Research Engineer

The Houzz Research Engineering team is looking for top engineers with passions in areas such as natural language processing, machine learning, information retrieval, or data mining.

Position Responsibilities

  • Play a central role in improving product quality to increase user engagement
  • Research and implement algorithms to improve Houzz in such as search, ads, e-commerce, digital marketing personalization, or 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 reality

Required Skills & Experience

  • Degrees in Computer Science or related engineering disciplines
  • Solid coding skill with at least one common programming language (e.g., Python, Java, PHP, or C++)
  • Knowledge of Machine Learning, Probability, Statistics, and Data Mining

Desired Skills & Experience

  • MS or PhD in Computer Science or related engineering disciplines
  • Experience with Search, Recommendation, Advertising, and Personalization Systems
  • Experience with Map-Reduce computing system such as Hadoop

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