Senior Researcher

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

Rossum is an Artificial Intelligence company that builds technology for understanding documents where layout is important. Every single day, more than 100 human lifetimes are spent in the world typing over information just from invoices, and we think that's completely crazy. Rossum’s flagship product extracts information from business documents like invoices. 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 even to 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.

Python Engineer

We are looking for experienced Python engineers at our Prague lab. (Full time, local.)

Rossum is an Artificial Intelligence company that builds technology for understanding documents where layout is important. Every single day, more than 100 human lifetimes are spent in the world typing over information just from invoices, and we think that's completely crazy. Rossum’s flagship product extracts information from business documents like invoices. 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.

With our research team doing original deep learning research and our production service aimed chiefly at demanding enterprise workloads, there's no shortage of engineering challenges. From tenacious profiling and speedups to architecting Kubernetes clusters, designing new scalable platforms for complex machine learning pipelines and enterprise-grade security.

What will you do

  • Work with either our research team or our backend production team.
  • Leverage your experience in system design, software engineering, and/or modern cluster devops by solving challenging engineering problems.
  • Come up with great software designs, independently solve issues.
  • Foster team-work by writing modular, highly maintainable code and mentor others in code reviews.

What do we expect

  • Experience building large applications both independently and in a team.
  • Good familiarity with Python including modern developments and conventions.
  • Practical experience with machine learning, Kubernetes, microservice architectures, QA automation or JavaScript is desirable.
  • Good working knowledge of Git and Linux.
  • Passion for a clean, tested, scalable code.

What do we offer

  • Energy-charged environment of a tech-first startup focused at original AI research on big data and enterprise-ready production services.
  • 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.

Senior Product Manager

We are looking for a Senior Product Manager based out of our Prague office. (Full time)

Rossum is an Artificial Intelligence company that builds technology for understanding documents. Every single day, more than 100 human lifetimes are spent typing over information from invoices all over the world. We think figures like that are completely crazy, so we are changing this.

Rossum's technology is number #1 on the market. However, Rossum is not about just technology - we are improving customer's processes to solve problems end-to-end. That means our product must also feature a great user interface for data capture, document management and reporting. Our users are humans who want to have a great user experience, while our customers are companies that need an enterprise-ready product. The Product Manager will be responsible that our product is designed around the needs of our users and customers.

What will you do

  • Bridge our go-to-market team and our R&D team regarding technical requirements and feature requests
  • Be involved in the technical processes for delivering, testing and accepting new functionality
  • Talk to our users (and customer stakeholders) about their needs and experience
  • Be intimate with the main competing products
  • Help develop the Rossum product vision and strategy together with Rossum's leadership
  • Own the Rossum product roadmap

We believe in hard-working fast learners,
but some skills or experience helps

  • Previous experience in product management is an advantage
  • Strong technical background combined with a passion for real world usecases
  • Helped build products before that felt great to use
  • Helped build products before that fit well into a complex business process
  • Familiar with the Agile methodology
  • A hands-on attitude, willing to get your hands dirty if needed

What do we offer

  • Energy-charged environment of a tech-first startup
  • An opportunity to build a world-class product with a world-class technical team
  • An opportunity to rid many people of tedious paperwork using bleeding edge artificial intelligence
  • 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.
  • Short time to market and no red tape