Applied Algorithms Engineer

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Are you passionate about using the power of technology to build community? Do you believe residents can strengthen their neighborhoods through dialog and collaboration? Would you like to join a transformative company and play a meaningful role in shaping its future? If so, we’d love to meet you.

We're looking for an experienced product-focused engineer to join our team. In this role, you will apply text mining, NLP and machine learning technology to the applied problem of building a private, local community-based social media platform.

This person will bring a background of sophisticated machine learning experience to drive personalization and recommendation abilities as we grow. If you love extracting big meaning out of nebulous data, optimizing on algorithms and optimizing again, and want to take your grand, big company experiences to a team in pursuit of a great mission – this is the job for you!

Responsibilities:

Apply techniques from a variety of fields such as Machine Learning, NLP, Information Retrieval and Search etc. to a variety of relevance and modeling problems involving members, neighborhoods, neighbor relationships and behavior, neighbor interests and their location-based activities.

Deploy and improve performance of your machine-learned models in production

Strategize and design the use of aggregate and user-level data to create an optimized user experience

Analyze unstructured text and extract relevant entities to aid in categorization and personalization of content

Requirements:

B.S. in Computer Science, Math, Statistics, or a related field

1+ years working hands-on with any of the following technologies: machine learning, information retrieval, NLP, artificial intelligence or social media analysis

Strong collaboration and communication skills, both verbal and written

Ability to be flexible and adaptable in a dynamic startup environment

Strong desire to learn about new technologies and systems

Benefits:

The opportunity to work with a collaborative and entrepreneurial team on a powerful mission to change the world, one neighborhood at a time

100% company-paid health insurance premiums (medical, dental and vision) for you and your family

Paid vacation and company holidays

401K plan

Meaningful equity for all employees

Commuter benefits through Clipper card

Free catered dinners during the week, Monday-Thursday

Fully stocked kitchens with drinks, snacks, and candy

La Marzocco espresso machine with Blue Bottle coffee

Shiny Apple products on your first day

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