Staff Applied Scientist - NLP

  • Province of Quebec (Canada)
  • Research and Development
  • Full-time
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Play a leading role in building the future of Coveo!   

As a Staff Applied Scientist in the NLP team at Coveo, you will be tasked with building the language technology solutions that power the future of our Search and Personalization products. You’ll play a technical leadership role to help influence and guide our ambitious technological vision of bringing the latest advances in the domain to a wide range of enterprise clients.

Working in a team composed of Applied Scientists and ML Developers, you will be involved in the efforts to research, design and build new NLP-based solutions, services and systems, as well as improve those already delivering value in production every day.

Seize the opportunity to have an impact on the core AI technologies and the value they bring to our customers through the Coveo Platform!

As an Applied Scientist at Coveo, you will: 

  • Help build our team's expertise in developing and optimizing the latest Transformer-based language models, applying them to real business use cases and serving them in real-time to thousands of users reliably.
  • Play a technical expert role in designing and building modern language-based AI solutions. Data, Models, Evaluation Strategies, Production Constraints, User Experience: These are all things we care about every day!
  • Work hand-in-hand with our ML Platform team to find ways to accelerate research and innovation cycles via the right infrastructure, tools and techniques.
  • Be a mentor to your teammates: Help them hone their skills and support their development as applied scientists.
  • Working with the other ML group leaders, help define and put in place the right R&D processes so that we work efficiently as a group, continuing to foster our culture of Applied Science excellence.
  • Help produce content to promote our innovations and achievements externally: technical blogs, presentations, etc.

Here is what will qualify you for the role 

  • PhD, or MSc with equivalent research experience in a relevant discipline (ML, CS, Physics, Maths)
  • A minimum of 8 years of applied research industry experience building and improving real-world solutions based on modern NLP techniques, including Deep Learning and Large Language Models, at a non-trivial scale.
  • Proven ability to explore and design models, systems and solutions taking into account real-world constraints and user experience, and implement them via production-grade code that is systematically evaluated, well-tested and easy to maintain.

What would make you stand out

  • Experience in a technical leadership role: Mentoring and coaching, hiring, vision and roadmap design, scientific project planning and management, etc.
  • Work and Research experience (including Publications) into particularly relevant areas to Coveo business: Information Retrieval and Neural Search (including Semantic Search and Question-Answering), Information Extraction, Language Modeling and Optimization, Language and Domain adaptation.

Do you think you can bring this role to life? 

You don’t need to check every single box; passion goes a long way and we appreciate that skillsets are transferable.
Send us your application, we want to get to know you! 

Join the #Coveolife! 

We encourage all qualified candidates to apply regardless of, for example, age, gender, disability, gaps in CV, national or ethnic background. We know that applying for a new role is a lot of work and we really appreciate your time.

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Absolutely! This is a question women and under-represented groups ask themselves more often than the rest of the population. Don't underestimate yourself, we are not looking for someone perfect but for someone who is motivated, capable and who will thrive in this position. Allow us to discover you!

Coveo is a Quebec-based company, pioneer in AI-powered search and recommendations. Coveo uses AI technologies and intelligent search to personalize every digital experience for customers, partners, dealers, and employees. Coveo combines unified content, unified interactions behavioral data and machine learning to deliver relevant information and recommendations across every business interaction, making websites, e-commerce, contact centers and intranets efficient, effortless, content-rich, thus boosting conversion.

If it were easy, someone else would have done it. All of our colleagues at Coveo find the drive to continuously seek new challenges and test roads no one else has ever explored. This ethos has allowed us to become a world leader in an innovative industry and to create a collaborative, diverse and trusting place to work filled with amazingly talented and passionate people. We love a good challenge, and we never say no to an opportunity to learn and develop new cutting-edge skills. Discover our values here

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