Principal NLP Data Science Engineer

Bengaluru, Karnataka, India Full-time

Who are we


Payjo is the Leading AI Banking Platform that redefines how banking is done in the soon-to-be AI First World. 

In a matter of just over a year since launch, we are already powering some of the top banks worldwide. We are super proud of our world-class team solving the toughest problems towards empowering society to achieve financial freedom.

The founding team brings over 25 years of experience in running several AI & Fintech companies with over $50M in revenue.


What you will be doing?


  • You will be working with a team of world-class developers on technologies that people won't be able to live without - AI, NLP, Data Science + Bots.
  • You will provide technology leadership and oversight on technical and algorithmic design, development and implementation of Payjo's conversational AI.
  • You will lead and coach NLP and Data Science Engineers and work closely with the Architects, in a fast-moving, collaborative set up.
  • You will analyze NLP requirements and provide impact assessment for new features or bug fixes.
  • You will provide code estimates, resource needs, milestones and risks; ensure effective delegation, monitor tasks, identify risks and handle mitigation and escalations.
  • You will provide hands-on technical inputs to design, maintenance, building and testing of complex AI / NLP algorithms according to functional and technical design specifications
  • You will represent and lead discussions and build relationships with all stakeholders.
  • You will enforce quality processes, perform technical root cause analysis and outline corrective action for problems, measure them and take corrective actions
  • You will ensure all the project agreed deliverables are completed to the required level of quality.


This is for you if you have

  •  Master’s degree, Ph.D. or equivalent in artificial intelligence, deep learning, machine learning, data science, computer science, or a similar field.
  • Academic or industry experience in Natural Language Processing (experience in a multilingual setting is a plus), dialog modeling, question answering.
  • 7+ years of experience in inspiring and leading NLP / AI / Data science teams and delivering scalable complex technical products, which includes working in fast-paced startup(s).
  • Expertise in the following:
  • Knowledge Representation and reasoning (relationship representation & extraction, ontology, lexicon and related technologies).
  • Automatic knowledge acquisition from text such as semi / unsupervised ontology induction.
  • Automatic speech recognition.
  • Advanced and Semantic Search (experience with different indexing and retrieval technologies such as Indri or Lucene is a plus).
  • Machine Learning (Statistical pattern recognition, semi-supervised and unsupervised learning, active learning, deep learning / neural nets, bagging and boosting, etc.).
  • Data Mining
  • Experience in implementing algorithms in existing deep learning libraries (e.g. TensorFlow, Torch, Theano, Caffe, etc.).
  • Strong programming skills & ability to code in Python, Java, Scala, C++, or Node.
  • Good English communication skills.
  • Ability to work in a team, good organizational skills and an unstoppable attitude.
  • Fin-Tech and/or AI / NLP domain experience would be highly appreciated, though not required.
  • Experience working in an agile team environment and proficient understanding of code versioning tools, such as Git.
  • Development experience in Enterprise SaaS product.

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