Researcher MLOps / Data Engineering

Researcher MLOps / Data Engineering

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23 Sep 14 Oct Amsterdam

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Job description

The AI for Retail Lab and the Intelligent Data Engineering Lab at the University of Amsterdam’s Informatics Institute (IvI) are seeking a researcher with a focus on MLOps and data engineering.  Our labs work on various data heavy, ML-related problems such as demand forecasting, ranking, data quality validation, and knowledge graph completion, often in close collaboration with industry partners, such as Bol.com and Albert Heijn, both brands of Ahold Delhaize.

What are you going to do

We are looking for a researcher with a strong skillset in MLOps and data engineering to help us with the design of several research libraries for ML engineering. Examples are the validation of data preprocessing pipelines for ML, unit tests for data or scalable forecasting with gradient-boosted decision trees. In addition, we work on the architecture of novel infrastructure for experimentation with our prototypes, and on demonstrators for our research. You will work in close collaboration with our PhD students, research engineers and industry partners, supervise Bsc/Msc students, and be a vital part of our research efforts.

Specifications

University of Amsterdam (UvA)

Requirements

What do we require

  • A Master’s degree in computer science (or a related field).
  • Basic understanding of machine learning, NLP and fair AI.
  • Strong programming skills in Python and ML-related libraries (scikit-learn, tensorflow, pytorch).
  • Experience in the Rust programming language is preferred.
  • Experience with ML deployments in Microsoft Azure is preferred.
  • Experience with CI automation using Github Actions is preferred.
  • Experience with building demonstrators for scientific conferences is preferred.

Conditions of employment

Fixed-term contract: 36 months.

Our offer

A temporary contract for 38 hours per week, preferably starting at 1 November 2021 for the duration of 36 months.

The salary, depending on relevant experience before the beginning of the employment contract, will be €2,836 to €4,474 (scale 10) gross per month, based on fulltime (38 hours a week), exclusive 8% holiday allowance and 8.3 end-of-year bonus. A favorable tax agreement, the ‘30% ruling’, may apply to non-Dutch applicants. The collective labour agreement Dutch Universities is applicable.

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Employer

University of Amsterdam

With over 6,000 employees, 30,000 students and a budget of more than 600 million euros, the University of Amsterdam (UvA) is an intellectual hub within the Netherlands. Teaching and research at the UvA are conducted within seven faculties: Humanities, Social and Behavioural Sciences, Economics and Business, Law, Science, Medicine and Dentistry. Housed on four city campuses in or near the heart of Amsterdam, where disciplines come together and interact, the faculties have close links with thousands of researchers and hundreds of institutions at home and abroad.  

The UvA’s students and employees are independent thinkers, competent rebels who dare to question dogmas and aren’t satisfied with easy answers and standard solutions. To work at the UvA is to work in an independent, creative, innovative and international climate characterised by an open atmosphere and a genuine engagement with the city of Amsterdam and society.

Department

Faculty of Science – Informatics Institute

The Faculty of Science has a student body of around 7,000, as well as 1,600 members of staff working in education, research or support services. Researchers and students at the Faculty of Science are fascinated by every aspect of how the world works, be it elementary particles, the birth of the universe or the functioning of the brain.

The mission of the Informatics Institute is to perform curiosity-driven and use-inspired fundamental research in Computer Science. The main research themes are Artificial Intelligence, Computational Science and Systems and Network Engineering. Our research involves complex information systems at large, with a focus on collaborative, data driven, computational and intelligent systems, all with a strong interactive component.

Specifications

  • IT; Research, development, innovation
  • Natural sciences
  • max. 38 hours per week
  • €2836—€4474 per month
  • University graduate
  • 21-751

Employer

University of Amsterdam (UvA)

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Location

Science Park 904, 1098 XH, Amsterdam

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