Posted on Monday, March 11, 2024
About Us:
We're on a mission to make legal services more affordable & accessible while helping lawyers do more of the work they love.

In 2022, we launched Spellbook, the first generative AI copilot for lawyers, taking the legal industry by storm. Spellbook helps lawyers quickly draft language, flag risks, and derive insights from legal docs. We've been scaling to keep up with demand ever since and have recently closed a $20M Series A financing round.

We’re excited to bring highly motivated teammates on board who are passionate about adding real customer value, getting their hands dirty, and sweating the small stuff.
About the Role:
Reporting directly to the CEO, you will be responsible for spearheading our AI research & development team. This will include identifying opportunities for fast pragmatic "hacking" and improvements, as well as medium and longterm initiatives.

You will have the opportunity to drive our AI roadmap, recruit a world-class team of dedicated engineers & researchers, and work closely with our product/engineer teams to turn groundbreaking experiments into practical applications that will redefine the legal industry.
Key Responsibilities:
  • Overseeing all AI projects, ensuring they align with our company's strategic goals
  • Getting in the weeds with data analysis and prototyping yourself
  • Collaborating with Product and Engineering teams to translate research findings into actionable insights and product enhancements
  • Leading, mentoring, and growing a team of high-performing research scientists and AI engineers
  • Cultivating a culture of rapid experimentation & action
  • Establish and manage the R&D budget

  • Prior experience in leading AI/ML research projects and turning new breakthroughs into practical applications
  • Strong technical knowledge and vision, with a demonstrated history of leading research and development teams in the development of cutting-edge technology, bringing these products to market on time and within budget
  • Solid understanding of NLP, large language models and generative AI technologies
  • Strong programming skills, experience with AI/ML frameworks and LLMs
  • A proven ability to attract, inspire, motivate, and retain top-tier diverse talent
  • Experience with distributed teams

What we look for:
  • A proven track record of driving experimental development and leading technical teams
  • A willingness to “take the easy way” rather than looking for advanced/difficult ways to do things (a prompt to GPT4 is often the fastest first solution to a problem)
  • Exceptional problem-solving skills and a strong desire to innovate
  • Excellent communication and collaboration skills, with the ability to translate complex technical concepts into understandable terms
  • Strong interpersonal, communication, and leadership skills
  • Experience working in a high-growth startup
  • Familiarity with legal technology and the challenges faced by the legal industry is a plus

  • Own a piece of the pie; as a crucial early hire you will be granted generous stock options
  • Autonomy and responsibility; we measure ourselves on results and let you determine how you get the job done
  • Flexible work environment; join us in the heart of downtown Toronto at our Yonge & Dundas office, in St. John's, Newfoundland, or wherever you feel you get your best work done
  • Endless career growth potential; Spellbook is an early-stage company which means you'll have influence and leadership opportunities from day one

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