Machine Learning Algorithm Developer

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Machine Learning Algorithm Developer

Salary:£40-55k plus benefits
Location: South West, Bristol
Consultant:Tony Smith
Telephone:tel:01202204098
Email:tony@electusrecruitment.co.uk
My client, a world leader in the defence sector, requires a Machine Learning Algorithm Developer to join them in Bristol and work as part of a team on the development and evaluation of state-of-the-art algorithms for the guidance, control and navigation of their missile and weapon systems.
 
The Machine Learning Algorithm Developer will work within a team of Intelligent Systems, Autonomous Systems and Command and Control Engineers to develop and evaluate state-of-the-art algorithms across a range of domains from on-board, autonomous decision making to off-board algorithms. The work will involve the research, development, test, evaluation and implementation of algorithms that integrate into complex guided weapon systems products.
 
Algorithms are central to the design of sophisticated guided weapon systems products. These algorithms are developed throughout the lifecycle of the product and include research studies to investigate algorithms for future developments.
 
Intelligent Autonomous Systems (IAS) Engineers are involved in the lifecycle of projects, playing a pivotal role in our product developments including:
 
  • Technical development of specific algorithms or studies for key programmes.
  • Feasibility studies, algorithm design and trade-off studies, preparing trials, trials analysis and reporting, defining architecture, validating algorithms and models.
  • Technical assessments and investigations into a full range of issues and problems and prepare and develop solutions either solely or as a member of a project team.
  • Engaging with the algorithm users, understanding and responding to their needs and ensure that the algorithms are fit for purpose.
 
To be considered for this role, applicants will ideally have completed (or be soon to complete) a PhD level in a related area or will have a good degree in a subject with strong mathematical content and programming skills e.g. Engineering, Mathematics, Physics, Computer Science, Information Engineering. 
 
You will have PhD or post-graduate industry experience in the development and practical application of algorithms, with experience in some of the following:
 
Robotics, data fusion, tracking/estimation, pattern discovery & recognition, statistical inference, optimisation and machine/deep learning algorithms along with real-time implementation, and/or validation & verification.
 
You will also have experience in some of the following: Matlab, Simulink, Stateflow, Python including PyTorch, TensorFlow, Open AI-Gym/Universe, Model Based Design.
 
Specific knowledge or experience in any of these areas would also be ideal:
 
  • Robotics, guidance and autonomous decision making, e.g. Routing and motion/trajectory planning, optimisation, co-ordinated guidance and control, decision theory, MDPs/POMDPs, specialist systems, game theory, decision support systems, multi-agent systems
  • Data fusion and state estimation/tracking algorithms e.g. Kalman Filtering, multiple-model tracking methods, particle filters, grid-based estimation methods, Multi-Object-Multi-Sensor Fusion, data-association, random finite sets, Bayesian belief networks, Dempster-Shafer theory of evidence
  • Machine Learning for regression and pattern recognition/discovery problems e.g. Gaussian processes, latent variable methods, support vector machines, probabilistic/statistical models, neural networks, Bayesian inference, random-forests, novelty detection, clustering
  • Deep Learning e.g. Deep reinforcement learning, Monte-Carlo tree search, deep regression/classification, deep embeddings, recurrent Networks, natural language processing
  • Computer Vision algorithms e.g. Structure from motion, image Based navigation, SLAM, pose estimation/recovery
 
Intelligent Autonomous Systems Engineer
Bristol
Salary to circa £55k plus benefits DOE
 
Key Skills: Intelligent Systems Engineer, Intelligent Autonomous Systems Engineer, IAS Engineer, PhD, Mathematics, Algorithms, Programming, Robotics, Autonomous Decision Making, Machine Learning, Deep Learning, Data Fusion, Pattern Discovery, Pattern Recognition, Computer Vision, Machine Vision, Matlab, Simulink, Stateflow, Python, PyTorch
   
Due to the nature of work undertaken at our client's site, incumbents of these positions are required to meet special nationality rules and therefore these vacancies are only open to sole British Citizens. Applicants who meet these criteria will also be required to undergo security clearance vetting, if not already security cleared to a minimum SC level.
 
Electus Recruitment Solutions provides specialist engineering and technical recruitment solutions to a number of high technology industries. We thank you for your interest in this vacancy. If you don't hear from us within 7 working days please presume your application has been unsuccessful on this occasion. You are of course free to resubmit your CV/details in the future and we shall assess your suitability at that time. 
   
This role is a PERMANENT position
 
Tony Smith