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Datafin are currently seeking candidates for their open Software Engineering Manager (Discovery Machine Learning) position in Cape Town, Western Cape through Go Job Search. Are you an experienced candidate looking to take up a Software Engineering Manager (Discovery Machine Learning) role such as with an industry leading company like Datafin?

ENVIRONMENT: THE expertise and strong leadership of a customer-centric & solutions-driven Software Engineering Manager is sought by a rapidly growing eCommerce Platform to lead a team of Machine Learning Software Engineers. You will help ensure the team constantly strives for quality solutions that are delivered on time, within budget and scope, and drive a culture of quality and personal accountability. You will need a strong and pragmatic understanding of Machine Learning development and have direct experience building high performance, scalable backend and RESTful web applications. The ideal candidate will also require a Bachelor’s Degree/Advanced Diploma in Computer Science/Mathematics/Stats or similar with 5 years’ Software Development experience of which 3 years’ must have been developing production-grade Machine Learning solutions. This is an exciting opportunity to lead a growing team of Engineers working on an ambitious Development roadmap of one of the platform’s key AI focus areas: Search & Recommendations.DUTIES:This is a hands-on role, and you should expect that at least 30% of your time will be spent writing code and building Machine Learning models.Working with others on your team directly contributing to the production of code and models. The remainder of your time will be split between architectural and strategic planning with peers and Senior Developers, and the day-to-day people management and development required of a high-performing and successful team.Be an advocate of Agile and Iterative Engineering practices and you will have prior line management experience with a track record of keeping highly skilled developers motivated.REQUIREMENTS: Bachelor’s Degree or Advanced Diploma (Computer Science, Mathematics, Statistics, Machine Learning or Engineering) and a minimum of 5 years’ Software Development experience, of which a minimum of 3 years’ developing production-grade Machine Learning solutions is required.In the event that a candidate does not have a Bachelor’s Degree or an Advanced Diploma (Computer Science, Mathematics, Statistics, Machine Learning or Engineering), an equivalent experience requirement must be met, which equates to a minimum of 8 years’ of Software Development experience, of which a minimum of 5 years’ developing production-grade Machine Learning solutions is required.A minimum of 3 years’ managing and leading a software engineering team, including mentoring and developing technical teams, line management of teams and performance management of teams. – In the event of no prior management experience, at least 3 years’ delivering significant Machine Learning solutions as a technical lead, is required.Providing guidance to fellow engineers, evaluating and comparing model performance and model architecture, performing error analysis, and hyper parameter tuning. Experience leading a team technically, with a focus on high-quality output.Experience working within an Agile team that is operationally hands-on, and an advocate of that culture.Experience developing software in Python in a test-driven environment (and/or at least in one of the following languages: Java, C, C++ or C#).A thorough understanding of computer science fundamentals, including object-oriented design and data structures and algorithms.Experience with MySQL or Postgres, and BigQuery or a similar technology in a high-load environment.Significant technical experience and a proven track record of architectural ownership and understanding.Experience in developing distributed, high transactional and available systems.Experience working with Big Data: data volume, variety and velocity.Preferred experience and skills –Developing software for a highly transactional retail online platform.A thorough understanding of software engineering practices and best practices, including agile software development, source code control systems and the use of software IDEs and development and testing tools.An understanding of software deployment tools, deployment processes and best practices.Working with NoSQL data stores. Experience working with Kafka.Working with the AWS and/or GCP platforms, and Docker and/or Kubernetes.Building RESTful API Web Services and Microservices.Experience with Natural Language Processing (NLP).Experience with search systems and technologies such as SOLR or Elasticsearch. Building customer recommendation models (e.g., Collaboration vs. Content-based, Item-to-Item vs. User-to-Item).Experience with Jupyter notebooks.Experience with Scikit-learn, SciPy, Numpy, Pandas and PyTorch.Experience with TensorFlow, TensorFlow Extended, TensorFlow Serving.Experience with Kubeflow and Dataform.ATTRIBUTES:Customer centric.Solutions and results oriented.Natural leader.Innovative problem solver.Curious thinker that understands technical topics beyond the average reader.An ambitious and hard-working individual prepared to do more than the 9 to 5 to get up to speed.An influencer that constantly grows the quality of engineering through technical initiatives.Effective time management and organisational skills.Proven ability to develop and maintain positive working relationships.Must be comfortable with rapidly changing and/or loosely defined requirements that are refined over time.Skilled at active listening and capable of facilitating discussions.Strong communication skills with both internal team members and external business stakeholders.Strong initiative to find ways to improve solutions, systems, and processes.

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