Mind Foundry

Mind Foundry

Oxford
AI
Machine Learning
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Remote-first - with Co-working space

Core hours 10 - 4

Dog friendly

Purpose

Founded by world-leading academics at Oxford University, Mind Foundry develops AI solutions that help organisations tackle high-stakes problems, focusing on human outcomes and the long-term impact of AI interventions. The Mind Foundry Platform empowers AI design, testing and deployment and enables stakeholders to manage their AI investment responsibly with a key focus on performance, efficiency and ethical impact.

About us

Mind Foundry was created to increase access to AI that can radically transform our world for good.

Our technology has been used to solve problems when no other solution was available. We’ve calibrated qubits in a quantum computer. We’ve created models that can tell you if a mosquito buzzing by your phone is a carrier for malaria. We’ve built workflows that monitor complex inflight propulsion systems.

Today, our customers use it for everything from detecting fraud costing businesses millions of dollars to collaborative intelligence processing, empowering teams to make the ethical decisions they care about and help to transform society for the better. 

What it's like to work at Mind Foundry;

  • We are growing! And fast! So be prepared to roll up your sleeves and get stuck into this next phase of growth. Consistency and an eye on the long-term are going to be incredibly important for us as we scale - so you’ve got to have a long lens, as well as be able to prioritise things for the short-term. 

  • We are autonomous! You are a member of a team – but you will have responsibility from Day 1. As the team expands, we’re going to need to evolve and adapt to support the different needs of our team. So a commitment to mutually supporting each other is essential. 

  • We’re hybrid! It’s not a surprise, but there’s going to be a mixture of on-site and remote working; we’ll work with you to find the right combination for you and the role. So while you’ll be well connected with your teammates, it’s likely that you won’t be in the same environment as everyone you need to collaborate with. Being proactive and making a hybrid working style work for you, your collaborators and your team is essential. 

  • We’re learning! One of our commitments at Mind Foundry is to continuously learn from our experience and so we’re always looking for ways to improve, adapt and move forward. Things can change rapidly. So be prepared for a changing and flexing environment. 

Flexible working approach

At Mind Foundry, we're intentional about being a flexible place to work. We’re an international team from all walks of life, unified in our desire to be innovators, change-makers and helpful stewards of AI as it begins to shape our world for years to come.

We are a remote-first business. Whilst we have an office in Oxford, we are passionate about being able to hire the best people and give our team the autonomy to choose where to work. We currently hire within a GMT+/- 2 region, and for anyone wanting and able to go to our pet-friendly offices, they are welcome to do so at their choosing. Some projects do require some office-based working and for those roles and hires, we are very clear on the expectation and make sure that everyone is comfortable with this.

We operate with core hours from 10am to 4pm, but also give a lot of flexibility to our teams to manage their diaries how they best choose. For example, a lot of our team members are parents, so their working hours generally work around their children and childcare.

We offer all different types of employment, including part-time to give even more flexibility.

We are constantly working to improve our approach to flexibility within Mind Foundry, listening and learning from our team to make sure that we continue to build an inclusive and innovative culture, whilst making sure all our team feel valued and connected.

Company FlexScore™

Scoring against our flexibility index (1 = not at all flexible, 100 = couldn’t be more flexible, 51 is average) using a number of parameters to assess flexibility such as working from home, hours, frequency of travel, benefits, etc.

93%

Employee FlexScore™

Scoring against our employee perception index (1 = not seen as flexible, 100 = couldn’t be happier with the flexibility, 51 is average) using a number of more emotional / perception based questions to understand whether employees feel supported and offered what they want. The areas we cover are work-life balance / managerial support / flexible benefits / working environment / and many others.

76%

"I love the flexibility I'm afforded, I have kids and it's never been an issue leaving a meeting or blocking out time in the day for anything personal. As long as the work gets done, everyone just gets on with it."

Anonymous Engineer at Mind Foundry

70
Company employees
70:30
Gender diversity (male:female)
Oxford
Office locations
£30.5M
Funding levels

Approach to diversity & inclusion

We are a highly technical and scientific organisation, and our aim is to keep diversity and inclusion at the heart of what we do. We focus on creating a completely equal environment where only your ability and impact are the things that matter.

We, of course, have the relevant and expected policies in place to protect our team.

What do we think of Mind Foundry?

Mind Foundry were super transparent throughout the flexification process., showing openness and asking questions over potential enhancements of employee benefits. With a significant Series A raise, Mind Foundry are growing quickly and it's difficult to remain flexible and onboard as successfully as Mind Foundry are. One of the stand out points throughout the process was the repeated employee feedback about successful onboarding of remote team members.

If you're looking for hybrid working, or remote opportunities in AI, backed by two industry experts, Mind Foundry is the place for you. We'd strongly suggest applying should a vacancy match your skillset.

Meet who might be hiring you

Hi! I'm Davide and I'm the Vice President of Applied Machine Learning at Mind Foundry.

I've been at Mind Foundry for a long time now and seen it grow about 10x so far. The Applied ML team is a collection of extraordinary scientists and engineers with a passion for solving complex problems. I'd say we're super collaborative, always hands on and ready to help each other.

We have a strong culture of learning — not just for our machines, but also for our people. With our strong connections to Oxford University where we were founded, and our desire to stay up-to-date in this rapidly changing field, education is pretty core to everything we do. We even put together a series of Machine Learning courses for new starters and customers alike, where we all teach our favourite subjects.

With a 3-month old, I value a lot the ability to work from home whenever I like, and still manage to play tennis a couple of evenings a week.

If you have a passion for AI and ML, love learning and working in a tight-knit team, please reach out, we're actively recruiting across many of our functions.

Davide Zilli, VP of Applied Machine Learning at Mind Foundry

What they offer their employees

  • Open to part-time employees

  • Open to compressed hours

  • Enhanced maternity leave - 3 Months full pay

  • Enhanced paternity leave - 2 weeks full pay

  • Adoption leave - 12 weeks at 90% of salary

  • Shared parental leave - Up to 3 months full pay

  • 25 days annual leave + bank holidays

  • Enhanced sick pay - 10 days

  • Teambuilding days