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Virgin Media O2 • United Kingdom

Senior Machine Learning Engineer

Employment type:  Full time

4 days/week at home

A little flex time

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Job Description

At Virgin Media O2, we are putting data at the heart of what we do to deliver a best-in-class digital experience to our customers, with machine learning foundational to this mission. With over 50 data scientists, Machine Learning engineers, data engineers and software engineers involved in ML development across multiple squads, the only scalable way forward to keep increasing our momentum is through centralised ML platforms. These platforms allow safe, efficient and reliable ML operations.

We are looking for an experienced Machine Learning engineer to scale our ML capabilities further. You will be joining a team of 5 Engineers and will be responsible for designing and implementing the infrastructure and tools that enable the development and deployment of machine learning models. In this role, you will be using ground-breaking technology on the Google Cloud Platform (GCP) to build and support world-class ML systems, both batch and real-time.

Who we are

The UK’s fastest broadband network. The nation’s best-loved mobile brand. And, one of the UK's biggest companies too.

Diverse, high performing teams - jam packed with serious talent. Together, we offer the UK more choice and better value, through our boundary-pushing, customer-championing values and ambitions.

Together, we are Virgin Media O2, and we can't wait to see what you can do.

Accessible, inclusive and equitable for all

Virgin Media O2 is an equal opportunities employer and we're working hard to remove bias and barriers for our people and candidates. So, we build equity and inclusion into everything we do, from the policies we craft to the relationships we shape. We support and encourage you to be your authentic self throughout your application journey with us.

The must haves

In order to be considered, you must have the following experience;

  • Demonstrable hands-on experience in machine learning engineering, with a proven track record of designing and deploying large-scale machine learning systems
  • Extensive knowledge of software development with Python, SOLID principles
  • Understanding of machine learning techniques, such as supervised and unsupervised learning, MLOps, and data engineering
  • Experience with distributed systems, such as Beam, Spark, or Kubernetes.

The other stuff we are looking for

We'd also love you to bring;

  • Practical knowledge of GCP (preferred)
  • Hands on experience with our stack including: Vertex, Dataflow, Cloud Run, BigQuery, Datastore, Cloud Storage, Cloud Functions and PubSub, or equivalent

What's in it for you

Our goal is to celebrate our people, their lives and everything in-between. We aim to create a culture that empowers everyone to bring the best versions of themselves to work each and every day. We believe the most inclusive and diverse culture makes for a better business and a brighter world.

Working at Virgin Media O2, you get a bumper reward package bursting with benefits, and loads of extras you can add if you’d like to. These are designed to support both you and your loved ones, making sure that you’re covered no matter what life throws your way.

Next steps

If we feel like a place where you can belong, we'd love to learn more about you as a person and your experience to date. Once you've submitted an application the next steps of the process, if successful, are likely to include {*outline what the process is likely to include*}.

When you apply, you'll be asked about any adjustments you might need to support the recruitment process. Let us know, and we'll be sure to discuss it with you.

Please note: Applications will be reviewed, and interviews conducted throughout the duration of this advert, therefore we may bring the closing date forward. We encourage all interested applicants to apply as soon as possible. Thanks for your patience and for showing an interest in joining the Virgin Media O2 family.


Company benefits

Enhanced maternity leave – 26 weeks at full pay
Enhanced paternity leave – 14 weeks at full pay
Adoption leave – 26 weeks at full pay
Shared parental leave
25 days annual leave + bank holidays
Enhanced sick pay
Pregnancy loss leave
Teambuilding days
Open to part time work for some roles
Mental health platform access
Birthday off
Carer’s leave
Meditation space
Faith rooms
In office catering
Volunteer days
Employee discounts
Open to job sharing
Buy or sell annual leave
Cycle to work scheme
Life assurance
Financial coaching
Employees are very happy with their working location freedom
Employees are very happy with the flexibility in the hours they work
Employees are largely happy with the benefits their company offers
Work-life balance
Employees feel that they can switch off quite easily from work
Role modelling
Employees feel that most people work flexibly
Employees feel they have complete autonomy over getting their work done

Working at Virgin Media O2

Company employees


Gender diversity (male:female)


Office locations

Flexible; Primary Locations Hammersmith & Reading

Hiring Countries

United Kingdom

Awards & Achievements

3rd – Large companies

3rd – Large companies

Flexa100 2024
Consumer Goods

Consumer Goods

Industry awards 2023
2nd – Large companies

2nd – Large companies

Flexa100 2023

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