Tiko - Machine Learning Engineer Team Lead


machine learning, Natural Language Processing (NLP), Python, AWS

Tiko is currently hiring a Machine Learning Engineer Team Lead
Tiko (previously known as Triggerise) believes in a world where all youth have the power to choose where, when, and how they meet their sexual reproductive health needs. Their digital platform delivers scalable and verifiable sexual reproductive health services for young people in 5 main markets in Sub-Saharan Africa - Kenya, Ethiopia, Uganda, South Africa, and Burkina Faso. They work together with local communities and use nudges like reminders, discounts, and reward points to encourage their users to access and use sexual and reproductive health services. They also support their users in becoming micro-entrepreneurs and adding value to their economies.
Tiko has offices in South Africa, Kenya, Ethiopia, the Netherlands and Portugal. Globally, their team consists of 160 enthusiastic, international colleagues. Whether you are working from their biggest office in Nairobi, the fast-growing office in South Africa, or from home, their people are young and their culture is global and dynamic. Their work environment is fast-paced, informal, and friendly. 

They are open to remote work for this position and will happily accept applicants from Portugal, South Africa, and Kenya.

About the role: 
As a Machine Learning Engineer Team Lead, you'll be responsible for leading the machine learning team, as well as designing and developing Machine Learning algorithms that help them predict and detect significant data patterns into the Tiko Platform.
  • Lead and develop the individuals in your team.
  • Coordination of the work that the machine learning team need to do.
  • Develop machine learning algorithms in the applicable systems, applying the best-use principles of machine learning to the design, development, maintenance, testing, and evaluation of the software.
  • Their team works in an agile way, and you'll be part of the rituals and practices.
  • Document your work and ensure that your documentation is clear and understandable for future use by others.
  • Ensure the software you develop is secure and safe with regards to information security and personal data.
  • They expect you to actively participate in meetings and projects and coordinate with your team members. They also expect you to continue to develop yourself and keep abreast of new developments.
  • You'll run, get involved with, and help out colleagues on other projects as needed.
About you: 
You are passionate about Machine Learning and want to work with a dynamic team of professionals. You take a proactive approach to problem-solving and have a logical way of thinking. 
  • 1-2 years of experience managing a team of machine learning engineers
  • 5+ years of experience designing, developing and deploying Machine Learning models in a production environment
  • Strong background in mathematics and statistics
  • Exposure to developing NLP solutions over opensource platforms
  • Exposure to common machine learning, data, math, and visualization libraries
  • Exposure to different coding environments (local, notebooks, containers) and software engineering workflows (testing, code management/Git)
  • Proficiency in Python
  • Understanding of relational databases such as SQL, MySQL, PostgreSQL
  • Familiarity with a cloud environment (AWS) and containerised environment (Kubernetes, Docker) and CI/CD (ArgoCD, AWS Code Pipelines)
What they offer: 
In addition to your monthly salary, they offer you:
  • Great secondary benefit
  • A personal development budget
  • Unlimited holidays, if you can make it work with your team you’re good to go
  • Growth opportunities
  • A product to help shape as they grow, to leave your mark on how they do things
  • A vision that they trust that you will do your job without them having to invent unnecessary rules and regulations
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