Staff NLP Scientist

Vancouver, Canada

Full Time Senior-level / Expert
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Course Hero is scaling! We are looking for a Staff NLP Scientist who can help us tackle challenging Natural Language Inference problems in the areas of Document Understanding, Question Answering, Summarization, and Text Classification.

You will be part of the Content Understanding ML team and will be responsible for shipping compelling intelligent user experiences. At Course Hero, products powered by ML enable millions of students to find relevant sets of questions and answers, understand concepts via step-by-step explanations or study guides, and practice for exams using our vast library of course-specific content.

We expect you to thrive in a fast-paced, high-growth environment, and adapt to business needs. You can view these videos to learn more about our engineering culture, and our company mission.

Here are some ways you’ll make an impact

  • Be a self motivated, analytical problem solver, and builder of NLP algorithms for information extraction and content understanding.
  • Investigate and apply deep learning based language models to understand our large document (>70M) and Q&A (>250M) library.
  • Develop algorithms for question answering and concept summarization across a wide variety of academic subjects.
  • Collaborate cross-functionally with product owners and UX designers to conceptualize, execute, and deliver compelling and personalized intelligent study experiences.

Are you our next Staff NLP Scientist?

  • PhD with 5 years or MS with 8 years or BS with 10 years of proven experience in developing ML/DNN systems, with deep focus in NLP and Computational Linguistics.
  • Hands-on experience using one of the ML frameworks such PyTorch or Tensorflow.
  • 5+ years of programming experience in Python.
  • Graduate-level degree in either computer science or computational linguistics.

Bonus Points

  • Experience with transformer models such as BERT, knowledge distillation techniques, and other deep learning architectures for solving NLP problems.
  • Experience working with Spark or AWS Sagemaker.
  • Passionate about education.

This is a full-time role located in Vancouver, Canada.

Benefits & Perks!

  • Competitive salary and stock options
  • Full medical coverage (medical, dental, vision)
  • 401(k) program with match
  • Education Reimbursement
  • Quarterly team events and outings (Sporting Events, Escape Rooms, Go-Kart Racing, Karaoke, Bowling and much more!)
  • Free lunches twice a week, on-site cafe discount, plus an endless snack and drink supply
  • Onsite gym – Pacific Shores Center – Classes – Pool – Spa – Rock Wall - Massages!
  • Commuter benefits, shuttle service from Redwood City, and cell-phone allowance
  • 10K Local Move Program to move within 10 miles of our office
  • 16 weeks of paid leave for maternity or paternity
  • 8 hours per quarter paid time for volunteering for a cause of your choice
  • Front row seat to Master Educator lectures – check out videos on our LinkedIn Career Page

Equal ​Employment Opportunity Statement ​(EEO)

We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity and ​inclusion within our company.  ​We will consider all qualified applicants without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, sex, gender ​identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, age, marital status, ​veteran status, or ​ability status. We will ensure that individuals who are differently abled are provided reasonable accommodation to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform essential job functions, and to receive other benefits and privileges of employment as provided to other applicants or employees. Please contact us to request accommodation.


About Us:

Course Hero is on a mission to help students graduate confident and prepared. The online learning platform offers over 60 million course-specific study resources created by and for students and educators, as well as 24/7 tutor help. More than 65,000 verified college educators use Course Hero to collaborate with other faculty and share resources to hone new strategies for instruction. Everyday, students, educators and tutors help more than 20 million students make every study hour count.  

We have an awesome team and a truly engaging culture. We are customer-focused, collaborative, responsible, gritty, and we love to learn. Our bold mission is to help students graduate confident and prepared!


We are not the only ones that think we’re onto something big. Course Hero has been recognized as one of the 2021 Top 100 Best Places to Work in the Bay AreaTop 50 Best Paying Companies in the Bay AreaTop 100 Most Transparent Companies, and in the Top 50 Most Transformational Companies in Education Technology. Read up on some of our recent news coverage, blog, and learn more about us to see what it is like to work with our team. 


Join us on our mission!

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