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Machine Learning Engineer (NLP)

  • Engineering
  • Full-time
  • Philadelphia, PA
  • Remote friendly
  • 145K - 195K USD a year

2022-05-16 14:46:16 UTC

About Contenda:

Contenda is a unified content repository that helps businesses resurface and repurpose technical content. We have raised $3M+ from top investors including Contrary Capital, Basis Set Ventures, and angels such as Eliot Horowitz (Founder of MongoDB), Cassidy Williams, and Jim O’Neill (ex-CTO of Hubspot). As we grow we are looking for a Senior Software Engineer to join our team and help fuel our growth.

A great match for our team will be an active participant in shaping the future direction of our platform and company! We believe that “perfect never ships”. We love learning and getting to the next milestone in creative ways! We are looking for folks with high integrity and low ego to join us. If this sounds like you, we’d love to speak with you : )

Here is a fun meme to help you get to know our engineering team:

The Product Vision:

We’re focusing on technical content because it’s a high pain point for product-led growth companies. Developers purchased $49B worth of products in 2021 and that number is growing over 20% YoY. The only way to market to these customers is through content and community. 

The process of creating high quality content is extremely disjointed, time consuming, and difficult. DevRel teams are tasked with creating content, understanding its business impact, and distributing it. They often only have the bandwidth to create one long form piece of content.

This has forced DevRel teams to create complex internal tools to understand their business outcomes. They also tend to rely heavily on contractors to distribute their content and make it digestible for the reader. The problem is finding the right contractor who understands technical content and has the time to manually create content. 

Contenda is building the Canva for content. Customers can perform many-to-one transformations of content by dropping in a blog, a video, and some tweets. Contenda then generates building blocks of writing like intro paragraphs, tutorial steps, and CTA’s from existing content. All you have to do is drag and drop the blocks into your final piece.

Machine Learning Engineer (NLP) @ Contenda:

We are an employee-first company - we believe having a successful company starts with empowering an amazing team.

You will help our machine learning efforts in two ways. First, research focused on NLP. Second, making sure our models reach production level quality: consistency, reliability and deployment. As an early engineer leader we will do everything we can to invest in you and make sure this is your best professional experience.

You will:

  • Drive business value - You’ll evaluate existing models, fine tune them, and be creative about our implementation strategy. This is not a purely research role that takes forever to realize the final results. You’ll be getting constant product and user feedback.

  • Work cross-functionally - You'll work with our software engineers to deploy models into production. You’ll also work closely with product to stay close to customer needs and feedback.

  • Design & Ship Quality Code - As an early engineer you will have ownership over the core features of our software. You will see the impact of your work immediately in the hands of the user and every piece of code you write will be meaningful. Writing great clean code will help the entire team create an amazing user experience.

Need to Have:

  • 2+ years of machine learning experience, NLP preferred

  • Experience with shipping models in production

  • Demonstrated practice working across product, design and UX, and engineering to deliver solutions to customer problems, and not just pushing code for the sake of pushing code

  • Ability to work with others to delegate ownership and implementation details

  • Familiarity with common data storage technologies (NoSQL via DynamoDB, SQL via RDS Postgres)

Nice to Have:

  • 2+ years of Python Experience

  • Experience with AWS

  • Familiarity with large video data formats and efficient management and storage of that data

  • Experience working at an early startup

Working @ Contenda:

We are a tight-knit team based in the heart of Center City Philadelphia. At Contenda we believe the best teams are diverse teams. We pride ourself on having a transparent and welcoming culture that is inclusive to all backgrounds. Our compensation packages are flexible depending on your desire for equity vs cash.

Equity- Up to 1% (depending on experience and equity vs cash balance)

Remote Friendly - We want our employees to work from where they are their most comfortable. If you prefer working remotely we just ask that we can communicate during our normal EST hours

Generous health insurance - Great Healthcare coverage, with vision and dental. Low premiums, co-pays and out of pocket maxes

Visa sponsorship - We want to find the best talent and are willing to do what it takes

Unlimited Paid time off - We put our employees first and reflect that in our work-life balance

Personal fitness trainer and nutritionist- We cover 100% private sessions with a certified personal trainer and nutritionist to help you meet your health goals. People do their best work when they’re happy and healthy

Company Culture:

The team caught Covid, so we had to socially distance our Discord :^)

Sometimes we talk to ourselves.

We are dedicated to giving our teammates the rest they need to rise and grind...even if they don't want it

Remote restrictions

  • Workday must overlap by at least 8 hours with Philadelphia, PA, USA