Coactive Systems

Applied Machine Learning Research Scientist

9 April 2024
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£190000 - £250000 / year

Job Description

Coactive makes it easy to search, filter, and analyze visual content. Increasingly image and video data captures the content we watch, the products we buy, and the work we do, and already represents 80% of internet traffic. But rather than being an asset, visual content is often a tax or even a liability because it is so hard to work with and understand. Coactive solves this by bringing structure to unstructured visual data. Rather than spending months (or years) building complex infrastructure, data teams can unlock the value of their visual data in minutes to power use cases such as content understanding and moderation, search, and analytics.

Coactive was founded by experts who shaped the fields of high-performance deep learning and data-centric AI. We have the scars from building and working with the first generation of modern machine learning systems at Google, Meta, Pinterest, eBay, Lyft, and other leading organizations. Through our decades of experience, we have developed a playbook to democratize the toughest parts of machine learning systems; no PhD required.

This is an exceptional opportunity to work with one of Forbes’ top 50 AI companies, backed by key investors such as Andreesen Horowitz and Bessemer Ventures. This position is truly a chance to be part of a category-defining team that is attracting top-tier talent interested in pushing the boundaries of what’s possible in AI. 

 Applied Machine Learning research scientist you will work coactively with the best in Machine Learning and data systems, building the foundation for understanding unstructured image and video data.

What you’ll do:

Conduct thorough market research to identify potential technological differentiators in the landscape of machine learning products.
Foster a culture of continuous learning and knowledge-sharing within the organization, cultivating machine learning expertise and intuition.
Act as a valuable resource for cross-functional teams, including product, design, UI, and full-stack, providing expert insights and guidance on machine learning-related inquiries.
Mentor and assist fellow machine learning team members in their projects, fostering collaboration and skill development.
Engage with clients and stakeholders to understand their challenges and requirements, collaborating on devising tailored machine learning solutions.
Lead ideation and experimentation efforts to create and develop innovative technologies for enhancing the Coactive product.

What we look for:
PhD in Computer Science with a specialization in Machine Learning, focusing on cutting-edge research and methodologies.
Minimum of 2 years of experience in a similar role within a startup or research lab environment, demonstrating proficiency in translating research into practical applications.
Proven expertise in the field of machine learning, supported by a track record of publications in reputable conferences or journals.
Strong track record in developing applications and algorithms based on the latest advancements in machine learning research.
Familiarity with vector databases, leveraging their capabilities to enhance machine learning algorithms and applications.

What you can expect from us:

This is a hybrid position based in San Jose, California.

The estimated annual base salary for this position is between $190,000-$250,000.* 

At Coactive, cash salary is only one part of our total compensation package. Other benefits for this position include, but are not limited to

  • 100% medical, dental & vision coverage for you
  • Medical, dental & vision partially covered for your dependents
  • 401K
  • Unlimited PTO
  • A supportive environment. We build products, but we develop people.
  • Social events ranging from happy hours and hiking to board game nights and games of Mario Kart.

Further, you can expect a supportive work environment from us. We build products, but we develop people. 

Join us in revolutionizing how businesses harness the power of machine learning to unlock the potential of unstructured data. If you’re passionate about driving innovation and delivering unparalleled customer experiences, we’d love to have you on board.


*Actual pay is dependent on an individual candidate’s professional background, experience, skills and qualifications, as well as market demand and business demands. This pay range is subject to change and may be modified in the future. The salary, other compensation, and benefits information is accurate as of the date of this posting.

We embrace and celebrate the diversity of our employees. We are committed to equal employment opportunity regardless of race, color, ethnicity, ancestry, religion, national origin, gender, sex, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, age, citizenship, marital or parental status, disability, veteran status, or other class protected by applicable law. We are proud to be an equal opportunity workplace.

We will ensure that individuals with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodation to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform essential job functions, and to receive other benefits and privileges of employment. Please contact us to request accommodation.