Data Science Technical Team Lead

At Talk IQ our aim is to help businesses truly understand and react to what their customers are saying. To do this, we’ve built a proprietary enterprise speech recognition (ESR) and natural language processing (NLP) capabilities to enable client facing teams to understand and act on key moments with customers, including recognizing purchase intent, handling objections, responding to competitors, pricing, building rapport, closing, implementation, troubleshooting, renewal, and more.

As Data Science Technical Team Lead, you will work at a dynamic start-up that eats and breathes NLP and machine learning. This person must have very strong skills with machine learning, neural networks and NLP to help us achieve our goal to design and deploy algorithms to understand conversations at scale.

What You’ll Do - Function

  • Lead architect for machine learning work from our Kitchener team.

  • Work hand in hand with our team and PM to scope and design data science approaches

  • Technical guidance in data science & machine learning

  • Review code and projects from a tech standpoint

What You Bring - Experience

  • 8+ years experience with machine learning, neural networks and NLP

  • 2+ years in a startup or industry environment

  • 2+ years experience of team management (2+ direct reports)

  • Track record of delivering a data science product on timelines (we ship fast and need someone that can keep up and drive accountability at the same time). Initiative, self-motivation, and comfort with uncertainty to thrive in a start-up environment.

  • Deep experience with at least 1 of: Tensorflow / Theano / Keras / Caffe

  • Experience ASR is a plus (we’re working with text and audio!)

What You Have - Skill

  • Great communication skills, openness to feedback, desire to grow

  • Languages: Python, C++, Clojure, Tensorflow, BASH Shell scripting

  • Data: RDBMS, NoSQL, shared storage, ETLs, queuing systems, Pub/Sub, Message Buses

  • Operations: cloud providers (i.e. GCloud, AWS, etc.), Docker, orchestration systems (Kubernetes, Ansible, etc.), CI/CD Systems (Jenkins, CircleCI, etc.)

  • Also: Linux, Git, and lots of VoIP

Talk IQ is partnering with Terminal to grow and scale in the Canadian market.

At Terminal, we identify emerging tech hubs around the globe, and connect the top engineers with the most compelling companies. We provide complete operations and services to give companies all the benefits of a new office without any of the hassle.

We are focused on building a diverse and inclusive workforce. Terminal is an Equal Opportunity Employer and considers applicants for employment without regard to race, colour, religion, sex, orientation, national origin, age, disability, genetics or any other basis forbidden under federal, provincial, or local law.

We thank all applicants for their interest.