VP of Data Science - Keeping Children Safe Online

Bark Technologies, Inc. via Stack Overflow
Management

Atlanta, GA

Nov 6th 2018


Why Bark?

At Bark, we're on a mission to keep children safe online, and do so in a way that saves parents time and helps parents build trust with their children. We use cutting-­edge machine­ learning technology to detect issues like cyberbullying, sexting, and signs of depression or suicidal thoughts.

We're a multicultural, inclusive team of who consider empathy a core job skill. If this sounds like you, you might be the Data Scientist we're looking for.

As a Data Scientist at Bark, you'll be working on applying state-of-the-art machine learning and natural language processing (NLP) techniques to best detect problematic behaviors online. It's a very meaningful role in an exciting time of growth for the company, and we hope you'll consider applying.

What You'll Do

As a Data Scientist at Bark, you might find yourself:

  • Integrating new NLP techniques into our machine learning pipeline.
  • Tuning state-of-the-art deep neural network architectures (e.g., CNNs, RNNs) using frameworks like Tensorflow to identify problematic behaviors in our large, growing, and unique datasets.
  • Deploying new classifiers into production.
  • Monitoring and analyzing classifier performance.
  • Engineering new data science tools, including tools for interacting with our data warehouse, developing and validating new classifiers, and serving/monitoring prediction API endpoints.
  • Sharing new approaches and insights with the rest of our highly-technical team.

To be successful in this role, you will likely:

  • Have a Masters or Ph.D. in a quantitative science.
  • Perform data munging, analysis, and modeling in Python.
  • Have experience training, validating and deploying statistical models.
  • Be familiar with fundamental approaches in NLP, including tokenization, embeddings, and topic modeling.
  • Regularly use Tensorflow, Keras, scikit-learn, Numpy, and Pandas.

How We'll Handle Your Application

Interviewing can be stressful, so here's what you can expect.

We'll post the position and collect potential candidates for a period of time. If selected to continue to the interview process, you can expect:

  • You'll meet with the CTO for a brief, 30 minute video chat. They'll get a sense of what you're looking for and answer any questions you might have about the role.
  • You'll be given a take­-home exercise to complete at your own pace. A working solution should be manageable with around 4 hours of dedicated effort, or less. You'll submit your exercise to the team for review.
  • Our data scientists will review your project and then schedule an hour to chat with you about your submission, your work experience, and answer any questions you may have.
  • You'll have a 30 minute chat with our CTO to get your feedback on the interview process and let you know about our decision.

That's it! The whole process can be completed in as little as two weeks, depending on your availability.

Bark is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, or veteran status.

About Bark Technologies, Inc.

At Bark, we're on a mission to keep children safe online and in real life ­­ at home and at school. We use cutting­-edge machine­ learning technology to detect issues like cyberbullying, sexting, grooming, and signs of depression and suicidal thoughts. Learn more at bark.us.

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