Backend Developer (machine learning orchestration) - Federated learning platform

OWKIN is hiring!


OWKIN is an AI startup that uses machine learning to augment medical and biology research. Its proprietary platform, OWKIN Socrates, uses machine learning technology to integrate biomedical images, genomics and clinical data to discover biomarkers and mechanisms associated with diseases and treatment outcomes. The company develops scientific collaborations with top-tier medical institutions and partners with leading pharmaceutical companies. OWKIN has developed a state-of-the-art federated learning technology in healthcare to overcome the data sharing problem, building collective intelligence from distributed data at scale while preserving data privacy and security.

What you will do

As a backend developer, you will participate to the development of the platform for federated learning.
The goal of this federating platform is to enable the training of machine learning models on data distributed on different servers. At the core of this platform is the notion of data privacy, which is ensured by:

  • the fact that data remain distributed, stored on the server where they were collected
  • the traceability of all operations occuring on the platform

You will be working on the backend deployed in each center, and more precisely on the part related to the orchestration of operations occuring on the platform, which will involve:

  • Contributing to the development of smart contracts to orchestrate operations occuring on the platform.
  • Contributing to general improvements of the backend.
  • Contributing to and improving our development tooling and processes.
  • Collaborating with data scientists, software developers, and quality engineers.

The contract is for a permanent position and starts as soon as possible. You will work in a team of software developers and machine learning experts. Offices are in Nantes.

What we are looking for

Technical Requirements:

  • 3+ years experience developing and maintaining backend applications.
  • Strong knowledge of Go and Python.
  • Experience in agile environment for open source software development (unittesting, documentation, versioning and issue tracking).
  • Experience with DevOps practices.
  • Knowledge of cryptography principles.
  • Knowledge of machine learning principles.

Soft skills:

  • Autonomous and productive work style.
  • Good communication skills.
  • Strong team spirit.

Additional Information

  • Contract type: Full-Time
  • Location: Nantes, France ()
  • Experience Level: > 3 years