Senior AI Engineer

Next 15 is a data and technology-led growth consultancy that employs nearly 5,000 people across 38 offices in 15 countries. Within our family of 24 consultancies and marketing businesses (our brands), we focus on solving our clients’ growth problems.

Role overview:

We are looking for a Senior Engineer with a passion for AI and deep technical expertise to join our new AI Labs team in London. You’ll lead a team of AI engineers, driving technical excellence in designing and developing innovative AI-based solutions to our brands’ core strategic challenges.

Reporting to our Innovation Lead you will bring your technical experience and creativity to help design, test and prototype AI solutions that enhance efficiency, increase productivity, and create new avenues for growth across Next 15.

Our team comprises passionate and forward-thinking people. We believe in the potential of AI and how it can help us unlock new efficiencies, productivity and innovation for our brands and clients. Collaboration is at the heart of our team’s success and we value everyone’s unique perspective and contribution and are proud to foster a close-knit and flexible environment.

As a Senior AI Engineer at Next 15, you will:

  • Lead and inspire a team of engineers focused on AI-related projects
  • Collaborate with diverse teams to define AI project scopes, technical requirements, and architecture
  • Drive the development of AI-powered solutions, ensuring alignment with business objectives, industry best practices, and new technologies
  • Advise technical teams across brands on AI development and best practices
  • Support the implementation of AI solutions and technologies for enhanced efficiency, productivity, and innovation across the Group and our brands.
  • Lead from the front, taking ownership of development, giving hands-on support in coding, debugging and problem-solving to meet project goals
  • Stay informed about the latest advancements in AI technologies and propose cutting-edge innovative solutions to stay on the frontier of development
  • Focus on experimentation and rapid prototyping, identifying the hardest part of any problem and solving that first
  • Provide technical guidance and support to our team of engineers to continue to grow our capability as a centre of excellence within Next 15 for AI development.

You will bring:

  • A degree in computer science, engineering, AI or an IT-related subject
  • Leadership experience within a development team
  • Proficiency in programming languages relevant to AI such as Python, R or Java
  • Deep and proven understanding of AI algorithms, GenAI, machine learning, natural language processing, and data analysis
  • Experience with AI/ML frameworks and libraries e.g TensorFlow, PyTorch
  • Knowledge of cloud platforms e.g AWS, Azure and their AI-related services
  • Experience with successful resolution of AI-specific technical challenges

And in return, Next 15 offers:

  • Excellent salary
  • 6% matched pension contributions
  • 30 days annual leave
  • Green Car scheme that saves you up to 40% on the cost of driving an electric car with a wide variety of cars to choose from
  • Group Life insurance
  • Flexible working
  • Career progression
  • Open and collaborative workplace culture

Why Us?

At Next 15, our people are our biggest investment and greatest asset. Whether it’s creativity or analytical insight, we always look for people with a genuine passion for what they do, a desire to succeed and always endeavour to find new ways of working with clients.

We are committed to creating an inclusive and diverse workforce. We uphold and celebrate our differences. We do not discriminate.

Regardless of your colour, race, ancestry, national origin, citizenship, social background, religion, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, marital status, disability, or veteran status, you are welcome to join us. Just bring your whole self.

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