Senior Research Scientist

| Greater Boston Area | Remote
Company HQ in Boston, MA - Remote candidates welcome. East Coast timezone preferred.
Experience: 5+ years professional experience 
Overview:
Indico is a venture-backed startup making the application of deep learning practical in the enterprise. Our focus is on helping to automate tedious back-office tasks, and improve the efficiency of labor-intensive document-based workflows. The fundamental branch of technology we use to achieve this is known as transfer learning, which allows us to train machine learning models with orders of magnitude less data than is required by traditional techniques, with a strong emphasis on NLP and text processing. We are looking for a Senior Research Scientist to help us solve real world problems with the latest machine learning tech.
About the position:
As Senior Research Scientist at Indico, you will be responsible for driving advances in the core machine learning tech that enables our users to automate processes built on text, image, and document data sources. You will help improve and design systems that enable users to build performant, transparent, responsible custom models with just hundreds of examples. You’ll lead the charge on novel, multi-modal models and help us dream up better methods of supervision than simple one-hot labels. You’ll drive the R&D team in improving a human-in-the-loop machine learning system that aims to support and enable our end users rather than replace them.
About you:
You have a practical mindset and prefer empiricism to theory, but are comfortable speaking the language of academia. You’ve done prior work in multiple machine learning sub-fields. You have experience working with the latest deep learning tech but test simpler methods first and add complexity only as needed. You have experience working with unstructured text and image data. You have exposure to machine learning in industry, and understand the complexity that comes with machine learning systems in the wild. The phrase “artificial general intelligence” makes you cringe but you’re optimistic about the potential of machine learning systems as productivity tools. You iterate quickly and design tests to validate your hypotheses. You believe well-designed datasets beat complex model architectures 9 times out of 10. You believe that meaningful technical contributions can be made even without access to massive amounts of compute. You enjoy playing the role of mentor and teacher and get joy out of sharing your knowledge and insight.

Responsibilities

  • Engineer text, image, and document analysis algorithms to solve novel problems
  • Design workflows to enable non-technical users to build custom machine learning algorithms with small amounts of labeled training data and carefully guide model behavior over time
  • Architect models to make use of multi-model data from scanned documents.
  • Help the team evaluate technical efficacy of new machine learning tasks and determine what problems are appropriate fits for a machine learning solution
  • Act as technical mentor for other members of the R&D team
  • Engineer machine learning solutions from start to finish -- from dataset creation to model development to testing and deployment

Requirements

  • Experience with modern deep learning for text and image data
  • Experience applying machine learning in a practical setting
  • Experience working with low data techniques (i.e. transfer learning, few-shot learning)

Indico is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We are committed to equal treatment of all employees without regard to race, national origin, religion, gender, age, sexual orientation, veteran status, physical or mental disability or other basis protected by law.
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Technology we use

  • Engineering
    • PythonLanguages
    • ReactLibraries

Location

With a headquarters in Boston, Indico is a remote-first culture with employees across the east coast. Currently our office is closed due to COVID.

What are Indico Perks + Benefits

Culture
Volunteer in local community
Annually the Indico team spends a day volunteering at a local Boston Non-profit. In the past we have done Cradles to Crayons and the Boston Food Bank.
Friends outside of work
Eat lunch together
Daily stand up
Open door policy
Team owned deliverables
Team based strategic planning
Group brainstorming sessions
Pair programming
Open office floor plan
Diversity
Someone's primary function is managing the company’s diversity and inclusion initiatives
Mean gender pay gap below 10%
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Indico Contributes $500 or $1000 to team member FSA accounts if they contribute $1-$500 or $1000+ respectively to their own FSA accounts.
Dental Benefits
Indico contributes 90% of Dental Plan costs for Employees and 65% for dependents.
Vision Benefits
Indico contributes 90% of Vision Insurance costs for Employees and 65% for dependents.
Health Insurance Benefits
Indico contributes 90% of Health Insurance costs for Employees and 65% for dependents.
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K)
Indico provides a 401k via Principal.
Company Equity
Indico offers stock options at the time of joining the company and throughout employment as new funds are raised.
Employee Stock Purchase Plan
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Child Care Benefits
Indico contributes $1500 towards Dependent Care Plans. This is a pre tax benefit
Flexible Work Schedule
Remote Work Program
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Unlimited Vacation Policy
Paid Holidays
Perks & Discounts
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
Indico provides $100 a months towards parking or public transit. Team members can contribute up to $165 on top of the $100 for pre-tax treatment.
Company Outings
Indico hosts company outings Quarterly. In the past we have done Murder Mystery Dinner, Escape the Room, Museum of Science, Historic Sightseeing Tour in Boston Harbor, Boda Borg, Celtics Game and more
Some Meals Provided
Parking
We offer employees Paid on-site garage parking and a parking subsidy through the Commuter Benefit.
Pet Friendly
Professional Development Benefits
Lunch and learns
Cross functional training encouraged
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