Cord

Automating data annotation for computer vision

Head of Research at Cord

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 Head of Research to manage our R&D team, direct research efforts, drive technical excellence, and liaise with the engineering team to help integrate research developments into the product. Specifically, the candidate will be building and managing a research team composed of ML engineers and data scientists. They will follow the latest developments in the ML literature and select the most relevant research projects to pursue. The candidate will work closely with the founders to define, plan, and deliver all 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 a proven track record of relevant publications and previous experience managing applied research teams. Requirements for the role include:

• Strong communication and team management skills

• Passion for solving ML problems

• 5-10 years experience working in computer vision or deep learning research

• Strong Python and machine learning libraries such as OpenCV, PyTorch, TensorFlow, Fast.ai, and Keras

• Strong experience in mathematical programming, algorithmic problem solving, and applied machine learning

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 for 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.