1. Research Engineer (Machine Learning)

    Job Reference : INV-00589
    Location : Edinburgh
    Closing Date : 28/08/2017
    Department : Investments

    Overview of the Department

    The firm has recently set up an inter-disciplinary team to investigate the potential of machine learning and related areas to drive innovation in long-term investing. Currently in the early exploratory stages of this ambitious project, we are interested in understanding which parts of the long-term investment process could be better done by machines. Right now our work is focused on three areas:

    • Collaborating with investors to identify problem areas in the investment process.

    • Translating these problems into machine learning projects. We are very flexible here, and will use whatever machine learning approach is most appropriate to solve the problem.

    • Understanding how best to quantify the success of these projects and how the outcome can be used to help Baillie Gifford develop its investment processes.

     

    Purpose of the Role

    You will be the team’s machine learning specialist, working closely with investment professionals and system developers to explore and shape innovative new solutions.

     

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