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Research Scientist



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New York, NY, USA
Posted on Tuesday, May 11, 2021
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 natural language processing and machine learning toward our goal of deploying domain specific 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.
This role is onsite or hybrid flexible. We have offices in New York City, Northern California, and Bozeman.

What you'll do

  • Identify potential applications of ML/NLP relevant to ASAPP, advocate for and formulate research programs for those areas, and provide guidance & drive for selected research program(s)
  • Develop and optimize ML/NLP models for rapid iteration of our AI SaaS products
  • Build and maintain toolkits or infrastructure to accelerate ML/NLP innovation
  • Socialize research findings within ASAPP, advocate for applications of findings, and guide productization
  • Document, patent, and/or publish significant experimental findings
  • Mentor and train junior researchers at ASAPP, improving their ability to independently do research, and communicate their findings

What you'll need

  • PhD in computer science, machine learning, and/or natural language processing
  • Peer reviewed publications in natural language processing, speech, or machine learning
  • Research and/or work experience in applied NLP or ML, ideally having experience with natural language understanding and/or language modeling applications
  • Familiar with at least one of the deep learning toolkits, such as PyTorch, Tensorflow and MxNet
  • An ability to work with a diverse team in an environment of deep thinking, impactful research, and startup-paced execution

What we'd like to see

  • Experience with large-scale production model training: Horovod, Ray, Parameter Server, etc.
  • Experience with production model optimization: model compression, TVM, torchscript, etc.
  • Experience with cloud computing infrastructure and software: AWS, Kubernetes, Docker, etc.


  • Competitive compensation with stock options
  • Comprehensive medical, vision, and dental insurance
  • 401k matching
  • Fitness and wellness stipend
  • Mobile phone reimbursement
  • Mental well-being benefits
  • Professional learning and development stipend
  • Parental leave, including adoptive and foster parents
  • 3 weeks paid time off (increases with tenure) and unlimited sick 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-DNI

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