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Senior Machine Learning Engineer / Data Scientist

  • London
  • Technology
  • Full time
  • R-0002978

Creating a more diverse, equitable and inclusive Dojo

Dojo’s 150,000+ customers reflect the diversity of the UK High Street. Building teams with diverse backgrounds that are representative of the customer base which we serve is fundamental to creating innovative products at Dojo. Whoever you are, if you’re passionate about your work, curious, relentless and customer-obsessed, you have a place at Dojo. 

We want everyone to be the best they can be throughout the recruitment process; if you require any additional adjustments please let us know.

The role

The machine learning team at Dojo has a mission to deeply understand the relationships between businesses and consumers, and to use this understanding to build products that facilitate the growth of our customers.

We are a brand new team and are looking for an experienced Machine Learning / Data Scientist to realise our goal of making data science and machine learning the unique selling point of our company. This is a great opportunity for an aspiring data science leader to help shape the future of machine learning and data science at Dojo.

What you will do:

  • Lead on machine learning projects around the business from discovery and ideation, through to model development and deployment.

  • Actively participate in the discovery process, finding new opportunities for the application of machine learning and data science across the business, and recommending solutions.

  • Contribute to a range of projects, with the opportunity to cover many areas of machine learning and data science including:

    • Generating automatic, actionable insights for our customers to help with their decision-making.

    • Creating bespoke restaurant recommendations for hungry Dojo-app users.

    • Building propensity models to help increase product and feature adoption.

    • Designing automated fraud and risk detection algorithms to keep our customers and card-holders safe.

  • Apply these projects across the business, by working closely with stakeholders from all over Dojo: from product and engineering to sales and customer success.

  • Mentor other ML/Data Scientists throughout Dojo and champion best-practices.

  • Be a strong proponent for machine learning and data science across the business and contribute to the creation of a data science culture within the team.

What you will bring:

  • A track-record of bringing machine learning / data science / statistical models from ideation all the way to production.

  • Familiarity with cloud computing (specifically from the perspective of building machine learning applications), and understanding of software development principles: TDD, CI/CD, version control software such as Git.

  • Curiosity and the desire to continuously learn.

  • Passion for machine learning, data science, and statistics, and how these can be used to drive value at companies.

  • Enthusiasm for growing other Data Scientists, and helping them learn and improve.

  • Strong communication and visualisation skills with the ability to talk on complex topics to varied audiences.

Ideally you will also have experience with:

  • MLOps and MLFlow tools, techniques, and best practices.

  • Our specific tech stack: BigQuery, Databricks, and Google Cloud Platform (GCP).

  • Mentorship and/or line-management

  • Demonstrable experience in any of:

    • A/B testing and experimentation

    • Bayesian inference and statistics

    • Recommendation systems

    • Graph and network science theory, algorithms, and databases

    • Propensity modelling

    • Natural language processing methods

About Dojo

We launched Dojo in 2019 to address business owners’ pain points across the UK. Since then, we’ve seen incredible growth as a scaling fintech, welcoming over 150,000 customers and growing the Dojo team to 1,000+ people across five locations. In that time, we’ve also introduced Dojo Virtual Queues & Bookings and the Dojo restaurant finder app, formerly known as WalkUp and loved by 1,000 restaurants and 750,000 diners. 

Today, we work towards our mission to empower businesses to thrive in the Experience Economy by creating the tools and technology that turn transactions into meaningful relationships. For our business customers, that means fast funding, the fastest payments, smart integrations, and efficient virtual queues & bookings - all with instant insight across the board. For diners, that means getting seated at their favourite restaurants with just a couple of taps on the Dojo app. Whether it’s for busy business owners or hungry diners, every Dojo product is built to address real customer pain points by our dedicated teams in London, Bristol, Hull and Belfast. 

Our values

At Dojo, we’re curious . We have an insatiable desire to learn and innovate. And we’re relentless . We persevere even when it’s easier not to. But, we’re nothing without our customers, who drive everything we do. From day one, Dojo was built on real customer pain points and every one of us is customer-obsessed. 

Our way of working

Dojo has adopted a set of shared principles with the aim of increasing in-person collaboration and amplifying our ‘Customer First’ values. We encourage our employees to meet in-person over virtual meetings, and our communication is mostly asynchronous. Unlike most other businesses, we are intentionally avoiding a rules-based approach, and each team is empowered to make the arrangements that work best for their success. The answer to every scenario which tests these principles is: We trust you to use your judgement responsibly, in the best interest of our customers.

Find out more about our benefits and what it’s like to work at Dojo at . Learn more about Life at Dojo on LinkedIn and Instagram .