Senior Software Engineer, Applied Machine Learning

3+ months agoTokyo, Japan


Every day, SmartNews analyzes millions of URLs to deliver the top articles that matter in near-real time to millions of users around the world. Our News Ranking team, along with our AI Foundation team, works on a range of recommendation and optimization problems, e.g. search ranking, collaborative filtering, personalized recommendation, diversification to deliver the world's quality information to the people who need it. Responsibilities This is a hybrid of system engineering and machine learning role: Write server-side production code for applications that are robust and efficient Develop machine learning algorithms, combining with rule-based optimization to deliver improvement in product metrics Build recommendation and ranking algorithms for news articles Develop toolings to make ML engineers to be more productive Lead medium sized projects to improve news ranking Minimum Qualifications 3+ years of experience in designing and implementing machine learning algorithms, and applying them to real world problems Solid Machine Learning background and deep understanding of certain domain of machine learning techniques, especially in natural language processing, recommendation systems, computer visions Strong software development skills with proven record of shipping changes to production that improved product metrics with machine learning technologies Able to have deep end-to-end understanding of sophisticated ranking systems and can proactively detect problems and make improvement suggestions Good written and spoken communication skills, can work across functional teams Expert coding abilities in multiple programming languages (e.g. Java, C++, Python, Scala) MS or BS in computer science, mathematics, physics or other quantitative fields Preferred Qualifications Experience with cloud based architecture (e.g. Amazon Web Services) Strong interest in news media and our mission Benefits Support programs for self-improvement and career development (language learning, etc.) SmartKitchen - Healthy lunch on a daily basis for free (Tokyo Office) ChikyuCoffee - Delicious coffee provided by our Barista every day (Tokyo Office) transportation coverage (maximum 50,000 yen) Various social insurance benefits included

Job ID: SmartNews-4CA66B77FE