Lead Data Scientist in Ponicode's Multifunctional Team

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Lead Data Scientist

Coding partner for developers, powered by AI.
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5 years of XP min.PermanentParisFull remoteApplied Mathematics (ML statistics graph theory) Python Typescript Go MLOps Cloud knowledge

CircleCI is the world’s largest shared continuous integration/continuous delivery (CI/CD) platform, and the hub where code moves from idea to delivery. As one of the most-used DevOps tools - processing more than 1 million builds a day - CircleCI has unique access to data on how engineering teams work, and how their code runs. Companies like Spotify, Coinbase, and BuzzFeed use us to improve engineering team productivity, release better products, and get to market faster.

Founded in 2011 and headquartered in downtown San Francisco with a global, remote workforce, CircleCI is venture-backed by multiple top-tier North American VCs.

CircleCI is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action employer. We do not discriminate based upon race, religion, color, national origin, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, gender expression, transgender status, sexual stereotypes, age, status as a protected veteran, status as an individual with a disability, or other applicable legally protected characteristics. We also consider qualified applicants with criminal histories, consistent with applicable federal, state, and local law.

About CircleCI Developer Experience department (Circleci France, ex-Ponicode)

In the CircleCI Developer Experience team, our mission is to invent and implement products that will become the new standards for the SW Engineering industry. The team comes from the fusion of two awesome companies (CircleCI and Ponicode) that share the same mission: manage change so software teams can innovate faster thanks to sustainable innovation.

Ponicode was acquired by CircleCI in March 2022. Since then, we have been growing our team of passionate engineers (Software Developers and Data Scientists) in order to fulfill our new role: build products that help developers ship better code faster. Our mission in the Developer Experience Team is to drive the “shift left” in software development, by providing developers with feedback as early as possible so that they can ship code confidently and fast.

Today, this means building CLI tools and IDE extensions that make it easier for developers to access rapid CI validation without disrupting their work flow.

We measure our success as a team by monitoring both raw usage metrics and user-value driven metrics.

The CircleCI Developer Experience department is based in Paris (France), and offers flexible working hours and the possibility of remote work within the Paris time zone (CEST).

Job description

What you will find

As our lead ML Engineer / Data Scientist in the CircleCI Developer Experience team, you will not only revolutionize the way developers code, but you will specifically deep dive into the mechanics of the different programming languages. You will have to be creative and meet many challenges along with the team.

Tech challenges:

How to build great code parsing and understanding systems

How to implement efficient code representation

How to invent and implement scalable code generation systems

How to implement language / frameworks agnostic solutions

How to create multi-language and multi-framework compatible solutions

How to build multi-IDEs compatible extensions / plugins

How to parse large amounts of code with awesome performances

How to implement algorithms that are able to understand and generate code

Product and strategy challenges:

How to shape data and ML solutions that can bring value to Circleci customers

How to Invent and implement user-centric AI / ML solutions (i.e. solutions that bring value to the user)

How to leverage human interaction to improve AI / ML solutions

How to have a great User-Experience with our AI / ML assistant (suggestions,…)

How to leverage ML to enhance local development tooling

How to think out-of-the-box to invent the development tools that will be used by all developers and last over the coming 10(000) years?

How to shape a Product strategy based on the market trends, the developers feedbacks and our deep convictions as engineers and users?

People and organization challenges:

How to grow and scale the team so that everyone is happy and great products are delivered?

How to attract and keep great talents?

How to evolve in an agile and lean way while adapting to the requirements of an international fast-growing company?

Preferred experience

What we are looking for in you

This is a full-time role at E4 Level which includes Management responsibilities.

Overall, here are the skills we expect from you:

Soft-Skills :

You are collaborative, open-minded, and looking to continue to develop your craft

You are results oriented. You don’t consider your work or the work of your team to be done before it reaches the target that has been defined. You do whatever is required and take all the initiatives to reach this target

You’re both a pragmatic and innovative person. You’re not afraid to think out of the box, while you always choose fast-result way

Product Oriented Data Strategy Management (Mandatory) :

You are curious about code quality

You have a good product sensitivity. Our features are targeting developers, the tech team is expected to have a great impact on product decisions

You are user centric and want every minute you spend at work to be of benefit to our users

You are able to build and drive a Data strategy to reach a Product Goal

You are able to formalize documents that can be shared at Circleci Exec-Team / Board level to convince about Data strategy

AI / ML solutions development (Mandatory) :

You have good fundamentals in Applied Mathematics (ML, statistics, graph theory)

You are able to write production ready code (we use primarily Python, Typescript, and some Go). You are proud of the code you pro=duce; you do your best to apply clean code guidelines: it’s obvious, concise, tested and self-understandable / documented. Your mantra is to leave the code better than you found it

You have MLOps and Cloud knowledge (Nice to have)

Leadership and People Management (Mandatory) :

You’re experienced at pairing and mentoring

You have a leadership mindset. You inspire people who work with you and you are able to build a strong team spirit

You love helping people in your team grow and improve.

You are able to put in place the adequate process to have an efficient delivery in your team

Recruitment process

30min phone screen with Baptiste (CTO)

Homework technical project (~3h)

A visit to our offices (Rue du Louvre, Paris) for:

Technical review with one of Ponicode’s data scientists

Cultural fit interview with Edmond (CPO and co-founder)

Lunch with the dream team

Final interview with Patrick (Head of Developer Experience Circleci)

Checking if you're part of the tribe