Staff NLP Engineer/Data Scientist – San Francisco, CA

Staff NLP Engineer/Data Scientist

Crunchbase is the best place to discover innovative companies, connect with the people behind them, and uncover new opportunities. Over 50 million professionals—including entrepreneurs, investors, market researchers, and salespeople—trust Crunchbase to inform their business decisions. We believe diverse thinking fosters the discovery of new solutions and surfaces old problems that need answers. We are democratizing access to opportunities so that people and companies with different perspectives can accelerate innovation for a better future. We are proud to build products that will shape how companies and people connect for the future.

Crunchbase is committed to a positive, diverse, and inclusive culture by hiring for potential, focused on the inclusion of people who have different ways of thinking, different viewpoints, different backgrounds, and different skill sets. We value a transparent and open culture that positively impacts our teams and our products.

Engineering at Crunchbase

The Crunchbase engineering team is a dynamic, fast-paced team that is committed to quickly delivering features, evaluating their performance, and iterating towards the product vision shared by the company.

We are organized in vertical teams that include cross-functional engineers as well as functional guildes aimed at working tightly with the product team to deliver high standards of code while iterating quickly on features.

We value open and honest communication and strive to build an environment where opinions and views can be shared and considered in an effort to reach the best decision.

Data Graph Team at Crunchbase

The Crunchbase Data Graph team is a brand-new team that will own and drives the vision of building a knowledge graph out of extensive amounts of unstructured data. It also includes the understanding of the data, categorizes the data, evaluates the data quality, extracts useful knowledge out of the data, and construct knowledge graph on top of the knowledge.

What You’ll Do

    • Architect and build new dimensional data models and schema designs to improve accessibility, efficiency, consistency, and quality of both internal and production data
    • Build, monitor, and maintain analytics and production data ETL pipelines
    • Provide the foundation for a data-driven culture by empowering other engineers and the Product team to ask questions of the dataset in an easy, reliable way
    • Enable data scientists to implement NLP and ML algorithms at scale, in fault-tolerant, highly available system

Who We’re Looking For

    • Hands-on experience implementing production NLP systems at scale in Java, Scala, Python, or similar languages. Experience with TensorFlow, PyTorch, is also a plus
    • Validated hands-on skills in sourcing, cleaning, manipulating, analyzing, visualizing, and modeling of real data
    • Strong background in Statistics and statistical inference techniques
    • 2+ years of professional engineering experience working with technologies (Scala, Java, Python, or C++) and cloud platforms (GCP or AWS)
    • Care about agile software development and a culture of constant learning and improvement
    • Experience and passion for mentoring and encouraging collaborative teams.
    • Love your customers even more than your code.

Why Crunchbase

Crunchbase values fostering growth and developing our craft by offering a generous Learning and Development reimbursement policy for all employees to use towards classes, events, conferences, and more. We look for ways to give back to our community by giving 4 days off for volunteering per year. We understand the value of taking time to refresh and offer flexible paid time off. We are working to build a better future for everyone, and offer an annual carbon-offset paid by Crunchbase for all employees. These are just a few examples of our generous benefits package, check out our careers page to find out more.

Crunchbase does not discriminate on the basis of race, creed, color, ethnicity, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender expression, age, height, weight, veteran status, military obligations, or marital status. Every day our team is honored to work with entrepreneurs and innovators from every corner of the globe, and we seek to build a team that reflects the diversity of our customers. Each individual at Crunchbase brings their own perspectives, work experiences, lifestyles, and cultures with them, and we believe that a more diverse team builds more innovative products, provides a better service to its customers, and helps us all grow and learn as individuals.

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