Senior NLP Engineer

We develop technologies that enable real understanding of human expression. Our platform extracts detailed emotion-based insights from text content.

KanjoyaCompany: Kanjoya
Location: San Francisco, CA

About Us:
At Kanjoya (, we develop technologies that enable real understanding of human expression. Our data analysis platform, Crane, provides detailed emotion-based insights from text content.

We are looking for talented individuals to help us define the next generation of conversation analytics. Crane's analytics dashboards enable businesses to better understand their employees and their customers, and the core platform will allow external developers to to create their own applications harnessing the power of measuring emotion to analyze behavior and activity and to identify real opportunities for action.

Crane's models are based on the massive datasets on our consumer site Experience Project ( The site deeply enriches millions of people's lives by helping them make emotional connections with each other through story-telling. The connections made are so deep that 80% of our users say the site has changed their lives for the better.

Kanjoya is a startup based in the Financial District of San Francisco. Investors include Floodgate, Baseline, SV Angel, and D.E. Shaw.


As a key member of our team, you will

  • take technical leadership and mentorship roles within a small (<10 person), fast-moving, highly collaborative effort
  • lead architecture and development efforts on research endeavors while also guiding execution on high-profile client projects


This is a great opportunity for a hands-on candidate with strong engineering foundation and:

  • a passion for language analysis and linguistic variation
  • experience with machine learning methods
  • expertise with vector space models
  • sensitivity to different mediums of expression (Twitter, Facebook, customer support inquiries, etc.)
  • experience collaborating on reusable, scalable projects using Python

We have a great team working together in a fun, flexible, collaborative environment with a stocked kitchen, catered lunches, generous vacation policy, and full medical, dental, vision coverage.

If this describes your skills and experience and the kind of team you'd like to be a part of, please send us your resume along with a cover letter describing your background, strengths, and interests.

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Please note: Kanjoya, Inc. does not accept unsolicited resumes from 3rd party recruiters. Any resume submitted by recruiters, without a fully executed services agreement and specified search request, to any Kanjoya hiring managers or employees will be considered unsolicited, and Kanjoya, Inc. will not be responsible for any fee in connection with these submissions.