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ML/AI Developer (US Citizen)

Latent AI

Latent AI

Software Engineering, Data Science
Princeton, NJ, USA
Posted on Friday, November 18, 2022

Who we are

Latent AI believes in a vibrant and sustainable future driven by the power of AI. Our mission is to enable the vast potential of AI that is efficient, practical and useful.

We are a diverse, ambitious team of scientists, engineers, entrepreneurs and visionaries revolutionizing how the next generation AI systems are built. We are deeply passionate about the future of AI, our work, and how we can make our customers and ourselves successful. We value mentorship, personal and professional growth at Latent AI! Our leadership consists of seasoned professionals who welcome the opportunity to share their knowledge and experience with a motivated team willing to learn, collaborate, and think big.

Latent AI is backed by Future Ventures, Blackhorn Ventures, Auto Tech Ventures, Booz Allen Hamilton, Lockheed Martin, 40 North Ventures, Pegasus Tech Ventures, and SRI International.

What we do

Latent AI enables creation of more robust, efficient, and agile edge applications that improve user adoption and mission impact.Our current product mission is simplifying and accelerating traditional AI workflows from model training and optimization to deployment and support. Our flagship product, the Latent AI Efficient Inference Platform™ (LEIP), is a unified SDK built for machine learning engineers and AI software developers. Our solutions are being used in more places than ever before including manufacturing automation, predictive maintenance, process control, consumer electronics, and defense and aerospace applications. And we are just getting started.

Who we're looking for

We are looking for engineers excited to use machine learning to build edge systems that solve real world problems. Our customers come to us with problems that require a mix of electrical, computer, systems, and machine learning (ML) engineering to solve. In the Integrated Systems group, we go beyond just speed and accuracy and instead, build solutions that optimize size, weight, power, and other system-level metrics.

This position is a multi-faceted role that helps develop and apply the Latent AI toolset to internal, commercial, and government customers' problems to create solutions that inspire and delight. It combines ML application development, customer relationships, and system design.

What you’ll do

The AI/ML Developer will:

  • Own the technical relationship and ultimate successful production deployment of customer projects. You will help develop and deploy ML solutions in different application areas (e.g. computer vision, audio, NLP).

  • Closely collaborate with machine learning scientists, compilers and embedded developers across the company. You will use Latent AI products and services to help customers solve business challenges while enabling speed to market for their products and services.

  • Be involved in software development, infrastructure and hardware optimizations, data pipelining, and innovations to implement robust AI solutions for real world use cases.

  • Help evangelize our product and services, co-author white papers, build reference architectures, deliver technical seminars, speak at public events, lead customer training sessions, and co-create new products. Along the way, you will develop expertise in Latent AI technologies within our culture of innovation.

How we decide

We are a true team focused on the same mission. Our interviews are designed to be collaborative, where you learn as much about us as we learn about you. We believe that cultural fit is as important to our success as the technical one. The winning candidate will also have a combination of work experience and expertise similar to the requirements listed below:

Key Qualifications

  • Strong software development skills, with proficiency in relevant languages and AI/ML frameworks (eg. Python, TF/Keras, PyTorch)
  • Hands-on programming experience (Python, C/C++, Android, iOS)
  • Solid domain knowledge (e.g. computer vision, audio, speech, NLP, robotics)
  • Highly motivated, strong communicator, with entrepreneur spirit and experience, driving projects from inception to production
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Proven ability to multitask on several projects concurrently
  • Computer science, electrical engineering degree or related experience desirable
  • Willingness to travel to customer locations (10%-50%), when COVID restrictions allow
  • Location: Princeton, NJ
  • US citizenship required for government contract work

Latent AI provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, sex or gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, ancestry, age, genetic information, physical or mental disability, marital or protected military or veteran status, or any other consideration made unlawful by federal, state, or local laws.

Note to Recruiters and Placement Agencies: Latent AI does not accept unsolicited agency resumes. Latent AI will not be responsible for any agency fees associated with unsolicited resumes.