Software Engineer (Python or GO / Kubernetes)


Paris, FR
  • Job Type: Full-Time
  • Function: Engineering Software
  • Post Date: 02/14/2021
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  • Company Address: 135 E 57TH ST, New York, NY, 10023

About Owkin

Owkin was co-founded in 2016 by Thomas Clozel, a hematologist oncologist and researcher, and Gilles Wainrib, a computer science teacher-researcher at the École Normale Supérieure, and a Stanford University PostDoc.

Job Description

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 platform for collaborative federated Machine Learning. This product is made of two layers:
Connect: a multi-partner federated learning platform for training models across data centers storing highly sensitive data (hospitals or pharmaceutical companies).
Studio: a software to foster collaboration between data scientists and field experts by exploring machine learning models and annotating data.

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-based offices or in Paris.


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