NLP Science Internship

| Seattle

We believe that phone calls should be secure, engaging, free from fraud and robocalls. Hiya is building the modern trust and identity layer for the phone call experience. We serve more than 100M users worldwide directly through our apps and in partnership with mobile device makers like Samsung and mobile carriers like AT&T. We also serve businesses with a rapidly maturing SaaS platform designed to help call center operators, marketers and others who rely on real time connections to amplify trust in their brand to reach more customers.

What will you do: 

We are looking for a data science intern to develop insights and solutions for the massive corpus of text created by our set of over 100 million users worldwide. User input is at the core of our service, however when it is provided as an unstructured text, special analytic and scaling problems are manifested. This internship will involve quantifying the misclassification of text strings by designing a survey instrument in Amazon’s Mechanical Turk platform. Once quantifying the problem and identifying a training data set, we will move on to feature development using modern NLP algorithms, e.g. Global Vectors and fastText. We will focus on the performance of three machine learning algorithms, XGBoost, Random Forests, and Neural Networks, for text classification. You will provide a performance assessment of these algorithms using standard statistical techniques, specifically confusion matrices. 

What we expect from you:

We expect you to be excited and passionate about learning new things and participating! We don’t expect you to be an expert, but want you to be proactively investigate ideas and options.

To be successful, you'll need to apply your background in data science and machine learning, and be proficient in Python to operate independently. Familiarity with AWS and setting up analytic pipelines is a bonus.

What you should expect from us:

You will work among Hiya’s research and engineering staff. We will assign an individual that will be your main support while you do this project, but you’ll interact with a lot of people. We’ll have regular check-in meetings to see how things are going and make adjustments as necessary. In short, expect us to be collaborative, supportive, and flexible to take this in a direction that is a good match with both you and our project goals!

Hiya is committed to diversity and inclusion, and we desire to build a team with a variety of perspectives, identities, and professional experiences. It's our intention to evaluate each candidate exclusively in the merits of their skills, competencies, and contribution to the organization.

This position is based in Seattle in our beautiful waterfront office, next to Pike Place Market. This will be a paid internship.

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Technology we use

  • Engineering
    • JavaLanguages
    • KotlinLanguages
    • ScalaLanguages
    • PostgreSQLDatabases
    • RedisDatabases

Location

We are centrally located in downtown Seattle. The office is easy to get to via public transportation and there is ample parking nearby.

An Insider's view of Hiya, Inc.

What are some social events your company does?

We have a lot of social activities and events. Examples include annual team outings, summer party, holiday party, and various team lunches and happy hours. Sometimes teams have cross function team lunches or events too.

Fei

Accountant

How do you collaborate with other teams in the company?

We include key members from each team(Client, QA, Gateway, Product) in the project kickoffs, sprint plannings, and retrospectives. We talk to each other constantly and have meetings when it's necessary to get things done. We also keep improving ourselves to make the next project better:)

Chad

Software Engineer

What makes someone successful on your team?

I work on the Partner Solutions team where we ship a call protection product that can be built right in to your phone, or can be used as a downloadable app. We work directly with phone carriers so you need to have curiosity and empathy for the needs of customers and end users, from the technical spec down to the details of in-app user experience.

Ari

Sr. Software Engineer

What is your vision for the company?

Hiya is reimagining the phone experience, more specifically how you call and receive calls from businesses and people. Our vision is to work with telecommunication operators, mobile device manufacturers, and businesses to create an integrated experience that removes all the inconveniences of making and receiving phone calls keeps all the great bene

Marcelo Calbucci

CTO

What are some things you learned at the company?

Our mission is so firmly woven into our DNA, it makes it easy for me and my team to stay motivated. I’ve learned that having a clearly defined mission statement is vital in keeping my team aligned to our goals as a company and provides me clarity as to how my day-to-day contributions bring us closer to our vision.

Javier

Business Intelligence and Data Acquisition Lead

What are Hiya, Inc. Perks + Benefits

Hiya, Inc. Benefits Overview

Here at Hiya we provide consumers with the best phone experience by providing spam protection and enhanced caller ID services. As for team, we have a passionate crew of go-getters, and we celebrate our successes on a weekly basis! We have a fully-stocked kitchen, a team event every Friday, unlimited paid time off, budget for learning and development opportunities, health, dental and vision insurance, 401K and many other perks.
When we’re not eating, drinking or brainstorming great ideas, Hiyans can be found getting massages at the office, or bonding across teams during quarterly outings.

Culture
Friends outside of work
Eat lunch together
Daily stand up
Open door policy
Team based strategic planning
Group brainstorming sessions
Open office floor plan
Diversity
Documented equal pay policy
Highly diverse management team
At Hiya, we represent an amazing 18+ different countries. At our company make-up and hiring practices from all angles to ensure that we are inclusive of a diverse workforce without biases.
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Disability Insurance
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Life Insurance
Wellness Programs
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K)
Company Equity
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
Flexible Work Schedule
Family Medical Leave
Company sponsored family events
Hiya sponsors family oriented events Quarterly.
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Unlimited Vacation Policy
Paid Holidays
Perks & Discounts
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
Company Outings
Stocked Kitchen
Some Meals Provided
Happy Hours
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences
Tuition Reimbursement
Our tuition reimbursement plan offers an annual max of $1000 with a maximum total match of $1000.
Lunch and learns
Hiya hosts lunch and learn meetings weekly.
Promote from within
Continuing Education stipend
We offer $1000 annually for continuing education.
Paid industry certifications
We have annual budget of up to $1000 for paid industry certifications.

Additional Perks + Benefits

Hiya supports all members of our community to create an inclusive, welcoming, and communal environment. During gay pride in June, we held a special happy hour celebrating the LGBT community. In December, we celebrate Christmas, and Hanukkah. By celebrating multiple holidays, we learn the meaning behind various celebrations. In addition, Hiya serves a global population--in fact, we are in every country! We bring together our offices from the US, Hungary, and United Kingdom to learn how each region differs, yet has commonalities. Once a year, we have a company offsite to address these inclusive matters.

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