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Senior Software Engineer, Natural Language Processing


Knewton, an education startup funded by high-profile investors including Peter Thiel and Reid Hoffman, is looking for a pragmatic, user-data-oriented engineer to work with our data scientists on features that rely on both structured and unstructured data.



KnewtonCompany: Knewton
Location: New York, NY
Web: www.knewton.com

Knewton is an education startup funded by high-profile investors including Peter Thiel and Reid Hoffman. Located in the heart of Manhattan in the Union Square area, Knewton is building the world's most powerful adaptive learning engine, with the goal of making personalized and engaging education available to all. Knewton has been recognized as a Technology Pioneer for 2011 by the World Economic Forum in Davos and one of the top 25 best places to work by Crain's New York Business

Do you build NLP systems to process contributed content, but wish they you could make users label their own once in awhile? Do you feel torn between your love of elegant relational schemas and unsupervised clustering algorithms? We're looking for a pragmatic, user-data-oriented engineer to work with our data scientists on features that rely on both structured and unstructured data. Help us understand and improve the experiences of millions of students, teachers, and authors.

Must haves:

  • A track record of leading and collaborating on high-quality, elegant code
  • A willingness to learn and use Python and Java
  • Expertise in designing, creating, and tuning high-performance systems
  • 2+ years of experience designing and implementing high-quality production systems that instantiate Machine Learning and/or Statistical NLP techniques
  • A passion for transforming education

We also love:

  • Experience with using, guiding, and refining crowd-sourced processes, including but not limited to using Amazon's Mechanical Turk
  • Ability to refine interfaces to improve the quality and quantity of data collected
  • Experience fine tuning the Java Virtual Machine (JVM)
  • Familiarity with Amazon Web Services (AWS), Unix and open-source technologies

Perks include:

  • Competitive salary and stock options
  • As much paid vacation as you need to take
  • Flexible hours
  • High-quality equipment (default setup: a Mac laptop with a giant monitor)
  • The opportunity to use cutting-edge machine learning and engineering techniques to transform and democratize education

_Contact_:
Apply online.

Knewton, Inc.
100 Fifth Ave, New York, NY 10011
www.knewton.com


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