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Machine learning to help auto lenders collect and analyze documents to fund loans faster

Engineering Lead, Machine Learning

$150k – $200k • 0.025% – 0.5%
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Our Company
Informed, Inc. is a well-funded Series A start-up in San Francisco working with banks and lenders to automate how auto loans are funded. Informed’s software-as-a-service product helps lenders collect documents and programmatically analyzes their contents. The result is faster funding times.

Responsibilities
- Lead roadmapping for machine learning architecture used to classify financial documents and extract their relevant entities. Manage and inspire the team responsible for machine learning algorithms development. Enable engineers to create stories to achieve business deliverables that need to span the course of multiple sprints.
- Identify opportunities for applying data science to business problems and oversee the design/deployment/integration of machine learning and deep learning models within our production systems.
- Manage key stakeholder relationships across engineering and business teams.
- Facilitate inclusive architectural reviews that align our engineers on architecture and solution strategy to address current and future stakeholder requirements. Instill a spirit of continuous improvement in the team’s code, models, architecture, and processes.
- Stay abreast of the latest industry trends and academic research and identify, assess, and integrate best practices or new technologies that fit the needs of the business. Bridge industry and research, keeping the ML team focused on high-business-value problems.
- Establish standards and guidelines to continually improve our training datasets in order to improve the quality of our models; scrub, improve labeling, and reduce bias.

About You
- 5+ years professional Data Science or Applied Machine Learning experience with strong background in probability, statistics, and data analysis.
- 2+ years of experience in a tech leadership role working with machine learning engineers in a Series B or later start-up.
- Master’s or Ph.D. in Computer Science or equivalent with a focus on - Machine Learning, Artificial Intelligence, Deep Learning.
- Research and/or professional experience with text classification, text understanding, natural language processing, and optical character recognition, including publications and involvement in the research community (NIPS, ICM, CVPR, ACL, etc).
- Expertise in a statistical programming language (Python or R), deep learning frameworks, such as Tensorflow, PyTorch, or Keras, applied machine learning techniques and/or natural language processing frameworks.
- Experience with Spark, Hadoop, or AWS is a plus.
- Ability to thrive in a start-up, motivate team members, and own projects end-to-end.
- Strong written and oral communication skills.
- Bonus if you have worked for both big companies and start-ups or have experience in the finance industry and loan origination.

Benefits and Perks
- Competitive salary and stock options
- Daily lunch catered to our sunny office in SOMA (across from Caltrain!)
- Healthcare, dental, and vision partially paid by company
- Two weeks of paid time-off in addition to seven paid company holidays

Informed, Inc. is an EEO employer that actively pursues and hires a diverse workforce. We do not make hiring or employment decisions on the basis of race, color, religion or religious belief, ethnic or national origin, nationality, sex, gender, gender-identity, sexual orientation, disability, age, military or veteran status, or any other basis protected by applicable local, state, or federal laws. We strive to create a healthy and safe workplace where harassment of any kind is strictly prohibited. Pursuant to the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance, we will consider for employment qualified applicants with arrest and conviction records.

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