Senior Machine Learning Engineer - Natural Language Processing (NLP)


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At Metaculus, our aim is to improve human decision-making and coordination at scale by increasing analytic capacity, reasoning, and judgment. With the unique capabilities of the Metaculus forecasting platform, our innovative programs, and our long-term partnerships, we enable a range of stakeholders and contributors to engage in a process of collective reasoning, forecasting, and ultimately, more informed action. Via this process, we are fostering a worldwide positive-sum collaboration network that develops and aggregates the most accurate forecasts on topics of global importance, a network that spans across nonprofits, government agencies, and institutions, to individual forecasters, researchers, students, and authors.

As an organization, we strive to combine the best aspects of science culture and applied innovation culture, with a high-impact operational philosophy. We are actively seeking a senior machine learning engineer specializing in NLP who will lead our ML and NLP efforts and product integrations.

In this role the candidate will:

  • Work cross-functionally with the product and program teams to develop and refine our NLP and data science roadmap
  • Develop highly scalable tools leveraging machine learning models to solve problems such as text classification, document clustering, topic modeling, text generation and recommendation
  • Develop in-house machine learning tools and pipelines to support fast experimentation of machine learning models
  • Work with other engineers to identify and solve machine learning problems

The ideal candidate:

Has a strong machine learning engineering background:
  • MS degree in Computer Science or related quantitative field with 3+ years of machine learning related work or research experience, or PhD degree in Computer Science or related quantitative field
  • Experience in deep learning, natural language processing, recommendation systems, and data mining
  • Excellent communication skills; can closely work with other team members across engineering, product, and design
  • Fluent in modern Python and the Python data science ecosystem

Has a track record of success:
  • Industry experience developing and deploying machine learning models in production environments
  • Publications in ML journals and conferences

Is excited about the future of forecasting:
  • Ideally has experience in one or more forecasting communities
  • Ready to build advanced forecasting tools for tens of thousands of user

Metaculus offers competitive compensation, including health insurance cost reimbursement. Metaculus is an equal opportunity employer that knows and appreciates the benefits of a diverse workforce.

This is a remote position and offers flexible hours (between UTC -8 and +3) and asynchronous collaboration with a motivated, high-energy team. We review applications on a rolling basis.

Time commitment: Full time

  • Category Other
  • Created by Matej Vrzala
  • Submitted 24 Aug
  • Last updated 24 Aug