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Sr. Machine Learning Engineer / ML Team Lead

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Sr. Machine Learning Engineer / ML Team Lead

Slimmer AI is an AI B2B venture studio based in Amsterdam and Groningen, and our incredible tech team is our greatest asset. 

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. 

Full-time · Amsterdam/Groningen  ·   Hybrid / Flexible  Schedules

About the role

We're building bigger muscles in several AI areas, and growing the team to take us to the next level. As an ML Team Lead / Sr. Machine Learning Engineer in our AI Innovation team, you'll lead the building of exceptional applied AI/ML solutions with the latest techniques.

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.

Responsibilities as ML Team Lead / 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 fair and explainable AI (XAI) principles;
  • Establish communication channels; synthesize 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 practices.

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) - Extra credit for experience in MLOps;
  • 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 optimization and algorithms;
  • Deep familiarity/experience with Python, PyTorch, transformers (huggingface), pandas, numpy, etc.;
  • 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/scale-ups.

What we offer

Slimmer AI offers a fun, innovative, and dynamic entrepreneurial environment. 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. With us, you can build great AI software companies and a rewarding career in tech.

In more detail, we offer:

A competitive salary, with flexible work schedules and hybrid-friendly work. We also provide €200 to set up your home office + €2 per day for your work-from home days.

25* days of paid annual leave + your birthday off! Also, enjoy additional days off for your big life moments, such as moving (+1) or getting married (+2).

Unlimited access to the Udemy learning platform! Plus a personal budget for additional learning needs (like conference passes and books). Most importantly, we offer dedicated learning *time* through our AI and Software Fellowships.

Pension administration support (and a contribution to get you started), as well as insurances and other protections (WGA, WIA, Accident).

Company-wide incentive programs, such as Phantom Shares, yearly bonus, company trips, and the €1000 (net) employee referral bonus.

....Plus lots of cake, fun team events, a beer-stocked fridge, the typical pool table, and even a massage chair! (It seemed like a good idea at the time?)

Most importantly, we offer an environment for you to continuously learn with a fun, brilliant, international & diverse team, as we build the next great AI products and businesses.

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

*40-hour contract