Machine Learning Engineer / Senior Machine Learning Engineer


Somerville, MA, US
  • Job Type: Full-Time
  • Function: Data Science
  • Industry: Enterprise
  • Post Date: 03/15/2023
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  • Company Address: 245 Main St, c/o Modulate, 2nd Floor, Cambridge, MA, 02142
  • Salary Range: $125,000 - $150,000

About Modulate

Boston-based startup using machine learning to make voice completely customizable.

Job Description

We are looking for talented engineers who can employ their technical skills in speech processing, natural language processing, and machine learning to help us develop more sophisticated models of voice chat audio in order to better detect online harms.
Combining signals from transcription, emotion, demographics, and other models evaluating multi-participant conversations, the scoring system is at the heart of ToxMod's ability to understand when harm is occurring, categorize it, and escalate it to moderators.
The salary for this position is set at $125,000/yr or $150,000/yr for the Senior role
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As a Machine Learning Engineer, you will:

    • Train and improve deep learning models that classify signals of toxic behavior using State-of-the-Art techniques.
    • Build robust in-domain datasets and analyze model performance in order to deploy models to customers.
    • Develop novel scoring algorithms and improve existing ones using model signals to more accurately evaluate the risk of harm in voice chat conversations.
    • Develop tools to evaluate scoring algorithms on representative production data, allowing us to reliably ship model updates to existing customers.

As a Senior Machine Learning Engineer, you will also:

    • Design, spec, estimate timelines for, and deliver machine learning project/objectives
    • Own research directions or models important to overall company objectives
    • Mentor other engineers and act as a resource capable of discussing / representing machine learning at Modulate to other members of the team

Desired Qualifications:

    • Experience building deep neural networks with modern machine learning frameworks and tools, such as PyTorch or Tensorflow
    • Experience with Data Science
    • Familiarity with Python
    • Experience collaborating on a codebase with a team using version control tools like git
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