Head of NLP




  • London

If you are looking to join a collaborative, open, high impact team of researchers and engineers - this one's for you ๐Ÿ‘‹ย 
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About the position

We are looking for a Lead NLP Researcher with a passion for working on cutting edge problems in Natural Language Processing that will support our highly realistic, emotional and life-like synthetic humans through text-to-video. The research will be focused on feature extraction as input to synthetic voice and video avatars.ย 

๐Ÿ‘ฉโ€๐Ÿ’ผ We are a group of more than 30 Engineers in the R&D department and you will have the opportunity to collaborate with multiple research teams across diverse areas, working directly with our founders - Prof. Lourdes Agapito and Prof. Matthias Niessner.

๐Ÿš€In this position, you'll be working at the heart of a dynamic R&D team solving challenging problems with the focus on exploring new product opportunities and bringing new capabilities to market for synthetic video. This would include:

  • Leading the research and development of cutting edge NLP approaches.
  • Building the data-sets and metadata required to create multi-lingual language models to drive text understanding and emotion extraction.
  • Developing production quality software, our teams work โ€œfull stackโ€ with the ability to deliver direct to product and impact the world.
  • Taking ownership of the full ML lifecycle from concept, development, testing, validation to deployment.
  • Manage and recruit NLP Researchers to expand our NLP capabilities.

Basic Requirements

  • MSc or PhD in Computer Science and Natural Language Processing
  • 5+ years of experience the following domains: Sentiment analysis, multi-lingual models, emotion detection/extraction, natural language understanding. Conversational NLP is a plus.
  • 3+ years of experience engineering in Python
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills in English
  • Experience with managing a small team of researchers

Preferred experience

  • Experience with working in NLP along with synthetic voice and video is a plus
  • Experience working with multi-modal data using text, audio, video
  • Experience working with state-of-the-art network architectures: transformers, diffusion models
  • Proven record of impact working on Natural Language Processing
  • Proven track record of publications
  • Strong software development skills and experience across the stack: Python, PyTorch, Docker, Git

The good stuff...

๐Ÿ’ธ You will be compensated well (salary + stock options + bonus)

๐Ÿ“ You will work in a hybrid setting with offices in in London, Amsterdam or Munich

๐Ÿ You get 25 days of annual leave + public holidays in the country where you are based

๐Ÿฅณ You will join an established company culture with regular socials and company retreats

๐Ÿคฉ You get 4 weeks paid sabbatical after 4 years at the company + $10,000!!

๐Ÿผ You get a paid parental leave

๐Ÿ‘‰ You can participate in a generous referral scheme

๐Ÿ’ป You get a brand new computer of your choice (if that still counts as a benefit in 2022 ๐Ÿค”)

๐Ÿš€ You will have huge opportunities for your career growth

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