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NLP Engineer

Definely

Definely

Software Engineering
Remote
Posted on Sunday, June 18, 2023

NLP Engineer

We're looking for an NLP engineer to help build our natural language processing, understanding and generating capabilities.

About Definely

Recognised as one of the UK’s top tech startups in 2021 by Tech Nation and as one of the 2023 top 11 UK startups in Sifted by Octopus Ventures, Definely is a fast-growing, venture-backed company on a mission to transform the $600bn global legal services market. Our customers include some of the world’s top law firms, financial institutions and multinational corporations such as Allen & Overy, Dentons and Deloitte. We are also backed by a number of prominent investors and VCs, including Microsoft, Google for Startups, CRE VC and former dragon, Nick Jenkins.

Working with us

Given that we spend a good portion of our time at our place of work, we are firm believers that everyone should enjoy what they’re doing and who they work with. We operate a transparent workplace culture, where every person has input at every stage and level of strategic decision-making and is a valued member of the team (we promise we are not just saying that)!

We look for natural self-starters who are curious, adaptive, resilient, apply deep logic to their thinking and, most importantly, learn from every mistake!

The role

The NLP engineer will play a pivotal role in building our natural language processing, understanding and generating capabilities.

As an NLP engineer, the primary purpose of your role is to:

  • Read, document, understand, test, re-factor, modify, optimise and improve existing Python codebase
  • Explore, document, analyse, aggregate, label, clean, transform and manipulate datasets
  • Improve our existing language-related models recall, precisions and other related-KPIs
  • Create new language models for our existing products and use cases as well as new ones
  • Use, refine and develop machine translation tools
  • Help us develop and execute our innovation strategy
  • Augment our data to train models to handle even more cases
  • And much more...

About you

  • Linguistics and/or Text Mining Degree. Strong Quantitative background is a plus
  • Experience with PyTorch/Tensorflow
  • Experience with spaCy and/or other NLP tools such as Gensim/NLTK is a must
  • Experience with either AWS/Azure/GCP or More than one is a plus
  • The ability to read and perform reproducible research is a plus
  • Experience with other kinds of machine learning models for OCR, audio/video applications is a plus

What we offer

  • £200-£250 per day, depending on experience.
  • An opportunity to be an integral part of a fast-growing startup.
  • Work in a truly meritocratic organisation, alongside highly motivated individuals.
  • A chance to work with some of the world’s leading law firms, financial institutions and multinational corporations.
  • Flexible Working.


Most importantly, if you’re someone with a can-do attitude who is willing to get their hands dirty to help us exceed our wildest expectations, then please do not hesitate to apply.

  • An opportunity to be an integral part of a fast-growing startup
  • Work in a truly meritocratic organization, alongside highly motivated individuals
  • A chance to work with some of the world’s leading law firms, financial institutions and multinational corporations
  • Office in the heart of London’s bustling Liverpool Street with the option to do hybrid working
  • Training and support.
  • Competitive compensation package.
  • 25 days holiday per year excluding UK bank holidays
  • Pension.
  • Flexible Working.
  • Equipment (where needed).


Most importantly, if you’re someone with a can-do attitude who is willing to get their hands dirty to help us exceed our wildest expectations, then please do not hesitate to apply.

  • Paid internship
  • Hybrid working (we are based in central London)
  • A certificate upon completion to help you in the next step of your career 
  • Shadowing, mentoring, and training opportunities with our team of experts 
  • Working in an award-winning, fast-growing tech startup with customers including many of the world’s leading law firms, financial institutions and multinational corporations


Most importantly, if you’re someone with a can-do attitude who is willing to get their hands dirty to help us exceed our wildest expectations, then please do not hesitate to apply.