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Principal / Senior AI Data Scientist - Business Software



Software Engineering, Data Science
Staines-upon-Thames, UK
Posted on Friday, April 19, 2024

Company Description

IFS is a billion-dollar revenue company with 6000+ employees on all continents. Our leading AI technology is the backbone of our award-winning enterprise software solutions, enabling our customers to be their best when it really matters–at the Moment of Service™. Our commitment to internal AI adoption has allowed us to stay at the forefront of technological advancements, ensuring our colleagues can unlock their creativity and productivity, and our solutions are always cutting-edge.

At IFS, we’re flexible, we’re innovative, and we’re focused not only on how we can engage with our customers but on how we can make a real change and have a worldwide impact. We help solve some of society’s greatest challenges, fostering a better future through our agility, collaboration, and trust.

We celebrate diversity and understand our responsibility to reflect the diverse world we work in. We are committed to promoting an inclusive workforce that fully represents the many different cultures, backgrounds, and viewpoints of our customers, our partners, and our communities. As a truly international company serving people from around the globe, we realize that our success is tantamount to the respect we have for those different points of view.

By joining our team, you will have the opportunity to be part of a global, diverse environment; you will be joining a winning team with a commitment to sustainability; and a company where we get things done so that you can make a positive impact on the world.

We’re looking for innovative and original thinkers to work in an environment where you can #MakeYourMoment so that we can help others make theirs. With the power of our AI-driven solutions, we empower our team to change the status quo and make a real difference.

If you want to change the status quo, we’ll help you make your moment. Join Team Purple. Join IFS.

Job Description

We are on the lookout for a Principal/Senior Data Scientist who embodies technical excellence and a hands-on approach to problem-solving. In this role, you will have the autonomy to navigate complex AI/ML landscapes, delivering solutions that drive our innovative frontiers.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Identify and leverage AI/ML opportunities within our product offerings, transforming insights into actionable strategies.
  • Act as a beacon of knowledge in AI/ML, influencing our technological trajectory with your expertise.
  • Develop and integrate data science projects from scratch, ensuring they are scalable and perform at the highest level.
  • Collaborate with a diverse team of experts to design, implement, and oversee ML models that set industry standards.
  • Take on the mantle of an AI/ML evangelist, sharing your knowledge through conferences, webinars, and publications, and providing transformative insights to both clients and peers.


Skills and Qualifications:

  • At least 5 years of experience in data science, with a portfolio of successful projects.
  • Comprehensive skills in AI/ML solution lifecycle management, from conceptualization to deployment and monitoring.
  • Proficiency in Cloud ML solutions, with hands-on experience in Docker and Kubernetes.
  • A deep understanding of statistical modeling and analysis.
  • Expertise in Python, along with familiarity with essential ML tools and libraries.
  • Experience with ML experiment tracking and collaboration tools like MLflow and Weights & Biases.
  • A strong foundation in software engineering, DevOps practices, MLOps deployment, and infrastructure management.
  • An affinity for generative AI frameworks and SDKs, such as RAG, Langchain, Semantic Kernel, and tools like MS tooling, Co-Pilot Studio, ML Studio, Prompt flow, Kedro, etc.
  • Proficiency in pipeline orchestration with tools like Airflow, Kubeflow, and Argo.
  • Exceptional communication skills, with the ability to articulate complex statistical concepts clearly.

Personal Competencies:

  • A results-oriented professional with a fervent passion for innovation and a self-motivated, proactive approach.
  • Exceptional organizational skills, fluent in spoken and written English, and driving creative solutions.
  • A strategic thinker, constantly exploring the next significant advancement in data technology.

Join our team and contribute to the shaping of our AI/ML future, where your expertise will be instrumental in driving our success in the data science domain.

Additional Information

Location: This is a global role so we are open to AI talent from outside the UK. We have other legal organisations in the Scandinavian countries, Germany, Switzerland, the Netherlands, France, Spain and Poland. We look forward to receiving your application.

IFS prides itself on its culture and values: trustworthy, agile and collaborative. IFS has been in the industry for more than 30 years and with 6 consecutive years of rapid growth, its imperative that IFS doesn’t just maintain but continues to invest in its positive culture. This is achieved through smart recruitment, training programs, company policies, expectations of managers and employees and a focus on diversity, sustainability and a balanced work/life integration.

We offer you an attractive salary with above-average additional benefits:

  • Hybrid working to allow proper life balance
  • 25 vacation days, as well as additional paid vacation days for your own birthday and voluntary work (CSR)
  • Further training opportunities and intensive support during your onboarding phase
  • Opportunity to make a real impact on organizational success
  • Collaborative and supportive work environment
  • Career development and growth opportunities
  • PMI
  • Pension scheme
  • Every day breakfast and lunch in our Staines office
  • You work with a great product with good recognition in the market and amongst customers and analysts
  • You will be part of a fun group where everyone is helpful
  • For more information, visit: IFS.com or follow us on LinkedIn