Cord

Automating training data creation for computer vision

VP of Engineering

Location
London, United Kingdom / Remote
Job Type
Full-time
Experience
6+ years
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Ulrik Stig Hansen
Ulrik Stig Hansen
Founder

About the role

Cord is a London-based startup building a comprehensive training data solution for computer vision AI applications. We are backed by Y Combinator, the Harvard Management Company, top industry executives, and other leading Bay Area investors.

With backgrounds in computer science, physics, and quantitative finance, we felt firsthand how the lack of tools to prepare quality training data was impeding the progress of building practical AI. AI feels to us like what the early days of computing or the internet must have felt like, where the potential of the technology is clear, but the tools and processes surrounding it are terrible. We have devised a unique methodology for automating the tasks related to preparing quality training data, in effect turning the training data problem into a data science problem.

We are looking for an experienced VP of Engineering to drive the technical strategy, grow the engineering capability in the business, inspire technical excellence, and take a hands-on approach in developing our product. This will involve meeting complex business requirements that translate directly into accelerating the adoption of AI. Specifically, the candidate will be building and managing a development team composed of software and research engineers. The candidate will work closely with the founders to define, plan, and deliver AI products and features. The role will be exposed to a broad tech stack (e.g. ReactJS, Python, REST & GraphQL APIs, OpenCV, PyTorch, GCP, AWS & CUDA, Kubernetes) and the cutting edge of computer vision and deep learning.

The right candidate will have proven experience as a full-stack software engineer, strong communication skills, and experience managing a technical team. Experience with any of the following is a plus:

• Image & video processing; PyTorch and TensorFlow; Fast.ai; OpenCV

• Building large-scale distributed systems; GPU parallel computing for machine learning

• Tornado Web Server; Relational database systems (e.g. PostgreSQL); Docker

Cord offers a unique opportunity to be part of a startup with a clear mission and vision at an early stage. You will get to explore and build services enterprise AI use cases across many different industry verticals such as healthcare, surveillance, retail, and agriculture.

Our work is at the cutting edge of computer vision and deep learning, which also includes working on solving unsolved problems within those fields. We offer competitive compensation and a substantial equity stake in the business for the right candidate.

Why you should join Cord

Cord is a London-based startup building a comprehensive training data solution for computer vision AI applications. We are backed by Y Combinator, the Harvard Management Company, top industry executives, and other leading Bay Area investors.

Started by ex-computer scientists, physicists, and quants, we felt firsthand how the lack of tools to prepare quality training data was impeding the progress of building practical AI. AI feels to us like what the early days of computing or the internet must have felt like, where the potential of the technology is clear, but the tools and processes surrounding it are terrible. We have devised a unique methodology for automating the tasks related to preparing quality training data, in effect turning the training data problem into a data science problem.