zulily is an online retailer obsessed with bringing our customers something special every day. Unique products from up-and-coming brands are featured alongside favorites from top brands, including clothing, home decor, accessories, toys and gifts, giving customers something new to discover each morning at an incredible price. We are fast-paced, innovative, data- and metric-driven. As a Lead Machine Learning Engineer, you drive the vision to build and scale our machine learning and experimentation platforms.
This is your opportunity to make a big impact - ranging from delivering a personalized customer experience to optimizing advertising spend to improving merchandising efficiencies. You work on cross-functional initiatives, such as service and container platforms, machine learning platforms, data security, distributed memory services, service monitoring, real-time experimentation, data transformations, and much more. Your services scale to support high volumes of traffic at low latency and high availability. This is a high profile position that will have exposure across the entire business.
The successful candidate owns the roadmap, features, and design of one or more core services. Responsibilities: Design and build scalable machine learning services and data platforms Feature engineering to improve model performance on key business metrics Owner of key service and business metrics Work with multiple teams to understand their goals, challenges, and roadmaps to inform your product roadmap Design in a mindset of reducing technical debt and encourages others on the team to do so Regularly and measurably improve and is a champion of team process and best practices Mentor others in development technologies, tools, and processes Work with minimal supervision under tight time constraints and respond to rapidly evolving requirements QUALIFICATIONS 7+ years of software development experience building and operating high traffic web services and platforms 2+ years of practical Machine Learning experience. Familiarity with frameworks such as MLlib, scikit-learn, H2O, Torch, TensorFlow, Theano, Caffe Experience with Spark, Hadoop, Pig, MapReduce technologies Experience with Amazon Web Services a plus Excellent written and verbal communication skills Strong software design and architecture skills with an eye toward avoiding and reducing technical debt Demonstrated personal initiative and strong ownership of deliverables Ability to explore new ideas and have a passion to make them happen zulily is an Equal Opportunity Employer zulily participates in E-Verify. zulily will provide the Social Security Administration (SSA) and, if necessary, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) with information from each new employee's I-9 to confirm work authorization.
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