Want to Become a Silverponder?

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We are a team of technologists and consultants who specialise in solving challenging problems from the forefront of IT. Our expertise covers data science, software engineering, machine learning, and design.

We are always on the lookout for like-minded technophiles and have several roles available. To apply, please get in touch with us.

Silverpond prides itself on ethical applications of AI and an inclusive workplace. We encourage job applications from Aboriginal people, LGBTI+ folk, and people from culturally diverse backgrounds.

Roles:


Role: Machine Learning Practitioner

This is a permanent role based in Melbourne CBD.

As a Machine Learning practitioner at Silverpond, your role will include surveying current research and its applicability to business problems, developing new models and adaptation of existing models, designing metrics and loss functions, and evaluating and reporting on model performance in order to help accelerate the adoption of AI through our product, services, and education.

You will initially work on a client-project involving a large distributed system, combined with several computer vision models. You will help develop these models and evaluate and train them to have acceptable performance for the project. This will be spiked on powerful GPU development boxes in the office (great in winter!) then deployed to the cloud. In addition to the backend data pipelines we need to make the project accessible and intuitive so you will have the opportunity to integrate with user-interfaces as well as management tools.

There is a great deal of opportunity for ML research decision-making if you wish to take this on - guiding the direction of research and the project, however we also collaborate heavily!

Required Skills:

  • Understanding of current Neural Network state of the art (keep abreast of recent papers, etc.)
  • Mid-Software engineering skills
  • Ability to program at reasonable scale ~ 50 file projects
  • Version control, unix, async style, cloud understanding
  • Very Strong Communication Skills
  • Very Strong Collaboration Skills
  • Able to pick up new concepts quickly
  • Tensorflow experience
  • 2 years professional data-science or machine-learning experience

The following skills are desirable, but not strictly required:

  • Consulting skills
  • Working with clients
  • Analysis in a semi-defensive context
  • Other ML Frameworks - PyTorch, Keras, Tensorflow.js
  • Web Development Skills
  • Containerisation skills
  • Commercial Deep-Learning experience
  • AWS experience

To apply, please get in touch with us.

Role: Software Engineer

This is a permanent role based in Melbourne CBD.

You will initially be working on a client-project involving a large distributed system, combined with several computer vision models. You can expect to be included in the creation of related tools and instrumentation of the models and processes involved in accelerating the adoption of AI through our product, services, and education.

You will assist to build out technology connected by web-services and high-volume, high-availability queues, hosted in the cloud and spiked on powerful GPU development boxes in the office (great in winter!). In addition to the backend data/video pipelines we need to make the project accessible and intuitive so you will have the opportunity to implement user-interfaces as well as management tools. There is a great deal of opportunity for technology decision-making if you wish to take this on, but we also collaborate heavily!

Required Skills:

  • Strong with Software Engineering concepts
  • Version Control
  • Unix
  • Client-Server architectures
  • Async Architectures
  • Web Technology
  • Mid-Level Javascript knowledge
  • Mid-Level Ruby or Elixir knowledge (or other comparable backend language)
  • Cloud experience
  • Containerisation knowledge
  • 2 years professional software-engineering experience
  • Strong communication skills
  • Strong collaboration skills
  • Consulting skills
  • Working with clients
  • Able to pick up new concepts quickly
  • Analysis in a semi-defensive context

The following skills are desirable, but not strictly required

  • ReactJS experience
  • Ruby on Rails experience
  • Elixir experience
  • Functional-Programming knowledge
  • AWS experience
  • ECR/ECS experience
  • Machine-Learning Experience
  • Polyglot (competent in at least 3 programming languages)
  • Confident in either Java, Ruby or Go

To apply, please get in touch with us.

Role: Front-End & Designer

This can be a contract or permanent role, based in Melbourne CBD.

We’re looking for a front-end developer with UI experience to distill complicated and convoluted requirements and ideas into simple interfaces. A strong focus on how the user will interact with your creations is critical.

The following skills are desirable, but not strictly required:

  • Javascript, React, HTML, CSS, etc.
  • Experience in design and development
  • Adobe Suite tools
  • Design portfolio

To apply, please get in touch with us.

Role: Labelling Supervisor

This is a contract role based in Melbourne CBD.

As part of the machine-learning process, Silverpond allocates data entry to teams of labellers who annotate images used to train deep-learning models. You will facilitate this process by coordinating and supervising the labelling effort.

You will initially work on a client project involving the training of AIs to operate on video feeds; regions of the videos and items of interest will be identified by the model. The collection and labelling of data will be performed by our data-entry personnel, while supervisors will be responsible for the following:

  • Quality assurance on the work of labelling teams
  • Coordination with supervisors, ensuring maintenance of guidelines
  • Feedback to labellers and labelling managers
  • Coordination with machine-learning researchers
  • Reporting on work performed by labelling teams
  • Ensuring that work backlog is balanced with progress estimates

You will work closely with other staff at Silverpond, and will have the opportunity to expand the role to include:

  • Scripting the collection of data and report functions
  • Undertaking machine-learning activities related to labelling

Required experience and skills:

  • Strong computer skills; experienced with online work (e.g., maintaining a blog, creating a website, or similar)
  • Supervising others, providing feedback both down and up
  • Not shy about giving criticism, while maintaining a positive environment
  • Writing reports

To apply, please get in touch with us.

Role: Marketing and Events Intern

Paid internship for students, covering the development and implementation of marketing and events initiatives in the deep learning industry.


Key responsibilities (tasks and duties the student will undertake as part of the project on a day to day basis):

  • Assist with planning, set up and delivery of public-facing events
  • Assist with the execution, development & support of marketing plan and social media plan
  • Assist in the distribution or delivery of marketing materials
  • Create best practice policy for brand assets
  • Assist in the creation of email campaigns, online promotions and database growth strategies
  • Analysing industry (competition, performance, identify improvements)
  • Translate tech talk to be understandable by the general public

Skills required to fulfil the role:

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Solid attention to detail
  • Understanding of Digital Marketing techniques
  • Outside the box thinking

Ideal attributes:

  • Interest in emerging technology and communicating about it to various stakeholders
  • Collaborative
  • Driven to learn
  • Initiative

To apply, please get in touch with us.


In General We Look For…

Although the details of a position at Silverpond will depend on the kind of work being undertaken, we value several traits highly and they can be considered applicable across all roles…

T-Shaped

At Silverpond we’re interested in a wide range of domains and appreciate colleagues with similarly diverse interests. A diverse set of interests and skills gives perspective, prevents echo-chamber effects and allows us to think outside of the box. That being said, we also value having deep expertise in at least one area. This shows that an individual is capable of digging into the details, theory and perculiarities of a subject when required.

Problem Solver

The ability to focus on finding a solution to the problem at hand is very useful to us. Although we love thinking about the theory behind what we’re currently working on, we are pragmatists at heart. Especially when working with clients, we find it valuable to design effective solutions quickly, and improve upon them to design elegant final products.

Communications / Collaboration

One of the bedrocks of our organisation is clear communication. Everything from the meetings and events that we hold, to the software that we write is intended to communicate in some fashion. As consultants, we are both facilitators and problem solvers. Effective communication is not only part of our day-to-day, it is what set us apart.

Initiative

The ability to take initiative and start initiatives is a big part of what it means to be a Silverponder. This refers to our role in the both the workplaces as well as the communities that we participate in. We appreciate strong opinions backed by deep understanding on which solutions are best, as well as a passionate drive to see them through.

Self-Learning

While we run several internal groups, public meetups, workshops, and have the opportunity to pick up a great deal of knowledge on the projects which we work, a powerful thirst for knowlege and learning is a trait shared by Silverponders that has helped us all become proficient in our work and interests. If you share this with us then Silverpond is very flexible in helping you not only build your knowledge, but also apply it and turn your interests into your work.


Diversity

We are committed to diversity. We would like to see a more balanced tech community, and strongly encourage women and people of all backgrounds to apply.

If you think you can bring something new to our team then we would love to hear from you!

Are You Interested?

If you are interested in working for Silverpond, then please, get in touch by emailing hello@silverpond.com.au.


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