Senior Data Scientist

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Senior Data Scientist

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Job Description

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Descripción Comfortable with investigating open-ended problems? Enjoy challenging work with a diverse, highly capable engineering team?

As a data scientist in AutoEntry you will be tasked with improving our data extraction capability, there are many angles from where the problem domain can be approached which will eventually lead to a non-trivial system of many models acting in unison to extract data from every document we receive. Improving our data extraction capability is a fundamental foundation on which we will build and scale data capture globally within Sage.

AutoEntry build innovative cloud products and services and deal with lots of data. This gives our Engineers the opportunity to work on award winning software that will be shipped regularly, is used by a large number of people, requires an implementation that scales, requires best practice security measures and must be reliable. We receive well over a million invoices and receipts each month, with a volume that is rapidly growing. Our in-house developed ML platform combines this high volume of data with human annotation, which provides our data scientists with a lot of annotated data for research and allows us to quickly develop and evaluate a variety of ML models.

We are expecting a fast-paced adoption of new ML approaches in the near future, improving accuracy and embracing new challenges in other related problem domains. Our cloud-based architecture employs microservices to give modularity, which allows us to quickly transfer new predictive models to production in short R&D cycles.

Sage acquired AutoEntry in 2019 – demonstrating our commitment to innovation and adding value to Sage Business Cloud Accounting and Financial Management solutions. AutoEntry is one of the fastest growing automation software businesses in the market. Its intelligent technology eliminates the pain point of data entry for accountants, bookkeepers and businesses, so they can spend time on the things that really matter to their business.

Responsabilidades Principales Key Accountabilities And Decision Ownership

  • Solving problems from ideation to production, using machine learning.
  • Experimenting, training, tuning, and shipping machine learning models.
  • Writing production-quality code.
  • Exploratory data analyses and investigations.
  • Working with product managers to translate product/business problems into tractable machine learning problems.
  • Working with machine learning infrastructure engineers to ship models.
  • Presenting findings, results, and performance metrics to a broad range of stakeholders, including senior management.
  • Influencing the broader development of the data science discipline within the organisation
  • Be the subject matter expert demonstrating mastery of the delivery and use of Data Engineering techniques and Science and its supporting technologies
  • Empower internal stakeholders using the art of the possible and to gain new meaning from data

You May Be a Fit For This Role If

  • You’re very comfortable with investigating open-ended problems and coming up

with concrete approaches to solve them.

  • You know when to use machine learning and when not to!
  • You’re a deeply curious person.
  • You often think about applications of machine learning outside of your work life.


  • PhD in Computer Science, Electrical Engineering, Statistics, Physics, or similar quantitative fields.
  • Publications in top conferences.
  • Experience writing complex SQL queries.
  • You have deep experience with these things: logistic regression, gradient descent, regularization, cross-validation, overfitting, bias, variance, convex optimization, eigenvectors, relational databases, SQL, latency, computational complexity, sparse matrices.

Technical / Professional Qualifications

  • MS in Mathematics, Computer Science, Electrical Engineering, Statistics, Physics, or similar quantitative field.
  • Real world application development experience
  • Experience in IT roles across development and architecture with demonstrable experience and knowledge across all IT domains
  • Hands-on experience with technology that underpin Big Data and Data Integration including Hadoop, Spark, Scikit-Learn or other ML library, Statistics, CI/CD, coupled to standards including OData, Map/Reduce, Scala/R and/or Python

In return
Impact: You’ll be working alongside a tremendous team of highly skilled engineers on products that make a real impact on our customers
Culture: You will be working in a multicultural and diverse environment alongside highly motivated colleagues
Environment: Phenomenal tech environment, using the best of breed and cutting-edge technologies
Competitive salary: We offer competitive salaries aligned with your experience and expertise
Flexibility: We believe in flexibility and work/life blend, offering flexible start times on the tech team
Bonus Scheme
Continuous Development: We’re passionate about supporting your development and you get 5 days every year dedicated to learning new skills, as well as plenty of ‘on the job’ training
Social: Regular social events, team outings, conference and meet-ups
Community: Make a difference to communities we live and work in, with your 5 volunteer days every year

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