Social Discovery Group is the world’s largest group of social discovery companies which unites more than 50 brands. For more than 20 years, we have been creating premium international dating services and social discovery apps with a focus on video streaming, AI technologies, entertainment, and game mechanics. Our product portfolio includes Dating.com, Cupid Media, Dil Mil, and many others. The products are already used by more than 500 million users in 150 countries around the world.

SDG Invests in social discovery technology startups around the world. Our Investments include Open AI, Patreon, Flo, RAW, EVA AI, Clubhouse, Magnet, Woebot, Flure, Astry, Coursera, Academia, Harbour, Space, Auto1, DocSend, AppAnnie, Rapyd, Boom Supersonic, Trading, View, K-Health and many others.

We solve the problem of loneliness, isolation, and disconnection with the help of digital reality.

Our digital nomad team of more than 800 professionals works all over the world. Our international team of like-minded people and professionals solves ambitious daily tasks and creates truly global products. We value focusing on results, a proactive approach, and we are always looking for new and unconventional ideas.

Our teams of digital nomads live and work remotely from Cyprus, Malta, the USA, Thailand, Indonesia, Hong Kong, Australia, Poland, Israel, Türkiye, Latvia and many others.

We are looking for a Middle ML Engineer for one of our investment products.

This product is an AI companion specifically designed for everyday communication and support. It is always ready to listen, engage in conversation, and provide emotional support, serving as an ideal conversational partner in a judgment-free and non-offensive environment.

The product aims to alleviate loneliness, combat boredom, reduce stress levels, and fulfill the need for social interaction. It utilizes advanced artificial intelligence algorithms to deliver a rich and interactive experience. Our virtual friend can offer advice, even expressing disagreement with the user, and requires some attention in return. It possesses its own backstory, and the relationship with the virtual friend continually evolves. The more users engage with the virtual friend, the more additional features and capabilities they unlock.

The product is part of a major holding company with a clear mission to create something significant. Our goal is to build a billion-dollar+ business, while enjoying the advantages of a startup without the drawbacks, thanks to the backing of a large holding company. We have access to infrastructure and financial support that only large corporations can provide.

Currently, we offer real-time voice messaging, and we have plans to introduce virtual characters for video communication in the future. Our character is likely to possess the ability to understand user emotions.

Your main tasks will be:

    • Computer Vision:


      1. StableDiffusion – generating model photos based on text (X, XX, XXX).
      2. Generating photos based on user requests (specific poses, locations, etc.).
      3. Creating short videos (1-3 seconds).
      4. Face Swap for long videos.
    • NLP (Natural Language Processing):


    1. Compression and acceleration of bots.
    2. Classification, filters, enhancing bot intelligence (DPO, RL).
    3. Multimodal solutions (bots “see” photos and can describe them independently).

We expect from you:

  • Knowledge of mathematical algorithms in machine learning, basic types of models, and understanding of criteria for evaluating their performance;
  • Practical experience applying fundamental NLP concepts (w2v, tokenization, etc.);
  • Practical experience in developing and deploying microservices;
  • Experience with diffusion models (image generation, appearance cloning);
  • Experience in the field of NLP;
  • Proficiency in Python;
  • Knowledge of machine learning libraries (Scikit-learn, Pandas, Matplotlib, Numpy, Scipy, Sklearn);
  • Familiarity with the PyTorch deep learning framework;
  • Proficient use of Linux/Unix OS and version control system Git;
  • Ability to independently build a pipeline.

Would be a plus:

  • Understanding of the principles of onnx operation;
  • Experience working with SQL/NoSQL databases;
  • Experience in developing components for dialogue systems;
  • Fine-tuning experience with GPT-like models;
  • Experience with GloVe, ELMo, RNN, CNN, Transformer, BERT;
  • Experience with virtualization technologies (Docker, etc.);
  • Experience with deepspeed/Jax;
  • Completed courses like ODS, MIPT+Huawei are a plus.

What do we offer:

  • REMOTE OPPORTUNITY to work full time;
  • 7 wellness days per year (time off) that can be used to deal with household issues, to lie down and recover without taking sick leave;
  • Bonuses up to $5000 for recommending successful applicants for positions in the company;
  • Full payment for professional training, international conferences and meetings;
  • Corporate discount for English lessons;
  • Health benefits. If you are not eligible for Corporate Medical Insurance, the company will compensate up to $1000 gross per year per employee according to the paychecks. This can be spent on self-purchase of health insurance, or on doctor’s fees for yourself and close relatives (spouse, children);
  • Workplace organization. The company provides all employees with an equipped workplace and all the necessary equipment (table, armchair, wifi, etc.) in the locations where we have offices or co-working. In the other locations, the company provides reimbursement of workplace costs up to $ 1000 gross once every 3 years according to the paychecks. This money can be spent on the rent of the co-working room, on equipping the working place at home (desk, chair, Internet, etc.) during those 3 years;
  • Internal gamified gratitude system: receive bonuses from colleagues and exchange them for time off, merch, team building activities, massage certificates, etc.

Sounds good? Join us now!

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