Founding NLP/AI Engineer for Stealth Startup 

The rapid shift to remote knowledge work has been one of the more jarring changes in a year full of disruption. There are many pros and cons to this shift, but one bitter downside is the loss of connection we all feel to our co-workers. At the end of the day, all the hours spent collaborating over video leave us feeling drained, disoriented, and detached. 

We believe there is a better way. At our stealth-mode startup, we’re inventing a brighter future for remote collaboration where effortlessly intelligent video chat makes work more meaningful, productive, inclusive, and joyous. To get there, we’re using conversational intelligence to build a virtual office where ideas flow more freely, decisions inspire action, and people feel more connected.


We are seeking an experienced NLP Engineer to become the fourth member of our four-person founding team. The ideal candidate can both set a long term vision for how NLP can unlock new value for our users, and can also lead the way in executing on that vision by designing, training, building, and integrating NLP models that power conversational intelligence.

We are very early on this journey, and there are many challenging and exciting NLP problems to be solved. We’re looking for a key partner who is excited to help us solve them, and invent a new future of work.

The best fit for this role would have a strong understanding of a broad range of fundamental NLP areas including: information extraction, named entity recognition, sentiment analysis, text clustering and segmentation, noun-phrase detection, word embeddings, sentence embeddings, topic modelling, sentiment analysis, parsing, and text classification.

Additionally, they would have competency with the following:

  • Experience building full end-to-end data pipelines: collecting, cleaning, labeling, and indexing data for training, building, and deploying models
  • Experience deploying ML/NLP models in production
  • A mastery of machine learning and deep learning fundamentals
  • Fluency in Python and ML/NLP libraries (e.g., Scikit-Learn, SpaCy, Pytorch, Spark NLP)
  • Experience building API’s for model integration (e.g., Node.js, Flask)
  • Some experience working with or alongside computer vision systems

If you’re knowledgeable in any of the above areas and are excited about shaping the future of an early-stage startup where you’ll have significant equity, we’d be delighted to chat with you. 


  • Work closely with the founding team and some of the best minds at AI2, including its CEO.
  • Significant equity and growth opportunities in an early-stage, stealth-mode startup.
  • Help drive the company’s NLP/AI vision in an extremely rich problem-space.
  • Work in a highly collaborative, inclusive, and fast-paced environment.
  • Ownership of key parts of the product, end-to-end.
  • Remote friendly: we’re based in Seattle, 🌧️ but you could be anywhere. 🏝️


We believe incorporating diverse viewpoints early on is key to building an inclusive culture and a transformative product. If you think you might have a diverse perspective to share, we’re eager to hear it. We hope you’ll apply. 

At the AI2 Incubator, we are committed to fostering a diverse, inclusive environment and to encourage these values in our wider entrepreneurship community. We provide an environment of mutual respect where equal entrepreneurial support opportunities are available to all founders without regard to race, color, religion, sex, pregnancy (including childbirth, lactation and related medical conditions), national origin, age, physical and mental disability, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, genetic information (including characteristics and testing), military and veteran status, and any other characteristic protected by applicable law. We believe that diversity and inclusion among our founders is critical to the success of our incubator and our spinouts, and we seek to recruit, develop and retain the most talented people from a diverse candidate pool. Invitation to our incubator program is decided purely on the basis of qualifications, merit, and business need.


The AI2 Incubator is an initiative of the Allen Institute for A.I.—a world-leading research institute with over 175+ A.I. PhDs, researchers, engineers, and support staff. Our Incubator helps entrepreneurs come up with ideas, find co-founders, engage pilot customers, refine their product, work with research paper authors to incorporate the latest A.I. techniques into their technology, and raise millions of dollars in venture funding.

Our incubator is also backed by some of the best investors and executives in the world including Madrona Venture Group, Sequoia, Kleiner Perkins, and Two Sigma Ventures—along with Jeff Dean (Google Senior Fellow), Jeff Wilke (CEO Amazon Worldwide Consumer), Adam Selipsky (CEO Tableau Software), Sujal Patel (Founder of Isilon), Carol Reiley (co-founder of, Laura Butler (Microsoft Technical Fellow), Leigh McMillan (CEO of Whitepages), Charlie Bell (SVP of Amazon Web Services), Chris Ré (Stanford Professor & Founder of Lattice), and more.


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