Technical Project Lead - Machine Learning

Job Title: Technical Project Lead - Machine Learning
Job Reference: HQ00056602

Location: Egham
Job Type: Permanent

£75000 - £85000 per annum, Benefits: Plus CA, Superb Bonus Scheme & Benefits Package
Sector: IT

Posted 14 days ago

This hugely successful Technology led corporation is seeking a skilled Technical Project Lead with excellent Machine Learning skills, to lead an R&D project team of Engineers who take cutting edge academic research and develop it into world leading technologies, features & options within embedded consumer electronic devices.

Tasked with pushing the boundaries of technology to develop innovative and exciting features for their global customer base, the Technical Project Lead will contribute to the development and optimisation of models and ML frameworks for the next generation of embedded devices, using resource constrained On-Device AI.

The Technical Project Lead role offers good ongoing challenges including:

Full technical responsibility for assigned projects.
Providing support & guidance to a fast-growing team of R&D Engineers.
Translating complex functional and technical requirements into detailed designs.
Analysing machine learning models and identifying optimisations or proposing alternative solutions with a different or new set of novel techniques.
Developing innovations to optimise machine learning frameworks to deliver class-leading performance for TV devices.
Researching and developing a wide variety of AI technologies that may be applied to embedded devices including domains such as computer vision and image processing.
Working on state-of-the-art AI problems with commercialisation goals.

Skills and Qualifications
  • MSc/PhD degree in Artificial Intelligence, Computer Science/Engineering, Mathematics, or related disciplines (an equivalent period of industrial experience will suffice)
  • A proven track record of project or technical leadership.
  • Excellent knowledge of machine learning and computer vision fundamentals, and deep-learning concepts such as CNNs, RNNs/LSTMs, Deep Reinforcement learning, Multi-task Learning.
  • Experience developing & deploying on-device AI solutions on resource-constrained edge devices is highly beneficial (including optimisation and performance improvement techniques).
  • Programming experience in Python and C/C++
  • Programming skills in deep learning and computer vision frameworks, such as PyTorch, TensorFlow, Caffe, Torch and OpenCV
  • Experience of applying AI algorithms to real world problems in mid/large scale projects.
  • Excellent communication &, teamwork skills with a results focus.
Useful Knowledge

Knowledge of automated ML methods such as NAS, architecture design, hyper-parameter optimisation, model compression and selection.
Familiarity of on-device training for embedded devices.
Computer Vision algorithms ie object detection or pose estimation.
Image and video processing algorithms ie. image filtering or compression

Interested Candidates seeking an industry leading employer with exciting opportunities for further learning & growth should apply now.


Trevor  Lee


Trevor Lee

Managing Director

In 2006 I decided to form Jenrick Commercial and now nearly 15 years later the business has thankfully gone from strength to strength. Having now been in the mad world of recruitment for nearly 25 years, I've seen a massive amount of change in that time (in my early days we used to fax CV's off to a client and if you were looking for work you use to photocopy your CV and even hand-deliver it into the agency, there was no internet in the early days!!) 

The foundation of our success has always been to build the greatest relationships with both our clients and candidates, we are always super honest and try to leave the greatest impression with everyone you connect with. 

My father taught me that life is very much what you put in, put a little in and you get a little out, put a lot in, and of course, you get a lot out. This is a rule I firmly believe in and has served me well over the years. 

What can I tell you about me? Well, I have been married for nearly 25 years (my wife is extremely lucky or completely mad) and we have a beautiful son Toron who is 15 now. I also cannot function properly without a triple shot skinny wet latte first thing in the morning. If you ever catch me before this time then I apologise in advance! I go to the gym every day and I've probably been on a diet since I was born so I am very body and image-conscious. 

I am also a glass half full type so love listening to Tony Robbins motivational podcasts to give me that extra kick. I support West Ham United so I definitely need something positive as I don't get it from the team I support. I also love the good old US of A (California). I think my music taste is great (it's very eclectic) however the team in the office are always moaning about my playlists (it's them that have no taste).

Why recruitment? Well, I love people, I genuinely love to understand how people tick, and after 25 years I know I'm damn good at what we do. In this job, every day is different and I'm humbled and grateful that I have met some amazing people over the 20+ years, plus it's always lovely to change peoples lives for the better so to play a part in their journey of life is something I am truly grateful for. 

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