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Senior Machine Learning Scientist, AI Foundation 1570 views


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Our partner is a leading mobile app of news aggregation services. It analyzes millions of articles to deliver the most engaging information with high quality in near-real-time fashion to millions of users around the world. Their AI Foundation team is responsible to research and develop world-class AI algorithms that can be applied at a large scale to accomplish their 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.


  • 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 in 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 a great mentor to other machine learning scientists


Minimum Qualifications

  • 2+ years of experience in designing and implementing state-of-the-art machine learning algorithms, and applying them to real-world problems
  • Industry-leading expertise in a certain domain of machine learning techniques, especially in deep learning, natural language processing, recommendation systems, computer visions
  • Track record of successfully deliver an improvement of features/models to production systems with high impact by working across teams and organizations
  • Influential publications at top industry conferences/journals, well recognized in the industry for the domain of expertise
  • Strong mentors of senior machine learning scientists and able to grow them to the next level
  • Good written and spoken communication skills can work across functional teams
  • Strong coding skills in multiple programming languages (e.g. Java, C++, Python, Scala)

Preferred Qualifications

  • Strong interest in news media and our mission
  • Strong domain expertise in recommendation algorithms
  • M.S or Ph.D. in computer science, mathematics, physics, or other quantitative fields


  • Equity included
  • 100% medical, dental, and vision insurance coverage (60% coverage for dependents)
  • Monthly housing, commute, mobile phone, and gym allowances
  • 401k matching program
  • Free lunch, snacks, drinks, etc.


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