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Talk to our advisor about your exact needs, product specifics, and team dynamics. The more we know at this step, the better the future match will be.

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Our Machine Learning Success Stories

AICrowd: Taking care of a YCombinator Alumnus code

How have we improved the quality of the code, reduced technical debt and enhanced the platform security of an AI marketplace?

VUniverse: body leasing for an innovative streaming service

How our talent helped create an efficient recommendation system using graph data science.

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They have been able to complete everything that we threw at them so far both fast and economically. We have been completely satisfied with the quality of their work in that regard.

Monica Brady, COO of VUniverse

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AMLD: Building an event app for the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology

"Applied Machine Learning Days" is one of the largest ML & AI events in Europe, Learn, how we helped to make it happen.

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They are very flexible, providing a team of developers on short notice and scaling the size as needed. Their team meets tight deadlines, including some that only give them a few hours to do the work.

Sylvain Bernard, event manager at EPFL

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Allmedica: genetic algorithms as a key to the happiness of doctors and patients

How did we optimize the work of the medical clinic network, eliminate "empty slots" in doctors' work and increase profits?

Leverage The Power Of Machine Learning And Hypergrow Your Business

Automate and cut costs

By feeding machine learning-based software with the right set of data, various routine processes can be automated and done by computers instead of humans. This leads to significant savings in any kind of business.

Calculate risks and make better decisions

Machine learning is a perfect tool to analyse complex sets of data. Well-coded and optimised algorithms can help you make better decisions thanks to them being based not on assumptions but actual figures provided by a computer.

Improve your marketing

Machine learning software engineers are now commonly hired by marketing companies to build algorithms allowing to personalize ads sent to clients. This makes people buy more and engage more with brands they find interesting.

Take your customer service to another level

Improve the user experience while cutting costs at the same time. Automation in the area of customer service can include chatbots and data analytics that will allow you to be there for your customer 24/7, with fewer people actually in the office.

Hiring Machine Learning Engineers — What You Need To Know?

With so many companies investing in machine learning, it seems clear that soon businesses without some ML features implemented will stay way behind their competition. Thanks to the rapid developments in the sector during the recent years, powerful data usage can now be incorporated in nearly every industry, with top machine learning use cases being risk management, performance analysis and reporting, trading, and automation.

Do you want to follow the path of the most successful IT giants and startup unicorns and invest in ML as well? If so, you will need to finally hire machine learning engineers to build for you the algorithms you need.

But how to make sure you really hire the best and the most fitting devs on the market? Here is our Ideamotive ultimate guide to hiring machine learning software engineers.

What does a machine learning engineer do?

Machine learning software engineers, although at first glance working similarly to other developers, have actually a bit different objective. Their job is, in the end, to build algorithms that are able to learn and develop their skills by themselves, with minimum involvement of a human.

An example? AI-powered data analytics software. Machine learning engineer’s task is to make this software able not only to read the data and provide a summary of it, but also “teach” it to decide which data is really worth considering and even take data from other available sources.

Another example could be a voice reading tool. Machine learning engineer could feed the AI software with thousands of hours of videos in multiple languages and make it recognize the differences between each language.

If you plan to automate routine tasks at your company, hiring machine learning engineers to build an AI-power solution would be your best bet.

The most important machine learning engineer skills

Being a machine learning engineer is by no means an easy job and becoming one takes years of education, both in academia and during one’s free time. Machine learning engineers are usually in possession of a master’s or even a doctoral degree in fields such as computer science, mathematics, or various kinds of engineering.

Some of the most important machine learning engineer skills that one should finally end up with are:

  1. Understanding of complex mathematics, including probability and algorithms.
  2. Exceptional understanding of machine learning, artificial intelligence theory, deep learning, and other similar concepts.
  3. Practical experience with different approaches to machine learning, e.g. supervised and unsupervised machine learning.
  4. Understanding of and experience with data management, data analytics, and other relevant concepts.
  5. Knowledge of programming languages used for machine learning. Choices vary, but ML engineers commonly use a toolset of different languages, including C/C++, Java, Python, R, Scala, JavaScript (mainly for web projects).
  6. Experience with libraries and frameworks used for machine learning. Remember that different libraries and frameworks are used for different types of products making use of ML. For example, Caffe is most often used for deep learning, while Orange3 is useful when data mining and data visualization are needed.

What makes machine learning engineers great team players?

One of the aims of machine learning is to build software that will make computers work more effectively than humans. With the help of a well-built algorithm, a machine can do a specific task multiple times faster than a human - with the quality of the final outcome being very similar.

To get it done, however, machine learning software engineers themselves have to work nearly like a machine, being prepared to handle the development process with as few issues as possible.

Because of this, when looking to hire ML engineers, you should look not only for specific technical skills, but also personality features, such as:

  1. Desire to always learn new things

    There is still a lot to discover and improve in terms of AI and machine learning. Following news, trends, and trying to influence those, is something that turns engineers from craftsmen into experts who revolutionize their industry.

  2. Being proactive

    Machine learning engineers are often alone in their work — there is simply no one around that understands the concepts they work with on a daily basis. This means they have to be proactive, choosing the best solutions and coming up with interesting and unique ideas that no one necessarily asked them about.

  3. Being detail-oriented

    Machine learning development is an incredibly complex process that requires complete focus on every stage. Without the full attention of a developer, software-breaking bugs and issues happen more often, making the launch date delayed.

  4. Patience

    Firstly, it takes a long time to develop a good machine learning algorithm. Secondly, it takes a while before the computer learns enough to give you the results you expected. There is a lot of waiting and observation involved in machine learning development, and both the engineer and the non-technical company members should be aware of this beforehand.

Machine learning engineer job requirements — always know your goal

Whether you run a robotics company, a manufacturing plant, or a startup with a mobile app as the main product, there is always a process that can be improved by machine learning engineers. You should watch out, however, who exactly you hire for the role — a machine learning engineer shouldn’t be considered a generalist, but rather as a developer specialized in a specific type of ML programming.

This means, that when you actually start the hiring process, you should look for machine learning engineers who fit your company and project as much as possible. Look for those who have previously worked in the same industry as yours and on ML functionalities that seem to be similar to what you have been planning for your company. To get this done accurately, remember to specify what exactly your machine learning product is supposed to be. If possible, discuss your needs and goals to be achieved with software consultants or IT project managers to understand exactly who you must be looking for.

With this in mind, you’ll end up hiring machine learning software engineers who will deliver the required solutions fast and to the highest quality.

Best job interview questions to ask a machine learning engineer

After you have managed to review candidates and created a shortlist of those who you consider to hire, you can start running interviews. They are done partly, of course, to assess whether the developer fits your existing team: what’s their motivation to work for you? How do they fit your overall company culture? There are many questions to ask for which there are usually no good and bad answers — it’s up to the interviewer to decide how is their desired hire like.

But there is also the technical interview that must take place. If you are not a developer yourself and you don’t understand all the complex theories behind machine learning and artificial intelligence, you might consider asking someone for help in running this part of the interview. The ideal choice would be another machine learning engineer or an IT Project Manager experienced with ML projects. If you don’t have anyone like this at your company yet, think of your colleagues/friends, or book some time with an external consultant to help you out.

If you want to make the hiring process even faster and more efficient, reach out to us at Ideamotive. Our team will find you the best candidates on the market, tailored specifically to what your business needs in the long run.

Whatever your final setup will be, here are some machine learning engineer interview questions that might be asked:

  1. How is the k-nearest neighbor algorithm different from k-means clustering?
  2. In what case Ridge regression is considered better than Lasso regression?
  3. What is data binning and what are the differences between fixed-width binning and adaptive binning?
  4. What is convex hull?
  5. What kind of algorithm is used to build Amazon-like e-commerce recommendations? ("Customers who viewed this item also viewed", “What other items do customers buy after viewing this item?”, etc.)
  6. What are the methods of handling outliers? Name and explain all of the ones you know about.
  7. What is the Curse of Dimensionality? How to overcome it?
  8. What is naïve Bayes? Why is it called “naïve”?

Making the most out of your machine learning solution

Machine learning engineers are surely experts in their field, but they might not have the skills necessary to take care of the less technical aspects of machine learning product development. To make sure you make the most out of your machine learning solution, consider hiring also for roles like project manager, product owner, or business analyst.

The most efficient way to get all these experts on board is to contact our team at Ideamotive. We’ve developed an extensive network of top IT talents from all over the globe. Whether you need a machine learning developer, an AI expert, or other professionals to join your project, we have the people you need.

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