Principal Machine Learning Engineer

Remote US and Canada
Engineering – Machine Learning /
Full Time Employee /
Replicant was founded on the belief that machines are ready to have useful, complex conversations that will transform the way they interact with the world, starting with customer service.

As the leader in Contact Center Automation, Replicant helps companies automate their most common customer service calls while empowering agents to focus on more complex and nuanced customer challenges. Replicant's AI platform allows consumers to engage in natural conversations across voice, messaging and other digital channels to resolve their customer support issues, without the wait, 24/7. We are now leading the way in using Large Language Models (LLMs) to transform customer service- again. 

If you're excited by AI, ChatGPT, LLMs and want to make an impact with other great technologists and strong go-to-market leaders, then look no further. We've grown our team by 3x, increased revenue by 4x, and were named a top enterprise AI company by The Information. We currently serve Fortune 500 customers, run millions of AI calls per month in production, and are increasing our footprint globally.

The ML team empowers enterprise customers and developers on Replicant’s platform to help create delightful conversations that provide fast and effective resolutions to their clients through contact center automation.  We define and build the next generation of bot building paradigms for complex enterprise customer service and contact center automation scenarios. You will be part of a cross-functional group of engineers that are applying the latest research in Generative AI and NLP - including LLMs and other advancements in research into our core product lines.  

What You'll Do

    • Partner with other business units to define the next-generation chatbot paradigms in the LLM era to deliver unparalleled user experience
    • Design, implement and scale critical machine learning algorithms and services to support Replicant’s most strategic initiatives
    • Provide architectural guidance and mentorship to up-level the engineering organization
    • Set the team's technical direction, cultivating an environment that encourages innovation and professional growth

What You'll Bring

    • 12+ years industry experience in relevant fields, with 5+ years of experience in technical leadership in Conversational AI products
    • Domain expertise in multiple of the following areas: Conversational AI, NLP, Knowledge Base, Dialog Management, ASR, LLM. Publishing/presenting in top conferences ( NIPS, ICML, ICLR, AAAI, ACL, EMNLP, KDD, etc )
    • Strong experience in designing and optimizing “zero to one” AI-based solutions for AI products
For all full-time employees, we offer:

🏠  Remote working environment that respects time zone differences
💸  Highly competitive salaries, equity, and for US Employees, a 401(k) plan
🏥  Top of the line healthcare (medical, vision, and dental)
🏋️  Health and Wellness Perk
🖥️ Equipment Stipend
🌴  Flexible vacation policy
✈️  Amazing team trips & offsites where you can find our CEO baking bread for the team
🌺 Replicants are eligible for a 5-week sabbatical after being at the company for 4.5 years

Our Values

Replicant has three core values. It is critical that everyone who joins the team feels excited and moved by these values as every new team member makes an impact on our culture.

Blade Runners: We take ownership and pride to influence the outcomes of our goals. We are successful, and like a Blade Runner, use the tools at our disposal to reach our objectives. We value open and honest communication and proactively seek feedback along the way. We are a company driven to grow and achieve both individually and as a team.

Bread Makers: We are humble and strive toward an egalitarian culture. No task is too big or too small. We work together to achieve our goals and develop our company mission. We believe that the whole is greater than the sum of its parts in everything that we do.

Självdistans (Self-Distance): Självdistans is Swedish for self-distance. It's the ability to critically reflect on oneself and one's relations from an external perspective. With this in mind, we act with objectivity and always remember that we are not our work. There's no perfect science to growing a team or business, but we trust everyone at Replicant to point out our blind spots and humbly admit their own.

Replicant is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. We are committed to fostering an inclusive, diverse and equitable workplace that is built on trust, support and respect. We welcome all individuals and do not discriminate on the basis of gender identity and expression, race, ethnicity, disability, sexual orientation, colour, religion, creed, gender, national origin, age, marital status, pregnancy, sex, citizenship, education, languages spoken or veteran status. Accommodation is available upon request at any point during our recruitment process. If you require an accommodation, please speak to your talent acquisition partner or email us at and we’ll work to meet your needs.