Technical Evangelist

Technical Evangelist

About us

Owkin exists to find the right treatment for every patient. Our focus is to use artificial intelligence to discover and develop better treatments for unmet medical needs, starting with the fight against cancer.

In November, Owkin became a 'unicorn' - a startup worth more than $1 billion - through a $180 million investment from pharmaceutical company Sanofi. As a result, we are now looking for the brightest and best talent to help us to go even further in achieving our mission.

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About the role:

As a Technical Evangelist you will help build a user community around the open source product Substra, a leading Federated Learning software developed by Owkin.
You will be part of the Product team, reporting to one of the Product Managers.
You will be in direct contact with the data scientists end users and you will help them understand and use the product. You will also interact with FL enthusiasts, technical and scientific stakeholders who are interested in FL and may want to use Substra. You will promote Substra so that it’s used without Owkin’s direct implication. Inside Owkin you will structure the open source organization and work closely with the Engineering, Product and Marketing teams.


In particular, you will:

  • Create engaging content, including technical talks and demos, social media posts, blog articles, workshops.
  • Contribute to the Substra product by writing documentation and examples. Note that this position is not a software engineer position, you are not expected to contribute to the core code base.
  • Interacting with technical and scientific stakeholders who need a FL solution (consortium builder).
  • Provide support to open source users (data scientists): answering their questions, providing training.
  • Structure the open source organization inside Owkin.


Position is based in our Paris or Nantes offices or remotely.


About you

Required qualifications / experience:

  • BS/MS/PhD in software engineering, computer science or an associated field.
  • Outstanding written and verbal english communication, public speaking.
  • Be approachable, proactive and self-directed.
  • Knowledge of Python and of some of the main machine learning frameworks (Scikit-learn, PyTorch, Tensorflow, etc).
  • Experience engaging with open source software.
  • Interested in privacy preserving technologies like federated learning.
  • Knowledge or willingness to learn about networks and infrastructure.



What we offer

  • Competitive salary & excellent benefits package
  • Flexible work organization and access to remote work
  • Friendly and informal working environment
  • Opportunity to work with an international team with high technical and scientific backgrounds

Recruitment Process & Security

  • Please attach a cover letter and a CV.
  • Owkin is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, sex, gender, sexual orientation, age, color, religion, national origin, protected veteran status or on the basis of disability.
  • Owkin is a great place to work. Unfortunately, being a coveted workplace means we are vulnerable to recruitment phishing scams. We urge all job seekers and candidates to be wary of potential scams. Most of these have individuals posing as representatives of prominent companies, including Owkin, with the aim of obtaining personal, sensitive, or financial information from applicants. These scams prey upon an individual’s desire to obtain a job and can sometimes “feel” like a genuine recruitment process. Some red flags are identified below. Should you encounter a recruitment process that claims to be for Owkin but is not consistent with the below, please do not provide any personal or financial information:
  • Legitimate Owkin recruitment processes include communication with candidates through recognized professional networks, such as LinkedIn. However, further 
  • communication is always through an official Owkin email address (from the domain), over the phone or though Recruitment platforms (WelcomeKit,,, Fifty Talent or Hiresweet);
  • Legitimate Owkin recruiters will not solicit personal data from candidates during the application phase including, but not limited to, date of birth, social security numbers, or bank account information;
  • Legitimate Owkin interviews may be conducted over the phone, in person, or via an approved enterprise videoconferencing service (such as Google Meets or Highfive). They will never occur via Signal, Telegram or Messenger
  • Legitimate Owkin offers of employment are based on merit and only extended once a candidate has interviewed with members of the hiring team. Offers will be extended both verbally and in written format. Owkin may request some personal information to initiate the hiring process, but this will be through protected means.


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Technical Evangelist



Paris - Nantes - Remote - London