Machine Learning Research Engineer // So1

March 20, 2017
Are you passionate about applied machine learning research? Are you open-minded about approaches and techniques, willing to pick the best tool for the job? Would you like to work with a unique live dataset spanning billions of rows? Would you like to see how your insights and models influence the purchasing habits of millions of people? Are you keen on working with world class teammates in a successful startup to bring a product to the market that will change a billion-Dollar industry? Well, this position might be just for you!

About us

So1 is Google Adwords for retail.

We have built and are expanding a revolutionary cross-retailer promotion platform based on cutting-edge algorithms and a seamless online integration with traditional offline retailers. On our platform we allow both brands and retailers to target consumers truly individually and in real-time with the most efficient discounts and promotions.

Our models infer, predict, explain and measure the behavior of shoppers. Our algorithms optimize for econometric goals adjusted for long-term customer satisfaction and engagement.

The So1 Engine learns from billions of consumer transactions and derives the right impulse at the right time to induce a change in customers’ behavior.

We have partnered with leading retailers and are successfully marketing our unique platform and business model to the world’s largest brands. So1 has been backed by high-profile investors Target Partners and Shortcut Ventures with 7-figure investments.

Your role

We offer our employees unique learning opportunities and the chance to take on important projects from day one.

You will track the state of the art in various areas of Machine Learning and Deep Learning, Operations Research and Optimization

You will come up with ideas for models, prototype them, deploy to production and run A/B tests

You will develop mathematical abstractions covering business needs in flexible ways

You will communicate ideas, capabilities and workflows to business stakeholders

You will be working both independently and in small focus teams on the full project lifecycle – from project inception to monitoring production results

Your profile

You are an open-minded polymath craving for transforming your ideas into real-world impact.

Must have

  • A curious, creative, analytical mindset open for ideas coming from: psychology, neuroscience, econometry, statistics, physics and machine learning
  • Love for rapid, hands-on prototyping with tight feedback loops
  • Strong familiarity with fundamental statistics, probability theory, information theory, linear algebra
  • Experience in building custom ML algorithms and pipelines from scratch
  • Python, SQL coding skills

Highly desirable

  • Strong core computer science, data structures and algorithms
  • Experience working with very large datasets and live production systems
  • Experience with either of: generative models, semi-supervised learning, reinforcement learning, natural language processing, ranking & recommendation, metaheuristics and optimization

Bonus points for

  • Public activity in the ML scene (papers, conferences, meetups, videos, open source projects)
  • Coding skills in any of: C++, Matlab, R, Scala
  • Background in research/fintech/adtech

Our offer to you

  • A multi-terabyte, rich dataset of customer behaviors
  • Tight feedback loops within a real-time system
  • A wide selection of projects, from large-scale prediction, through uplift measurement to anomaly detection
  • Highly energetic environment and very smart colleagues in all fields: ML, computer science and business
  • Freedom to shape your role and significantly impact the company’s direction and future
  • High performance-based compensation
  • Stock options possible after you have proven your impact
  • The flavor of a startup (free drinks & snacks, team events, rooftop terrace, etc.) combined with the professionalism of seasoned veterans

Your new team

We are a diverse team of about 30 software engineers, ML engineers and business people. All united in their hunger to achieve something great and change the promotion game for good. We operate in small teams, with flat hierarchies. We love cooking together in the kitchen and having fun with barbeques on our rooftop terrace. We welcome everyone warmly in our team no matter where you come from or what your background is.

We are very much looking forward to your application. Please send your CV including earliest possible entry to the So1 recruitment team.

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