Machine Learning Engineer

Engineering / Vancouver, Canada

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Flipboard is the world’s largest mobile curation platform. Powered by people and technology, Flipboard makes it easy to stay informed and get inspired by the stories and products that fuel your passion. We are looking for a Data Scientist to help us take our product to the next level.

At Flipboard we are re-imagining how people consume news and information in the world. The Data Products group drives this forward helping users in the face of information overload; producing newsfeed content tailored to you; connecting you with other users and recommending stories, topics and magazines. Using a wide range of data-driven techniques to achieve this, drawn from machine learning, collaborative filtering, topic modelling, entity extraction, psychology and old-fashioned straight-up product design. We deal with billions of signals daily, and this means developing high-performance distributed systems at scale.

This position is based in our downtown Vancouver office.

Responsibilities

  • Work with us on scaling and developing our data driven systems, ideally you have interest and abilities in both data science and engineering; as this is a hands-on role where you own the whole stack – from models to production.
  • You will be working with a small team of engineers and data scientists.
  • You will have your hand in a variety of projects –  data collection, data analysis, algorithm development, scaling the system to tens of millions of daily active users and working with engineers across other teams in bringing our architecture forward.
  • You will have substantial independence and responsibility from day one. 

Requirements

  • Deep programming proficiency, ideally with experience in Python, C++ and Java
  • Solid background in Mathematics, Statistics and Machine Learning
  • Self-starter with excellent communications skills
  • Experience with implementing data-processing systems or machine learning systems at scale
  • Full-stack engineering experience a big plus.

Benefits & Perks

  • Our CEO Mike McCue is a creative visionary experienced at building innovative products and companies.
  • Our benefits include vision, dental, life, health insurance, “Employee and Family Assistance Program” plus eligibility to participate in our pension plan with an employer match.
  • Flexible hours and generous ‘out of office time’ for holidays, vacations, sick leave, relaxation & wellness, personal and family needs.
  • Team celebrations: company anniversaries, birthdays, Thanksgiving, weddings/babies‐‐you name it, we celebrate it!
  • We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity and inclusion at our company. 

Why Join Flipboard?

  • Our vision: At a time when society could really benefit from being more informed and inspired, we are enabling great stories to reach the right communities around the world.
  • Our team: Led by experienced entrepreneur Mike McCue, we are a highly diverse team of bright, capable people who work collaboratively with strong purpose and vision. We are positive, respectful and we value self improvement. We have a track record of betting on people, giving them bigger roles, and supporting them. We believe strongly in the importance of investing in our team. We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company.
  • Our value: We are fully funded and making steady, meaningful progress on a premium, high margin business within a $600B, highly strategic market. Our business model is tightly aligned with our values, our partners and our user experience which makes our company both valuable and unique.
  • Our product: Millions of people truly love Flipboard and rely on it regularly. Flipboard is a standard bearer for great mobile design, innovation, and we deeply value craftsmanship.
  • Our platform: Our platform selects the best content from millions of sources around the world, organizes it into highly personalized feeds, and presents it for further curation by the community. We are driven by hard technical challenges and we value pioneering new technology to continually increase the power, efficiency and scale of our platform.

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