Senior NLP / ML Engineer - EMEA


London, England, United Kingdom


Sep 23

At Algolia, we are passionate about helping developers & product teams connect their users with what matters most in milliseconds!


Providing a first-class search experience at scale is a challenging endeavor: users expect finding, in the blink of an eye, highly relevant items with little to no effort. And this becomes even more complex when users use natural language instead of a series of keywords to express their intent. Think about your home assistant, chatbots, Google’s featured snippet, etc.


The ideal candidate for this position is a critical thinker who has past experiences in creating end-to-end natural language-based machine learning solutions. If BERT, GPT or language models in general are part of your day-to-day, we should talk!


  • Be a key contributor to the design, development, and operation of Algolia’s NLP-related features
  • Help the team plan, execute and ship releases respecting timelines and high quality development, working closely with the product and leadership teams
  • Develop high impact solutions to support Algolia's AI ambitious growth plans
  • Work closely with engineers, product managers, other teams, and both internal and external stakeholders, owning a large part of the process from problem understanding to recommending a solution and testing it in controlled experiments
  • Mentor other engineers to excel at their work and grow


  • 4+ years of professional experience as ML engineer, preferable working on natural language problems
  • Strong engineering skills with expertise in Python and fluency in natural language processing (tokenization, word embeddings, language models) and machine learning (Tensorflow, PyTorch, Transformer) tools & libraries
  • Experience in implementing best practices for monitoring and maintaining ML models in a production environment
  • Previously built, trained and shipped models on cloud services
  • An ability to identify and prioritize high-impact problems and deliver solutions that provide reasonable trade-offs between urgency and quality
  • Self-motivation and a strong sense of ownership
  • Willing and able to speaking at tech and industry conferences
  • Excellent spoken and written English skills required
  • Experience at our current stage and beyond ($50-200M ARR range, high growth, lots of change and building internal infrastructure).


  • Competitive pay and equity
  • Coaching and sponsorship to participate and speak at leading industry conferences
  • Ongoing professional education opportunities through internal & external workshops, including public speaking, language learning (English/French)
  • Fun: we spend time together — team building, socializing and making tools that encourage getting to know teammates across offices and continents.
  • Charitable contribution matching
  • Unique referral rewards program: refer a candidate, and we’ll donate to your charity of choice
  • Fully stocked kitchens
  • Team workouts
  • Meals & happy hours


  • Private Medical Insurance
  • Life and Disability Insurance
  • Business Travel Insurance
  • Relocation support
  • Company Canteen (high standard)
  • Flexible work hours and flexible time off



Algolia’s workplace strategy, Hybrid Remote, is designed to harness the power of the opportunities that remote work offers both employees and the company, while also providing an engaging in-office experience for the times when an employee is in an office. Our workplace approach reflects the belief that an employee’s impact, contribution, and output are more important than their physical location.

The majority of employees will be able to choose if, and when, they come into an office on a regular basis. There will be times when our people are asked to come into an office for “moments that matter:” activities like critical planning meetings and team social gatherings. Beyond those events, 80% of our workforce may choose the location from where they work in the country in which they were hired.

We have physical offices in San Francisco, NYC, Atlanta, Paris, London, Bucharest, and we will be opening a small office in Austin soon.

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