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Staff Software Engineer, Machine Learning - Homefeed & Notifications

Staff Software Engineer, Machine Learning - Homefeed & Notifications
San Francisco, US
171,000 - 214,000
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Job Description

**Discord is about creating a space for everyone to find belonging in their

lives. Hundreds of millions of people use Discord every week to have meaningful interactions.**

**The mission of the Content Recommendation team at Discord is to help

users connect and engage with the online communities to create this belonging. We are working on enabling our users' experiences with search, recommendations, and smart notifications. We are just starting to build these ML driven user experiences and if you are someone who is passionate about building things from scratch, this could be a great opportunity for you!**

What You'll Do:

  • Care deeply about business outcomes and constraints and keep them in mind as they solve hard, unbounded problems; Work with product, data science, policy and UXR to create an ML driven product strategy.
  • Collaborate with leadership and senior engineers across the team to define the technical vision and build on the technical roadmap for ML systems.
  • Design and build large scale low latency machine learning systems for retrieval, ranking and personalization.
  • Build generalizable infrastructure for retrieval, ranking and NLP, especially using MLOps stacks like TFX.
  • Working with Engineering Managers and other Staff Engineers to make decisions for Discord and engineering function as a whole.
  • Coach and mentor the next generation of technical leaders at Discord.

What You'll Need:

  • Bachelor's degree or higher in a quantitative field including Computer Science, Physics, Applied Math, Statistics or other quantitative fields.
  • 7+ years of software development experience, or 5+ years with an advanced degree.
  • Strong communication skills and the ability to work well cross-functionally.
  • Strong product sense, maintain a high degree of empathy for your internal and external users and seek feedback from them about your work
  • First Principles mindset and approach. Comfortable with ambiguity and get excited about working collaboratively to figure out solutions to complex problems, and then implementing them.
  • You have helped define the architecture, tooling, and strategy for large-scale machine learning systems and tools.
  • You have shipped large-scale recommendation/ search / adsML systems; and you've worked with distributed systems deployed at scale.
  • You have a deep understanding of seminal approaches to retrieval and ranking; and you keep up with the industry trends and can assess new technologies that can help us better solve problems.

New York City residents only: Minimum salary of $214,000/year + equity and benefitsNote: Disclosure as required by NYC Pay Transparency LawColorado residents only: Minimum salary of $171,200/year + equity and benefitsNote: Disclosure as required by sb19-085(8-5-20).

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