Interactive Software Developer (AI/ML) - 6 Month FTC

Date: 16 Jul 2024

Location: Theale, GB

Company: Honda Motor Europe Ltd

At Honda we embrace inclusion in our various policies, so whilst our contracts state that the hours are as required to fulfil the role with a minimum of 37 hours per week, we offer flexibility for when you work.  

Whilst there is no contractual right to work from home, the flexibility we offer is that you can request to work from home for a maximum of 50% of the working days in any one month, again providing there is no business requirement to attend the office.



The successful candidate will join Honda R&D Europe (UK) Ltd within the Advanced Planning and Research UK (APRUK) team. APRUK is focused on understanding and anticipating the future needs of customers and contributing to our Honda Philosophy of “being a company that society wants to exist”. This is achieved through the combination of sensing, scenario planning & behavioural research. We also work closely with the Emerging Technology Lab (ETL), to identify new and emerging opportunities that deliver genuine societal value, unique technology, and business sustainability for roll-out to Global Honda.


The candidate will be responsible for designing, developing, and implementing an interactive tool that integrates and combines advanced natural language processing (NLP) capabilities. Experience with spaCy, text summarisation and large language models incl. ChatGPT APIs is required. The candidate should have solid software development skills to enable the demonstration or exploitation of an algorithmic approach. They should also have experience with database structures, metadata extraction, and data visualisation. Additionally, the role will require capability in browser-based UI design, ensuring that the develop tool (software) is accessible and intuitive for non-technical users. The candidate will bring a good knowledge of AI / ML approaches and experience of the real-world challenges in applying AI in domain specific areas.


Strong communication skills are essential to ensure comprehensive deliverables are well defined, clear documentation is created at all stages of the development and consistent stakeholder management is maintained. 


Main Responsibilities:

  • Design and develop interactive tool that integrates and combines NLP capabilities such as; spaCy, Bart NLP, and ChatGTP API.
  • Collaborate with cross-functional teams to define and implement core requirements.
  • Implement database structures and utlise algorithms for metadata extraction.
  • Creation a user-friendly UI that integrates relevant visualisation.
  • Test and debug software to ensure optimal performance and usability.
  • Ensuring tool works on our cloud platform and is optimise for browser-based access.
  • Train non-technical users on how to use the software effectively.


Qualifications, skills and experience:

  • University degree in a related field e.g. Computer Science, AI, Mathematics or a equiv. discipline.
  • Demonstratable experience in AI / ML R&D in industry.
  • Proven experience developing interactive software applications.
  • Advanced knowledge of natural language processing techniques and APIs.
  • Proficiency in Python, JavaScript, and SQL.
  • Experience with database structures, metadata extraction and browser-based UI design.
  • Proactive and self-motivated with the ability to work independently and as part of a team.
  • Excellent problem-solving and analytical skills.


  • Strong interest in the interplay between technology and society.
  • Proficiency in data analytics & visualisation tools.

Honda is committed to the principle of equal opportunity in the workplace for all employees, temporary workers, contractors, applicants and visitors. Honda also encourages respect for the individual differences and talents of others while making full use of one's own abilities, based on Honda's philosophy of respect for the individual.

At Honda, we value and celebrate diversity and are committed to being a fair, non-discriminatory company that promotes and welcomes the uniqueness and differences of people around the world. We recognise that a diverse workforce allows for different ideas and perspectives, and we encourage everyone to share them. We strive to foster a culture of belonging that is consistent with Honda's core values and lived out in the way we work and respect each other. For us at Honda, diversifying our workforce means increasing its overall strength by providing people with equal opportunities - regardless of personal characteristics or previous careers.

This commitment flows directly from the Honda philosophy and the belief that we are all working towards a common goal. Honda recruits, hires, trains and promotes the most qualified/experienced individuals at all levels without regard to race, origin, religion or belief, gender, sexual orientation, age, disability or any other protected characteristic.

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