Senior Machine Learning Scientist, AI

3+ months agoSan Francisco, CA


SmartNews is a leading mobile app of news aggregation services. It analyzes millions of articles to deliver most engaging information with high quality in near-real time fashion to millions of users around the world. Our AI Foundation team is responsible to research and develop world-class AI algorithms that can be applied at large scale to accomplish our mission. It works on a range of content understanding, user modeling and recommendation problems, which include natural language processing tasks of classification, entity recognition, summarization, computer vision tasks of image/video classification, recommendation tasks of retrieving and ranking for relevance, etc. The team provides important content/user signals and state-of-art recommendation models to the News Ranking/Ads Ranking team to deliver the world's high-quality information to the people who need it. RESPONSIBILITIES Set technical and research directions for AI Foundation or and cross-team machine learning projects and able to lead its implementation The ability to solve important issues of AI Foundation team from fundamental algorithm development, implementation and optimization to deliver product metrics Lead cross-team projects to improve features/models that benefit company OKR Identify new directions for the team to be industry leading in areas of personalized discovery and content understanding In this position, you are expected to utilize your industry leading expertise on one or more of the following R&D areas to provide cutting edge solutions or core technologies for SmartNews recommendation systems (Ads, News, etc). General Machine Learning, Deep Learning Natural Language Processing (entity recognition, categorization, text embedding, etc) Computer Vision (object recognition, multimodal content classification, etc) Knowledge Graph Recommendation and ranking algorithms Be great mentor to other machine learning scientists