Sheffield Hallam University

Sheffield Hallam University

Machine Learning Engineer (KTP associate) - Guildhawk Ltd (based remotely)

Machine Learning Engineer (KTP associate) - Guildhawk Ltd (based remotely)

College of Business, Tech. & Engineering Academic Fixed - £37,000 to £40,000 (pro rata) dependent on experience

Knowledge Transfer Partnerships (KTP) are one of the UK's largest graduate recruitment schemes ( This position offers a talented Machine Learning Engineer the opportunity to join a fast growing and creative organisation in the digital humanities sector with a highly driven management team who are intent on significantly expanding the business.

The University and the company are seeking to recruit a high calibre graduate to lead on the design and deployment of machine learning tools applied to machine translation. The company, Guildhawk Ltd., is one of the leading translation companies in the UK and won the Queen's Award for Excellence in 2019. Although already utilising some machine translation capability, current systems are unsuitable for all applications and often require significant human input from Guildhawk's team of expert translators.

The post is remote, with regular meetings at the company's flexible office space in Sheffield, and the successful candidate will work directly with company staff in the software development team. Support in machine learning, software engineering, and quality management processes will be provided by experts at Sheffield Hallam University. Some travel to and from the University will be expected.

Ideally, you will have a Master's degree in Software Engineering / Computing or equivalent, with an interest in digital humanities. A good first degree with appropriate experience may be acceptable.

The appointment carries a range of further benefits including:

• Excellent mentored experience in managing a high-profile project.

• A generous personal development budget in addition to formal off-site KTP management training.

• Automatic inclusion in our defined benefit pension scheme.

Although the appointment is initially for 24 months it is possible that a permanent position will be available within the company upon successful completion of the project.

Sheffield Hallam welcomes applications from all candidates irrespective of age, pregnancy and maternity, disability, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, race, religion or belief, or marital or civil partnership status.

This role is eligible for aGlobal Talent visa

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Contact Person : Dr Alex Shenfield Contact Number : [email protected] Date Advertised : 22-Mar-2024 Closing Date : 14-Apr-2024 Employment Type : Fixed Term - Full Time Location : Sheffield / Remote - KTP Associate based with company Job number : 104945

Job details


Machine Learning Engineer (KTP associate) - Guildhawk Ltd (based remotely)


Sheffield Hallam University


United Kingdom


March 23, 2024

Application deadline

April 14, 2024

Job type



Computer Science,Engineering

About the employer

Sheffield Hallam University is located in Sheffield, South Yorkshire in England. This is one of the biggest and the most diverse of the universities in England. The university is sprawled over two locations. They have a city campus that is situated in the city center near the Sheffield Railway Station and the collegiate campus is almost 2 miles away in the Broomhall Estate off Ecclesall Road in south-west Sheffield. They are the 11th biggest university in the UK, out of a total of 167 having 30,815 students, out of which 4,400 are international and 4,494 are the staff. There are 708 courses.

The former names of the university were Sheffield Polytechnic and Sheffield City Polytechnic. The university endowment is 0.52 million Pounds as of 2015. The Chancellor of the university is Helena Kennedy, Baroness Kennedy of the Shaws. The Vice-chancellor is Chris Husbands. Out of the total student strength, 24,455 were undergraduates, as of 2016-2017, and 6,365 were postgraduates. The university is associated with the Association of Commonwealth universities.

There are many research centers and the faculties have been divided into four parts, namely the faculty of Science, Technology and Arts (STA), Faculty of Social Sciences and Humanities (SSH), Faculty of Health and wellbeing (HWB) and Sheffield Business School (SBS). They have 30 centers for research, including the Art and Design Research Centre and Biomedical Research Centre, among others. Helena Kennedy is the present Chancellor who is also a broadcaster, barrister, and the life peer of the House of Lords. SHU is the leading partner for Higher Futures, the Lifelong Learning Network (LLN) for Southern Yorkshire, North Nottinghamshire and North Derbyshire.

There are many notable alumni, including Kid Acne, who is a musician and artist, Roma Bubuniak, who is an artist. The notable staff includes Alison Adam, who is the professor of society, technology and science and I.M Dharmadasa, who is an applied researcher and physicist specializing in low in cost solar cells.

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