NLP Data Engineer & Data Scientist

Salary Competitive
We are Meeshkan, winners of the 2018 Slush 100 pitch competition and recently voted #1 on Wired's list of Finland's best startups (https://bit.ly/helsinki-2019). We got there because we're building a fake version of the internet, and we are using NLP to do it. We are looking for a talented and passionate NLP engineer comfortable working with semi-structured data (JSON, XML, markdown, etc) to curate open datasets and lead the development of our next generation of world-class NLP algorithms.

Is this Really a Data Science Job?


Yes. Some companies advertise data science jobs but are really looking for someone to manage their Excel spreadsheets. We are a PyTorch house that has managed deployments of 500-computer clusters doing scraping and data processing. We have four in-house GPUs that keep us warm during the winter. We believe in solid data pipelines, organized experimentation, and pushing to production as fast as possible.


But Seriously, Will I Be Doing Machine Learning?


Yes. Not only that, but you will be leading our efforts in Machine Learning. Which means that in addition to adapting and designing the models, you will be building datasets, finding effective ways to sanitize them, and working with our partners like nVIDIA on how to apply state-of-the-art algorithms to the unique problem we are solving.


So What Problem Are You Solving?


Meeshkan is a professional service company that helps other companies make fake versions of their APIs and Microservices. Why fake? Because no one wants to do testing and experimentation on production APIs. Companies the world over use reliable simulations of their infrastructure in order to create new business and bring products to market faster. And they depend on us, and you, to make that happen.


Making reliable fake APIs means getting lots of things right. One of them is building adaptative generative models based on NLP technologies, like random forest, Bayesian inference, and RNNs. It also means knowing where the boundaries of ML lie and being comfortable writing glue code, like heuristics and plain-old-functions, to make and end-to-end solution work. It also requires packaging models in containers and sharing them with developers inside and outside Meeshkan.


Your Role in Meeshkan


Meeshkan is rebooting its data science division. That means first and foremost understanding what we've done (don't worry, we will onboard you), using existing processes and infra that you deem appropriate, and otherwise building new datasets, pipelines, models and deployment channels from the ground up.


In doing so, we also value community contributors that publish their work in academic journals and present it at conferences. If you are a postdoc or interested in one, this role could be particularly relevant for you.


Company Culture


Your day-to-day work would be fairly independent, but the entire team is always available for collaboration as a sounding board. We are low on formalities and high on substance, and in addition to our operational team, we have a broad network of advisors and investors that are always willing to help out in ideation and introductions. We have a generous office hours and vacation policy, but we are one of the most high-intensity and high-output companies in town due to the fast pace of our industry. Because of this, we are also hyper-sensitive to stress and wellbeing, and offer employees ample opportunities to recharge and feel good.


Diversity


We are committed to fostering a diverse workplace, and we make it a special point to welcome candidates from underrepresented groups in tech companies. We know that, if you are part of one of these groups, you may have suffered from systemic industry-wide biases that make it more difficult for you to shine than other folks. We don't like that, and we are committed to evaluating every candidate on their own merits given their unique experiences.


Parting Shot


We are a data science company that understands the power and limits of machine learning. It is linked directly to our value prop and bottom line, and we put you and your work front and center in achieving those goals.



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Perks and benefits

This job comes with several perks and benefits

Flexible working hours
Flexible working hours

Time is precious. Make it count. Morning person or night owl, this job is for you.

Free coffee / tea
Free coffee / tea

Get your caffeine fix to get you started and keep you going.

Near public transit
Near public transit

Easy access and treehugger friendly workplace.

Social gatherings
Social gatherings

Social gatherings and games; hang out with your colleagues.

Equity package
Equity package

Want to be a partner? Look no further.

Free friday beers
Free friday beers

Friday is something special, let's enjoy a beer together.

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Working at
Meeshkan

At Meeshkan, we're on a mission to improve the lives of software developers. We believe that the best developer tools are ones that observe and learn developers' workflows to provide custom, personalized solutions.Our flagship product, unmock.io, helps developers test integrations with hundreds of popular services, from AWS to Stripe to Hubspot. It does this by creating custom sandbox environments that allow them to prototype and test, in real time, their most mission-critical integrations. People like to work at Meeshkan because the challenges and possibilities for growth are endless.  Every week, the entire team collaboratively decides what parts of the mission are most critical and valuable, and we focus on the avenues about which we are most passionate.For example, a month for any given team member can move between building a machine learning pipeline to honing analytics metrics to public speaking to website design.To make this environment possible, the team is consensual and relaxed about hours, the scope of projects and the direction of the company.  We are very retrospective focused, always identifying what went well and what needs improvement so that our weeks can be as enriching and fulfilling as possible.We are seeking like-minded individuals that feel comfortable taking ownership over the growth and development of a deep tech product addressing the needs of tens of thousands of developers the world over.

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