Applied NLP Engineer


A little flex time

Employment type
Full time

Your mission

As an Applied NLP Engineer, you will be applying cutting-edge NLP techniques to real-world problems. You will acquire deep insights into all NLP methods within Haystack like dense retrieval, Question Answering, generative Question Answering, Summarization, etc. You will use the deepset Cloud - our complementary SaaS product to streamline Haystack workflows - to transform customer data and satisfy their information needs. You will directly deliver value to customers and interact with our open source and product team to find the best solutions.

Exemplary task: You will work together with data scientists from a leading aerospace corporation to enhance their search functionality for pilot manuals. For this, you will understand their data, test different methods (DPR, QA, TableQA) to search through this data, and design a workflow for expert annotators to further improve the models. You will continuously analyze the incoming labels, train models, and improve performance step by step to reach production targets.

Our mission

We are an open source startup that empowers developers to build flexible and powerful semantic search systems to query all types of data using our Haystack framework.

deepset is at the forefront of ​natural ​language ​processing (NLP) and we are on our way to becoming a standard for ​semantic search. Come join our team and ​work with tech experts on real-world cases, in a fast-paced and high-impact environment, and shape the NLP space together with us.

Life at deepset

At deepset you will find an environment ​with equal opportunities to grow, share ideas, build relationships, and succeed. We believe every employee is important and generates a direct impact on our team’s success.

We are certified by Flexa® Careers as a flexible employer, and our remote first culture is designed to provide work-life balance, autonomy, and flexibility.

Our daily meetings, the quarterly in person "Re.Base", and the social events allow us to work with great synergy. We would like to invite you to visit our life page to learn more about our culture.

Your impact

  • Show customers how to search for or extract information with Haystack/deepset Cloud and grow the awareness within the customer's organisation
  • Understand the customer's domain data, their use-case, needs, and processes to optimally solve their problem and improve Haystack/deepset cloud
  • Being the outward face to the customer and communicating with them to define goals, timelines, and report results
  • Rapid prototyping of cutting edge NLP methods
  • Define and learn the skills to grow to an expert role or into a Teamlead

Your profile

  • Intense desire to learn new skills
  • 2-5 years industry experience in applying data science methods to real world data
  • University degree in Computer Science or comparable qualification
  • Proficient in Python, good in ML / DL / NLP methods and recent model architectures
  • Very good communication skills with customers and inward facing stakeholders
  • Big plus: Having data science consulting experience and/or experience with data annotation, having experience in managing customer projects


  • Remote-first: You can choose to work from home or any other workspace that suits you. We offer a home office budget for equipment and furniture, and we would be happy to sponsor a co-working spot.
  • Grow: Personal and professional growth is important to us. We have a budget to learn and develop new skills, the chance to speak at conferences, and our team-favorite is the monthly “Hacky Friday”.
  • Connect: We have a virtual office, a monthly social budget to reconnect virtually or in person, regular walk and talks with colleagues from other teams, and a flexible travel policy that enables you to meet colleagues in-person when needed.
  • Re:base: Once every few months we meet in person. We believe it's great to still see each other occasionally in real life. We have good discussions, we do workshops, we brainstorm, we have lunches together, and we have fun. We cover travel expenses for sure.
  • You are an owner: We offer every employee the opportunity to be enrolled in the employee stock option plan and own a part of the company.
  • Personal time off: If you want to recharge and travel the world - there are 27 days of paid holidays.
  • Choose your tech: Linux, Windows, or macOS? Laptop or PC? The choice is yours and we will provide what you need.

What colleagues say

  • "At deepset, I have regained the joy of being part of a fascinating project with an inspiring vision. The team is a highly talented, enthusiastic, and caring group of human beings. I look forward to helping our experts solve the exciting challenges of providing practical NLP on a large scale.” (Ivan, DevOps Engineer)

  • "Joining deepset has been rewarding from day one: I could work right away on challenging, interesting topics at the cutting edge of NLP with a really talented and welcoming team of engineers.” (Sara, NLP Engineer)
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A little flex time