Exadel Inc is hiring a

Senior NLP/ML Engineer

We are looking for a Senior NLP/ML Engineer to join our team. As a member of the Engineering team, you will work closely with other data scientists and software engineers as a key player in designing and building state-of-the-art ML decision systems for insurance claim processing.

Work at Exadel - Who We Are: 
Since 1998, Exadel has been engineering its own software products and custom software for clients of all sizes. Headquartered in Walnut Creek, California, Exadel currently has 2700+ employees in development centers across the Americas, Europe, and Asia. Our people drive Exadel’s success, and they are at the core of our values.

About Our Customer:
The сustomer is a leading provider of vehicle lifecycle solutions, enabling the companies that build, insure, repair, and replace vehicles to power the next generation of transportation. The company delivers advanced mobile, artificial intelligence, and connected car technologies through its platform, connecting a vibrant network of 350+ insurance companies, 24,000+ repair facilities, OEMs, hundreds of parts suppliers, and dozens of third-party data and service providers. The customer's collective set of solutions inform decision-making, enhance productivity, and help clients deliver faster and better experiences for end consumers.  
The сustomer’s company was ranked #17 in the Top 100 Digital Companies in Chicago in 2020 by Built in Chicago, an online community for digital technology entrepreneurs in Chicago, and was named one of Forbes best mid-sized companies to work for in 2019 – an important accolade and retention tool for the 2,600+ full-time company employees (alongside 350 dedicated contractors). 
The сompany’s corporate headquarters is in downtown Chicago in the historic Merchandise Mart — a certified LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) building that is also known to be a technology hub within the broader metro. 

About Our Project:
Safekeep is a business unit that focuses on automating insurance claim subrogation for auto, workers compensation, property, and general liability claims.

Safekeep leverages data analysis and AI/Machine learning packaged into a smart workflow engine to:

  • Identify claims with subrogation potential
  • Minimize the impact of subrogation team turnover
  • Decrease the administrative costs of subrogation
  • Simplify and optimize cross-carrier interaction

UI for the smart workflow engine is built specifically for subrogation business processes, bringing together data for decision-making about and tracking of the recovery process. This includes demand packages, settlements, and payments.

Safekeep provides a digital platform for carrier-to-carrier collaboration to standardize and streamline the subrogation interaction between them.

In 2020 alone, Safekeep won the following awards:

  • Innovation Championship by Zurich - out of 1300 solutions worldwide, SafeKeep won 1st place
  • Innovation in Insurance awards - Out of 359 innovations from 45 different countries, Safekeep won the Global Silver Award, one of "the 3 best innovations at a global level" in InsurTech
  • Plug and Play Insurance Partners voted Safekeep as the #1 InsurTech


  • Experience in Machine Learning/ Data Science (e.g., ML algorithm selection, feature engineering, model training, hyperparameter tuning, distributed model training, supervised and unsupervised learning implementation, building model pipelines, using Machine Learning tools/libraries/frameworks)
  • Experience with language modeling (e.g., transformers, Hugging Face, FastText, Named Entity Recognition, text cleaning)
  • Advanced knowledge of Python (native, Pandas, ScikitLearn, Tensorflow or Pytorch, PyStats)
  • Advanced knowledge of SQL and Data Modeling
  • Experience in study design: power analysis and schema definition
  • Proficiency in both written and verbal communication, required for a remote and largely asynchronous work environment
  • Demonstrated capacity to clearly and concisely communicate about complex technical, architectural, and/or organizational problems and propose thorough iterative solutions
  • Experience owning a feature from concept to production, including proposal, discussion, and execution
  • Self-motivated and self-managed with strong organizational skills

English level:

Nice to Have:

  • A master’s degree  in computer science, mathematics, statistics, or other quantitative fields
  • 3+ years  MLOps experience (e.g., model versioning, model and data lineage, monitoring, model hosting and deployment, scalability, orchestration, continuous learning)
  • Hands-on experience in ETL Development leveraging Python and Spark/Scala
  • Experience working with AWS big data technologies (Redshift, S3, EMR, Glue, etc.)
  • Background in financial services including banking, insurance or an equivalent field
  • Experience creating orchestration workflows with tools such as Airflow, Kubeflow or AWS Step Functions
  • DevOps experience (e.g. CI/CD Pipelines, Infrastructure as Code, containers, Agile software development)
  • Experience working with data streaming technologies (Kafka, Spark Streaming, etc.)
  • Proven success in communicating with customers (internal and external), other technical teams, and senior management in order to collect requirements, describe data modeling decisions and data engineering strategy
  • Knowledge of software engineering best practices across the development lifecycle, including Agile  methodologies, coding standards, code reviews, source management, build processes, testing and operations

The Senior NLP/ML Engineer will be in charge of building and maintaining AI models for insurance decision systems. As such, they should have a commanding knowledge of state-of-the-art AI modeling (linear models, GBM and XGB, neural nets, and their training methods) to build effective models in a fast-paced environment. They should also be familiar with the fundamentals of modeling (probability, bias-variance trade-offs, parameter estimation, and visualization tools, feature importance) for diagnosis and improvement of model pipelines. 

  • Design, develop, and maintain the automation of frameworks for iterative machine learning model development, training and inference
  • Provide teams with operational support and develop solutions that provide monitoring, logging, and alerting capabilities
  • Automate data flows and reporting pipelines
  • Manage CI/CD infrastructure, including patching and security updates on the infrastructure
  • Develop and maintain build scripts to automate deployments for multiple environments including dev/test, QA, UAT, and production

Advantages of Working with Exadel:

  • You can build your expertise with our Client Engagement team, who provide assistance with existing and potential projects
  • You can join any Exadel Community or create your own to communicate with like-minded colleagues
  • You can participate in continuing education as a mentor or speaker. You will not only be emotionally but also financially rewarded for mentoring
  • You can take part in internal and external meetups as a speaker or listener. We support you in broadening your horizons and encourage knowledge sharing for all of our employees
  • You can learn English with the support of native speakers
  • You can take part in cultural, sporting, charity, and entertainment events
  • Working at Exadel means always upgrading your skills and proficiency, so we provide plenty of opportunities for professional development. If you’re looking for a challenge that will lead you to the next level of your career, you’ve found the right place 
  • We work hard to ensure honest and open relations between employees and leadership, so our offices are friendly environments

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