AI Data Engineer

London, UK
Machine Learning Engineer Data Engineer
The Telegraph
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About The Telegraph
The Telegraph is an award-winning, multimedia news brand synonymous with quality, credibility and
authority for more than 162 years.
We are renowned for the analysis, perspective, opinion and insight our journalism provides to a diverse
and discerning audience. Every day the content we create sets the news agenda, sparking debate and
provoking comment.
Our journalism is given life across our multi-platform portfolio, including The Telegraph website and
app, The Daily Telegraph and The Sunday Telegraph newspapers and their digital version in The
Telegraph Edition app. Our content is also distributed on a range of third party platforms including
Apple News, Facebook, Snapchat, Google Home and Amazon Alexa. With 50 million UK visitors every
month and 90 million browsers globally, our journalism reaches more people than ever before.
Our mission is to pioneer new ways to acquire and serve at least 1 million subscribed customers through
quality journalism and experiences, bringing them closer to us and each other. We’ll achieve this with
the constant evolution of our journalistic techniques and by using the data and understanding we have
of The Telegraph’s well-informed audience to successfully further diversify into and grow revenue
streams from advertising, travel, events, financial services and subscriptions.
For more information on our purpose, beliefs and people values, please visit our corporate site. To see
our latest brand campaign visit telegraph.co.uk/wordschosenwell.

About the role:
Job Title AI Data Engineer
Department Technology
Reports to AI Platform Manager
Version Feb 2024

Role purpose
and overview

This is a technical role within the newly formed AI platform team. This new team
sits within the Telegraph’s wider MarTech team, where alongside our data
engineering and science teams, we have successfully delivered projects using AI and
ML for over 7 years.
The role will work in a cross functional manner to deliver the technical
implementations that will power the next generation of personalisation for our
customers. We’re looking for someone who is excited to have a direct impact on the
direction in which we take AI as they will be key in building out a new AI platform to
scale with the future ambitions of the business.
The successful candidate will have experience delivering robust serving solutions of
ML models in both online and offline environments, with the ability to contribute at
all stages of the delivery process. The Telegraph utilises GCP, and all infrastructure
will be built on top of this platform. As such, experience working with Vertex as well
as other Google products is important for success in this role.
There will be a commitment to support technical upskilling, but the role will require
a driven individual that can work proactively on assigned projects. We expect our
engineers to solve problems creatively and work collaboratively on data solutions
that impact our customers' experiences of our products. As one of the first members
of the team, self motivation will also be important to own end to end solutions.

Key Job Responsibilities:
● Build and maintain high quality solutions to serve ML models in various environments.
● Be involved in the creation of a new, bespoke AI platform that will support future AI initiatives.
● Maintain the company’s data and ML assets at the required quality levels.
● Follow the Agile methodologies implemented in the engineering team.
● Keep to best practices in terms of code quality and design of processes.
● Assist with migrating existing ML projects to the new AI platform.
● Stay up to date with the latest technologies and methodologies and propose improvements to TMG
infrastructure.
● Implement and maintain Google AI/ML products and the supporting infrastructure, for products
such as Recommendations AI, Gemini.

Essential skills required for the role
● Google Cloud Platform (GCP): Proficiency in GCP services, including knowledge of BigQuery, Cloud
Storage and Vertex AI
● Understanding of Infrastructure, Architecture and Cloud computing for Data related Platforms,
Software and Infrastructure
● Python technical skills:

● Creating REST APIs
● Ability to implement ETL data pipelines in Python
● Advanced SQL & knowledge of relational databases
● At least 2 years of experience in ML related data or software development
● Knowledge of technologies: Git, Docker, Terraform
● Ability to propose, design and implement ML data solutions both in batch and real-time
● Understanding of what is a continuous delivery pipeline and ability to design a process
● Good organisational skills and attention to detail with demonstrated ability to work proactively
focusing on priorities across a range of tasks
● Proven creative problem solving skills, and are able to solve complex tasks in novel ways.

What you can expect from the Telegraph Media Group if you’re the successful candidate:
● The Telegraph supports flexible working, per your line manager’s agreement.
● A range of excellent benefits (including on-site gym, massages, and more).
● In-role development and access to formal development.
The Telegraph’s goal is to foster a diverse and inclusive workplace and we are committed to building a team that
reflects a wide variety of skills, perspectives and backgrounds.
We are an equal opportunities employer, hiring solely on merit and business need. We encourage applications
regardless of sex, gender identity, ethnicity, age, sexual orientation, gender reassignment, religion or belief, marital
status, pregnancy, parenthood and disability. If you require reasonable adjustments in any recruitment process
with us, please make us aware.

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