Applied Scientist Lead (Computer Vision / Machine Learning)



Software Engineering
France · Remote
Posted on Monday, June 17, 2024
Onfido lets people prove their identity anytime, anywhere. We’re creating a more open digital world by connecting them to the services they love and need simply, speedily and safely – whether they’re renting a car or opening a bank account. We’re building a full-service suite of AI-powered identity verification solutions with fairness and inclusiveness at their core, and were awarded ‘Outstanding Leader in Accessibility’ and ‘Best Innovation in Algorithmic Bias Mitigation’ and ‘Best AI product in FinTech’ awards at CogX
We are a global, established, technology company having surpassed $130M in annual recurring revenue (ARR) with a prominent position in the global marketplace, and have been repeatedly recognized for our performance and innovation. In 2023, we’ve been awarded ‘Best Fraud Detection and Prevention Company of the Year by Frost & Sullivan, featured as a Strong Performer by Forrester in its 2022 Identity Verification Wave, and named to the CB Insights Fintech 250 for the fourth year running. We've received over $200 million in funding from investors such as TPG Growth, Microsoft, and Salesforce to achieve our vision. We partner with hundreds of businesses to help millions access services every week – from billion dollar institutions to hypergrowth unicorns. We support checks in 195 countries, and 2,500+ document types. With over 1,200 customers worldwide and 500 employees
Our goal is to work together to promote and celebrate an inclusive and diverse community. Collectively, all Onfidoers are committed to creating an environment where everyone can be themselves, and where differences are celebrated. We encourage people from all backgrounds and cultures to come together to solve some of the world's most interesting problems.
AI is at the core of Onfido. Over the past decade, we have grown a unique team of 20+ Applied Scientists building state-of-the-art solutions and shipping them to production for thousands of customers worldwide. Our team tackles some of the most difficult challenges in AI in order to build the most advanced fraud detection system in the industry. We publish our work and contribute to open-source, while delivering massive value to our customers every day.
We are looking for an Applied Scientist Lead to join our team and push the boundaries on unsolved problems such as few-shot learning, large-scale self-supervised learning, bias mitigation, uncertainty modelling and explainable AI. As a senior AI leader, you will support Onfido’s hyper-growth and passionately deliver real world value using state-of-the-art machine learning and computer vision techniques.

What you will be doing

  • Lead and grow a team of junior and senior scientists to research and deliver innovative models in production
  • Provide technical leadership for a team of highly capable applied AI scientists, fostering a culture of creativity, technical depth and excellence.
  • Initiate, plan and drive projects that will bring the next generation of identity verification to the real world that can withstand the most aggressive and determined fraud attacks.
  • Communicate technical vision and roadmap at multiple levels within the organisation and externally.
  • Be an external ambassador for Onfido providing thought leadership across the industry in area of expertise
  • Contribute to the scientific discoveries of the team through hands-on work and collaborations
  • Work hand-in-hand with multiple levels of stakeholders (Product, Engineering, Analytics, MLOps/DataOps, customer support)
  • Publish research results in national and international conferences and scientific journals. Represent Onfido at national and international scientific conferences.
  • Contribute to filing patents.

Essential Skills

  • At least 3 years of experience leading an Applied ML team in industry
  • Track record of successfully delivering high performance ML-driven products
  • Deep knowledge of machine learning fundamentals and applied deep learning
  • Deep interest in working with multiple stakeholders and real-world customers

Desirable Skills

  • Track record of open-source contributions and outreach (publications, talks)
About your values and behaviours:
To be a great fit at Onfido, we look for individuals who share our values. We have over 35 nationalities in our growing team, making this an exciting and culturally enriching place to work.
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Where you will be:
At Onfido, we have a distributed workforce. This role will be based as advertised on the job description. We have a hybrid model, and you can choose to work fully remote, or come to our offices! We let all of our employees choose what’s best for them.
Onfido Culture:
Onfidoers share a set of core values and want to hear from you if you believe in:
> Succeeding together; you work collaboratively and put the team first
> Taking pride; you care about quality, producing great work and customer / user outcomes
> Creating customer buzz; you demonstrate a strong user / customer focus
> Learning things & sharing them; you have a natural curiosity and default to sharing knowledge with others
> Finding a better way; you’re adept at finding solutions, experimentation and innovating to make things better
We're committed to making Onfido a fantastic place to work, so we go to great lengths to give you what you need to succeed. You will receive:
> 25 days annual leave plus a day off for your Birthday.
> Two paid volunteering days per year.*
> Life Assurance (3x Annual Base Salary)*
> Generous paid parental leave.
> Free mental health coaching provided online.
> Life enrichment allowance of up €95 to per month for services including gym, yoga, fitness classes, massages, childcare, and therapy.
> Dedicated learning opportunities including using tools like Learnerbly with availability to use for learning resources such as books, coaches, conferences, courses, podcasts, and more
> Our open and transparent culture is reflected in our “Better Together” motto and we bring this to life by meeting once a week for our global weekly roundup (OnThursday); holding quarterly team socials, and other company-wide social events.
> Expense up to £300 (or local equivalent) to purchase workstation setup equipment
> The opportunity to become a member of Onfido’s resource groups in order to learn different skills in our belonging groups
*after 3 months
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Onfido is committed to creating a diverse and inclusive work environment. We're always on the lookout for talented, passionate people and encourage applications from all backgrounds regardless of age, disability, gender, sexual orientation, parental status, race or religion. If you need reasonable accommodation at any point in the application or interview process, please let us know.