Technical Director, Faculty

Fixed Term Contract

Salary not provided
Senior and Expert level

1+ day a week in office


Making AI real

Be an early applicant


Making AI real

501-1000 employees

B2BArtificial IntelligenceBig dataMachine Learning

Be an early applicant

Salary not provided
Senior and Expert level

1+ day a week in office

501-1000 employees

B2BArtificial IntelligenceBig dataMachine Learning

Company mission

To help organisations across the public and private sectors use AI to understand more deeply, make better decisions and act faster.


Who you are

  • To be successful in this role, you’ll have the unique ability to balance commercial, technical and strategic needs across multiple large-scale projects at a time, specifically in the Consumer & Services space
  • We’ll need someone who is highly motivated to work within this business unit and has a passion for delivering solutions to some of the world's most interesting problems through the delivery of safe, impactful and human-led AI
  • Be an established technology leader with a track record of leading both the strategy and the delivery of projects in the AI / Machine Learning space
  • Have the ability to communicate complex, technical information to internal and external stakeholders
  • Ideally have a mixture of experience working in a variety of environments and sectors across the Consumer and Services space incl. Insurance, Retail, Banking, E-Com etc..
  • Come from a hands-on background with real-world deployment experience of machine learning or AI applications in production and architecting hardware/software systems
  • Show strong commercial aptitude, with the ability to maximise commercial, technical and strategic needs during end-to-end scoping of a project
  • Have worked with or in full-stack technology teams and understand system architecture, design and good engineering fundamentals
  • Beyond all of this, your attitude and behaviour are just as important as your skill and experience. We look for individuals who are empirical, support our values, foster our culture and want to deliver for our organisation

What the job involves

  • Our Technical Directors play a vital role in shaping the overall technical strategy for their business unit alongside assembling and managing the highly skilled team to deliver innovative solutions for our customers
  • In this case, we are looking for some to lead our Consumer & Services unit
  • We are hiring for this role on a 12 month, fixed term contract
  • Technical Delivery:
  • Providing oversight of highly complex technical work, supporting and steering delivery teams when needed
  • Identifying products, tools and processes to improve/enhance our ability to deliver quality
  • Advising on matters of solution architecture, advanced modelling and engineering by bringing your own extensive technical background of developing both infrastructure and modelling software in resource-constrained settings
  • Leadership:
  • Building a team focused on best-in-class technical excellence and delivery by setting standards, defining ways of working and championing best practice
  • Overseeing the professional development and learning for technologists in the team
  • Co-owning the overall strategy for the Consumer and Services Business Unit incl. designing team structure, managing budgets, coordinating staffing and recruitment and managing performance
  • Business Development:
  • Identifying new technical markets to pursue/ technologies to build and equally, potential customer and partners opportunities within those markets
  • Working with Business Directors, and the commercial team to land and expand market opportunities
  • Delivering as the technical authority in meetings with senior client stakeholders

Salary benchmarks

Otta's take

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Xav Kearney

CTO of Otta

Faculty work with companies such as Samsung, the BBC, and Just Eat to figure out what they could do with AI, and then help them to do it through implementing the right skills, strategy and software.

The team have developed a platform with large cloud computing space for accessing large amounts of data usable to design and test AI models. As businesses realise the importance of using data to drive growth and stay competitive, Faculty have focused on making AI real through real world deployments and aim provide data to organisations so that they can make better decisions.

Faculty has worked with clients in a range of different industries, including healthcare, retail, government and energy. They are just one of the many companies utilising AI, but it’s their ability to work alongside organisations and apply the findings that will really help them to succeed.


Strong hiring activity
Top investors

Some candidates hear
back within 2 weeks

35% female employees

19% employee growth in 12 months


Employee endorsements


"People here get a lot of trust to figure things out. They also get the chance to earn a lot of responsibility at a relatively early stage in their..."

Funding (last 2 of 3 rounds)

May 2021



Nov 2019



Total funding: $51.5m

Company benefits

  • Hybrid working: We believe people have needs, responsibilities and interests that require something different to a strict working day. We trust people to organise and take accountability for their own work and do our best to support their lives outside Faculty. We provide you with all you need to work from home, including a laptop, keyboard, chair…even Sony headphones!
  • Equity, we want you to benefit from Faculty’s growth and success
  • Unlimited holidays: We encourage each other to use this time to take a break, work on personal projects, or to spend time with their friends and family
  • Fantastic private health, optical and dental cover, for you & your family - including 24/7 unlimited virtual private GP appointments and covering pre-existing medical conditions
  • Access to mental health coaching with Sanctus
  • Lunch weekly, and more fruit, drinks and snacks than you could ever eat (for office-based employees)
  • We work hard and make sure we enjoy what we do. So we have frequent socials and informal get-togethers to help make sure you enjoy your time with us. You’ll make friends and professional connections that will last a lifetime

Company values

  • Seeking truth - We ask ourselves and each other the difficult questions, and make sure the best idea always wins
  • Execute pragmatically - We focus on what’s important, make decisions fast, and adapt as needed
  • Foster talent - At its core, Faculty is about fostering talent. It’s deeply ingrained in our DNA and we give our people the support and time they need to be the best they can be
  • Invert, always invert - We treat nothing as set in stone, and constant seek new ways to do things better

Company HQ

Old Street, London, UK


Previously a Marie Curie Fellow in Physics at Harvard University, specialising in quantum sensing

Previously a CTO at Hillgate and Vice President at BlackRock

Angie Ma


Previously a Scientific Consultant at Bio Nano Consulting

People progressing

Oana joined Faculty 3 years ago, swapping investment banking for tech. She initially joined as a Senior Product Designer, progressing to Product Manager and most recently to Director of Product.

After completing her Phd in Mathematics and working in research, Kim was introduced to Faculty through our Fellowship Programme. Starting as a Data Scientist, and recently being promoted.

Diversity & Inclusion at Faculty

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Angie Ma (Co-Founder)

  • AI changes everything, and so must we to make sure our people reflect the real diversity of society. We believe that recruiting talent with diverse experiences, perspectives and backgrounds encourages people to think differently and be more creative
  • We welcome difference whether it’s ethnicity, religion, age, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation or disability so please be yourself!

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