Manager, Machine Learning


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Harness the power of language understanding. Join the developers and businesses who are using Cohere to generate, categorize and organize text at a scale that was previously unimaginable.

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Who are we?We’re a small, diverse team working at the cutting edge of machine learning. At Cohere, our mission is to build machines that understand the world and to make them safely accessible to all. Language is at the crux of this, but it can be difficult and expensive to parse the syntax, semantics, and context that all work together to give words meaning. The Cohere platform provides access to Large Language Models through its APIs that read billions of web pages and learn to understand the meaning, sentiment, and intent of the words we use in a richness never seen before. 
We recently raised our Series B, signed a multi-year partnership with Google Cloud, and we are focused on bringing our technology to market. We will partner with customers so they can build natural language understanding and generation into their products with just a few lines of code.
We’re ambitious — we believe our technology will fundamentally transform how industries interact with natural language. And we have the technical chops to back it up - Cohere’s CEO, Aidan Gomez, is a co-author of the groundbreaking paper “Attention is all you need”, (over 23k citations) and was previously part of Google Brain. Our entire technical team is world-class. 
We are focused on creating a diverse and inclusive work environment so that all of our team members can thrive. We welcome kind and brilliant people to our team, from wherever they come.
Why this role?Cohere is seeking exceptional leaders to help develop and direct one of the top AI / ML / NLP teams in the world. In this role, you will hire and mentor world-class scientists and engineers. You will use your expertise in machine learning to define strategy and direction for the development of our core technology. You will lead your team in developing Transformer-based large language models which are smarter, faster, safer, and easier to use than any in the world. And you will apply this technology to develop solutions to real human needs.
Please Note: We have offices in Toronto, Palo Alto, and London but embrace being remote-first! There are no restrictions on where you can be located for this role.

As a Manager, Machine Learning, you will:

  • Build and manage a team of world-class Machine Learning Engineers
  • Develop and execute a long-term research strategy
  • Design and develop innovations to our core ML/NLP technology
  • Coordinate with partners in Platform and Product teams on strategic direction
  • Train large language models with unparalleled accuracy, speed, safety, and ease of use

You may be a good fit if:

  • You have strong machine learning and NLP fundamentals
  • You have hands-on experience with Transformer-based neural network architectures
  • You have hands-on experience with large language models (LLMs) such as BERT and GPT-3
  • You have strong programming skills, especially in Python
  • You have demonstrated leadership in applied research and development
  • You have proven technology leadership skills like planning a technology roadmap
  • You are passionate about being a people manager and have experience hiring, coaching, assessing and managing performance
  • You have excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • You are comfortable presenting to large audiences and to execs
If some of the above doesn’t line up perfectly with your experience, we still encourage you to apply! If you consider yourself a thoughtful worker, a lifelong learner, and a kind and playful team member, Cohere is the place for you.
We welcome applicants of all kinds and are committed to providing both an equal opportunity process and work environment. We value and celebrate diversity and strive to create an inclusive work environment for all.
Our Perks: 🤝 An open and inclusive culture and work environment 🧑‍💻 Work closely with a team on the cutting edge of AI research 🍽 Free daily lunch 🦷 Full health and dental benefits for employees based in Canada and the US, including a separate budget to take care of your mental health 🐣 100% Parental Leave top-up for 6 months for employees based in Canada and 12 weeks in the US🎨 Personal enrichment benefits towards arts and culture, fitness and well-being, quality time, and workspace improvement🏙 Remote-flexible, offices in Toronto and Palo Alto and coworking stipend✈️ 6 weeks of vacation and shared Canada/US holidays 
Job regions: Remote/Anywhere Europe
Job country: United Kingdom
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