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Narrative - Expression of Interest - Data Science & AI



Software Engineering, Data Science
Auckland, New Zealand
Posted on Thursday, June 13, 2024

Narrative – Expression of Interest – Data Science & AI

We are always on the lookout for smart and talented people to join us at Narrative.

If you do not find the job you are looking for among our current vacancies, feel free to send through your CV and cover letter. We’ll keep this on file until something suitable comes up and we will contact you.

Location: Based in our office on Karangahape Road in Auckland, New Zealand with two days of the week optionally remote. We find it’s important to have time for face-to-face communication, while also allowing some days to work from home, if one wants.

Salary: Competitive Salary that is commensurate with skills and experience + participation in a generous employee share option scheme.

About Narrative:

Narrative is one of NZ’s fastest growing software as a service (SaaS) companies. We build products that cater to a market of millions of professional photographers worldwide. Our AI-powered tools help professional photographers from more than 160 countries improve their photo selection and photo editing workflows, significantly increasing what they can get done each day. With the backing of top-tier Venture Capitalists – including Founders Fund – and a team of exceptionally talented staff, we are committed to driving innovation in this space.

We have many thousands of photographers using our products and our AI processes more than 2 billion images from photographers annually.

See for more info about Narrative and our culture.

We have a strong, nurturing company culture at Narrative. You'll join a smart, friendly, and supportive team with psychological safety. Here, we can be our authentic selves, freely discuss ideas, make the best decisions, and do our best work..

Additional benefits:

  • 1 month paid parental leave in addition to government leave, 30 hours a week for 6 months on full pay following return from parental leave (for all parents)

  • Extended sick leave to support our team to get through the many things life can throw our way

  • Employee Stock Ownership Plan (ESOP)

We’re looking for someone who has:

  • Attitude:

    • Self-directed skilled problem solver who can independently work towards solving the world's most challenging technical problems

    • Ability to communicate across teams, integrating feedback and expertise from diverse technical and non-technical sources.

    • Desire to always improve themselves

    • Willing to tackle gnarly seemingly impossible problems

    • Excitement about impacting and changing the lives of photographers and shaping the future of photography

    • Ability to be scrappy and build imperfect solutions quickly and then improve them over time

  • Skills & experience:

    • Fantastic technical skills in your area of expertise

  • Education:

    • Experience equivalent to a Master degree or PhD in Data Science, Computer Science, Software Engineering, Mathematics, or similar field

Handy to have, but not required:

  • A keen interest in photography

  • Experience training Deep Learning models

  • Knowledge of Rust or C/C++

At Narrative, we are committed to developing AI software that serves people of all ethnicities, genders, and religious backgrounds. We want our team to reflect this commitment. Research indicates that some men apply to jobs when they meet around 60% of the criteria, while women and other underrepresented individuals often only apply if they meet all the criteria. So, if you really love the idea of working at Narrative and have a strong desire to learn & improve, please apply, even if you don't tick every box in the job description.

If this sounds like you, please apply with a CV and well-written cover letter. Please also tell us your visa status.