Research Engineer

The Houzz Engineering Research team is looking for passionate engineers with professional experience in areas such as natural language processing, machine learning, information retrieval, and data mining.

Position Responsibilities:

  • Play a central role in improving product quality to increase user engagement
  • Research and implement algorithms to improve Houzz in areas such as search, personalization, and recommendations
  • Design and experiment with new product features to further engage our users
  • Define key success metrics for site quality; collect and analyze user log data to calculate these metrics; ┬ádesign and run A/B tests to improve these key metrics
  • Work in a small, collaborative team with designers, front-end engineers, and back-end engineers to bring new ideas to life

Desired Skills & Experience:

  • MS or PhD in Computer Science or related engineering discipline
  • Knowledge of Machine Learning, Probability, Statistics, and Data Mining
  • Experience with Search, Recommendation, Advertising, and Personalization Systems
  • Experience with MapReduce computing system such as Hadoop
  • Solid coding skill with at least one common programming language (e.g., Python, Java, PHP, or C++)
  • 3+ years industry experience

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