OTHER - 28 AUG 2019

Stears Intelligence is hiring a Machine Learning Developer

Stears Intelligence is hiring a Machine Learning Developer
Hiring a Machine Learning Developer

Stears, after the launch of Nigeria's first real-time election database, is looking for an experienced data scientist to join Stears Intelligence: its data science and analytics team.

Your role and project may change quicker than you expect. The only constant is that you will lead processes from data collection, cleaning, and preprocessing to training models and deploying them to production. You will also help in delivering products that empowers governments, investors, researchers and professionals in their quest for accurate and accessible data and intelligence. 

Our ideal candidate will be passionate about artificial intelligence and stay up-to-date with the latest developments in the field. 


Your role

  • Developing machine learning models (and tuning their hyperparameters), along with metrics to track their progress and deploying them to production

  • Analysing the ML algorithms that could be used to solve a given problem and ranking them by their success probability

  • Exploring and visualising data to gain an understanding of it, then identifying differences in data distribution that could affect performance when deploying the model in the real world

  • Assisting in the data acquisition process and finding available datasets online that could be used for training

  • Defining validation strategies, the preprocessing or feature engineering to be done on a given dataset and data augmentation pipelines  


Job requirements

  • Must have proficiency with deep learning frameworks such as PyTorch or Tensorflow

  • Must have experience with Python and basic libraries for machine learning 

  • Must have expertise in visualising and manipulating large datasets

  • Must have the ability to select hardware to run an ML model with the required latency

  • Must have knowledge of Model Management/Serving platforms like MLFlow

  • Must have at least intermediate level experience working with cloud services like AWS

  • Must have great communication skills

  • Should have some proficiency with OpenCV

  • Should have some familiarity with Linux


Additionally, the following would make you more attractive:

  • A deep knowledge of math, probability, statistics and algorithms to help optimise state-of-the-art models.

  • A postgraduate or research degree in Statistics, Computer Science, Engineering or Data Science.

This position is FULL time, based in Victoria Island, Lagos, but applicants can also work from remote locations.

APPLY here for the Machine Learning Role


About Stears

We are a data and information company focused on providing high quality information to professionals in Africa. We are commercialising data for governments, international organisations and private companies within African markets, while also providing excellent consultancy services to help data-driven companies drive growth. Our current public platforms are our election datasite at nigeriaelections.stearsng.com (CNN feature) and business publication at stearsng.com, and are launching our flagship data platform this year.

If you’re excited about building a solid foundation for a platform that is scalable and responds well to changing requirements (the best kind of software), then come join us.

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