Your work will change lives. Including your own. 

The Impact You’ll Make

As a Senior Machine Learning Engineer, Platform Development, you will be building a platform that accelerates drug discovery with machine learning for a wide variety of use cases with respect to data modality, model architecture, and model size. By leveraging your experience in machine learning, software engineering, infrastructure, and data, you will:

  • Build our machine learning platform using GCP cloud and our High Performance Compute from a mixture of off-the-shelf and custom tooling as needed. The scope is full model lifecycle from development through deployment
  • Partner with ML teams actively developing models to onboard them to platform capabilities
  • Continuously optimize the platform to support our emerging machine learning research capabilities and evolving use case needs
  • Steer the direction for ML tooling at Recursion, improve technical standard and advocate for best practices
  • Inspire your team and stakeholders alike to find the best outcome by facilitating constructive dialogue, reconciling perspectives into a unified view

You will not:

  • Be responsible for developing machine learning models

Location

This position is based at our office in London, United Kingdom.

The Team You’ll Join 

The Machine Learning Infrastructure team's vision is to create and sustain a centralized platform featuring top-tier tools for machine learning. Our goal is to simplify and democratize machine learning throughout the organization by providing easy-to-use solutions for developing and deploying machine learning pipelines. In the fast-paced world of ML Ops tools, we aim to cultivate a culture of continuous learning and growth, keeping abreast of emerging technologies and judiciously integrating them into our platform to support Recursion’s diverse use cases. We also strive to integrate with the Data Platform and HPC to maximize the capabilities of the Recursion OS.

The Experience You’ll Need

Experience in designing and building scalable, large-scale distributed systems with elegant interfaces. Proficiency in the full lifecycle of machine learning and software development in production, including:

  • Data preparation, model training, evaluation, deployment, and monitoring
  • Releasing and maintaining mature ML products
  • Writing well-tested, scalable, and documented code, conducting peer reviews, and managing CI/CD processes Ability to lead projects in a collaborative, open environment. Capability to mentor, coach, and support peers and colleagues. Preferred skills: PyTorch, NumPy, Pandas, GCP, Hybrid Cloud, Linux, CUDA, Docker, Kubernetes, SLURM, BigQuery, large-scale distributed systems.

How You’ll be Supported

  • A member of the ML Infra team will be your trail guide to ensure smooth onboarding 
  • You will be encouraged to attend one conference of your choice per year paid for by Recursion in support of our value of ‘We Learn’
  • You will be provided opportunities to share your work and teach others new skills through weekly initiatives like Friday Wins and Tech Talks
  • You will have the option to participate in coaching like BetterUp for leadership skills and development programs
  • Our team gets together in person once a quarter (usually in Salt Lake or Toronto) to build alignment and motivation as well as spend quality time with one another

At Recursion, we believe that every employee should be compensated fairly. Based on the skill and level of experience required for this role, the estimated current annual base range for this role is:

  • Developing: £92,000
  • Skilled: £101,000
  • Expert:  £112,000

To learn more about our level within levels, click here.

You will also be eligible for bonuses and equity compensation + our comprehensive benefits package for United States based candidates. The range displayed on each job posting reflects target ranges for US new hire salaries and is determined by job, level, and market factors.  

During the interview selection process, you will connect with a Talent Acquisition Partner who will be your advocate and ally to ensure you receive the appropriate compensation that meets your needs for your skills, experience, and relevant education/training, while also reviewing our very competitive total rewards package.

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The Values That We Hope You Share:

  • We Care: We care about our drug candidates, our Recursionauts, their families, each other, our communities, the patients we aim to serve and their loved ones. We also care about our work.
  • We Learn: Learning from the diverse perspectives of our fellow Recursionauts, and from failure, is an essential part of how we make progress.
  • We Deliver: We are unapologetic that our expectations for delivery are extraordinarily high. There is urgency to our existence: we sprint at maximum engagement, making time and space to recover. 
  • Act Boldly with Integrity: No company changes the world or reinvents an industry without being bold. It must be balanced; not by timidity, but by doing the right thing even when no one is looking.
  • We are One Recursion: We operate with a 'company first, team second' mentality. Our success comes from working as one interdisciplinary team.

Recursion spends time and energy connecting every aspect of work to these values. They aren’t static, but regularly discussed and questioned because we make decisions rooted in those values in our day-to-day work. You can read more about our values and how we live them every day here.

More About Recursion 

Recursion is a clinical stage TechBio company leading the space by decoding biology to industrialize drug discovery. Enabling its mission is the Recursion OS, a platform built across diverse technologies that continuously expands one of the world’s largest proprietary biological and chemical datasets. Recursion leverages sophisticated machine-learning algorithms to distill from its dataset a collection of trillions of searchable relationships across biology and chemistry unconstrained by human bias. By commanding massive experimental scale — up to millions of wet lab experiments weekly — and massive computational scale — owning and operating one of the most powerful supercomputers in the world, Recursion is uniting technology, biology and chemistry to advance the future of medicine.

Recursion is headquartered in Salt Lake City, where it is a founding member of BioHive, the Utah life sciences industry collective. Recursion also has offices in London, Toronto, Montreal and the San Francisco Bay Area. Learn more at www.Recursion.com, or connect on X (formerly Twitter) and LinkedIn.

Recursion is an Equal Opportunity Employer that values diversity and inclusion.  All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected under applicable federal, state, local, or provincial human rights legislation. 
Recursion welcomes and encourages applications from people with disabilities. Accommodations are available on request for candidates taking part in all aspects of the selection process.

Recruitment & Staffing Agencies: Recursion Pharmaceuticals and its affiliate companies do not accept resumes from any source other than candidates. The submission of resumes by recruitment or staffing agencies to Recursion or its employees is strictly prohibited unless contacted directly by Recursion’s internal Talent Acquisition team. Any resume submitted by an agency in the absence of a signed agreement will automatically become the property of Recursion, and Recursion will not owe any referral or other fees. Our team will communicate directly with candidates who are not represented by an agent or intermediary unless otherwise agreed to prior to interviewing for the job.

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