Senior Machine Learning Engineer at AH Technology Albert Heijn (Zaandam, Netherlands)

As a Senior Machine Learning Engineer at Albert Heijn Technology, you will be part of our ambitious Data Science team. You will work closely together with Data Scientists as well as business and technology stakeholders to deliver scalable and robust data science products that improve Albert Heijn’s operations and add value for millions of Albert Heijn customers.

This new role will draw on your understanding of applied statistical and machine learning techniques as well as your knowledge and experience of software engineering best practices. You will facilitate the design and implementation of data science products in a manner that monitors and ensures that they are performant, available, and correct.

The data science team consists of +/- 20 enthusiastic data scientists with different professional backgrounds and nationalities. Our team members are passionate, curious, and pragmatic, never afraid to get their hands dirty, always learning and adapting. As a senior in the team, your role as a mentor and coach will be particularly important, and your impact will be multiplied through your interactions with your colleagues. You will also play a crucial role in setting the technical strategy of our team. You will guide our team as to which technologies we should use, how best to use them, and directly contribute to and maintain common infrastructure and tooling used to develop products within our team. Your vision for data science software engineering practice will set the bar for our team.

As a Senior Machine Learning Engineer at AH Technology you will:

  • Design, test and build scalable machine learning solutions together with your team of data scientist and engineers.
  • Communicate your solutions clearly to a technical audience.
  • Play a crucial role in the strategy and impact with our data, you know everything about the current leading technologies.
  • Mentor and coach juniors and mediors in our team and help raise the maturity of the team.
  • Own a strong vision on data science/software development. As this is a new role we are looking for someone to think along with us and set a bar within this domain.

Our offer.
At AH Technology, we aim to grow, and that’s only possible if you grow with us. That’s why you get access to best-in-class guidance and inspiring training to shape your development and career. As we work together to build on our brand and your career, you can count on (based on 40 hours per week):

  • A competitive salary up to € 7.400,-. gross a month.
  • A bonus on top of your salary.
  • 20 vacation days.
  • A budget choice in which you can decide whether you spend it on extra days (+12,5 days), discounts or pay-outs.
  • Courses from our Albert Heijn Data Academy.
  • Flexible working hours and the possibility to work from home.
  • An excellent pension plan with a personal contribution of 6.2%.
  • A travel allowance for traveling to and from Zaandam.
  • Attractive discounts on various insurance policies.
  • A laptop and telephone.
  • 10% discount on your grocery shopping in our Albert Heijn stores, up to € 300 per year.

At AH Technology, you'll be working for one of the world's biggest retailers, and we know you are bursting with the ambition to keep up with us. You supplement this ambition with:

  • 5+ years of experience as a Data Engineer, Scientist, or ML Engineer.
  • Extensive knowledge of Apache Spark and optimization techniques.
  • Strong software development skills, able to write solid readable, and testable code (Python, packaging, testing, CI/CD).
  • A good understanding of the fundamentals underlying industry-standard machine learning models.
  • Cloud experience, you can architect and provision scalable hosting solutions.
  • Good coaching and communication skills, you are a team player.
  • Experience in rolling machine learning out in production (MLOps, model life cycle management, monitoring).
  • Experienced in using containers (Docker, Kubernetes).
  • Based in the Netherlands.

Do you want to play an active role in changing the food retail landscape as we know it? Then hop on board and join us on our expedition. Apply now via the button on this page. We ask you not to send a standard motivation letter, but to formulate an answer to the following questions:

  • Why would you like to work for AH Technology?
  • Why do you think you will be successful in this position and what kind of technical skills do you bring with you for this role?
  • What is one of your personal strengths and one skill you wish to improve or develop?

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