Onfido is hiring a
Applied Scientist Lead in France

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Applied Scientist Lead
🏢 Onfido
💵 ~$48k-$59k
📅 Posted on Jul 11, 2024


The job is for an Applied Scientist Lead at Onfido, a global technology company specializing in AI-powered identity verification solutions. The role involves leading a team of scientists, providing technical leadership, and contributing to scientific discoveries. The company offers benefits such as health insurance, retirement benefits, paid time off, remote work, life and disability insurance, bonuses and incentives, professional development opportunities, wellness programs, family and parental leave, and a learning allowance.


  • At least 3 years of experience leading an Applied ML team in industry
  • Track record of successfully delivering high performance ML-driven products
  • Deep knowledge of machine learning fundamentals and applied deep learning


  • Lead and grow a team of junior and senior scientists to research and deliver innovative models in production
  • Provide technical leadership for a team of highly capable applied AI scientists, fostering a culture of creativity, technical depth and excellence
  • Initiate, plan and drive projects that will bring the next generation of identity verification to the real world that can withstand the most aggressive and determined fraud attacks
  • Communicate technical vision and roadmap at multiple levels within the organisation and externally
  • Be an external ambassador for Onfido providing thought leadership across the industry in area of expertise
  • Contribute to the scientific discoveries of the team through hands-on work and collaborations
  • Work hand-in-hand with multiple levels of stakeholders (Product, Engineering, Analytics, MLOps/DataOps, customer support)
  • Publish research results in national and international conferences and scientific journals. Represent Onfido at national and international scientific conferences
  • Contribute to filing patents


  • 25 days annual leave plus a day off for your Birthday
  • Two paid volunteering days per year.*
  • Life Assurance (3x Annual Base Salary)*
  • Generous paid parental leave
  • Free mental health coaching provided online
  • Life enrichment allowance of up €95 to per month for services including gym, yoga, fitness classes, massages, childcare, and therapy
  • Dedicated learning opportunities including using tools like Learnerbly with availability  to use for learning resources such as books, coaches, conferences, courses, podcasts, and more
  • Our open and transparent culture is reflected in our “Better Together” motto and we bring this to life by meeting once a week for our global weekly roundup (OnThursday); holding quarterly team socials, and other company-wide social events
  • Expense up to £300 (or local equivalent) to purchase workstation setup equipment
  • The opportunity to become a member of Onfido’s resource groups in order to learn different skills in our belonging groups
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