St. James’s Place

Machine Learning Engineer - 12month FTC

Job description

Who We Are

People have always been at the heart of St. James’s Place, we value long-term relationships and we are a home for people who care about the future – financially, environmentally and socially. These core values have enabled us to become a leading FTSE 100 Wealth Management company.

Employment Type: 12 month Fixed-Term Contract

Location: Remote work with a requirement to visit our head office in Cirencester for team meetings and collaboration days.

We are excited to be recruiting for a Machine Learning Engineer for this brand-new role in our Business Development & Advice Division.

This is a truly unique opportunity to be part of a FTSE 100 flagship project. The successful person won’t be bound by processes and systems, but act as our pioneer to create, define, shape and mould our models and data through to deployment of effective Machine Learning.

Who we are Looking for:

A person who can act as our innovator, a knowledgeable team player who will share ideas, solutions and ways of working whilst being able to challenge and influence throughout the projects. You will have excellent communication skills and be able to establish relationships on a variety of levels whilst thriving in new and untested environments. You will have a natural ability to analyse complex data and demonstrate critical thinking skills to evaluate change and risk.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Design, develop, and implement machine learning models using AWS and Snowflake.
  • Collaborate with cross-functional teams to identify and prioritize business problems suitable for machine learning solutions
  • Analyse and interpret large, complex data sets to derive insights and inform model development
  • Monitor the performance of machine learning models in production and make improvements as necessary
  • Stay up-to-date with the latest advancements in machine learning and artificial intelligence technologies
  • Develop and maintain documentation and training materials for machine learning models
  • Work with and oversee our third parties to ensure their work conforms to SJP's standards.

We not require any essential skills to be successful but knowledge and experience in any of the below will hold a significant advantage

  • Bachelor's or Master's degree in Computer Science, Mathematics, or a related field
  • Strong experience with machine learning algorithms, libraries, and tools (e.g., TensorFlow, PyTorch, AWS SageMaker)
  • Expertise in applying AWS services such as Sagemaker, S3, Lambda, and others
  • Hands-on experience with Snowflake or other data warehousing solutions
  • Excellent problem-solving and critical thinking skills
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills
  • Combination of technical and intuition for business.
Special Requirements:

  • Occasional travel will be required within the UK to deliver internal workshops for the business

Flexible Working

We understand that employees work best in different ways, at different times and in different environments. We value all of our employees and appreciate that everyone is unique, and at one of many stages within their career. Recognising this, we have introduced a hybrid working policy to provide greater flexibility for part-time work, job-sharing, remote working, and flexibility on hours. Our people are encouraged to work in a flexible way that suits their lifestyle where it can be accommodated, so please ask the question and start a conversation!

Research tells us that applicants (especially those from underrepresented groups) can be put off from applying for a role if they do not meet all the criteria or have been on an extended career-break. If you think you would be a good match for this role and can demonstrate some transferable experience please apply, regardless of whether you tick every box.

Why work for us?

Our Rewards

In addition to an attractive salary and eligibility to participate in the discretionary annual bonus opportunities, you will also receive an excellent benefits package including:

  • Non-Contributory Pension – 10% (increasing with length of service) with further pension matching
  • Meaningful protection benefits with real value, such as 10X life cover, PHI, and critical illness.
  • Best in class terms and conditions including 6 months paid parental leave.
  • Private Medical and Dental Insurance
  • 28 days holiday entitlement plus bank holidays (based on full-time equivalent) with the option to buy up to an additional 5 days holiday
  • Discretionary bonus scheme dependent on company and personal performance, varied by level
  • Not applicable to fixed term contracts (standard uplift applies in lieu of the protection benefits)

Our Culture

Our culture is the glue that binds us together - It’s one of our biggest assets and one of the biggest reasons for our success. It’s underpinned by core values of doing the right thing, being the best version of ourselves and investing in long term relationships.

We want to embrace a diverse group of backgrounds and experiences to connect with clients, solve problems and innovate. We raise our voice on the things that matter to us and drive change from the front. Contributing to our inclusive culture is vital, ensuring a space for everyone to be their authentic self, no compromises.

In all we do, we consider how our work affects the communities in which we belong. Over 96% of our group employees are involved in supporting our communities through financial education, charitable giving and volunteering. Over 80% of all our employees and Partners donate each month to our Charitable Foundation, which is now the 3rd largest corporate charity in the UK.

SJP is delighted to have signed The Armed Forces Covenant, and we are active members of LGBT Great, 30% club, The Diversity Project, Disability Confident and more! Find out more:

Our Awards:

We understand it’s important to be proud of the company you work for, that’s why we’re proud to share with you some of our recent awards:

  • Wealth Manager of the Year – Growth Investor Awards 2021
  • Best Wealth Manager – Shares Awards 2021
  • Championing LGBTQ Inclusion - Financial Adviser Diversity in Finance Awards 2020
  • Top 75 Employer - Social Mobility Foundation Employer Index 2021

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