Machine Learning Engineer

Prague /
Machine Learning /
Contract
/ Hybrid
About Us

Parrot is an AI technology company focused on modernizing the court reporting and transcription process. We empower highly trained reporters with automated speech recognition technology to deliver more accurate transcripts, making our clients more effective and efficient in their workflow. Our clientele includes law firms, insurance carriers, law enforcement, and leading corporations that all rely on Parrot for depositions, witness statements, examinations under oath, and transcription.
 
We are a fast-growing team of operators, technologists, language nerds and legal professionals. We value flexibility and work-life balance -- with a primary focus on delivering an exceptional experience for our customers.

Machine Learning at Parrot

We always say it is more important who you work with than what you work on. We're a team of driven enthusiastic problem solvers with strong backgrounds in machine learning, engineering, product management, legal or operations. That of course doesn't mean the problems we're solving are not interesting! We're combining state-of-the-art models, approaches and technologies from the areas like ASR, NLP or speaker diarization, together with precise data annotation processes. After achieving great results and keeping up with the top companies like Google or Amazon, our goal is to push it even further by utilising everything our industry offers. We still have many challenges to solve, like difficult accents, low quality audio or improving the infrastructure around, which is exactly where you'll start if you join us!

Responsibilities

    • Continuous and long-term improvement of our automatic transcription engine composed of various ASR, NLP, and speaker diarization models
    • Ensuring low error rates and stable and optimised processes and infrastructure around the models
    • Effective communication of technical machine learning results in a business context where most people are not machine learning experts
    • Become integrated with our full-stack engineering team to ensure seamless implementation of ML models to production environment
    • Promote excellence and best practices across the machine learning team in regards to research, implementation, tooling, and system design
    • Coming up with new ML ideas outside of the automatic transcription scope, idea validation and seeing it through implementation

Requirements

    • Good communication and writing skills in English
    • Experience from machine learning roles - ASR or NLP is an advantage, but not a must-have, we expect smart people to be able to learn as they go
    • Advanced experience with Pytorch or other modeling toolkits
    • Familiarity with deep learning techniques
    • Great software engineering skills
    • Team spirit and independent problem-solving mindset

What we care about

    • Putting our hearts and minds into it. We wouldn’t be able to get where we are without having a passion for what we do. We do care about good work-life balance, but sometimes we expect each other to put the extra effort into delivering a project on time or adding that extra touch to a feature.
    • Individual growth. We strongly believe that the growth of our team members is tied to the growth of Parrot. And went the extra mile to built effective processes to support that. 
    • Shipping good software. We care about great developer experience which enables us to quickly develop high-quality user experiences. It is also what allowed us to build so much with our current team.
    • Great communication. Parrot’s team works from four countries and three continents. Good communication is the key to being able to operate efficiently.
    • Stepping outside of our boundaries. As we’ve grown we had to start specializing more in the areas where our experiences and talents lay. But we still cover each other's backs and step outside of our boundaries when someone needs support. We believe that’s a core principle of good collaboration.
Benefits

Equity. We value an owner’s mentality - all our employees earn equity at Parrot!
Hybrid, flexible work. The flexibility to work from home, with the opportunity to travel and work with your colleagues from our offices in select hubs.
Health benefits. Highly competitive medical, dental and vision benefits for all full-time employees.
Unlimited paid time off. We not only give you the opportunity to take the time off, but we also encourage you to do so. We want all our colleagues to enjoy time away from the grind.
“Parroteer” Days. In addition to all public holidays, we provide four company-wide holidays annually. We do this to ensure our Team reflects on our successes and takes a moment for true time away.
Parental leave. We offer two months of paid parental leave -- regardless of your status as a primary or secondary caregiver.
Mental health. Annual subscription to meditation and mindfulness platform to help you focus on your mental health and happiness.
Physical health. Access to fitness classes and facilities in your location through a company-wide membership program.

We’d love to connect

We are an equal-opportunity company and highly value diversity in our team. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status. If you’re interested in what we’re building, let’s connect.