Cord (W21)
Automating training data creation for computer vision

ML Engineer

London, United Kingdom / Remote
Full-time
Any (new grads ok)
About Cord

Cord is a London-based startup building a comprehensive training data solution for computer vision AI applications. We are backed by Y Combinator, the Harvard Management Company, top industry executives, and other leading Bay Area investors.

Started by ex-computer scientists, physicists, and quants, we felt firsthand how the lack of tools to prepare quality training data was impeding the progress of building practical AI. AI feels to us like what the early days of computing or the internet must have felt like, where the potential of the technology is clear, but the tools and processes surrounding it are terrible. We have devised a unique methodology for automating the tasks related to preparing quality training data, in effect turning the training data problem into a data science problem.

About the role

Skills: Torch/PyTorch, Python, Standard ML, OpenCV, TensorFlow, Machine Learning, Deep Learning, Keras, Computer Vision

Cord is a London-based startup building a comprehensive training data solution for computer vision AI applications. We are backed by Y Combinator, the Harvard Management Company, top industry executives, and other leading Bay Area investors.

With backgrounds in computer science, physics, and quantitative finance, we felt firsthand how the lack of tools to prepare quality training data was impeding the progress of building practical AI. AI feels to us like what the early days of computing or the internet must have felt like, where the potential of the technology is clear, but the tools and processes surrounding it are terrible. We have devised a unique methodology for automating the tasks related to preparing quality training data, in effect turning the training data problem into a data science problem.

We are looking for an experienced R&D engineer to help us conduct research on the state of the art of computer vision and solve multifaceted algorithmic problems. You will:

• Experiment with and adapt latest ML technologies to fit into existing tech stack

• Solve idiosyncratic statistical, geometric, and engineering problems

• Work closely with a full stack tech team to assist implementation of research solutions into the product

The role will be exposed to a broad tech stack (e.g. ReactJS, Python, REST & GraphQL, OpenCV, PyTorch, GCP, AWS & CUDA, Kubernetes) and the cutting edge of computer vision and deep learning.

The right candidate will have proven experience conducting applied research in a team environment. Requirements for the role include:

• Passion for solving ML problems

• Strong experience in Python and machine learning libraries such as OpenCV, PyTorch, Tensorflow, Fast.ai, and Keras

• Strong experience in mathematical programming, algorithmic problem solving, and applied machine learning

Cord offers a unique opportunity to be part of a startup with a clear mission and vision at an early stage. You will get to explore and build services for enterprise AI use cases across many different industry verticals such as healthcare, surveillance, retail, and agriculture.

Our work is at the cutting edge of computer vision and deep learning, which also includes working on solving unsolved problems within those fields. We offer competitive compensation and equity options in the business for the right candidate.

Technology

The role will be exposed to a broad tech stack (e.g. ReactJS, Python, REST & GraphQL, OpenCV, PyTorch, GCP, AWS & CUDA, Kubernetes) and the cutting edge of computer vision and deep learning.

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