Research Software Engineer in Machine Learning Applied to Finance


Grade 7: £32,817 - £40,322 p.a.

Closing date

Aug 19, 2020 12:00PM


We are seeking a full-time Research Software Engineer to work on applied Machine Learning and Software Development for Finance. The post involves the continued development of machine learning and financial simulation and visualisation algorithms as well as liaison with industry partners (our collaborators in Man Group) to enable proof of concept deployment of algorithms on extensive data sets.

The postholder will have experience in producing software for data-centric machine learning. The role will focus as much on creating robust, reliable solutions as it will on innovation, suiting a candidate who is motivated by creating end to end solutions to address real-world problems.

You should possess a first degree in Engineering, Physics, Computer Science, Mathematics, Statistics or similar. Experience in practical applications of machine learning as well as expertise and experience in computer programming are essential. You should have a track record of experience and the ability to work well both independently and as part of a team.

Informal enquiries may be addressed to Professor Stephen Roberts using the email address below.

You will be required to upload a covering letter/supporting statement, including a brief statement of research interests (describing how past experience and future plans fit with the advertised position), CV and the details of two referees as part of your online application.

Only applications received before 12.00 midday on Wednesday 19 August 2020 can be considered.

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Steve Roberts

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