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Web Developer - Embeddings



Software Engineering
London, UK
Posted on Tuesday, September 5, 2023
Who are we?
Cohere is focused on building and deploying large language model (LLM) AI into enterprises in a safe and responsible way that drives human productivity, and creates magical new ways to interact with technology and real business value. We’re a team of highly motivated and experienced engineers, innovators, and disruptors looking to change the face of technology.
Our goals are ambitious, but also concrete and practical. Cohere wants to fundamentally change how businesses operate, making everyone more productive and able to focus on doing better what they do best. Every day, our team breaks new ground, as we build transformational AI technology and products for enterprise and developers to harness the power of LLMs.
Cohere was founded by three global leaders in AI development, including our CEO, Aidan Gomez, who co-created the Transformer, which makes LLMs possible. Collectively, we're driven by the belief that our technology has the potential to revolutionize the way enterprises, their employees, and customers engage with technology through language.
Cohere’s broader research team is world-renowned, having contributed to the development of sentence transformers for semantic search, dynamic adversarial data collection and red teaming, and retrieval augmented generation, often referred to as “RAG,” among other technological breakthroughs.
We have been deliberate in assembling a team of operational leaders with industry-leading experience, with backgrounds working at the most sophisticated, demanding, and respected enterprises in the world. Cohere’s operational leaders have built, scaled, and led multi-billion product lines and businesses at Google, Apple, Rakuten, YouTube, AWS, and Cisco.
The Cohere team is a collective from all walks of life, from people who left college to start businesses, to some of the most experienced people from globally renowned companies. We believe a diverse team is the key to a safer, more responsible technology, and that different experiences and backgrounds enable us to tackle problems from all angles and avoid blindspots.
There’s no better time to play a role in defining the future of AI, and its impact on the world.
Why this role?
The Cohere Embeddings team is at the forefront of harnessing the power of text representations, also known as text embeddings. When you hear about large language models (LLM), probably the first thing that comes to mind is the text generation capability, such as writing an essay or creating a marketing copy. But another thing you can get is text representation: a set of numbers that represent what the text means, and somehow capture the semantics of the text. These numbers are called text embeddings.
The Embeddings team is on a mission to redefine how we understand and utilise text representations. We're focused on building the most robust foundation models for search, with a strong emphasis on enabling search across incredibly intricate documents and diverse data types.
As a Web Developer within Cohere's Embeddings team, you'll be at the forefront of transforming the way we search and extract meaning from text. Your role is instrumental in advancing our mission to leverage text embeddings for complex data types and documents. If you're a full-stack web developer with expertise in Database design, Front-end development (using technologies like JavaScript, React, or Angular), and Back-end development (utilizing tools like Node.js, Next.js, PHP, or FastAPI), we want to hear from you.
Join us in redefining how text embeddings empower search and understanding. Be part of a team that's shaping the future of text representation and complex data retrieval.

In this role, you will:

  • Collaborate with the Embeddings team to design and implement robust database solutions that underpin our text representation models.
  • Develop cutting-edge front-end applications using technologies like JavaScript, React, or Angular, ensuring an exceptional user experience.
  • Build powerful back-end systems with tools such as Node.js, Next.js, PHP, or FastAPI to support our search capabilities on complex data.
  • Have fun and build long lasting friendships!

You may be a good fit for this role, if you have:

  • Proven experience in database design and management.
  • Expertise in front-end development, including proficiency with JavaScript, React and Angular.
  • Strong back-end development skills, with experience in Node.js, Next.js, PHP, or FastAPI.
  • A passion for innovation and a deep curiosity about text embeddings and their applications.
  • Effective problem-solving abilities.
  • A collaborative mindset, ready to work closely with a dynamic team at the forefront of text representation technology
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 of all kinds and are committed to providing an equal opportunity process. Cohere provides accessibility accommodations during the recruitment process. Should you require any accommodation, please let us know and we will work with you 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, Palo Alto, 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.