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Pearson Senior AI Systems Engineer in Sydney, Australia

Are you interested in a Data Science SaaS solution with AI at its core?

Reporting to our Lead Engineer, you will work alongside Faethm’s AI Engineers, Data Scientists, and Data Engineers to bring our research and data science to life.

To give you a sense of our work, we have designed and implemented systems like:

  • large scale on-demand GPU clusters with Machine Learning / NLP pipelines to extract billions of data points from job ads within a few hours

  • high-concurrency, low-latency analytics environment across 7 geographic regions to serve enterprise customers all over the world

  • libraries and APIs for bleeding edge transformer based NLP model pipelines

Our Team: Workforce Skills – We provide upskilling and reskilling that ensures people can thrive in a digital, automated future. Faethm by Pearson is a SaaS platform that uses artificial intelligence to help prepare people for the future of work. We are the newest division at Pearson with ambitious and exciting plans for growth.

Flexible working: We are committed to hybrid working practices and has adopted flexible remote and virtual working. Where possible our employees can choose to manage their attendance to the office more flexibly.

As a Senior AI Systems Engineer you will be responsible for:

  • Build reusable packages and tools for training and serving machine learning models and pipelines

  • Optimise deployment of ML and data pipelines for accuracy and rapid experimentation

  • Overseeing Faethm’s data science infrastructure, including monitoring production workflows and maintaining critical infrastructure components

  • Support the consumption of Faethm’s ML models and data outputs by other teams and organisations

  • Driving code quality by facilitating code reviews within the team and ensuring that our engineering practices are followed in relation to testing, security and monitoring.

  • Contribute to the technical design and architecture of our AI systems and APIs

To be successful in this role, you'll ideally have:

  • BS, MS, or PhD in Computer Science, Software Engineering, or related fields

  • 3+ years of experience developing and managing AI systems

  • Good understanding of machine learning and artificial intelligence algorithms

  • Experience in optimising distributed systems for performance and efficiency

  • Strong programming skills in Python

  • Experience with databases and SQL

  • Experience with modern cloud-based architectures and APIs

  • Core competency in at least two of the following areas preferred: Machine Learning, Infrastructure as Code, Distributed Systems, Data pipelines

Our tech stack: Python, Pytorch, Terraform, AWS (ECS, SageMaker, Athena, Redshift), Kubernetes

While we have identified the initial responsibilities of the role, be prepared for this role to evolve as we grow. Seniority and levelling will be based on the candidate’s background.

Our company: Founded in 2017, Faethm by Pearson is an augmented analytics platform that provides scenario-driven predictive analytics on the impact of external trends on the workforce. Our SaaS AI-driven capability is the world’s data source for navigating external impacts like new technologies, the evolution of work, health & environmental scenarios in the workforce. Our data, analytics and insights help clients evaluate the impact of these trends on any economy, industry, organisation, or job to suggest viable transition pathways for impacted employees into 'future proof' career pathways.

In 2022, Faethm by Pearson along with TalentLens (talent assessments) and Credly (digital credentials) formed Pearson’s Workforce Skills division creating the world’s first truly end-to-end future of work company and accelerating our mission to prepare every worker, everywhere, for the future of work. Our market-leading data, insights and AI capabilities will power the next generation of Pearson’s lifelong learning products to meet the rapidly changing needs of today’s workforce and bridge the global skills gap. Pearson was founded in 1844 and has been built on our ability to grow with and adapt to a constantly evolving market. Our 20,000+ employees are dedicated to creating high-quality, digital-first, accessible and sustainable resources for lifelong learning.

Diversity: We value the power of an inclusive culture and a strong sense of belonging. We promote a culture where differences are embraced as strengths and opportunities are equal and accessible.

If you are as passionate as we are about the future of the workforce and changing lives through learning, then help us to learn more about you and why you want to work with Faethm by Pearson. Click ‘Apply Now’ to create your application online.


Organization: Workforce Skills

Schedule: FULL_TIME

Req ID: 7414