Machine Learning Engineer

$15k – $35k AngelList Est.
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We are looking for a Machine Learning Engineer to lead complex ML and big data projects at our new Data Center and Networking AI Team to solve some of the hardest and most interesting technological challenges facing the industry today.

About the team:

You will be joining a new team of world-class high-performing and low ego engineers and scientists that have an entrepreneurial and hacker spirit. The team will operate in a very self-driven, agile and fast-paced environment. The team operates by self-organizing, around shared values, vision and objectives.


  • 2 - 5 years of experience as a software engineer building and shipping production quality code in C/C++, Java, Python, or similar language
  • Minimum of 2 years of experience building end-to-end machine learning products, from data gathering, to model training and tuning, to deploying to production and monitoring its performance
  • Strong experience wrangling, processing, and analyzing big data using Hadoop Spark or similar technology
  • Comfortable researching and reading research papers and implementing models
  • Comfortable experimenting with and incorporating cutting-edge techniques into our existing system, such as online learning, transfer learning, and few-shot learning
  • Deep understanding of model training, what affects performance (hyperparameters, data distribution, etc)
  • Ability to write an end-to-end pipeline code that is modular, scalable, and easy for future team members to build upon

Additional Qualifications:

  • Experience working on time series problems
  • Experience with data analysis and visualization
  • Extract meaningful insights from the data and present to leadership

What would really impress us?

Machine learning side projects (e.g. on Github or Kaggle competitions). Show us what you've built before. Previous experience training your own deep neural networks is a must. Think CNNs, RNNs, Bayesian Inference, One-shot Learning and more.

Rakuten Americas at a glance

Rakuten Americas focuses on E-Commerce, Curated Web, Canada, and United States. Their company has offices in San Francisco Bay Area and San Mateo. They have a very large team that's 5000+ employees.

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