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Data Scientist (NLP)

Company Talkdesk Job type Full-time Location Remote

At Talkdesk, we are courageous innovators focused on redefining customer experience, making the impossible possible for companies globally. We champion an inclusive and diverse culture representative of the communities in which we live and serve. And, we give back to our community by volunteering our time, supporting non-profits and minimizing our global footprint. Each day, thousands of employees, customers and partners all over the world trust Talkdesk to deliver a better way to great experiences. 

We are recognized as a cloud contact center leader by many of the most influential research organizations, including Gartner and Forrester. With $498 million in total funding, a valuation of more than $10 Billion, and a ranking of #17 on the Forbes Cloud 100 list, now is the time to be part of the Talkdesk legacy to help accelerate our success in a new decade of transformational growth.

We’re looking for the rare breed of data scientist who loves to use their expertise to solve business problems. Your models won’t languish in the lab. They will go to production, where they will impact the daily lives of millions of people. 

What are we doing?

At Talkdesk we are reimagining how people experience contact centers, helping our customers create long lasting and meaningful relations with their customers. The capacity to make sense of the message that is being conveyed when we communicate has been reserved to humans alone, but we are building the next generation of solutions that will mimic our ability to understand language, ensuring that the customer needs are always well understood and efficiently handled. We are a growing team of curious and talented people that are focused on leveraging the power of Natural Language Processing, audio signal processing, and machine transcription, to deliver added value to our customers. 

What do we need?

We are looking for a talented Data Scientist. We need someone that is a natural problem solver, who likes to be challenged, has the drive to explore and is committed to quality. We expect you to be a truly team player, reliable and easy to communicate with. You will have to leverage different techniques to deliver state of the art solutions around natural language understanding and generation. More specifically, you will have to:

Responsibilities

  • Focus on delivering working products/models to production. We don’t do pure science at Talkdesk. We do products. We’re looking for data scientists who geek out on solving business problems and impacting millions of people’s daily lives.
  • Explore, clean and transform large datasets of unstructured data;
  • Analyze complex problems and recommend adequate solutions according to the identified requirements;
  • Apply, combine and fine tune different Natural Language Processing techniques to achieve the best results;
  • Design, implement and maintain scalable and performant architectures to support the idealized solutions.

About You

  • Experience developing, delivering and operating machine learning-based software in production in the cloud. 
  • Familiarity with NLP tasks (e.g. Information Retrieval, Recommender Systems, Topic Modeling, Summarization, etc);
  • Familiarity with Machine Learning algorithms (Neural Networks, SVM, Markov Models, Decision Trees, etc);
  • Familiarity with Big Data frameworks (e.g. Hadoop, Spark, Kafka, etc).
  • Familiarity with MLFlow is a plus.

Other information

Other information

The Talkdesk story hinges on empathy and acceptance. It is the shared goal among all Talkdeskers to empower a new kind of customer hero through our innovative software solution, and we firmly believe that the best path to success for our mission is inclusivity, diversity, and genuine acceptance. To that end, we will hire, promote, work along, cheer for, bond with, and warmly welcome into the Talkdesk family all persons without regard to ethnic and racial identity, indigenous heritage, national origin, religion, gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, age, disability, marital status, veteran status, genetic information, or any other legally protected status.

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