Machine Learning Engineer

About us

We are creating a new category of sports technology by redefining the way skill-based sports are taught with cutting-edge hardware, real-time audio instruction, AI-driven data analytics and content curated by the best instructors in their industries.

Our first product, Carv, focuses on skiing and was launched in 2016. We are venture-backed and growing at a rapid pace, recording over 170 million skiing turns, doubling our user-base and selling out for 4 years in a row. We now deliver more hours of ski coaching than any other ski school every year.

Carv’s smart inserts retrofit to any ski boot to measure pressure and motion. The data is then processed by your phone to deliver turn-by-turn coaching through your headphones and a breakdown of your technique in our app.

About the role

Over the past three ski seasons, we’ve collected terabytes of skiing data covering tens of millions of skiing turns and user instructions. We are looking for a passionate Machine Learning Engineer to join our growing data science team so we can help everyone ski better.

You will be researching and developing novel applications of machine learning to understand the conditions of a skier, measure their skiing technique and optimise our coaching to make sure our skiers are given the right coaching intervention at the right time. You will work closely within our tight-knit team of data scientists. We’re a passionate group who love skiing and thinking up new ways to apply technology to sports coaching.

The successful candidate will have a passion for all things machine learning, as well as sports and making an impact on the business.

In the role, you will be:

  • Researching and applying the most promising models to help Carv improve the core aspects of its coaching product.

  • Working quickly and efficiently from initial research and experimentation through to deploying and monitoring models.

  • Hands on encoding time series data with novel machine learning algorithms such as RNNs, CNNs and attention-based methods.

Requirements

Our candidate is someone who has:

  • BSc, MSc or PhD degree in computer science, mathematics, applied stats, machine learning or similar experience working in industry

  • 3+ years experience of working in machine learning in industry.

  • Strong knowledge and experience of Python

  • Knowledge of machine learning and statistics

  • Proven experience of PyTorch/Tensorflow or similar ML frameworks

  • Hands-on Software Engineering experience and experience working on large-scale ML projects highly desirable

  • Proven experience applying machine learning to solve projects in industry, in particular experience in reinforcement learning, time series, unsupervised & self-supervised learning or sequential recommendation systems will be highly valued.

  • Great communication skills and strong interpersonal skills

Location

Our head office is in Vauxhall, London where most of the team are based throughout the year.

Over winter, you’ll have the opportunity to work from our Mountain HQ in Innsbruck, Austria with access to some of the world’s best ski resorts. You’ll also have access to the company flat for personal trips outside of the peak skiing season.

Remote work

We prefer 2 days per week in either our London or Innsbruck office, but will accept 100% remote if your timezone is within an hour of London.

Visa

Sponsorship available.

Duration

Full time, immediate start available.

Remuneration

  • £50k to £70k per year with equity options

  • Innsbruck ski pass, giving you access to all local resorts for the duration of the season

  • Travel between Innsbruck and London

  • Usage of company Innsbruck accommodation throughout the year

Applications

Please send a CV and covering email to team@getcarv.com

Loved by every level of skier

  • “One of the best investments to improve my skiing I ever made.”

    Randy Babcock

    National Ski Patroller

  • “I got accurate feedback. The same type of coaching my coach would give. I was blown away.”

    Jeremy Bloom

    3x World Champion, 2X Olympian

  • “It did exactly what it said it would do. It has the potential of really educating people on what great skiing is.”

    Jonathan Ballou

    PSIA Alpine Examiner

  • “I could see my skiing improving in only a few hours.”

    Natalya Paul

    Stuff Magazine

  • “Carv shows the truth about how I stand and move vs how I think I move on skis.”

    Michael Rogan

    Head Coach, Pro Ski Instructors of America Demo Team

  • “It was the best purchase I have made in a long time.”

    Jonathon Parton

    Carv customer

  • “Best trainer ever. I learnt more in 1 hour than in one week with a real person. Can't wait for next winter.”

    Christian Müller

    Carv customer

  • “People with me commented on how much better I was skiing”

    Paula C

    Carv customer

  • “Carv was exactly what I was waiting for - instant feedback on my ski technique, and now I really understand the sensation of carving and how to improve.”

    Ruth Louise

    Verified Carv user

  • “Carv brings a new perspective to skiing. The pressure sensors allow you to see exactly what's going on. It really works!”

    Filip Filisar

    Olympian, Ski Cross World Champion

  • “I highly recommend CARV to anyone who wants to improve their skiing technique whilst hurtling down a snowy mountain every year.”

    Patricia Montgomery

    Carv customer

  • “A great and unique tool for any reasonably serious skier.”

    Richard Salzedo

    Carv customer

  • “It's something that not only can help the best racers in the world improve their time by the 1/100th of a second that matter but it can help a whole range of people ski better.”

    Alex Hoye

    Founder, Faction Skis

  • “It visualised a lot of things that you cannot see in the video. It's definitely next level!”

    Luka Krajnc

    Head coach, Slovenian Ski Cross Team

  • “I think that this is very evolutionary for Cross-Country Skiing!”

    Enrico Nizzi

    Olympian, Cross-Country Skier

  • “The whole concept of CARV is mind blowing. Amazing!!”

    John McQuaid

    Carv customer

  • “When I tested Carv, it was constantly analysing my form and reminded me to correct some of my old habits that had resurfaced!”

    Dominic Haffner

    Co-Founder, Unique Skis

  • “It’s not just what you can see, film, or even how the athlete feels. With Carv you actually know what’s happening.”

    Jernej Koblar

    3 Time Olympian, Alpine Skier

  • “The first week of use blew me away. The improvement (noted by my wife) was tremendous”

    Justin

    Carv customer

  • “Fantastic bit of kit - especially for intermediate skiers”

    Christopher Kenny

    Carv customer

  • “I found it useful for pinpointing weaknesses and easily and instantly know I was improving.”

    Xaghra R

    Carv customer

  • “A great way for skiers of any level to improve their technique”

    John

    Carv customer

  • “Instead of not understanding where the problems are coming from, it will be instant.”

    Denis O’Brien

    FFS National Ski Instructors Premier Degree France