Nextdoor is where you connect to the neighborhoods that matter to you so you can belong. Our purpose is to cultivate a kinder world where everyone has a neighborhood they can rely on.
Neighbors around the world turn to Nextdoor daily to receive trusted information, give and get help, get things done, and build real-world connections with those nearby — neighbors, businesses, and public services. Today, neighbors rely on Nextdoor in more than 295,000 neighborhoods across 11 countries.
The cross-functional Neighborhood Vitality product team focuses on the reduction of harmful and hurtful content, improving the quality of the content on the platform, promoting positive interactions between neighbors, and verification of neighbors and organization. As a community platform, we team believes that machine learning should be ethical and encourage healthy interaction. Each member of the team believes that technology can be used to empower communities and drive change offline.
You will be part of a scrappy and impactful team building data-intensive products, working with data and features, building machine learning models, and sharing insights around data and experiments.
Within Vitality, we you will use machine learning to automatically understand, report, and action user-generated content, to power in-product interventions which can norm neighbors toward positive interactions (see this recent [blog post](https://engblog.nextdoor.com/using-predictive-technology-to-foster- constructive-conversations-4af437942bd4) for an example of that work), and to provide signals to surfaces such as Feed and Notifications to limit the distribution of abusive content on the platform. Day-to-day responsibilities include:
At Nextdoor, we empower our employees to build stronger local communities. To create a platform where all feel welcome, we want our workforce to reflect the diversity of the neighbors we seek to serve. We encourage everyone interested in our purpose to apply. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, gender, religion, sexual orientation, age, or any other trait that unfairly targets a group of people. In accordance with the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance, we always consider qualified applicants with arrest and conviction records.