Research Scientist (AI & Machine learning)

Wrapidity Ltd.
28 Feb 2018
19 Mar 2018
Contract Type
Full Time
Job Description

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.

  • 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, qualifications and experience: Selection Criteria

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
Company Description Do you believe that the web is a largely untapped resource to help make sense of our complex, fast changing world? Have you been frustrated with the limited features of most search and shopping websites when you wanted to pick just the right purchase? Instead of tinkering with small scale scripts, do you want to tackle these challenges at web scale with some of the most cutting edge techniques from AI, big data processing, and natural language processing? Then come and join our team of scientists and engineers at Wrapidity. Together we will push the boundaries of data acquisition far beyond what people consider possible these days. Our mission within Meltwater is to automate data acquisition of data outside the corporate firewall to an unprecedented degree - whether in news, corporate information, or products. We are passionate about the value of this data in providing insights and leading indicators that will be critical to success for many businesses.