Senior Machine Learning Scientist, AI Foundation

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San Francisco, California

Expiry Date :
Fri, 25 Jun 2021 23:59:59 GMT

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Description :
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.


* 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


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 certain domain of machine learning techniques, especially in deep learning, natural language processing, recommendation systems, computer visions
* Track record of successfully deliver 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.