Research Scientist AI

Short Description

If you are into creating innovative algorithms, if you think out-of-the-box and are interested to join a group of great researches solving challenging Africa's problems using machine learning and deep learning techniques, join us!

Job Description

Job Responsibilities
  • Conduct research in the field of machine learning, deep learning, and AI
  • Develop generalizable and scalable AI and conversational architectures and systems applied to addressing the big challenges in Africa.
  • Efficiently implement algorithms and run experiments on real data (either small, big or zero data)
  • Implement large-scale machine learning algorithms in a scalable framework, e.g. Spark
  • Build information machines and smart applications that enable humans to make better decisions and perform more efficiently in their tasks and allow for their swift integration into industry software components

Candidate Qualifications
  • PhD in computer science Science but are open to related areas such as EE, Mathematics, etc. Outstanding MSc graduates may also apply.
  • Strong background in machine learning, deep learning and applied statistics
  • Hands on experience in writing code
  • Innovative thinking, creative and capable of thinking
  • Experience in Java and/or Python
  • Excellent academic track record in machine learning and/or natural language processing research
  • Strong publication record in top-tier conferences and journals
  • Knowledge of blockchain protocols is a plus

Desired capabilities
  • Experience in implementing large-scale machine learning training and prediction pipelines in a production environment
  • Excellent programming and engineering skills
  • Good research and self-learning skills
  • Experience in scalable and parallel (big) data platforms and algorithms

Research Scientist
Associate Computer Contract Information Technology | Engineering Research Scientist
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