Tinder brings people together. With tens of millions of users and a presence in every country on earth, our reach is expansive—and rapidly growing. Your work here can change the world. We have a small, dedicated Engineering team with one of the highest ratios of users to engineers in the industry, making every member of the team critical to our success. We are looking for a Natural Language Processing Scientist to help us explore a vast amount of data and derive knowledge from that data that can be used to improve our product. If you are a relentless problem-solver—if you can transform large amounts of data into sound recommendations to improve the user experience—we want to hear from you.

In this Natural Language Processing Scientist role, you will:

Develop data-driven NLP approaches to understand user profiles and intentions
Design and implement state-of-the-art machine learning NLP algorithms in distributed machine learning frameworks such as Spark
Work on exciting problems for recommendations to improve the user experience
Work on efficient and effective schemes to defend against bots and spams
Work on efficient and effective schemes to identify abusive user behaviors
Analyze data to generate, report, and clearly communicate insights to improve the effectiveness of our product




We’re looking for:

PhD (in machine learning, NLP, statistics, or in another highly quantitative/analytical field) or MS with 2 years professional experience
Knowledge in statistical inference, lexical acquisition, probabilistic context-free grammars, probabilistic parsing, statistical alignment, machine translation, information extraction etc.
Comfortable running query to pull data and run quick analysis
Hands-on experience in applied Machine Learning (ML) projects, NLP projects or other predictive modeling and analysis projects
Experienced skills in entity recognition and intent extraction
1+ years of hands-on experience on deep neural network frameworks
such as Tensorflow, Mxnet, and Keras
2+ years of experience with NLP applications, including techniques like Word2Vec, LDA, sentiment analysis
5+ years of proficiency in at least one of the following: Python, Scala, Java, or R/Matlab
Bonus points if you have:

In-depth knowledge of deep neural networks, LSTM neural networks, clustering, collaborative filtering, and classification techniques
Experience in speech recognition
Experience in dialog systems
Experience in information retrieval
Experience in Chatbots design
Experience in designing and building highly scalable distributed NLP ML models
Experience in big data framework such as Spark and Hadoop
Proficiency in one or more: C++, Scala
A strong record of publications in top conferences related such as ACL, EMNLP, NAACL, NIPS, ICML, and KDD

Educational level:

Ph. D.

Level of experience (years):

Mid Career (2+ years of experience)

How to apply:

Please mention NLP People as a source when applying


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About Tinder

Tinder anonymously finds people nearby that like each other and connects them if they are both interested.