Senior Machine Learning Engineer

Senior Machine Learning Engineer

Amperity is more than just a leading Customer Data Platform — it's a unique mix of people, technology, and opportunity. The people are whip-smart, deeply committed, and energizing. The technology is multi-patented, AI-powered, industry-shaping customer data management software that we invented because there was no way to solve the problems that we wanted to help consumer brands overcome. The opportunity is twofold: a market opportunity to provide a solution that consumer brands have been trying to find for decades, and a personal opportunity to grow and learn and hitch your career to a rocket ship. 

Since our founding in 2016, Amperity has been growing 2.5X year-over-year. We've raised $187M in funding, including a recent Series D that increased our valuation to over one billion dollars. We're going places, fast, and we want you to come with us. 

We help these brands make sense of massive amounts of transaction and engagement data so that they can finally know who their customers are, what opportunities exist, and how to provide the kinds of experiences that delight consumers and move the business metrics that matter. Our customers include Starbucks, Alaska Airlines, Patagonia, Kroger, J. Crew, Brooks Running, Planet Fitness, DICK's Sporting Goods, and many more. 

We're building something that's never existed before, and we're doing it in a way that's great for consumers, transformational for our customers, and career-making for the members of the Amperity team. Come help us make it happen!

The Team

The data science team at Amperity is a close-knit community of engineers and data scientists that move quickly and rely on each other to think independently, work autonomously, handle ambiguity, and solve hard problems. We identify, design and implement algorithms that lie at the heart of our products:

  1. Identity matching: deduplicating and clustering billions of records to their underlying identities daily. Our customers use our predictions to analyze their customer base and create a personalized experience for their customers at every touchpoint.
  2. Predictive modeling: With unified and enriched customer profiles (thanks to our identity matching pipeline), we build advanced customer-centric models to predict metrics/behaviors such as customer lifetime value, product recommendations, discount sensitivity, and event propensity. 

In addition to algorithmic development, we value sharing our findings with the broader data science community.  We publish our research in top-tier peer-reviewed publications, engage with fellow data scientists by speaking at internal and external conferences, and also hold several patents focused on our core IP (with many more to come).

We’re looking for a Senior Machine Learning Engineer to join our rapidly growing data science team to help develop and engineer state-of-the-art machine learning pipelines. As an integral part of our squad, you will collaborate with data scientists, product managers, and software engineers in prototyping and productizing predictive models that help our customers understand their customers and execute a smarter, more informed business strategy.

What You’ll Do

  • Prototype new ML approaches for predictive modeling pipelines that help us understand complex user behaviors and preferences
  • Manage and innovate our ML ops infrastructure, helping us capture, track, and report metrics about our predictive output
  • Develop and maintain our data science stack, including integrations with pyspark, databricks, MLFlow, and Amperity’s own software application
  • Be part of an active (and fun) group of machine learning practitioners and data scientists distributed across New York and Seattle
  • Contribute to new IP in the form of patents, research papers, conference presentations

About You

  • Undergraduate degree in a quantitative discipline (e.g. computer science, mathematics) with 2+ years of ML software development experience
  • Hands-on experience implementing production machine learning systems at scale in Scala, Python, Java, R, or similar languages. Experience with tools like Spark MLlib, MLFlow, Scikit-learn, etc. is a strong plus
  • Strong background in a broad set of ML concepts ranging from regression to clustering, along with model prototyping, tuning, and evaluation
  • Familiarity with  distributed computation and specifically Apache Spark; comfortable with evaluating, optimizing, and debugging Spark applications
  • Ability to synthesize complex ideas for both technical and non-technical audiences.  Good communication skills in conducting code reviews, writing technical documentation, and giving internal and external presentations. 

Benefits

We offer all the benefits you’d expect from a great place to work: 100% employee healthcare coverage, transportation subsidies, a comfortable work environment with plenty of snacks, and other employee experience perks like events and activities, both in-person and remote. We also offer self-managed PTO and the flexibility to do your best work in the way that works for you. We provide an inclusive environment where you’ll be challenged to find and unlock your full potential, surrounded by a team of world-class people driving for excellence. 

Amperity is an equal opportunity employer and values diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.

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