Intermediate Machine Learning Engineer / Data Scientist

  • Auckland, New Zealand
  • Full time
  • Engineering

Permanent role: Starting as soon as a candidate is available.

Location: Based in our office on Karangahape Road in Auckland, New Zealand; with some days of the week optionally remote. We are also supportive of fully remote members in New Zealand.

Salary: We are open to applicants ranging from Intermediate to Senior; the salary will be commensurate with skills and experience. Additionally, we offer participation in a generous Employee Share Option Scheme.

About Narrative:

Narrative is one of NZ’s fastest growing software as a service (SaaS) companies. We build products that cater to a market of millions of professional photographers worldwide. Our AI-powered tools help our customers improve their workflows, significantly increasing what they can get done each day. With the backing of top-tier Venture Capitalists and a team of exceptionally talented staff, we are committed to driving innovation in this space.

We have many thousands of photographers using our products and we are growing. This is a unique opportunity to join our team and build industry-leading AI products. 

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About the Role:

This is an amazing opportunity to learn and grow. You’ll join a team of several very talented senior AI specialists and will work on a variety of state-of-the-art ML models in the Computer Vision space, contributing directly to the core-value of our company. 

We have a strong, nurturing company culture at Narrative. You'll join a smart, friendly, and supportive team with psychological safety. Here, we can be our authentic selves, freely discuss ideas, make the best decisions, and do our best work.

Throughout your journey at Narrative, you’ll not only grow in your skills to become an expert in all aspects of what it takes to build impactful ML models, but also contribute to our world-class products, helping to define an entirely new category in the making.

Additional benefits:

  • 1 month paid parental leave in addition to government leave, 30 hours a week for 6 months on full pay following return from parental leave (for all parents)

  • Extended sick leave to support our team to get through the many things life can throw our way

Some of the things you will work on:

  • Training, modifying, validating, optimising and deploying novel ML models in the Computer Vision space

  • Running experiments to prove or disprove research hypotheses

  • Working with a Data Labelling team to refine our training data

  • Collecting subjective and objective analytics on the performance of models running in the wild

  • Doing statistical analysis on user data and behaviour patterns

  • Enriching our Data Warehouse with insights and classification results

We’re looking for someone who has:

  • Attitude:

    • Strong drive to continuously learn, research any unknowns, question the status quo, and rapidly improve their skills & knowledge

    • Deep-seated curiosity and a desire to unearth the root of a problem

    • Excitement about shaping the future of photography

  • Skills & experience:

    • Expertise in building custom Computer Vision ML models in PyTorch or Tensorflow

    • Understanding of how to tune and optimise ML models by improving model structure and training data

    • Good Python programming skills

    • Good communication skills

    • Between 1-4 years of relevant industry experience

  • Education:

    • A solid foundational knowledge of data science and statistics principles

    • Ability to read, interpret, understand and implement findings from academic research papers

    • Experience equivalent to a Master degree or PhD in Data Science, Computer Science, Software Engineering, Mathematics, or a related field

Handy to have, but not required:

  • Experience running ML efficiently on-device

  • AWS or Azure certifications

  • A keen interest in photography

At Narrative, we are committed to developing AI software that serves people of all genders, ethnicities, and religious backgrounds. We want our team to reflect this commitment. Research indicates that some men apply to jobs when they meet around 60% of the criteria, while women and other underrepresented individuals often only apply if they meet all the criteria. So, if you really love the idea of working at Narrative, please apply, even if you don't tick every box in the job description.

If this sounds like you, please apply with a cover letter and CV. Please also tell us your visa status.

We will start the interview process for this job on Monday 11 September.

Learn about working at Narrative