We are looking for someone with a proven track record to lead our research team as we build the standard infrastructure layer for conversational AI.



Your team will help improve our open source software, which is used by thousands of developers all over the world. You will work with the founders to set the research agenda, and lead the team that executes on it. Our research team will grow significantly in the next 12 months, so you will be recruiting researchers, mentoring them, and setting goals. You’ll be in charge of our collaborations with academic groups: creating new collaborations and choosing which projects we collaborate and which we keep in-house. 

Research at Rasa exists to give developers better tools to build conversational AI, so it's  firmly part of our product team. We don’t draw a hard line between our research and engineering: we all work on the same stack and share work, knowledge, and tools. The driver for our research is this: what would help developers build great text and voice-based assistants? How can we enable them to build things that are currently out of reach? The primary outcome of our research is new features in the open source Rasa Stack. Writing papers is important, but for us it’s a side-effect of building great products.



  • You are excited about seeing your research implemented in a real-world product.

  • You have a proven publication record in NLP and/or dialogue systems.

  • You have demonstrable experience mentoring researchers and setting research directions.

  • You take pride in teaching and learning from teammates, and enjoy constructive peer review in a respectful environment.

  • You can effectively communicate what you’re working on with team members across all areas of the company—from marketing and business development to UX design.



We’re a startup, so you’ll have to be comfortable rolling up your sleeves and doing whatever is required to support our mission. However, you can definitely expect to:

  • Take input from the community and our product team to shape our research agenda.

  • Take research from an initial idea all the way to a merged PR in our open source libraries.

  • Recruit and mentor researchers

  • Lead academic collaborations and forge new ones



  • Flexible hours, work from home when you need to
  • 1000 Euro’s personal development fund to help you grow within your role
  • 26 days paid holiday per year
  • A new Macbook, and other Tech to help you to do your job
  • Your choice of snacks, fresh fruits + drinks at the office
  • We have regular team events, as well as regular social events
  • 2 team offsites every year, our last one was 3 days in beautiful Brandenburg.


At Rasa, we're building the standard infrastructure for conversational AI. With over 1.5 million downloads since launch, our open source tools are loved by developers worldwide, and Rasa runs in production everywhere from startups to Fortune 500s. Our friendly community is growing fast, with developers from all over the world learning from each other and working together to make text- and voice-based AI assistants better.

Rasa's machine learning-based dialogue tools allow developers to automate contextual conversations. What are contextual conversations? Real back-and-forth dialogue that is handled seamlessly. Taking AI assistants beyond fixed question / answer pairs creates exciting new use cases for people and business. The tip of the iceberg includes automation of sales & marketing, internal processes, and advanced customer service that integrates into existing backend systems. With Rasa, companies control their own destiny, investing in AI that they own and ship instead of relying on third parties.

Rasa has raised $14 million in total funding from Accel, Basis Set Ventures and open source founders such as Ross Mason (MuleSoft), Mitchell Hashimoto (Hashicorp) and Florian Leibert (Mesosphere). The company is headquartered in San Francisco, CA, with R&D offices in Berlin, Germany and was founded in 2016.

Rasa is an equal opportunity employer. We are still a small team and are committed to growing in an inclusive manner. We want to augment our team with talented, compassionate people irrespective of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, physical or mental disability, or age.






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