly detection, prediction, etc.), and as a strategic advisor to our ventures. As a thought leader, you'll share your knowledge freely, such as writing relevant blog posts/papers, speaking at conferences/events, and participating in Slimmer AI Knowledge Cafe's to share the latest cutting edge techniques.

Responsibilities as Sr. Machine Learning Engineer:

  • Passion for solving the problems our founders and customers face, by deeply understanding their businesses, workflows, and the outcomes they are trying to achieve;
  • Ensure trust and transparency, with explainable AI (XAI) principles;
  • Establish communication channels; synthesise and relate the relevant information from the ML team to stakeholders;
  • Ability to go from paper-to-implementation and come up with novel ideas. Deep understanding of ML models (theoretical side); up-to-date on the state-of-the-art;
  • Create production ready AI software products with full ML pipeline capabilities, including strategy, architecture, roadmap;
  • Lead and coach a squad of more junior engineers;
  • Share your ideas for models, prototype them using all the best practice.

The skills & experience you bring

  • Completed Master’s degree or higher in Artificial Intelligence, Computer Science or similar;
  • Significant (4+) industry experience bringing large-scale machine learning models into production (at a senior level);
  • Experience with designing and developing time series solutions and related techniques (e.g., bayesian analysis, ARIMA / SARIMA, gradient boosting algorithms);
  • Experience with dealing with real-world, noisy and often limited datasets;
  • Strong fundamentals in probability theory, information theory, statistics, linear algebra, computer science, data structures, code optimisation and algorithms;
  • Deep familiarity/experience with Python, PyTorch, scikit-learn, pandas, numpy and scipy;
  • Functional design, and/or translating of a functional design into a solution;
  • Results-oriented, proactive and decisive;
  • Strong communication and leadership skills;
  • A curious, creative, and analytical mindset;
  • Huge bonus points for a background in startups and scale-ups!

What we offer

We are a team of innovators, at the forefront of technical knowledge and cutting-edge techniques. From research to prototype, from business validation to new product launch: innovation is at the heart of everything we do.

We offer a fun, innovative, and dynamic entrepreneurial environment where you will have a high level of autonomy and responsibility in your work, meet great people to collaborate with, and see your work make a difference in the real world. And we can promise there will be lots of cake (these engineers really do love cake...).

We hire quirky talents who dare to take a stand and explore new directions. We empower our team to be self-leading, take initiative, and experiment. Because we believe that creative and fulfilled people build the most helpful and inventive products. With us you can build great AI software companies and a career in tech.

If you think this sounds ‘gezellig’, we’d love to hear from you!