Sr. Machine Learning Engineer - Generative Modeling (Remote)

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Fable is a mission-driven start-up based in Silicon Valley, founded in 2019 by global tech industry veteran Padmasree Warrior.

We are building Fable because stress, anxiety, depression, and social isolation are on the rise and affecting people globally, across all age and income levels β€” and we can help. Stories promote empathy, emotional intelligence, and other cognitive abilities that can lead to better mental health. We are backed by top investors, including Redpoint Ventures, Tiger Global, M13, Gaingels, and notable angel investors who believe in our mission and team.

Fable is a community-powered platform for discovering, reading, watching, and discussing books and TV shows for deeper connections, creative expression, and mental wellness.  Our goal is to become the AI app for consumer entertainment, connecting people with each other through the stories they love.

Experience Stories Together
Fable makes it easy for people to discover, join and build communities to read books and watch TV shows together based on their interest graph. Fable members read and watch together, sharing comments and insights. We make experiencing stories interactive and fun.

Discover Your Next Story
Fable applies AI and machine learning to provide recommendations to each person based on their preferences.

Organized Reading and Watching
Fable helps people organize all of their reading and watching in one central place. Members can create and share lists, follow other members, import their reading lists from other platforms, and rate and review books and shows.

We are looking for an experienced Machine Learning engineer with a deep understanding and/or interest in generative modeling, Natural Language Processing (NLP), and Large Language Models (LLMs).


- Develop ML/AI models based on text data using our catalog of more than 1 Million books!
- Work with latest technologies in generative AI including GPT-4, ChatGPT, and text-to-image models such as Stable Diffusion.
- Develop models to improve the prompts that are input into generative models, models to evaluate AI-generated outputs, and models that incorporate and learn from human feedback.
- Partner closely with the Product and Engineering teams to test out prototypes in the product with real users.
- Discover new opportunities for ML/AI and be an advocate of data-driven thinking at the company!

- Thought leadership to ideate with business leaders, identify areas of opportunity, and influence decisions
- Curiosity to understand business needs and translate them to the right questions to ask of the data
- Ability to come up with insights from data and influence stakeholders to take action
- Excellent partnership and communication skills
- Expertise in ML, including deep learning, NLP, LLMs, and other generative modeling techniques.


-   You're self-motivated, and take ownership and responsibility
-   You love working with smart, fun, sincere and dedicated peers
-   You want to be the one to make it happen
-   You are resilient and can cope with ambiguity
-   Comfortable in a fast-paced and at times unpredictable start-up environment
- Big plus if you have a love for stories and reading!

At Fable, you'll join a passionate, high-performing and empathetic team of people who love stories. We are proud to work on a purpose-driven product with a mission of improving mental wellness. We are a tech company with the soul of an artist. We are an early-stage startup and as such a constant work in progress. We have no time for bureaucracy and are looking for leaders, not spectators. We listen, understand, and consider before we judge. We are committed to diversity and inclusion, and have a set of values that are an integral part of our company culture. Please check out our diversity and inclusion manifesto and company values here.

This is a unique opportunity if you are looking to join a small team making a big impact, and work on a fast-growing product while having fun along the way.

- Annual Base Pay for this role: $120k - $180k (dependent on location and commensurate with experience)
- Competitive stock options
- Comprehensive health and dental plans
- Flexible vacation days
- Self contributing 401k
- Open and transparent culture
- Parental leave (we believe in life integration not just work-life balance)
- Work from anywhere, any time  

- Check out our Founder’s message, meet our team and read our principles to make sure we are right for you
- Read more about Fable in Fortune and Marie Claire
- Listen to our Founder talk about mental wellness and stories
- Top 50 seed companies to work for 2021
We are an equal opportunity employer and embrace diversity at our company. We do not discriminate by race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status. We are a gender-balanced team committed to diversity and an inclusive environment.