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Introduction

At Cambridge Consultants, we help our clients design and develop ground-breaking innovative technologies. In particular, our ‘Automation to Autonomy’ campaign centres around enabling our clients to benefit from the latest developments in ML/AI to support automation and autonomy in their businesses, products, and services.

As well as developing AI technologies for image analysis, autonomous systems and decision support, we are growing our capability in applying AI to problems in digital security: using machine learning to improve detection of vulnerabilities and attacks, and to automate responses, to protect against fast-moving automated threats. Our work involves technologies ranging from anomaly detection, through transformers for language and log analysis, to multi-agent reinforcement learning for coordinated decision making, and beyond.

We’re looking for a proven AI algorithm developer seeking new challenges and with an interest in using their skills to help secure the next generation of connected technologies. If this sounds like you, then please get in touch.

 

Role description

You will join a team of data science, algorithms, and AI experts developing the brains behind new products and services for our clients.  Exact details of the role will depend on your level of experience and aspirations, but you can expect:

  • Huge variety – We work with clients across many markets including Smart Infrastructure, Autonomous Industrial Robotics, Energy, Consumer, Agritech, Defence, Aerospace, Medical and Health.  As we’re working to develop cutting-edge solutions for automation and autonomy in all these sectors, there will be opportunities to apply your skills on a wide range of projects. Your input will range from initial consultancy on how AI technologies might apply to a given challenge, through prototyping new algorithms, to engineering reliable, safe, and secure solutions to meet specific needs.
  • Interesting challenges – Our clients choose us for our ability to tackle some of the most challenging problems where new approaches are needed.  Our work in deep learning and analytics is no exception; whether looking to provide, a step-change in capability, operate in adversarial environments, or output meaningful explanations to human operators of decisions, we’re tasked with challenges that cannot be simply addressed with off-the-shelf algorithms.
  • The potential for growth – This is a great time to join our digital security team as we build on our established track record with considerable growth planned over the next 2-3 years.  There are also opportunities for career growth and personal development in any or all of the three dimensions: technical, project management, commercial / business development.  You will have the opportunity to work closely with our Head of Digital Security to develop the capability and grow new opportunities for the business.  As our digital security business and capability continues to grow there may also be opportunities to lead a specialist group in the area.
  • Responsibility – This will depend on your experience, but you will typically be taking the responsibility for developing key aspects of systems we develop, working with (or acting as) the Technical Authority on projects to ensure the solution meets the client’s needs.

Cambridge Consultants invests in its people and provides a supportive environment where you get to develop and pursue your professional interests alongside client-funded work. We’re also investing in internal technology and capability developments for digital security (e.g. in post-quantum security technology, AI for cyber defence, trusted execution environments, privacy-enhancing technologies, etc.), and you will have the chance to work on some of these. As you grow into the role, you will have the opportunity to propose and lead new investments in this space too.

 

Requirements

You will have a good technical degree in a relevant field. You will have proven experience in developing and applying machine learning techniques to solve real world problems (ideally, but not necessarily, in the digital security domain).  You will be interested and enthusiastic about the digital security / cyber area and have experience and understanding of some of the challenges in the space to which automation and AI technologies can offer benefits.

You will have software engineering experience relevant to the development and application of machine learning technologies, and you will ideally have some prior experience of working in a consulting or commercial environment. Relevant project management or sales and business development experience would be a bonus.

You will have good team working skills, with energy, flexibility, and a constructive approach to challenges. You will also have a well organised and structured approach to problem solving and algorithm engineering. 

You will have the ability to gain UK security clearance.

Finally, it would be great if you had the following, but it is not essential:

  • Anomaly detection algorithm development experience
  • Some team leading experience

 

Why Cambridge Consultants? 

Cambridge Consultants creates exciting and novel breakthroughs in technology and products. We help our clients achieve the kind of game-changing leap forward that will transform their whole business.

At the heart of what we do are talented and motivated multi-disciplinary teams empowered to create cutting edge technologies and systems to solve difficult problems for our clients.

We recognise and celebrate individual talent and we understand the importance of letting individuals be just that. Our people are here to do the best work of their lives and our job is to provide the platform for them to do it. That means letting people pursue the projects that interest them and develop their career in whatever direction they choose.

We’re committed to promoting a diverse workplace. We believe that diversity can only flourish when everyone feels included and has a sense of belonging.

We value all people regardless of gender (or gender reassignment), age, disability, race, ethnic origin, parental status, language, religion, marital status or sexual orientation.

 

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Benefits

  • Competitive salary reviewed anually 
  • Company profit share 
  • Generous pension 
  • Hybrid working model 
  • Flexible working hours and location 
  • 25 days annual leave plus public holidays, with flexibility to carry over / borrow 
  • Comprehensive insurance - Life, disability, private healthcare and travel insurance (business & leisure)
  • Enhanced family leave benefit of 13 weeks full-pay parental leave for those that meet qualifying criteria
  • Career development and training opportunities
  • Social committee
  • Discounted train season tickets, through Travel Plan Plus
  • If travelling to Cambridge by train; Free shuttle service to/from Cambridge North train station, through Cambridge Science Park
  • Whilst in the office; Free canteen - breakfast, lunch & refreshments 
  • A comprehensive relocation package is available, if applicable 

Future prospects

Cambridge Consultants is committed to developing its employees' careers and has a flexible policy for individual capabilities and preferences. Promotion is linked to merit.

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