Natural Language Understanding Engineer

What you’ll do

  • Be a key member of a cross-functional team innovating the Spotify conversational interface.
  • Collaborate with software engineers, data engineers, ML experts, and other NLU experts in designing, building, evaluating, shipping and tweaking iterations of the components of the Spotify conversational interface.
  • Contribute code to high-scale, robust software products
  • Be part of an active group of machine learners in Boston (and across Spotify) learning from and encouraging one another
  • Work from our Boston office (Davis Square), with frequent collaboration with our Stockholm, San Francisco, and New York offices

Who you are

  • Graduate-level expertise (e.g., Ph.D.) in natural language understanding, including machine learning based approaches
  • Multiple years of industrial experience in building conversational agents via speech or text (e.g., chatbots), experience in modelling conversational dialogs is especially valued
  • Experience implementing systems at scale in Java, Scala, Python or similar languages
  • You care about agile software processes, data-driven development, reliability, and disciplined experimentation
  • You preferably have experience with data processing and storage frameworks like Hadoop, Scalding, Spark, Storm, Cassandra, Kafka, etc.

We are proud to foster a workplace free from discrimination. We strongly believe that diversity of experience, perspectives, and background will lead to a better environment for our employees and a better product for our users and our creators. This is something we value deeply and we encourage everyone to come be a part of changing the way the world listens to music.

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