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A culture of innovation

With conversation as an interface, we will change the way people interact with products and services. Help us build our AI platform and enterprise solutions that enable entirely new digital experiences. Help us create, design, and develop virtual assistants and smart bots that solve problems and delight people who speak with them.

Innovators welcome

Are you excited about speech recognition, natural language understanding and generation, and artificial intelligence reasoning? Join a passionate like-minded team working with some of the most innovative companies in the world and backed by investors committed to our vision.

Excellent benefits include medical, dental, vision, 401K, life insurance, and long-term disability.

We’re located in New York City near Union Square and in the Bay Area.

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Director of Software Engineering

Are you an experienced hands-on Director of Software Engineering who is passionate about ground-breaking, Artificial Intelligence technology?

Do you enjoy managing self-motivated engineering teams while maintaining your own technical skills?

Do you relish the opportunity to join a relevant Startup in NYC?

Kasisto could be just what you’re after.  We are a team of experienced, highly motivated and enthusiastic engineers creating KAI, our conversational AI (Artificial Intelligence) platform that powers next-generation chatbots and virtual assistants.  Our products revolutionize how enterprises engage with consumers via messaging platforms and mobile apps with speech recognition, natural language understanding/generation and artificial intelligence reasoning.  We have an experienced leadership team that’s done it before, great financial backers, and a terrific place to work in the heart of Silicon Alley, in NYC’s Flatiron District. Right now, we are looking to hire an extremely bright Director of Software Engineering to join our team.  We are also open to Managers or Development Team Leads, who are looking to advance in their career.

What you’ll be doing
We are looking for a hands-on leader who is comfortable with both technical and managerial responsibilities.  You will be leading a team of engineers as well as the agile development process for our multi‐modal conversational AI platform. It will be part of the entire sprint process including planning, building product roadmaps, running daily stand-ups, and retrospectives as well as delegating, mentoring and performing code reviews.  Candidates should be as comfortable managing processes and people as they are reading and writing code.

Reporting Directly to the VP of Engineering, you will be helping solve deep technical issues while managing a group of engineers across multiple disciplines including, Data Science / Machine Learning, Natural Language Understanding, Java Development, Mobile Development, QA and DevOps. You will be working closely with Sr. Management, Product Management, Software Engineering and QA to ensure consistent, successful sprints so that continuous development and delivery is taking place.  This will require working to reduce blocking issues for the team members as well as being able to roll-up ones’ sleeves and contribute to solutions.  This is a unique ground floor opportunity for the right person to make an impact, grow professionally and be part of a fast moving startup.

What you need for this position
• 2+ Years experience as a Software Development Director / Manager or Development Lead
• Strong familiarity with Agile / Scrum Development process
• Demonstrable Object Oriented Design and development experience ideally using Java
• NLP/NLU experience is a huge plus
• Strong verbal and written communication skills
• Experience managing numerous complex parallel software development projects
• Proven ability to work with software engineers to estimate work and schedules by asking questions, analyzing data, and challenging assumptions
• Excellent problem solving, risk mitigation and conflict resolution skills
• Experience with developing and reporting on metrics for software development, test execution, bugs, and other issues
• Outgoing, highly organized, persistent and tenacious, with the ability to influence, manage and lead
• Strong interest or experience with Machine Learning & ASR is a plus
• Bachelor’s of Science or Masters degree in relevant field

Location: Flatiron District NY

What we offer
• Competitive salary
• Stock options
• Benefits including 401K, Health, Dental and Medical
• Excellent ground floor opportunity to develop platforms that power next-generation chatbots and virtual assistants for enterprise
• Fun perks

We welcome your cover letter with a description of a project you worked on, salary history and resume at careers@kasisto.com. Applicants must be authorized to work in the US – we are unable to sponsor. Kasisto is an equal opportunity employer.

 

NLP Scientist / Engineer

Kasisto, a NYC-based FinTech startup, is on a mission to enable companies to engage and transact with their customers through intelligent conversations, anytime, anywhere.

KAI, our conversational AI platform, powers smart bots and virtual assistants across messaging, mobile, web, and wearables. It was built from the ground up with the deepest AI portfolio in the industry based on decades of research in speech recognition, natural language processing, AI reasoning, and natural language generation. The agile, modern platform saves enterprises time and money with easy customization, simple APIs and modern SDKs, deep learning, security and compliance, and fast deployment.

Some of the world’s most innovative banks are creating entirely new experiences to fulfill requests, solve problems, and predict needs for their customer with KAI-powered bots and assistants.

What you’ll be doing
Kasisto is seeking Natural Language Processing Scientists and Engineers to help us create interactive and intelligent virtual personal assistants and chatbots for enterprise clients. As part of our NLP and Speech Engineering team you will be integral in building intelligent systems that allow customers to receive answers to there questions and perform multiple tasks through a natural and conversational interaction. Our NLP Scientists and Engineers research and engineer solutions for a multitude of complex problems using various machine learning algorithms and methods. You will have a major impact on improving the quality of the NLP interfaces for our next-generation multi-modal conversational AI systems.

What you need for this position
• MS or BS in Computer Science or similar (PhD a plus)
• Professional experience in natural language processing (NLP)
• Experience with one or more of the following: Deep Neural Networks, Machine Learning, Speech Recognition, Classifiers
• Knowledge and / or experience with conversational dialog systems, dialog management, natural language understanding, training probabilistic graphic and statistical models.
• Strong programming and scripting skills (Java, Python or C++ preferred)
• Natural language generation
• Interested in working in a fun startup environment where you can make a major contribution

Location: Flatiron District, NY

What we offer
• Work within a team of smart, driven engineers
• Be part of an exciting opportunity within an innovation-centric organization
• Great collaborative team environment
• Ground floor opportunity within rapidly growing tech startup
• Competitive salary
• Stock options
• Benefits
• Fun perks

We welcome your cover letter with a description of a project you worked on, salary history and resume at careers@kasisto.com. Applicants must be authorized to work in the US – we are unable to sponsor. Kasisto is an equal opportunity employer.

Java Software Engineer / Web Services

Kasisto, a NYC-based FinTech startup, is on a mission to enable companies to engage and transact with their customers through intelligent conversations, anytime, anywhere.

KAI, our conversational AI platform, powers smart bots and virtual assistants across messaging, mobile, web, and wearables. It was built from the ground up with the deepest AI portfolio in the industry based on decades of research in speech recognition, natural language processing, AI reasoning, and natural language generation. The agile, modern platform saves enterprises time and money with easy customization, simple APIs and modern SDKs, deep learning, security and compliance, and fast deployment.

Some of the world’s most innovative banks are creating entirely new experiences to fulfill requests, solve problems, and predict needs for their customer with KAI-powered bots and assistants.

This position:
We are looking for a talented server-side software engineer to help build and integrate next generation artificial intelligence systems to be used in mobile banking.

What you’ll be doing

  • Working closely with clients gathering specifications
  • Defining, developing and maintaining web services and applications that consume them (REST, SOAP, JSON, AJAX etc.)
  • Managing backend integrations
  • Unit testing
  • Working to improve application performance
  • Building and integrating applications with Java, J2EE, Spring, Jersey, Guice, and Struts 2

What you need for this position

  • Proficient with server-side development in Java and J2EE
  • Experienced in API design and development
  • Well Versed in SOAP and REST protocols
  • Experience improving performance and ensuring scalability of web services and related data
  • Bachelors or MS Degree in Computer Science or similar
  • Banking / Financial services experience is a plus

We welcome your cover letter with a description of a project you worked on, salary history and resume at careers@kasisto.com. Applicants must be authorized to work in the US – we are unable to sponsor. Kasisto is an equal opportunity employer.

Artificial Intelligence Engineering Intern

Kasisto, a NYC-based FinTech startup, is on a mission to enable companies to engage and transact with their customers through intelligent conversations, anytime, anywhere.

KAI, our conversational AI platform, powers smart bots and virtual assistants across messaging, mobile, web, and wearables. It was built from the ground up with the deepest AI portfolio in the industry based on decades of research in speech recognition, natural language processing, AI reasoning, and natural language generation. The agile, modern platform saves enterprises time and money with easy customization, simple APIs and modern SDKs, deep learning, security and compliance, and fast deployment.

Some of the world’s most innovative banks are creating entirely new experiences to fulfill requests, solve problems, and predict needs for their customer with KAI-powered bots and assistants.

This position:
We are looking for talented interns to assist our engineering team in many areas including training AI systems to improve accuracy, building NLU interfaces, designing UI, and testing applications for bugs.  Candidates should have an interest in artificial intelligence and NLP / NLU systems.

Types of skill required:

  • Coding skills in Java or other object-oriented languages
  • Server-side development
  • Experience with SOAP and REST protocols
  • Shell scripting is a plus
  • Experience with ASR is a plus
  • Systems Administration is a plus
  • Experience or classes in NLP / NLU preferred
  • Experience or classes in Machine Learning / Artificial Intelligence preferred
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills

We are looking for candidates who are passionate about innovative technology, and who are able to take direction and work independently. This is a great opportunity for candidates who are looking to work within a fast moving startup.

You will work towards improving our software products, which leverage NLP, Automatic Speech Recognition, and Machine Learning.  Please send your resume to careers@kasisto.com.