Sr. ML Applied Researcher - META Cortex

Sr. ML Applied Researcher - META Cortex

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Company description

Twitter is what’s happening and what people are talking about right now. For us, life's not about a job, it's about purpose. We believe real change starts with conversation. Here, your voice matters. Come as you are and together we'll do what's right (not what's easy) to serve the public conversation.

Job description

At Cortex our purpose is to improve Twitter by enabling advanced and ethical AI.

META (Machine learning Ethics, Transparency and Accountability) is a new, cross-functional team in Cortex focused on investigating the fairness and transparency of Twitter’s automated algorithmic decision making systems.

We believe in the power of bringing multiple perspectives together. META functions at the intersection of Machine Learning, Social Science, Policy, User Research and engages with multiple stakeholders across Twitter.

What You’ll Do

  • Conduct research on real-world impact of machine learning predictions 

  • Work closely with product teams to understand implications of automated decision systems

  • Suggest and implement solutions to mitigate issues

  • Communicate findings to the rest of the company and, when appropriate, to the academic community


Who you are

  • Interested in how machine learning outcomes at scale affect the real world and want to make an impact.

  • Excited about working in a nascent field, with many unknown unknowns

  • Clear communicator and independent thinker


  • Post-graduate degree and/or experience in machine learning or related fields

  • Ability to perform comprehensive literature reviews and provide critical feedback on state-of-the-art solutions and how they may fit to different operating constraints

  • Experience with ML techniques and framewor

Additional information

All your information will be kept confidential according to EEO guidelines.

Equal Opportunity Statement

We are committed to an inclusive and diverse Twitter. Twitter 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

We will ensure that individuals with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodation to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform essential job functions, and to receive other benefits and privileges of employment. Please contact us to request accommodation.

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