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Senior Member of Technical Staff, MLE



24d ago

  • Job
    Senior Level
  • Software Engineering
  • San Francisco, +4
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  • You must have experience leading ML teams, setting technical direction, working cross-discipline, proficiency in Python and ML frameworks, large-scale distributed training, mentorship skills, and a passion for applied ML models and products. Bonus if you have shipped on TPUs, worked for B2B companies in ML, or published papers in top-tier venues.
  • You will lead projects, mentor engineers, drive innovation, collaborate with teams, assist with patents, and wear multiple hats at a pivotal moment for Cohere.


  • Prior experience in leading ML teams in applied research and production.
  • Prior experience in setting as well as executing technical direction to build new or to refine existing products.
  • Prior experience in working cross-discipline in matrixed organizations.
  • Proficiency in Python and related ML frameworks such as Tensorflow, TF-Serving, JAX, and XLA/MLIR.
  • Experience using large-scale distributed training and inference.
  • Strong mentorship, communication, and problem-solving skills.
  • A demonstrated passion for applied ML models and products.
  • Bonus: experience shipping on TPUs.
  • Bonus: experience working for B2B companies in the ML space.
  • Bonus: paper at top-tier venues (such as NeurIPS, ICML, ICLR, AIStats, MLSys, JMLR, AAAI, Nature, COLING, ACL, EMNLP) .


  • Plan and execute large-group projects that carry through from ideation to production.
  • Bring cross-functional alignment across engineering, product and other disciplines.
  • Mentor a distributed team of engineers in subject matter expertise.
  • Identify opportunities and gaps in existing models and strategize what to work on.
  • Work closely with product teams to develop solutions.
  • Engage in collaborations with our partner organizations.
  • Assist our legal teams with preparation of patents on developed IP.
  • Join us at a pivotal moment, shape what we build and wear multiple hats!


What are the primary responsibilities of a Senior Member of Technical Staff in MLE?

The primary responsibilities include leading the development of novel ideas, shipping state-of-the-art models to happy customers, and helping build and scale an engineering team.

Is there a strong delineation between engineering and research in this role?

No, there is not a strong delineation between engineering and research in this role. Everyone is expected to contribute to writing production code and conducting research based on individual interest and organizational need.

At Cohere, our mission is to build machines that understand the world, and to make them safely accessible to all.

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Mission & Purpose

Cohere provides unprecedented access to affordable, easy-to-deploy large language models. Our platform gives computers the ability to read and write - whether you want to better understand what your customers are saying, or you want to write compelling copy that speaks to your target audience, Cohere can help.