Technical Lead - Full-Stack Engineer w/ Experience in Data Science

Company: Grantx

Location: Austin, Texas; Denver, Colorado; San Francisco, California; Salt Lake City, Utah

Posted on: June 3, 2024

Company Email: [email protected]

Job Description

"I probably spend 60% of my time trying to get grant funding, 30% lecturing,
and only around 10% of my time is reamining for me to pursue my research"

This is a quote from Professor Michael Sacks, a leading researcher that we
spoke to at the University of Texas. Michael is one of the world's leading
researchers in a specific area of cardiovascular studies, and struggles to
find the time or money to conduct his work despite it's relevance.

Imagine what the world would look like if we could double, or even triple, the
amount of time that Michael is able to dedicate to his work.

Now imagine what the world would look like if we could do that for every
researcher at every university.

**Role Overview:**

We are seeking a passionate and highly skilled Technical Lead to help lead
product management and build the early versions of our innovative product. As
a key member of the founding team, you will be responsible for defining the
technical vision, driving the development process, and ensuring the successful
delivery of our AI-powered applications. This role requires a deep
understanding of natural language processing, machine learning, and data
science, along with strong leadership and product management skills.

**Key Responsibilities:**

Technical Leadership: Lead the design and development of the early versions of
our AI-powered applications.
Product Management: Work closely with the founding team to define product
requirements, create roadmaps, and prioritize features based on user needs and
market trends. Oversee the end-to-end product development lifecycle.
Implementation: Develop and implement core components of the product,
including natural language processing, machine learning models, generative AI,
retrieval-augmented generation, and web scraping mechanisms.
Team Building: Help assemble and lead a high-performing technical team,
fostering a collaborative and innovative work environment. Mentor and guide
junior developers and data scientists.
Stakeholder Communication: Communicate technical concepts and project status
to non-technical stakeholders, ensuring transparency and alignment. Represent
the company at industry events, conferences, and meetings with potential
Quality Assurance: Establish best practices for code quality, testing, and
deployment to ensure a robust and scalable product.


* Expertise in natural language processing, machine/deep learning, generative AI, and data science.
* Proficiency in programming languages such as Python, Java, or similar, and experience with relevant frameworks and libraries (e.g.,LangChain, TensorFlow, PyTorch, Hugging Face).
* Experience with web scraping, data extraction, and integration of data from various online sources.
* Familiarity with retrieval-augmented generation and its applications in search and information retrieval.
* Experience with or knowledge of DevOps/MLops architacture design
* Excellent problem-solving skills and the ability to work in a fast-paced, dynamic startup environment.
* Strong communication skills, with the ability to articulate technical concepts to non-technical stakeholders.
* A passion for innovation and a commitment to staying up-to-date with the latest advancements in AI and technology.

**Preferred Qualifications:**

* Experience with cloud platforms (e.g., AWS, GCP, Azure) and DevOps practices.
* Knowledge of front-end development and UI/UX design principles.
* 2+ years of experience working in a startup environment

**What We Offer:**

* Equity stake in the company + salary to be negotiated following our upcoming round.
* The opportunity to shape the future of a product that will make an impact across industries.
* A collaborative and inclusive work environment with a focus on innovation and growth.
* Flexibility in work location and hours.