We are looking for a Technical Lead – ML Engineering to join our growing R&D team! Reporting to the Engineering Manager, you will run our end-to-end machine learning platform, from research to production ML models. You are well-versed in the nuances of the machine learning lifecycle and have a clear approach to measuring the improvement of our ML systems and their peers’ workflows. The technical lead role is a unique expansion of the scope of a Senior ML engineer that takes on multiple facets of technical leadership, team building, and building our technical roadmap. You can expect to collaborate with your ML teammates and folks from MLOps, Data, and Science teams.

BenchSci is a remote-first organization. At this moment, we are welcoming applicants from Canada, the US and the UK for this position.

You Will:

    • Design, build, evaluate and deploy robust, scalable, and production-ready ML models that enhance the speed and quality of life-saving research
    • Partner with the Engineering Manager and other Tech Leads to recruit and build the team
    • Lead or consult the authoring of engineering design proposals following the unified Platform Stream roadmap at BenchSci
    • Drive core components of our technical roadmap
    • Facilitate and make technical decisions in forums
    • Help define best practices based on personal industry experience and research across the Machine Learning team
    • Lead sprint planning, estimations, and code + design reviews
    • Oversee the solutions and long-term technology investments to inspire technical creativity at BenchSci

You Have:

    • 4+ years of experience working as a professional developer applying machine learning techniques to solve business problems
    • Experience with Python and programming fundamentals
    • Experience with NLP (ideally including NER) and PyTorch
    • Experience with designing, building, and evaluating scalable production-ready ML models
    • Experience with complex problem solving and an eye for details such as scalability and performance of a potential solution
    • Experience with data manipulation and processing, such as SQL or pandas
    • Experience with building functional, production-level models in the cloud
    • Experience with planning projects
    • A desire to see teammates succeed together

Benefits and Perks: 

An engaging remote-first culture

A great compensation package that includes BenchSci equity options

15 days vacation plus an additional day every year; plus company closures for 15 more days throughout the year

Unlimited flex time for sick days, personal days, religious holidays

Comprehensive health and dental benefits Emphasis on mental health with $2500 CAD* for Psychologist, Social Worker, or Psychotherapist services

A $2000 CAD* Annual Learning & Development budget

A $1000 CAD*  home office set-up budget

A $2500 CAD*wellness, lifestyle and productivity spending account for employees

Generous parental leave benefits with a top-up plan or paid time off options

*Benefits are tied to Canadian dollar amounts and would be converted to local currency for those in other countries. Moving to local currency allotments in the future.

About BenchSci:

BenchSci’s vision is to help scientists bring novel medicine to patients 50% faster by 2025. We empower scientists to run more successful experiments with the world’s most advanced, biomedical artificial intelligence software platform.

Backed by F-Prime, Inovia, Golden Ventures, and Google’s AI fund, Gradient Ventures, we provide an indispensable tool for scientists that accelerates research at 16 top 20 pharmaceutical companies and over 4,300 leading academic centers. We’re a certified Great Place to Work®, and top-ranked company on Glassdoor.

Our Culture:

BenchSci relentlessly builds on its strong foundation of culture. We put team members first, knowing that they’re the organization’s beating heart. We invest as much in our people as our products. Our culture fosters transparency, collaboration, and continuous learning.

We value each other’s differences and always look for opportunities to embed equity into the fabric of our work. We foster diversity, autonomy, and personal growth, and provide resources to support motivated self-leaders in continuous improvement.

You will work with high-impact, highly skilled, and intelligent experts motivated to drive impact and fulfill a meaningful mission. We empower you to unleash your full potential, do your best work, and thrive. Here you will be challenged to stretch yourself to achieve the seemingly impossible.  Learn more about our culture.

Diversity, Equity and Inclusion: We’re committed to creating an inclusive environment where people from all backgrounds can thrive. We believe that improving diversity, equity and inclusion is our collective responsibility, and this belief guides our DEI journey.  Learn more about our DEI initiatives.

Accessibility Accommodations: Should you require any accommodation, we will work with you to meet your needs. Please reach out to talent@benchsci.com.