Artificial Intelligence Engineer - Sava
About Sava and the role
Sava is a growing profitable business, comprising two enterprises:
•Sava Education – an education and information business that supports the UK residential surveying and valuation sector.
•Sava Technology – a software and data analytics business that provides tools and consultancy services to social housing providers to analyse zero carbon strategies.
We’re a team of 35, based in Milton Keynes and we’re now looking for an Artificial Intelligence Engineer to join us on the technical side of the business.
We are looking for an enthusiastic individual with an expertise in Artificial Intelligence techniques and training who is excited by the opportunity to apply this emerging technology to software products and provide our customers with new enhanced capabilities to assess, manage and improve the environmental impact of their housing stock and help ensure their residents are living in warm, affordable, energy efficient properties.
Sava has a friendly, relaxed culture where we work hard to give our employees a positive environment in which they can thrive and use their abilities effectively. Our customer service is second to none in the industry and we pride ourselves on the quality of our products and the support we offer to customers once they are on board with us.
We work from a modern, open plan office in Wolverton Mill. The office has gym equipment, lounge area, pool table, kitchen / dining area and showers. Our employees benefit from a range of free hot and cold drinks, fruit and ice creams. We have a full and varied social calendar that includes team building events, evenings out and opportunities to get involved in the local community. We work to support various charities in and around Milton Keynes including The Bus Shelter, The Food Bank and Al’s Pals.
At Sava we’re keen to meet people with varied backgrounds. We want to build teams which represent a variety of experiences, perspectives and skills, and we recognise talent based on merit and potential.
We really need you to have
This role is all about finding the right person for our business. We will need you to have:
•A master’s degree in an Artificial Intelligence field, or 2 years of relevant industry experience.
To be successful in this role you will demonstrate:
A desire to really understand our business – what we sell and deliver to our customers and why they choose Sava.
A great work ethic where you bring your whole self into the role and where you derive personal satisfaction from delivering a great service to our customers
Meticulous attention to detail with a desire to question when things do not give you the answers you are expecting!
A passion for using AI technologies to provide innovated solutions to end users
An interest in software application development and an expertise in AI techniques
You possess a ‘can do’ attitude, are solution focussed and enjoy coming up with ideas to solve problems and improve existing systems
That you are team player with an enthusiastic approach to your work
That you are reliable, diligent, and conscientious
A drive to continually develop your skills in accordance to changing technology as well as changes in the external factors that drive customers to buy our products
Excellent written and spoken communication skills that allow you to communicate your ideas to others and respond in a positive manner to their feedback.
Comfortable speaking with customers and able to foster relationships with partners and external organisations.
What you’ll be doing
To begin, we have identified key areas within our products where we feel AI has the potential to extend or enhance the functionality we offer. You will be tasked with exploring and developing those ideas, working on proof of concepts and where appropriate building and refining AI models to integrate within the product portfolio.
As you learn more about our customers and the challenges they face, you will be expected use your knowledge of Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning to help the business identify other potential applications for these technologies relevant to our market.
You will work alongside the software development and data analysis team to develop, explore, and implement these ideas. You will also attend conferences and exhibitions and foster relationships with other technology organisations working in this field to build links between our product and other data providers with a view to providing a richer set of data for our models to work with.
Initial areas where you will be concentrating your research and development will include:
•More accurately inferring gaps in data sets held for properties.
•Performing scenario modelling across a large stock of houses.
•Adapting outputs of the system based on real world results.
•Bringing together a variety of data sources to enhance learning models.
•Investigating the use of real time monitoring data feeds.
When you join Sava you become part of a team of talented and caring professionals, who strive to deliver the best products to our customers and the sectors we work in.
We look to recruit the best people to work with us who have excellent skills and personal qualities. Maintaining a strong culture anchored in clear values is at the heart of what makes Sava a market leader.
We are committed to the highest standards of ethics, business conduct, and company principles, and every employee is expected to uphold these standards.
As we grow, we are committed to increasing diversity in the team, and continuing to foster an inclusive environment where we can learn from each other.
We want the best people
At Sava we’re keen to meet people with varied backgrounds. We want to build teams which represent a variety of experiences, perspectives and skills, and we recognise talent based on merit and potential. Whilst this position would suit a recent graduate, this is not a pre-requisite and we welcome applications from candidates who have gained experience and skills through more vocational routes.
All applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, colour, religion, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, social background, disability or age.
We particularly encourage applications from people with a disability, or people from a black, Asian, and minority ethnic group who are currently under-represented within the company.
Employment offers will always be made on the merit of the application and performance in the selection process.
To apply for this opportunity, please write to us with your CV and a covering letter. In the letter we would like you to:
Explain why you want to work as part of the Sava team
Tell us what your skills and attitude can contribute to our business
Anything else you might want to tell us about
The application process is likely to include the following steps:
An initial telephone interview
An online interview using Microsoft Teams
A short assignment to allow you to further demonstrate your abilities to us
Online psychometric and aptitude testing
A face to face second interview at our office in Milton Keynes
Please send your CV and covering letter to firstname.lastname@example.org.
No agencies please. Applications that are received via agencies will be ignored.
The annual salary for this role will be between £30-40k based on the individual. Other aspects of remuneration and employment can be discussed at the interview.
•Life assurance at 4 x salary cover
•If applicable; relocation package
•Paid subscriptions to professional membership bodies
•25 days holiday plus bank holidays
•Ability to purchase additional holiday
•5 volunteering days in addition to your annual leave each year
•Specific software development training through a blend of courses, self-learning online, mentoring, research projects, shadowing, pair programming and peer reviews
•Support to access training and qualifications even if they are not directly related to your day-to-day work
•We believe that it is fundamental to invest in your development, even if that means that one day you outgrow us
Health & wellbeing
•Open, friendly and supportive environment
•Generous long term sick pay scheme
•Confidential helpline for support with emotional, financial, and legal matters
•24/7 access to online appointments with a private GP
•Support including discounts on gym membership, free counselling for
emotional support and health, fitness and lifestyle guidance
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Sava strives to make buildings better. We do this by providing education, technology, and compliance services to building owners, surveyors and the wider property industry. We were established in 1983, and our roots are within energy assessment and home condition surveying.
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