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Senior Research Scientist, Model Evaluation



New York, NY, USA
Posted on Wednesday, July 3, 2024
Who are we?
Our mission is to scale intelligence to serve humanity. We’re training and deploying frontier models for developers and enterprises who are building AI systems to power magical experiences like content generation, semantic search, RAG, and agents. We believe that our work is instrumental to the widespread adoption of AI.
We obsess over what we build. Each one of us is responsible for contributing to increasing the capabilities of our models and the value they drive for our customers. We like to work hard and move fast to do what’s best for our customers.
Cohere is a team of researchers, engineers, designers, and more, who are passionate about their craft. Each person is one of the best in the world at what they do. We believe that a diverse range of perspectives is a requirement for building great products.
Join us on our mission and shape the future!
Why this role?
Evaluation is critical to making progress in scaling intelligence. As models continue to become superhuman in many real world use cases, we must continue to develop new techniques to accurately measure our models' performance on frontier capabilities. In this role, you are responsible for building scalable infrastructure and next-generation evaluation methods to measure LLM progress.

As a Senior Research Scientist, Model Evaluation, you will:

  • Define, implement, and experiment with radically new approaches to measuring model quality
  • Develop pristine evaluation datasets and state-of-the-art human evaluation methodology in partnership with our world-class, in-house human annotation program
  • Build robust and scalable evaluation tooling, utilized by all members of technical staff at Cohere, including our leadership and our CEO
  • Learn from and work with the best researchers and engineers in the field

You may be a good fit if:

  • You have direct experience developing foundation models
  • You have a track record of developing new methods or data to evaluate foundation models
  • You directly worked with data annotators to create cutting-edge text datasets
  • You have published at top-tier conferences and venues (ICLR, ACL, NeurIPS)
  • You are obsessive about rigorously and accurately measuring AI capabilities
  • You have strong software engineering skills
If some of the above doesn’t line up perfectly with your experience, we still encourage you to apply! If you consider yourself a thoughtful worker, a lifelong learner, and a kind and playful team member, Cohere is the place for you.
We value and celebrate diversity and strive to create an inclusive work environment for all. We welcome applicants from all backgrounds and are committed to providing equal opportunities. Should you require any accommodations during the recruitment process, please submit an Accommodations Request Form, and we will work together to meet your needs.
Our Perks:
🤝 An open and inclusive culture and work environment
🧑‍💻 Work closely with a team on the cutting edge of AI research
🍽 Weekly lunch stipend, in-office lunches & snacks
🦷 Full health and dental benefits, including a separate budget to take care of your mental health
🐣 100% Parental Leave top-up for 6 months for employees based in Canada, the US, and the UK
🎨 Personal enrichment benefits towards arts and culture, fitness and well-being, quality time, and workspace improvement
🏙 Remote-flexible, offices in Toronto, New York, San Francisco and London and co-working stipend
✈️ 6 weeks of vacation
Note: This post is co-authored by both Cohere humans and Cohere technology.