NLP Engineer (Tagalog, Cebuano)

NLP · Manila, Remote
Department NLP
Employment Type Full-Time Contractor
Minimum Experience Experienced

Proto is a leader in inclusive chatbots and multilingual contact center automation in emerging markets. Our AI Customer Experience (AICX) solutions serve large central banks to small fintechs that require high-performance natural language understanding for under-resourced languages from Africa to Asia.


Who is Proto?

Proto was founded in 2018 at the National Taiwan University to deliver impactful and effective conversational AI for underserved markets. We’ve grown organically across four industries and over ten markets with the catalytic support of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, Omidyar Network, RegTech for Regulators Accelerator, National Research Council of Canada, and the African Development Bank. Clients range from the central banks of the Philippines, Ghana, Rwanda, Zambia, and Côte d’Ivoire to the leading alternative medicare provider in India to fast-growing fintechs in Nigeria. Learn more at www.proto.cx. 


Recent Awards

2021 Africa Digital Financial Inclusion Facility Winner
2020 Alliance for Financial Inclusion Fintech Finalist
2019 Central Banking Fintech & Regtech AI Award Winner
2019 Alliance for Financial Inclusion Fintech Finalist
2019 iGaming Asia Congress Innovation Winner
2018 RegTech for Regulators Accelerator Chatbot Competition Winner


About the Team

Proto’s team is extremely global with 92% BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, and Persons of Colour) and 50% female members working across over ten countries. We’re a remote team of self-starting and entrepreneurial NLP engineers, SaaS sales professionals, and digital nomads. Our management operates established processes for cross-cultural and timezone collaboration while limiting Zoom to less than an hour a day.


Job Summary

As an NLP Engineer, you will be responsible for the adaptation of Proto’s deep-learning methods for the semi-supervised chat structuring and mixed-language understanding problems for under-resourced languages, using PyTorch, Tensorflow, etc.


Roles and Responsibilities

  • Assist NLP fine-tuning, algorithm development, and system design and development, as required;
  • NLP research article writing as required; and,
  • Other tasks as agreed by both parties


Requirements

  • Familiarity with machine learning tools like Scikit-learn, PyTorch, and Tensorflow
  • Experience with Python 3
  • Knowledge of RESTful API, gRPC, airflow, message queue
  • Experience with parser, semantic role labeling, or sentiment analysis, name entity recognition
  • Fluent in 2+ languages


Nice-to-Haves

  • Background in natural language processing and/or computational linguistics.
  • Previous experience in SaaS or AI companies.
  • Fluency in multiple languages.


Benefits

  • 20 vacation days. In addition to national and local holidays in your country.
  • Remote/flexible work. We’ve been remote-first since the start, with a tested process of team collaboration that maximizes productivity.
  • Proto gear & allowances. Proto outfits its team with quality swag and offers a WFH program for computer and ergonomic equipment purchases.
  • High standards & autonomy. Work with a global team of self-starters doing their best work, led by a management team executing upon an ambitious expansion plan


Proto is proud to be an equal opportunity workplace and is an affirmative action employer. We are committed to equal employment opportunities regardless of race, color, ancestry, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, age, citizenship, marital status, disability, gender identity, or veteran status. 

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  • Location
    Manila, Remote
  • Department
    NLP
  • Employment Type
    Full-Time Contractor
  • Minimum Experience
    Experienced