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Manager NLP Research Engineering



Software Engineering
Bengaluru, Karnataka, India
Posted on Monday, August 21, 2023
Join our team at ASAPP, where we're developing transformative Vertical AI designed to improve customer experience. Recognized by Forbes AI 50, ASAPP designs generative AI solutions that transform the customer engagement practices of Fortune 500 companies. With our automation and simplified work processes, we empower people to reach their full potential and create exceptional experiences for everyone involved. Work with our team of talented researchers, engineers, scientists, and specialists to help solve some of the biggest and most complex problems the world is facing.
Researchers at ASAPP work to fundamentally advance the science of NLP and ML toward our goal of deploying domain specific real-world AI solutions, and to apply those advances to our products. They leverage the massive amounts of data generated by our products, and our ability to deploy AI features into real-world use to ask and address fundamental research questions in novel ways.
We are expanding our research team and are looking for candidates with masters or PhD degrees, research experience in NLP or machine learning, outstanding communication skills, and strong software engineering skills. If you thrive in an environment of deep thinking, impactful research, and startup-paced execution, ASAPP is the ideal place for you.

What you’ll do

  • Lead and grow a team of talented NLP / ML engineers to turn novel research and product ideas into meaningful Machine Learning products
  • Develop and optimize NLP models or leverage off-the-shelf LLMs for rapid iteration of our AI SaaS products
  • Build and maintain toolkits or infrastructure to accelerate NLP/ML innovation
  • Follow cutting-edge research in the field of natural language processing and machine learning

What you’ll need

  • Strong software engineering skills
  • At least three years of applied NLP or ML experience, ideally for a software company
  • Familiar with Generative AI and popular LLMs, such as GPTx, Llima 2 and MPT
  • Familiar with at least one of the deep learning toolkits, such as PyTorch, Tensorflow and MxNet
  • Master's or PhD degree in Computer Science, Natural Language Processing or Machine Learning
  • Strong communications and interpersonal skills

What we’d like to see

  • Ability to work with a diverse team in a fast-paced environment
  • Peer reviewed publications in NLP, Speech or Machine Learning
  • Bonus - experience with training or fine-tuning 10B+ LLMs
  • Bonus - experience with large-scale production model training (Horovod, Ray, Parameter Server, etc.)
  • Bonus - experience with production model optimization (model compression, TVM, torchscript, etc.)
  • Bonus - experience with cloud computing infrastructure and software (AWS, Kubernetes, Docker, etc.)


  • Competitive compensation
  • Stock options
  • ICICI Lombard General Insurance LTD
  • Onsite lunch & dinner stipend
  • Connectivity (mobile phone & internet) stipend
  • Wellness perks
  • Mac equipment
  • Learning & development stipend
  • Parental leave, including 6 weeks of paternity leave
ASAPP is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, age, or veteran status. If you have a disability and need assistance with our employment application process, please email us at careers@asapp.com to obtain assistance. #LI-PR1 #LI-Hybrid