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Staff Machine Learning Scientist - NLP



Posted over 30 days ago...


Join EcoVadis and Drive Global Sustainability with Cutting-Edge AI and Machine Learning


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Barcelona, Spain

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98% Remote- Europe

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Expires at anytime

Organisation summary - EcoVadis aims to lead businesses towards a sustainable future through their comprehensive sustainability ratings. At the heart of their mission is a talented international team, supported by robust technology, analyzing data to produce scorecards that offer valuable insights into the environmental, social, and ethical risks of companies. Working at EcoVadis, you'll contribute to global sustainability, enjoy career growth, and collaborate with exceptional colleagues. Discover more about EcoVadis and their vibrant team culture on the EcoVadis careers page.

Role Summary -

  • Apply machine learning and NLP to address challenging business problems using large, complex datasets.
  • Transform business questions into technical solutions and maintain high-performance ML models.
  • Innovate with new ML algorithms, including generative AI, and promote best practices within the team.
  • Lead projects and teams to integrate AI technology across the organization.
  • Utilize tools such as Python, MLflow, the Azure stack, and Databricks for comprehensive solutions.
  • Engage with customers to understand their needs and deliver valuable solutions.
  • Remain updated with AI and technology trends to tackle future challenges at EcoVadis.

Role Requirements -

  • A PhD or Master’s degree in a quantitative discipline.
  • At least 8 years of experience in machine learning and NLP.
  • Expertise in ML architectures and frameworks like TensorFlow and PyTorch.
  • Proven track record in leading end-to-end NLP projects.
  • Strong mentoring skills and commitment to delivering high-quality initiatives.
  • Possess a continuous learning mindset, authenticity, and a results-driven approach.
  • Ability to collaborate effectively and solve problems creatively.

Additional Information -

  • Location: Barcelona
  • Contract: Permanent
  • Start date: April 1st, 2024
  • Competitive salary, flexible hours, hybrid work, and comprehensive benefits.
  • Opportunities for personal growth and learning.
  • Applications are welcomed even if you don't meet all criteria; diverse candidates encouraged to apply.
  • EcoVadis is committed to equity, inclusion, and diversity in their hiring process.

Company Description

Work smart, have fun and make an impact!

Our purpose is to guide all companies toward a sustainable world.

EcoVadis is the leading provider of business sustainability ratings. Our solutions are backed by an international team of experts and powerful technology.

We analyze data and build sustainability scorecards that give companies actionable insights into their environmental, social and ethical risks.

Why apply to EcoVadis? Be a part of the global sustainability change in business. Grow your career. Work with extraordinary people.

Feel valued for your contribution.Learn more about our team and culture on EcoVadis careers page. If you have questions about the company or open roles you can chat with an insider.

Job Description

We are looking for a highly motivated Staff Machine Learning Scientist (NLP) to join our growing AI Center of Excellence team, responsible for using machine learning and natural language processing to drive innovation across the organization and accelerate positive impact on our planet and society. You will be part of the team of 20 scientists and engineers delivering solutions for our product portfolio and enhancing operational excellence.

Your global responsibilities will include (but will not be limited to):

  • Working with large, complex data sets to solve challenging business problems by applying advanced analytical methods as needed
  • Articulating and translating business questions into technical solutions
  • Building, benchmarking, and maintaining machine learning models and identifying data annotation efforts
  • Innovating by adapting new machine learning algorithms and recent advances in generative AI
  • Promoting best practices in machine learning and mentoring junior team members
  • Leading functional teams and projects to accelerate the adoption of technology and AI within the organization
  • Leveraging Python, MLflow,  Azure stack (e.g., Azure cloud, Azure ML, Azure Data Factory) and Databricks to deliver end-to-end solutions
  • Staying in close contact with customers to evaluate their needs and recommend solutions that increase customer satisfaction and drive business value
  • Staying on top of technology trends in the area of, but not limited to, AI and apply this knowledge to the key challenges ahead of EcoVadis.


Education and experience

  • PhD or Master’s degree in quantitative discipline (e.g., Statistics/Applied Math, Artificial Intelligence, Computer Science, Data Science, Physics) 
  • 8+ years of overall experience in machine learning and NLP
  • Expert knowledge of machine learning from forecasting to architectures used in NLP, such as transformers and RNN models, and NLP tasks (e.g., named entity recognition(NER),  entity linking, question answering, semantic search)
  • Advanced knowledge of ML frameworks and libraries (e.g., TensorFlow, PyTorch)
  • Experience in leading end-to-end NLP projects, from design to implementation to integration, and applying best software development practices
  • Excellent mentoring skills and accountability for high quality and timely delivery of the initiatives they lead
  • Experience of cross-functional collaboration in the development of AI-powered products and services (e.g., Engineers, Product Managers) is a plus

Skills, abilities and work standards:

  • Continuous Learner – Ability to continually develop and improve one’s skill and knowledge to perform effectively and adapt to change in the workplace. Development occurs through a variety of learning opportunities, seeking feedback, and individual reflection. 
  • Personally Effective - Making use of all of the personal resources at your disposal (talents, skills, energy, and time) to achieve goals. 
  • Authentic - Being honest and authentic in communication, feedback and strategy.
  • Results-driven - Setting high goals for themselves and others. They accomplish their goals by effectively working through challenges and demonstrate commitment to the company's goals. 
  • Creative Problem Solver - Focused on improving their practices and results. They are open to new ideas and they maximize available resources. 
  • Collaborator & Partner - Works effectively with others to achieve shared goals through cooperation, sharing knowledge, joint problem-solving, and celebrating success. 

Additional Information

  • Location: Barcelona
  • Contract: Permanent
  • Start date: April 1st, 2024

Our growing team in Spain is full of talented professionals from various fields who all share a desire to make sustainability real. We offer competitive salaries and support personal growth from day one.

This includes extensive onboarding, teammates' support and a brand new e-learning platform bursting with courses and modules. So you can learn new skills and fine-tune old ones!

In return for your expertise and energy, we offer:
Working organization benefits:

  • Casual and very friendly work environment
  • Hybrid work organization (from the office or from home)
  • Flexible working hours
  • Home office allowance program
  • IT equipment allowance
  • Working from anywhere policy
  • Opportunity to work in a truly international atmosphere

Compensation benefits:

  • Base salary + variable compensation plan
  • GRSP and TFSA matching program available
  • Meals and Transportation Vouchers (Cobee card)

Wellness and Healthcare benefits:

  • Health, Wellness, and Dental Benefits


  • Employee referral bonus policy
  • Paid employee volunteer day
  • Paid moving day ( 1/year)
  • Access to online learning library
  • Virtual and in-person team building events
  • Co working space with various services + opportunity to work in different locations (Europe and International)

Our hiring team looks forward to reviewing your CV and cover letter with a guaranteed response to every application. A new job with purpose awaits you!

Don’t fit all the criteria but still think you’d be a good candidate? Please apply anyway to give our hiring team the opportunity to assess your skills and to learn more about what you could bring to EcoVadis. We’re interested in hiring capable people, regardless of professional and educational background.

Can the hiring process be adjusted to suit my needs? Yes. We want everyone going through the hiring process with EcoVadis to feel confident that you are able to demonstrate your full potential. We welcome applications from disabled people, people with long-term health conditions, and neurodiverse candidates. If you need any adjustments, including the provision of interview questions, please let the hiring team know.

Our team’s strength comes from everyone’s uniqueness and is founded upon mutual respect. EcoVadis commits to equity, inclusion and reducing bias in our hiring processes. EcoVadis does not accept any form of discrimination based on color, national or ethnic origin, ancestry, citizenship, religion, beliefs, age, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, neurodiversity, disability, parental status, or any other protected characteristic that makes you unique. In your application, we encourage you to remove personal information such as: photographs, marital status, number of children, religion, gender, residential postal code, university graduation date, past medical or parental leave(s) taken, nationality (instead, please state if you are legally eligible to work in the job region/country), university name (instead, please state any degrees obtained and the study major).


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