OWKIN Is Hiring!

Software Engineer (Python or GO / Kubernetes) H/F


About us

Owkin was co-founded in 2016 by Thomas Clozel, MD, a clinical research doctor and former assistant professor in clinical hematology, and by Gilles Wainrib, PhD, an academic pioneer in the field of Artificial Intelligence in biology. The company was built on the belief that medical research should be collaborative, inclusive, and privacy-preserving. Today, Owkin is building a global research network — using federated learning — connecting data scientists, clinicians, researchers, and pharma on a research platform that keeps the data secure and preserves privacy. Owkin’s work has been published in Nature Medicine and other top-tier journals. Owkin has raised over $74M from leading VC funds and is now working with the largest cancer centers and pharmaceutical companies in Europe and in the US.

Our data scientists are among the best in the world, with several Kaggle Masters, DREAM Challenge top performers, and publications in ICML, NIPS and other top scientific journals. Owkin is backed by renowned investors — such as F-Prime Capital & Eight Roads Ventures, GV, BPI, Cathay Innovation, Frst and NJF Capital — as well as a distinguished scientific board. To build this vision, Owkin is growing rapidly, with offices located in the USA, France, UK and Switzerland.

Owkin is seeking a software engineer with a strong devops philosophy to join our fast-growing and dynamic team in France - Paris or Nantes.

Job Description

About the role

As a Software Engineer, you will have the opportunity to build a secure application for collaborative federated machine learning. This product enhances the collaboration between data experts (e.g., medical expert, data engineer) and data scientists across multiple data centers.

More precisely, it makes it possible to annotate, prepare and visualise data to be used to build a machine learning model. It also enables the training of a machine learning model across multiple data centers storing highly sensitive data (federated learning).

You’ll work in a team of software engineers in close collaboration with the tech lead of the team. You will actively contribute to the technical design and implementation of the application mainly in Python and Go.

In particular, you will:

  • Collaborate with a team to design and implement the platform.
  • Develop and maintain the secure platform.
  • Improve the modularity and the performance of our solution
  • Improve the observability of the stack and increase it's resiliency.

The position can be located in our Nantes or Paris-based offices or be a remote position within France.

Preferred Experience

About you

We are looking for someone with:

  • At least 3 years of experience as a software engineer
  • Strong experience with Python and/or Go
  • Strong experience with containerisation
  • Experience with kubernetes
  • Knowledge of network and security
  • Strong team spirit
  • Proficiency in English
  • Highly organized and meticulous about details
  • Understanding of Machine Learning Principles
  • Bonus: Distributed systems knowledge

What we offer

  • Competitive salary and equity;
  • Opportunity to work with an international team with high technical and scientific backgrounds;
  • Friendly and informal working environment;
  • Flexible work organization and access to remote work;
  • 7 weeks of paid vacation per year (depending on where you are based);
  • Beautiful and well positioned offices in Paris (Petites Ecuries), London (Holborn), Nantes (historic Center) and NYC (Union Square) with numerous and various team activities and events.

Recruitment Process

Please attach a cover letter and a CV.

Owkin is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, sex, gender, sexual orientation, age, color, religion, national origin, protected veteran status or on the basis of disability.

*Security Warning *

Owkin is a great place to work. Unfortunately, being a coveted workplace means we are vulnerable to recruitment phishing scams. We urge all job seekers and candidates to be wary of potential scams. Most of these have individuals posing as representatives of prominent companies, including Owkin, with the aim of obtaining personal, sensitive, or financial information from applicants. These scams prey upon an individual’s desire to obtain a job and can sometimes “feel” like a genuine recruitment process. Some red flags are identified below. Should you encounter a recruitment process that claims to be for Owkin but is not consistent with the below, please do not provide any personal or financial information:

  • Legitimate Owkin recruitment processes include communication with candidates through recognized professional networks, such as LinkedIn. However, further communication is always through an official Owkin email address (from the @owkin.com domain), over the phone or though Recruitment platforms (WelcomeKit, talent.io, hidden.market, Fifty Talent or Hiresweet);

  • Legitimate Owkin recruiters will not solicit personal data from candidates during the application phase including, but not limited to, date of birth, social security numbers, or bank account information;

  • Legitimate Owkin interviews may be conducted over the phone, in person, or via an approved enterprise videoconferencing service (such as Google Meets or Highfive). They will never occur via Signal, Telegram or Messenger

  • Legitimate Owkin offers of employment are based on merit and only extended once a candidate has interviewed with members of the hiring team. Offers will be extended both verbally and in written format. Owkin may request some personal information to initiate the hiring process, but this will be through protected means.

If you think that you have been a victim of fraud, contact the following authorities:

The signal spam platform: https://www.signal-spam.fr/;
The French Ministry of Interior: https://www.internet-signalement.gouv.fr/.

Additional Information

  • Contract Type: Full-Time
  • Location: Paris, France (75010)
  • Possible partial remote

Sounds like something made for you?