Machine Learning Engineer/Software Developer

VACANCIES / Machine Learning Engineer/Software Developer

Machine Learning Engineer/Software Developer
Position: Machine Learning Engineer/Software developer
Category: Full-time employment
Location: Research Centre on Interactive Media, Smart Systems and Emerging Technologies, Nicosia, Cyprus
The Research Centre on Interactive Media, Smart System and Emerging Technologies – RISE ( is a newly founded research centre of excellence in Nicosia, Cyprus. RISE is a significant investment supported by the European Commission, the Republic of Cyprus and its founding Partners, the Municipality of Nicosia, Max Planck, University College London, the University of Cyprus, the Cyprus University of Technology and the Open University of Cyprus.

The Centre will conduct excellent, internationally competitive scientific research in the area s of visual sciences, human factors and design, communication, and artificial intelligence delivered by high-calibre multidisciplinary research teams. RISE will also engage in knowledge transfer and innovation activities aiming to bridge the gap between scientific research and STEM-led innovation and entrepreneurship.
The Centre is seeking a Machine Learning Engineer/Software Developer to join its fast-growing team of passionate and enthusiastic professionals for full-time employment at the premises of the Centre in Nicosia, Cyprus. RISE is an equal opportunity employer and the position is open to everyone, internationally.

Main responsibilities include:

  1. Work with multidisciplinary research teams to identify and define innovation opportunities
  2. Actively participate in developing strategy around which frameworks, technologies and infrastructure the teams should use for machine learning (ML)-related work
  3. Build proof-of-concepts and prototypes that can be used to demonstrate the impact of research in real-world settings
  4. In collaboration with existing research teams, build a set of reusable models/solutions for rapid prototyping
  5. Lead development efforts to bring machine learning algorithms into production systems
  6. Lead development, monitoring, and maintenance of complex data pipelines to support production systems
Profile of the ideal candidate
  1. Self-motivated, autonomous and responsible in making design and development choices
  2. Able to work well with teams with diverse skills (including ones with minimal ML knowledge)
  3. Resourceful in finding the data and tools needed to get the job done
  4. Proactive in exploring how research work can be turned into prototypes and products
  5. Solid work ethics, passion for innovation, and scientifically open-minded

Desired qualifications & requirements
  1. Bachelor's degree in computer science or engineering discipline, or equivalent experience. Master’s degree considered an advantage
  2. Minimum 2 years of work/educational experience in Machine Learning and Artificial Intelligence (AI) is a must
  3. Experience with two or more general purpose programming languages including but not limited to: Java, C/C++, Python, Scala, or R
  4. Experience with one or more of the following: natural language processing, sentiment analysis, classification, pattern recognition, reinforcement learning, deep learning
  5. Development experience with AI frameworks such as TensorFlow, Microsoft CNTK, scikit, Keras, Caffe, Gluon, Torch, SageMaker, Azure AI
  6. Experience and familiarity presenting to technical audiences, and helping them identify the right solution among available choices
  7. Strong software engineering skills, and ability to work with both researchers/scientists and other software engineers
  8. Understanding of software development methodology, agile practices, and the full range of tools that modern software developers use
  9. Strong knowledge of production data pipelines supporting prescriptive and generative modelling techniques
  10. Strong knowledge and understanding of machine learning pipelines from standardisation, normalisation, clustering, modelling, scoring, and validation
  11. Excellent knowledge of English
  12. For non EU applicants a work permit will be required

A very attractive remuneration package will be offered to the successful candidate according to qualifications and experience.
Interested candidates should submit the following items via email to
  1. Cover letter which clearly specifies availability date for full time employment.
  2. Full CV (including personal contact details).
  3. Contact details of two referees.

The deadline for applications is the 29th of March 2019.

For general inquiries, applicants may contact the Senior HR Business Partner of the Research Centre on Interactive Media, Smart Systems and Emerging Technologies at

All applications are treated in the strictest confidence.

Call: H2020-WIDESPREAD-01-2016-2017 (Teaming Phase 2)
This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No. 739578

This project has received funding from the Government of the Republic of Cyprus through the Directorate General for the European Programmes, Coordination and Development.