Software Engineer Intern/Co-op (Winter 2024)
Who are we?
Cohere is focused on building and deploying large language model (LLM) AI into enterprises in a safe and responsible way that drives human productivity, and creates magical new ways to interact with technology and real business value. We’re a team of highly motivated and experienced engineers, innovators, and disruptors looking to change the face of technology.
Our goals are ambitious, but also concrete and practical. Cohere wants to fundamentally change how businesses operate, making everyone more productive and able to focus on doing better what they do best. Every day, our team breaks new ground, as we build transformational AI technology and products for enterprise and developers to harness the power of LLMs.
Cohere was founded by three global leaders in AI development, including our CEO, Aidan Gomez, who co-created the Transformer, which makes LLMs possible. Collectively, we're driven by the belief that our technology has the potential to revolutionize the way enterprises, their employees, and customers engage with technology through language.
Cohere’s broader research team is world-renowned, having contributed to the development of sentence transformers for semantic search, dynamic adversarial data collection and red teaming, and retrieval augmented generation, often referred to as “RAG,” among other technological breakthroughs.
We have been deliberate in assembling a team of operational leaders with industry-leading experience, with backgrounds working at the most sophisticated, demanding, and respected enterprises in the world. Cohere’s operational leaders have built, scaled, and led multi-billion product lines and businesses at Google, Apple, Rakuten, YouTube, AWS, and Cisco.
The Cohere team is a collective from all walks of life, from people who left college to start businesses, to some of the most experienced people from globally renowned companies. We believe a diverse team is the key to a safer, more responsible technology, and that different experiences and backgrounds enable us to tackle problems from all angles and avoid blindspots.
There’s no better time to play a role in defining the future of AI, and its impact on the world.
Why this role?
This role is for students who are excited about building the next generation of machine learning models and NLP products. Our SWE roles can cover creating datasets for machine learning, scaling the pods to serve our API, or even building out new security features on our platform. We don't distinguish much between interns and full-time employees, and you’ll have plenty of opportunities to push code to production. You'll have full autonomy and ownership over high-impact work, and will be backed by the support of an incredible team or leaders & mentors. Join us at a pivotal moment, shape what we build, and wear multiple hats!
We're currently hiring for multiple teams and roles, including Frontend, Backend, Full-stack, and Infrastructure roles. We'll take your interests & experience into account throughout the application process.
Please Note: To be eligible for this position, you should be currently enrolled in a post-secondary program and available for a full-time 3-6 month internship, co-op, or research work term (January - April). We have offices in Toronto, Palo Alto, and London but embrace being remote-first! There are no restrictions on where you can be located for this role.
As a Software Engineering Intern, you will:
- Ship delightful experiences for our user-facing products, meticulously crafting code for browsers or server code
- Build features for the API platform that directly impact users
- Design and implement robust data pipelines (crawlers, storage, filters)
- Design and implement scalable services or infrastructure for machine learning development
- Build internal tooling (CI/CD, dev utilities) to move faster together
- Build tech writing skills through maintaining and contributing to technical documentation, both internal and external facing
- Keep up with the cutting edge and adopt new technologies to improve performance and reliability across Cohere
If some of the above doesn’t line up perfectly with your experience, we still encourage you to apply! If you consider yourself a thoughtful worker, a lifelong learner, and a kind and playful team member, Cohere is the place for you.
We value and celebrate diversity and strive to create an inclusive work environment for all. We welcome applicants of all kinds and are committed to providing an equal opportunity process. Cohere provides accessibility accommodations during the recruitment process. Should you require any accommodation, please let us know and we will work with you to meet your needs.
🤝 An open and inclusive culture and work environment
🧑💻 Work closely with a team on the cutting edge of AI research
🍽 Free daily lunch
🦷 Full health and dental benefits, including a separate budget to take care of your mental health
🎨 Personal enrichment benefits towards arts and culture, fitness and well-being
🏙 Remote-flexible, offices in Toronto, Palo Alto, and London and coworking stipend
✈️ Paid vacation