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  •   The Silverpond Team




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 look-out for like-minded technophiles and have three roles available. If you’re interested in joining our team, please get in touch with us.

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Role: Machine Learning Practitioner

This is a permanent role based in Melbourne CBD.

You can anticipate being included in the survey of current research and its applicability to business problems, the development of new models and adaptation of existing models, design of metrics and loss functions and evaluation 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

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

Role: Front-End & Designer

We’re looking for someone with the ability 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, HTML, CSS, etc.
  • Adobe Suite tools
  • Experience in design and development
  • Design portfolio

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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382 Little Collins Street
Melbourne VIC, 3000

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(03) 9008 5922

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