Senior Researcher

We are looking for an experienced machine learning researcher for our Prague lab. (Full time, local.)

Rossum is building Artificial Intelligence for understanding documents. Rossum’s first product extracts information from business documents where layout is important. However, Rossum does not just repackage existing research - the technology is based on original work meshing computer vision with natural language processing in a unique way using deep learning.

Our research team is in a unique spot - we are treading in an area with little prior research where we need to keep inventing original approaches, yet the work is motivated by immediate applications and to be trained and run at scale.

What will you do

  • Help us solve the challenges involved in making computers understand documents!
  • Work on open research problems associated with information extraction from layouted documents. (Moving from a strongly supervised pipeline to an end-to-end weakly supervised setting. Truly fusing NLP and computer vision approaches. Exploring process learning over task learning (iterated extraction, reinforcement learning), one-shot learning approaches. And many more.)
  • Be ready to supervise a small team of researchers and programmers working with you, collaborate with other senior researchers.
  • Follow the literature and co-lead our research meetings and reading group.
  • Over time, present Rossum’s research - mainly at academic venues (yes, we plan to publish papers), but also professional conferences, our blog, etc.
  • Write quality code and participate in code reviews. Even if programming isn’t your main focus, your code will run in production.

What do we expect

  • Great theoretical background in machine learning principles.
  • Track record in academic publications or equivalent (top Kaggle, open source, etc.) that proves deep learning experience.
  • Good overview of latest progress in deep learning.
  • Some experience with GANs and RL a plus. (We have certain plans…)
  • Some Python programming experience, Keras/tf experience a plus.
  • Basic working knowledge of Git, the UNIX command line (Linux or Mac) and *TeX.
  • Passion for extending the boundaries of machine learning, and the courage to apply it to even daunting tasks.

What do we offer

  • Energy-charged environment of a tech-first startup focused at original AI research, with a rapidly scaling dataset, in a unique product-driven setting: It’s not unapplied fundamental work, but it’s far from just reusing published ideas either.
  • Work and swap ideas in a research team that works in state-of-art deep learning. Our ambition is to grow into one of the most advanced commercial machine learning research teams in Europe. What about your ambition?
  • Enjoyable working environment: Diverse team combining IT geeks, globetrotters, sportsmen, diet freaks in a three-story flat with large terraces overseeing Vitkov, Petrin and Prague castle.
  • Independence and flexible working hours: Some of us come to work at 7:30, some of us at 11:30 and it is up to each of us to organize daily agenda and get the job done.
  • Opportunity to attend machine learning conferences.
  • Potential Silicon Valley / Stanford research residency opportunity in the future.

Junior / Intern Research Programmer

We are looking for a junior programmer for Rossum’s AI research team at our Prague lab. (Full time or part time, local.)

Rossum is building Artificial Intelligence for understanding documents. Rossum’s first product extracts information from business documents where layout is important. However, Rossum does not just repackage existing research - the technology is based on original work meshing computer vision with natural language processing in a unique way using deep learning.

Our research team is in a unique spot - we are treading in an area with little prior research where we need to keep inventing original approaches, yet the work is motivated by immediate applications and to be trained and run at scale. And we will appreciate your help!

What will you do

  • Support our deep learning research by improvements of our Python-based training infrastructure and service backend.
  • Participate in mutual code reviews and joint projects with our top developers and researchers.
  • Help with the backend infrastructure for our invoice processing product.
  • Help with technical operations, like dataset analysis or GPU servers maintenance.
  • Grow in the (tightly knit) team as rapidly as your experience and knowledge.

What do we expect

  • Basic Python knowledge, some prior programming experience. (We expect you to still learn a lot in the first few months at Rossum, it’s fine!)
  • Basic working knowledge of Git and the UNIX command line (Linux or Mac).
  • Experience with either some machine learning, Jupyter notebooks, Python web services or Javascript a plus.
  • Passion for a clean, tested, scalable code.

What do we offer

  • In case you are a student, a chance to get involved hands-on on something practical (but you should have at least 50% of your time free for Rossum). Opportunity to attend our research meetings and transition to machine learning work gradually if interested.
  • Energy-charged environment of a tech-first startup with a unique AI technology with a rapidly scaling technology stack.
  • Enjoyable working environment: Diverse team combining IT geeks, globetrotters, sportsmen, diet freaks in a three-story flat with large terraces overseeing Vitkov, Petrin and Prague castle.
  • Independence and flexible working hours: Some of us come to work at 7:30, some of us at 11:30 and it is up to each of us to organize daily agenda and get the job done.