Machine Learning Engineer at DraftWise (S20)
$100K - $160K  •  
Contract and negotiation AI built for lawyers
New York, NY, US / Remote (US)
1+ years
About DraftWise

DraftWise is at the forefront of AI in the legal industry, building a secure knowledge platform that helps lawyers at elite law firms draft, negotiate and review contracts faster, and with an edge over their competitors. Our core product unlocks for the first time the years of historic legal contracts that firms have negotiated for their clients. We use the latest in data management, machine learning and language analytics to help lawyers and legal professionals write better, safer contracts. Some reasons to join DraftWise:

  • Our core offering has achieved product market fit proven by our partnerships with the industries leading Vault 10, Magic Circle and AMLAW 100 firms.
  • Our founding team is composed of former Palantir and Google engineers along with an experienced lawyer from a top global law firm.
  • We are backed by Y-Combinator and recently raised our $20M in our Series A backed by Index Ventures
  • We are a fully remote company, though offer the option to co-work in our major cities in the US and Europe.
  • We are working with the latest generative AI technology and developing practical applications of it for the legal industry
  • We are solving problems that matter to lawyers, and our users love us for it!
About the role

You will be responsible for machine learning in our product. You will work closely with our Product, Design, and Engineering teams in discovery, development, and testing of new features, and you will shape our understanding of both what is possible and what is attainable.

In order to succeed in this role, you will need to be both comfortable hacking a proof of concept and have the foundation to design and manage datasets for production models. Further, you should have a keen interest in product vision and willingness to deeply understand lawyer workflows and pain points.

Your day-to-day work will be a mix of:

  • Building ML prototypes to help product team and users gain intuition about some product direction
  • Work alongside in-house lawyers to identify useful applications of LLMs to legal industry
  • Working closely with the Product team to define the vision for new DraftWise applications
  • Establish machine learning ops
  • Manage datasets, train models, and improve accuracy of models

We are a small team and expect all members to flexibly help wherever the company needs them the most - if you have an idea for what DraftWise needs, we want to empower you to pursue that project. You will have broad ownership over your initiatives, the ability to shape our culture as we grow and flexibility over your schedule.

What we value

  • Strong communication skills in an open environment.
  • Skills to work independently and make decisions with minimal supervision.
  • Interest in working in a dynamic environment with dynamic objectives.
  • Creating an environment of trust through well-intentioned feedback.

About You

We're looking for engineers who have:

  • 2+ years of experience in a data science or hands-on machine learning engineering role
  • Practical understanding of ML principles
  • Familiarity with common ML and NLP libraries
  • Ability to write code in python and collaborate with software engineers
  • Ability to build or design applications is a nice-to-have
  • Ability to communicate with customers and prospective customers is a nice-to-have

What we offer

  • All-remote work style, work anywhere. Ideally within UTC+4 to UTC-7
  • Equity plan
  • Competitive salary
  • Private medical care
  • New laptop and a work-from-home stipend for necessary accessories
  • Generous PTO / sick leave
  • Opportunity to lead our company as we disrupt the legal world

We have plenty of challenges at all levels of the stack, from the nuts and bolts of designing a processing back-end engine, VM infrastructure and NLP all the way up to building beautiful web technology.

If you have the appetite for it, you’ll be able to drive the product direction.

Product: React, Typescript, Redux, Postgres, Java, Elasticsearch

Interview Process
  • Intro chat to share with you what we are building and to learn more about your interests and experience. We are searching for enthusiasm, ownership and autonomy. (30 mins)
  • Deep dive into your technical experience where you present past projects, challenges, and thought process (45m)
  • Take-home project representative of a task you may undertake (< 2 hours)

We would also love for you to meet the team! We have excellent people working here and we want to help you feel welcome before making your decision.

Other jobs at DraftWise

fulltimeTR / US / CA / GB / NL / DE / KZ / UA / PL / BE / SK / BG / Remote (TR; US; CA; GB; NL; DE; KZ; UA; PL; BE; SK; BG)Frontend$70K - $140K3+ years

fulltimeRemote (US; CA)$70K - $130K6+ years

fulltimeNew York, NY, US / Remote (US)$90K - $120K3+ years

fulltimeNew York, NY, US / Remote (US; GB; CA)$100K - $160K3+ years

fulltimeNew York, NY, US / Remote (US)Machine Learning$100K - $160K1+ years

fulltimeNew York, Europe / Remote (US)Backend$100K - $160K6+ years

fulltimeNew York, NY, US / Remote (US; CA; GB)$100K - $160K3+ years

fulltimeNew York, NY, US / GB / Remote (US)UI / UX$80K - $130K3+ years

Hundreds of YC startups are hiring on Work at a Startup.

Sign up to see more ›