Remote Associate Director of Machine Learning - (Search/NLP)

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Posted 12 days ago United States Salary undisclosed
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Job Description

Job Description

We are looking for an adept, applied Associate Director of Machine Learning to design and build out a multi-tenant semantic search engine to enable our soon-to-be-launched digital transformation product which uses advanced NLP, knowledge engineering, and ML to accelerate innovation in engineering, manufacturing, and scientific operations. The perfect candidates will have strong skills in deep learning and creating vector-based search engines, a proven track record of collaborating and iteratively implementing data-intensive solutions, strong operational skills to drive efficiency and speed, and effective project leadership. You will be a part of an early-stage team. You will educate stakeholders, mentor team members, and have a significant stake in defining the future of our Search Strategy for the product.

Job Responsibilities
  • Design, build, and maintain production multi-tenant search systems enabled by deep/machine learning and semantic engines over many content types (e.g. natural language, images, entities/relationships)
  • Proactively mentor and grow the a cross-functional search engineering team, identify the required skills, hire the best talent, actively manage their performance, and help them to grow to their fullest potential.
  • Work closely with data scientists, micro-service developers, and data engineers to build out search services incrementally and securely
  • Champion a cultural shift to MLOps best practices and adoption of the data science platform
  • Work closely with the product management and development teams to rapidly translate the understanding of customer data and requirements to product and solutions
  • Maintain an excellent understanding of the business's long-term goals and strategy and ensures that the design and architecture are aligned with these
  • Define and manage SLA's for data sets and processes running in production
  • Research and experiment with emerging technologies and tools related to search engines
  • Establish and reinforce disciplined software engineering processes and best-practices
Ideal Qualifications
  • Deep understanding of modern vector/embedding-based representation techniques with the ability to design and implement algorithms for their generation
  • Mastery of Tensorflow/Pytorch frameworks for implementing and optimizing deep learning algorithms for training quality and serving performance
  • Deep understanding of the theoretical and practical tradeoffs of various NoSQL stores (Cassandra, Elasticsearch, DynamoDB, etc.) with respect to different read/write patterns and availability/consistency requirements
  • Exposure to industry or academic research, particularly in deep learning and neural networks
  • Strong algorithms, data structures, and coding background with either Scala, Python, C++, or Java programming experience
  • Experience with software engineering standard methodologies (unit testing, code reviews, design document, continuous delivery)
  • Ability to conceptualize and articulate ideas clearly and concisely
  • Entrepreneurial or intrapreneurial experience where you helped lead the creation of a new product & organization
Nice to Have's
  • Experience with data pipeline and workflow management tools (AWS Data Pipeline, Apache Airflow, Argo, etc.)
  • Experience with stream-processing systems (ksqlDB, Spark Streaming, Apache Beam/Flink, etc.)
  • Experience working with knowledge graphs stores (Stardog, TigerGraph, Ontotext GraphDB, Neo4j) and surrounding semantic technology (OWL, RDF, SWRL, SPARQL, JSON-LD)
  • BA/BS or Masters in Computer Science, Math, Physics, or other technical fields
  • Experience with at least 10+ terabyte datasets, ideally up to multiple petabytes
What We Offer
  • Competitive base salary, bonus plans and equity.
  • A comprehensive, benefits package that includes medical, dental, vision and life insurance plans, paid time off, a generous 401k match with no vesting period, parental leave and 3 volunteering days each year. For more information on benefits, please access the benefits page on our careers site:
  • For work locations in the state of Colorado, the anticipated minimum base salary for this role would be $160,000 - $249,000. Compensation will be determined by the education, experience, knowledge, and abilities of the applicant.
We're building a software solution that connects data in revolutionary ways, illuminating answers that were previously impossible to find and empowering our clients to envision the future so they can determine the best course of action in the present. Join us!

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