Senior Deep Learning Engineer

$130k – $160k AngelList Est.
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We are looking for a Senior Deep 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.

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.


  • 5-7 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 working on big data problems (in terabytes) using technologies like Cassandra, Hadoop, and Spark

  • Strong experience on architecture design of large scale data platforms, machine learning, analytics, and data-drive applications

  • Experience training, evaluating, and optimizing deep neural networks on big data

  • Deep understanding of model training, what affects performance (hyperparameters, data distribution, etc)

  • Experience deploying deep learning models to production is a MUST

  • Comfortable researching and reading research papers and implementing models

  • Ability to write an end-to-end pipeline code that is modular, scalable, and easy for future team members to build upon


  • Master’s Degree in computer science or engineering


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

What would really impress us?

Any side projects or hobbies.

Sponsorship tag select one!

Employment eligibility to work with Rakuten and it's brands in the U.S. is required as the company will not pursue visa sponsorship for these positions.

Rakuten may choose to consider applicants that require some form of company sponsorship to work in the United States at its sole discretion, based on business needs.

Rakuten is an equal opportunity employer. We do not discriminate based on race, color, ethnicity, ancestry, national origin, religion, sex, gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, age, disability, veteran status, genetic information, marital status or any legally protected status.

Women, minorities, individuals with disabilities and protected veterans are encouraged to apply.

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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