Software Engineer – New York City, NY

Software Engineer – Natural Language Processing

Seeking a full time server side software engineer. This backend software engineer will work on a team creating and improving services and tools and deliver insightful and interactive messages about it in natural language that are at the center of our user experience. Working on a very small team means taking on all kinds of new challenges in a wide range of areas.

 

The candidate will have about 2+ years software development experience but primarily we are looking for an individual who is clearly bright, motivated, and eager to learn, and who is proficient at overcoming technical hurdles on their own.

 

Responsibilities:

  • Design, prototype, implement, test, and debug software, primarily in Scala
  • Use modern software methodology to generate production-ready implementations
  • Work with your team, management, marketing, data science, and other engineers to move the features through the software development life-cycle
  • Create and implement primarily data processing and statistics algorithms, with some NLP and possibly machine learning algorithms
  • Create and update tools used for development and testing
  • Implement effective logging, monitoring, and analytics

Required Skills:

  • Strong understanding of computer science fundamentals such as algorithms, data structures, run-time analysis
  • Excellent problem solving ability and initiative (and not just by using stackoverflow)
  • Careful attention to detail in writing code, verifying it is correct, and explaining it to others
  • Knowledge of Scala, or at least fluent in Java or C++ with a desire and ability to learn Scala quickly
  • Knowledge of databases and writing SQL queries
  • Fluent in Unix command line

Preferred Skills:

  • Experience with chatbots, natural language generation, or Alexa skills a big plus
  • Use of HTML, CSS, and Javascript to create data visualizations desirable
  • Experience with Go, Javascript, Node, R, or AWS desirable as well

Education and experience:

  • 2+ years of proven software development experience
  • Bachelors, Masters, or PhD in Computer Science

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