Machine Learning Scientist with a PHD and strong Python is required by our exciting, fast growing start-up client. They have dozens of banks queuing up to utilise their fully automated investment strategies solutions - all purely driven by artificial intelligence (AI). Working with a small team of highly motivated experts with deep experience across AI and Quant Trading, you will find a stimulating environment with the right mix of technology, science and business. You will take a leading role in researching artificial intelligence for the financial market. You will face difficult but interesting challenges such as learning instabilities, non-stationarity and multiplayer environments, Their tech stack currently consists of: Python 3.6+, TensorFlow 2.0, PostgreSQL, Kubernetes, Docker and Flask. REQUIREMENTS Having published in a journal or conference on a machine learning subject PhD with expertise in deep reinforcement learning experience Strong Python coding skills Good Git practices Familiar with Unix environment Experience with financial market (especially algorithmic trading) is a plus Proficiency working with time series is a plus BENEFITS They offer a competitive salary including good equity to early joiners. Their office is right on the river Thames with panoramic views. A friendly atmosphere with strong drive and determination. A great infrastructure which is the perfect R&D playground. This is a fantastic opportunity to join a company at the forefront of technology and with an exciting roadmap ahead.