Scientific Python Engineer

Posted: 23/09/2022

Job Title: Scientific Python Engineer 

Company: DeGould, Exeter

Location: Exeter / Hybrid / Remote Working 

Reports to: Head of Computer Vision and Research

Salary: Full Time, Competitive


DeGould is looking for an outstanding Scientific Python Engineer to work in the Computer Vision and Research team to apply statistical and numerical methods to solve problems in computer vision, while writing clean, robust, and scalable, enterprise-level code.

The ideal candidate will be able to demonstrate enterprise-level Python programming skills, a strong working knowledge of common software engineering paradigms, and a strong ability to solve problems using scientific methods. Strong data analysis and visualisations skills are desirable, as well as an ability to streamline and automate manual processes to enable teams to work more efficiently.

You might be working on ways to identify objects of interest in images, working with 3D data to accurately determine which vehicle segment a detection exists on, or researching innovative solutions to track defects across multiple frames in real-time. You may also be required to automate common processes, and architect common solutions for microservice applications. This role will work closely with the ML team but is not primarily a ML role. 

DeGould is an exciting, multi-award-winning company, in the software and AI sector. The company develops and delivers innovative vision and damage detection systems to a range of blue-chip corporate clients (including Toyota, Ford, Jaguar Land Rover, Daimler and Bentley). As the company embarks on an exciting growth phase the company plans to expand the team, further develop existing products, and explore opportunities for new ones.  


Competitive salary and benefits including:

  • Flexible working hours (early / late start). 
  • 25 days holiday per annum (excluding bank holidays), +1 additional day for your Birthday.
  • Life assurance/death in service of 4 times basic salary 
  • Company sick pay scheme.
  • Cycle to work scheme.
  • Electric vehicle salary sacrifice scheme.
  • Pension contributions after 3 months service.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Writing clear, robust, performant, maintainable production-level python code.
  • Setting and upholding standards for code quality among team members, reviewing pull requests and conducting code reviews.
  • Integrating best practices in production code deployment, testing and DevOps.
  • Independently come up with solutions to solve real-world problems.
  • Setting up restful endpoint microservices using Flask/ FastAPI or similar.
  • Automate data analysis tasks using Python + SQL.
  • Be proactive with methods to improve existing processes and pipelines to scale.
  • Work with multidisciplinary teams to deliver against the company’s objectives.

Essential Skills:

  • Enterprise-level Python.
  • Object-oriented programming, functional programming, debugging, unit testing, code linting. 
  • Familiarity with Git, GitFlow, pull requests, software development lifecycle.
  • Proficient in data visualisation and analysis.
  • Understanding of multi-threaded and GPU computing.
  • A desire to improve processes to increase both efficiency and quality.
  • Excellent communication and collaboration skills.

Desirable Skills:

  • Familiarity with Numpy, Pandas, SciPy, DVC, Scikit-learn, Matplotlib, OpenCV.
  • Working knowledge of SQL. 
  • Familiarity with AWS S3, EC2, ECS, RDS and Docker.
  • DevOps and GitOps experience would be beneficial.
  • CI/CD pipeline knowledge (GitHub Actions, CML or similar).
  • Understanding of neural networks & common frameworks (TensorFlow, PyTorch, Keras, Nvidia TAO, etc). 
  • Streamlit, Matplotlib, Dash, Holoviews, Panel or similar.


As an employee of DeGould Ltd, you are required to meet a number of common standards of behaviour, accountabilities and outcomes. In addition, and in relation to this role it is expected that the successful candidate will exhibit these behaviours:

  • Inquisitive – looks into data to identify insights and new opportunities. 
  • Analytical – capable of working through the detail when required. 
  • Flexibility – thriving in a fast paced, changing and opportunity rich environment.
  • Collaborative – enthusiastically works with colleagues and customers alike.
  • Dependable – deliver on stakeholder commitments in a timely manner.

Please apply to with a cover letter and CV. No recruitment agents thank you. 

DeGould have embraced our partnership in the UK and have a continuous improvement ethos that reflects in their can-do approach and innovative solutions.

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