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.

Salary: Around NZ$100,000, depending on experience + Employee Share Option Scheme participation.

About the Product

Narrative is one of NZ’s fastest growing software as a services (SaaS) companies with global customers. Narrative builds products to serve the 5 million professional photographers worldwide, working to significantly reduce photographers processing time and to support their daily workflow by developing AI powered tools. We’re backed by some of the best VC’s worldwide and with talent from Dropbox, Google and some of NZ's best people working together to solve this.

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

About the Role

You’ll be working with the Head of AI and contributing to the core-value of Narrative’s software in two ways: 

First by taking ML models from a research state through to production. This means refining existing models as requirements change, optimising models for running on-device, re-training models as new training data becomes available, and validating models at every stage to prevent a drop in accuracy. You don’t need to be the world-expert at creating custom Deep Learning models, but you do need to be able to take models from world-experts and make them work in the real-world.

Second by doing Data Analytics and discovering patterns in data. These patterns can be used to build new features, build new models, and adjust existing models to work better in specific circumstances. This kind of research is invaluable for the product and the company.

You’re naturally curious and capable of thinking outside the box to solve complex problems across a wide set of domains. You care deeply about getting to the root of the problem, taking a first principles approach to problem solving, and being relentless in the face of insurmountable challenges. Your work at Narrative will not only contribute to a world class product, but also help define an entire new category in the making.

Narrative is committed to building AI software that works for people from all genders, ethnicities, racial and religious backgrounds. We want our team to reflect this focus. Research shows that white men apply to jobs when they meet an average of 60% of the criteria, while women and other marginalised folks tend to only apply when they check every box. So, if you really love the idea of working for Narrative, and think you have what it takes, please apply, even if you do not tick every box in the job description.

Some of the things you will work on

  • Training, modifying, validating, optimising and deploying high-quality ML models in the Computer Vision space

  • Collecting analytics on the performance of models running in the wild

  • Doing statistical analysis of data and user behaviour patterns

  • Continually enriching our Data Warehouse more insights 

We’re looking for someone who has

  • Strong problem solving skills

  • Proven research capability applying knowledge about image processing, mathematical modelling and deep learning to build algorithms and software

  • Demonstrated academic research capability with a relevant PhD, Masters degree or otherwise

  • Ability to build ML models with PyTorch or Tensorflow

  • Outstanding knowledge of Data Science and Statistics principles

  • Excellent Python programming skills

  • Knowledge of Data Querying for SQL, NoSQL and Graph databases

  • 2-5 years of industry experience

  • Excellent communication skills

  • Excitement about impacting and changing the lives of photographers and the future of photography

Handy to have, but not required

  • Experience running ML on the edge / on-device

  • Good programming ability in JavaScript

  • A keen interest in photography

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

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