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Natural Language Processing (Specialist) Engineer

, Bangalore · · Full-time employment · Programming

India adds 15 million to the workforce every year but it is estimated that at least 50% are unemployable because of poor English communication and cognitive skills. This has led to the creation of a workforce that is 500 million people strong of which 60% earn less than $2/day - the poverty line in many countries. This issue, wherein most of our workers are operating significantly below their potential, presents a massive macroeconomic problem for India. It could make or break our country's future - our demographic dividend could turn into a demographic disaster. At Vahan, we're a team of ex-Siri (Apple) and ex-Google engineers & designers building India's first Artificial Intelligence driven virtual assistant for blue collar workers.

We're seeking a Natural Language Processing (Specialist) Engineer to help us realize our mission of bridging the skills-gap in India and are backed by ex-Google, Flipkart and Babajob executives.


  • Design and implement algorithms for automatic evaluation of student responses and feedback generation.
  • Design and implement a conversational learning framework.
  • Build adaptivity and personalization into our product.


  • Passion for creating positive social impact
  • 3 - 5 years of software engineering experience
  • Deep AI/ML/NLP research experience with state-of-the-art techniques
  • Computer Science or Engineering degree 
  • Strong willingness to learn new technologies and languages
  • Collaborative, organized, and detail-oriented
  • Comfortable working in a fast-paced startup environment
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills
  • Must be located in Bangalore, India, or be willing to relocate there

Nice to haves:

  • Previous startup experience
  • Experience with Node.js and Python
  • Exposure to Agile development methodologies
  • Good eye for usability and design

Job Perks

  • Solve a problem that will change millions of lives in a profound way
  • Work alongside people who have worked at successful startups in Silicon Valley and New York
  • Significant equity stake in the company 
  • Weekly happy hours with the team
  • Monthly team hiking trips around Bangalore

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