Technical Lead - ML Engineering

Technical Lead - ML Engineering

BenchSci’s vision is to bring novel medicine to patients 50% faster by 2025. We’re achieving it by empowering scientists with the world’s most advanced biomedical artificial intelligence. Backed by F-Prime, Gradient Ventures (Google’s AI fund), and Inovia Capital, our platform accelerates science at 15 top-20 pharmaceutical companies and over 4,300 leading research centers worldwide. We’re a remote-first company recognized for our impact and culture as a Deloitte Tech Fast 50TM, CIX Top 10 Growth, Great Place to Work®, and top-ranked organization on Glassdoor. Learn more at www.benchsci.com.

We are seeking a Technical Lead - ML Engineering to join our growing R&D team! Reporting to the Engineering Manager, you will run our end-to-end machine learning platform, from research to production ML models. Successful candidates for this role are well-versed with the nuances of the machine learning lifecycle and have a  clear approach to measure the improvement of our ML systems and their peers’ workflows. The technical lead role is a unique expansion of the scope of a Senior ML engineer that takes on various facets of technical leadership, team building, and building out our technical roadmap. You can expect to collaborate with your ML teammates as well as folks from MLOps, Data, and Science teams.

You Will:

    • Design, build, evaluate and deploy robust, scalable, and production-ready ML models that enhance the speed and quality of life-saving research
    • Partner with the Engineering Manager and other Tech Leads to recruit and build the team
    • Lead or consult the authoring of engineering design proposals in accordance with the unified Platform Stream roadmap at BenchSci
    • Drive core components of our technical roadmap
    • Be responsible for facilitating and making technical decisions in cross-functional forums
    • Help define best practices based on personal industry experience and research across the Machine Learning team
    • Lead sprint planning, estimations, and code + design reviews
    • Oversee the solutions and long-term technical investments that will  inspire technical creativity at BenchSci

You Have:

    • 4+ years of experience working as a professional developer applying machine learning techniques to solve business problems
    • Strong experience with Python and programming fundamentals
    • Extensive experience with NLP (ideally including NER) and PyTorch
    • Experience with designing, building, and evaluating robust and scalable production-ready ML models
    • Experience with complex problem solving and an eye for details such as scalability and performance of a potential solution
    • Experience with data manipulation and processing, such as SQL or pandas 
    • A growth mindset and a constant desire to learn
    • Experience with building and maintaining functional, production level models in the cloud
    • Experience with scoping and planning of projects
    • Strong cross-team communication and collaboration skills
    • A desire to see teammates succeed together 

Nice to have, but not mandatory qualifications

    • Research publications in ML/AI-related fields
    • Experience with PyTorchLightning and image processing libraries such as OpenCV and scikit-image
    • Experience with Google AI Platform for PyTorch implementations
    • Background in Life Science
    • Familiarity with industry standards such as MLFlow and DVC
    • Experience with hermetic build tools such as Bazel
    • Experience with computer vision
    • A  degree in Computer Science,  Mathematics, or other closely-related disciplines
Benefits and Perks:
An engaging remote-first culture that hires the best talent from around the world
A competitive compensation package that includes BenchSci equity options
Comprehensive health and dental benefits with an emphasis on mental health
Three weeks of vacation plus an additional day for every completed year
A $2000 Annual Learning & Development budget
Generous parental leave benefits with a top-up plan or paid time off options
Additional time-off: 2 weeks for Winter Holiday, every other Friday in July and August, your birthday, and more!
A $1000 work from home allowance to make your home setup perfect for you
An executive coach for managers to assist in leading high-performing teams
A lifestyle spending account for employees to receive reimbursement for eligible expenses related to wellness, lifestyle and productivity.

Our Culture:
We believe culture is critical to success and invest accordingly. We live and promote our FASTT values of focus, advancement with speed, tenacity, and transparency. We work hard to maintain an engaging, supportive environment where everyone can do their best work. To learn more, read our culture deck.

Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion:
We're committed to creating an inclusive environment where people from all backgrounds can thrive. We believe that improving diversity, equity and inclusion is our collective responsibility, and this belief guides our DEI journey. To learn more, read about our DEI initiatives.

Accessibility Accommodations:
BenchSci provides accessibility accommodations during the recruitment process. Should you require any accommodation, we will work with you to meet your needs.

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