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Research Scientist (AI & Machine learning)

  • Application Deadline: June 5, 2017
  • London

Main duties and responsibilities: What we’ll challenge you with?

You will join a team of AI, machine learning, and big data graduates from the very top Universities world-wide, that all share a deep passion for both engineering and science. We take a highly collaborative approach and expect team members to help out where they feel they can contribute and enjoy doing so, all the while contributing to the team’s core mission. You will take ownership of

  • Design and development of classifiers for the large-scale classification, extraction, and understanding of web pages, their fragments, and specific structures on those pages

  • Verifying and improving our training data — we have easily one of the largest corpus of training data for structured data extraction from the web including hundreds of thousands of sources and the ability to automatically generate new training data for previously unknown sources — and we want you to help improve this process even further

  • Integrating user and implicitly gathered feedback into a flexible retraining framework including the ability to adjust the resulting classifiers

  • Continually define your role as we grow.

What you’ll get out of it?

You will be working on some of the most challenging problems in data acquisition, knowledge base construction, and data integration with cutting edge techniques.

  • Salary range: £ 60,000-90,000 p.a.

  • Hours: Full time

  • You will be challenged to expand your skill set constantly and together with your team members dive deep into problems to find the best solution.

  • Develop and strengthen a highly competitive skill set in an environment that encourages experimentation and creativity

  • A sense of ownership you won’t find elsewhere easily

  • Great people on teams all over the world

  • Get in early as a senior member of a growing department

  • Be at the heart of the growing data science community in London

  • Enjoy a great work environment in Shack 15 ( SHACK15 )

  • Located in the heart of Shoreditch in London

Skills & Requirements

Our ideal candidate has (essential criteria):

  • 3+ years of experience with large-scale applications of AI technologies or equivalent academic background, as witnessed by substantial contributions to large-scale AI systems or equivalent published peer-reviewed work

  • 2+ years of experience with practical deployment and maintenance of ML systems, as witnessed by substantial operational contributions to such systems.

  • Experience in designing large-scale systems, as witnessed by substantial contributions to systems processing millions of data items at production-level

  • Experience and passion for finding solutions to problems that haven’t been solved before

  • Feels passionately about software quality and takes pride in their work

  • Believes in validation through software and rapid prototyping

  • Fluent in English (verbal and written) and loves to work, learn, and teach others

  • Driven and self-reliant, without losing track of the “big picture”

Bonus points for (desirable criteria):

  • Experience in applications of ML to web sites and/or documents

  • Experience with ontology or conceptual modelling

  • Strong background in Java, e.g., through contributions to an open-source project

  • Experience in designing and developing REST APIs

Great Place to Work

  • Dynamic team mix of scientists and engineers

  • Cutting edge applications of AI

  • Competitive salary

  • Opportunities to travel in Europe and the U.S.

  • Free drinks & great coffee

  • Fun work place: http://shack15.com/

  • Flexible work hours

  • Conferences, tech talks, hack-athons

About the company

Wrapidity is a subsidiary of Meltwater that specialises in the automatic, AI-driven acquisition of vast amounts of data from the open web. We use AI technologies for information extraction and automatic induction of scrapers to allow the efficient collection of millions of documents per day with little human supervision. Wrapidity recently joined Meltwater (https://techcrunch.com/2017/02/21/meltwater-acquires-wrapidity/).

Meltwater builds digital intelligence and marketing solutions for a global client base. All of our solutions are fully web-based, offered as a service, and based on a modern technology stack. This is your opportunity to be part of a small agile team within a big multinational organization!

Read on our underthehood blog to see which problems our engineers are solving. Also have a look at what life is like at Meltwater. We are more than 1500 people across the globe, so there is a lot going on. To learn even more about who we are and what we do, visit our company profiles on Xing, LinkedIn, Facebook, and Twitter.

Within Meltwater, Wrapidity is part of Fairhair.ai, where we work together with top scientists and engineers in San Francisco, Stockholm, Budapest, Bangalore, and many other places to solve some of the most challenging problems in AI: We collect millions of relevant outside data item from the web, from social platforms, and other sources outside the control of classical data warehouses and business intelligence in companies. All that data is enriched and integrated into a coherent knowledge graph via a highly customizable platform for combining data enrichments, classifiers, and other AI components.

2015Wrapidity was founded as a spin-off from Oxford University

2016Wrapidity joins Meltwater to massively scale up the collection of outside data

2017You join Wrapidity!


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