Machine Learning Engineer

Pinsent Masons
Birmingham, West Midlands
Closing date
17 Mar 2023

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Contract Type
Experience Level
Officer / Analyst / Engineer / Executive / Coordinator
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Other Professional
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Job Description

Purpose of the Role:

Reporting to the Head of Data Management, you will be involved in helping define, build, and maintain our data science and AI offering using a robust, modern tech stack.

Main Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Drive the entire model development lifecycle, building, testing, and delivering high quality solutions
  • Select features for, build and optimise NLP machine learning models
  • Build, manage, and deploy AI solutions that leverage Azure Cognitive Services and Azure Applied AI services (Speech, Computer vision, Text Data, Azure Cognitive Services)
  • Use REST-based APIs and SDKs to build computer vision, natural language processing, text mining, and conversational AI solutions on Azure
  • Design, deploy, build, test and maintain machine learning models in a production environment
  • Improve the efficiency, performance, and scalability of ML & NLP models (this includes data quality, ingestion, loading, cleaning, and processing)
  • Develop, deploy, and maintain CI/CD pipelines
  • Help efficiently maintain cloud infrastructure for research, staging and beta/pilot environments       

Candidate Overview:


  • Degree level candidate ideally in computer science, maths, statistics or a related field of study, or equivalent experience

Relevant Experience Required

  • Experience in building NLP systems with the demonstrated ability to translate cutting edge research into working applications
  • Experience in scaling and productionising ML and AI models
  • Experience of working with microservices, containerisation, and automated CI/CD processes
  • Experience with AI optimisation techniques
  • Skilled use of Python, SQL, Java
  • Experience with Microsoft Azure services, including Azure Machine Learning, Azure Databricks, Azure Data Factory, Azure Data Lake Gen2

Desired Experience

  • Experience with Deep Learning frameworks (Tensorflow, PyTorch, Keras)
  • Proficiency in C#
  • Experience with Python libraries like SpaCy, NumPy, Pandas, SciKItLearn
  • Exposure to NLP libraries (e.g. NLTK, Gensim, Word2Vec, openNLP)
  • Familiarity with state-of-the-art transformers in NLP such as BERT, RoBERTa, XLNet etc

What can we offer you?

  • Agile working i.e. the opportunity to work from home, subject to diary commitments;
  • 25 days' annual leave entitlement and the opportunity to purchase or roll over 5 days;
  • The ability to claim up to 5 days towards parental or caring responsibilities;
  • Contributory pension of up to 5%;
  • Private healthcare;
  • Death in service cover (4 x base salary);
  • Eligibility to apply for an interest free season ticket loan, an interest free gym membership loan and/or an interest free rental deposit loan;
  • Cycle to work scheme;
  • We envisage this role being full time, however, we are open to considering flexible working arrangements.

For any queries or for a copy of the full job description then please contact our in-house recruiter, Sim Dhonsi. Please note we only accept CVs that are logged on the Recruitment portal.

At Pinsent Masons we value diversity and inclusion. We are committed to creating a better workplace where all our talent can succeed and feel like they belong. We want to attract, retain and develop people at all levels and encourage applications from all suitably qualified candidates whatever your ethnicity, religion, age, physical or mental disability/ long term condition, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression or any other characteristics protected by local law in the jurisdictions in which we operate.


Pinsent Masons is a global 100 law firm, with over 3,400 employees operating from 27 locations throughout Europe, Asia Pacific, Africa and the Middle East.  We have a long-standing reputation for delivering high-quality legal advice rooted in a deep understanding of the sectors and geographies in which our clients operate. Our global reach ensures that we are well-placed to advise on complex multi-jurisdictional matters across a full range of legal disciplines. The firm has significant multinational credentials in the financial services, energy, infrastructure, real estate, and advanced manufacturing and technology sectors.

We champion change and promote progress to make business work better for people. Pinsent Masons has embedded a range of diversity and inclusion initiatives to create an environment in which its people can flourish.

We stand out for our innovative approach to service delivery and believe that innovation flourishes in a diverse workforce. We are proud that in the same financial year Pinsent Masons was recognised as law firm of the year at the Legal Business Awards, we were also named the top employer for LGBT people by Stonewall, one of the top fifty employers for women and ranked 21st out of 700 companies by the Financial Times in their Diversity Leaders list. 

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