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Senior Data Scientist / Computational Linguist / NLP Researcher (F/M/DIV)

Permanent employee, Full-time · Berlin

About us
Let’s build the new backbone of asset management! Together with one of the largest insurance groups in Germany and one of the world’s leading consulting firms, we are building an AI-based SaaS solution that supports credit analysts with credit risk assessments. We truly believe that we can build a new standard in asset management and change the entire industry for the better. Our company is still in stealth mode and we are currently looking great people to support our motivated team of Data Scientists, Software Engineers and Business Building Experts in Berlin. Join the ride!
Role description
  • Identification and development of innovative approaches in the field of text and language processing
  • Spearhead the knowledge acquisition of state-of-the-art tools and methods for text mining and its translation into products and services
  • Gain and validate knowledge from large amounts of structured and unstructured data using linguistic text/language analysis and machine-learning techniques
  • (Further) development and realization of the technology and product based on customer feedback in close coordination with the rest of the Product Team
  • Application of agile working methods and definition of technical standards
Key requirements
  • Successfully completed bachelor's or master's degree in linguistics, computer science, mathematics, physics or a related course of studies with a quantitative-analytical focus
  • PhD and/or several years of professional experience in a field related to the processing of text or language (e.g. machine translation, language modelling, topic modelling or text generation)
  • Sound knowledge of computational linguistics and machine learning approaches for text analysis as well as the necessary programming languages (especially Python) and frameworks such as SpaCy, Gensim, Keras/pytorch, SparkNLP, StanfordNLP)
  • Ideally experience in more than one following areas
    • Cloud solutions and associated NLP frameworks (AWS, Azure, Google Cloud)
    • Data visualization / dashboarding (e.g. Tableau, QlikView, D3, matplotlib)
    • Deep learning
    • Big Data Frameworks (Hadoop, Spark, Spark Streaming
  • Knowledge of one or more programming and scripting languages, such as Python, Java, Scala, C++, C#, JavaScript, etc.
  • A genuine interest in text mining and its application in the world of finance and investment management
  • Fluent in English, German is a plus
Benefits
  • Opportunity to shape the AI-based credit risk analysis of the future
  • Development of a FinTech Start-Up, financed by industry relevant investors and partners
  • Immediate start thanks to an existing interim tech team of >10 people
  • Diverse activities and the freedom to develop and likely implement own’s ideas in a dynamic environment
  • Sparring and support from top-class industry and technology experts from the investor and partner network
  • First-class technical equipment and software of your choice
  • Flexible working hours and an attractive salary and shareholder model
  • Fully-equipped office in a renovated Victorian building with rooftop terrace and ideal connection to the heart of Berlin Mitte
  • Feel-good vibes with fruit, snacks and drinks
  • Annual, team off-site and regular team events 
How to apply
We look forward to receiving your application with cover letter and curriculum vitae as well as details of your salary expectations and earliest possible starting date: jobs@makers.do

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