• Full Time
  • London

Website Kalido

Senior NLP Data Scientist 

Location: London

Salary: £80,000 + options


About the role 

If you’re excited about empowering individuals, helping organisations to work better together, and creating a platform to power the future of work, this is the place to do it. Kalido exists to help create a world where people and organizations can maximize potential through a global community of valued connections and opportunities. We are looking for a talented and impact-oriented engineer that specialises in Machine Learning to join us. Kalido has to tackle a number of unique, challenging NLP problems unsolved by off-the-shelf models, which required us to delve into cutting-edge NLP research to find techniques that would help solve our problems. In this role, you will be responsible for the NLP engine that allows Kalido to intelligently connect skilled people anywhere, anytime, for any purpose. We move fast (but thoughtfully) and you’ll also have a real opportunity to shape the company, and our collective ability to impact the world. You’ll also be able (and encouraged) to publish the results of any work you do that is not commercially sensitive.

As part of a startup, your responsibilities will vary, but on a day to day basis, you will:

  • Apply analytical theory to real-world problems on large and dynamic datasets, your insights will not stop at data and calculations but will bridge from numerical insight to business objectives 
  • Process and reproducibly model large sets of data
  • Be hands-on in identifying problems in data and improving the quality of data using tools and data labeling techniques
  • Define quality metrics for the data and model performance (including user feedback and other live metrics)
  • Work in tandem with Machine Learning Engineers to build and improve the tools to train, monitor and analyse model performance and data quality
  • Propose technical solutions and strategies to business challenges in a self-driven environment
  • Identify opportunities for leveraging existing data to drive solutions
  • Work with other teams to understand the current data and opportunities for collecting more in the context of ML and predictive modeling
  • Develop statistical models and algorithms to tackle new use cases
  • Propose new training tasks and strategies to improve existing models
  • Provide input into future data science strategy and product development
  • Provide guidance and feedback to other design and development teams to improve the quality of user experiences through better data feedback systems
  • Mentor junior data scientists by providing technical and theoretical guidance


What we are looking for 

We value inclusion, impact, transparency, generosity, and teamwork. You can read more about our values and what they mean to us here. We are looking for someone who: shares our philosophy; is capable and excited about the role; strives for personal and professional excellence; and wants to make a meaningful difference through their work.

The opportunity is for you if you are:

  • Creative and delivery-focused, especially in data-scarce environments
  • Passionate about mathematics and statistics, with proven track record of data science related work
  • Able to rapidly and effectively translate business challenges into data pipelines & models
  • Experienced with multiple ML techniques such as deep neural networks, transformers and recommender models
  • Comfortable with various python ML libraries such as tensorflow, pytorch, sklearn, numpy and numba
  • Equipped with programming skills to self-sufficiently manipulate, analyse, synthesise, and visualise data in e.g. matplotlib, plotly, bokeh, pandas
  • Experienced in the design and usage of relational databases (SQL, PostgreSQL)
  • Experienced with testing frameworks (e.g.PyTest)
  • Experience in Tableau or other data analytics tools is a bonus


What we offer

Working at Kalido means working with a solid startup that has been around since 2015. We balance our drive for delivery with flexible working arrangements, generous maternity and paternity leave, company options via EMI scheme, L&D budget, socials, and the chance to truly shape the culture you work in. You will never run out of fascinating problems to solve and will have incredible opportunities to work with a diverse team that cares about your growth. 


About Kalido 

By helping everyone to easily create stronger communities and more meaningful real-world connections, Kalido’s goal is to level the playing field of opportunity. We are maximising organisational and societal prosperity through AI-powered people and opportunity matching. We have raised a total of $13M in funding and are backed by HCL, a global IT player with a 22 bn USD market cap, and co-founded by the #3 core team member and early investor at Alibaba. Our efforts and mission have been recognised and we’ve been chosen by the World Economic Forum as Technology Pioneer 2020. To learn more, visit https://www.kalido.me.   



To apply for this job email your details to martyna@kalido.me