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Lead Machine Learning Engineer
New York
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Employer: ASAPP, Inc.
Job Title: Lead Machine Learning Engineer
Location: One World Trade Center, Suite 80A, New York, NY 10007 (*Telecommuting role to be performed anywhere in the U.S.)

What you will do

    • Design, develop, and deploy fast, efficient, and highly scalable machine learning algorithms that are applied to natural language processing problems.
    • Work with the senior product team, engineers, and researchers to develop high-quality software that is robust and reliable.
    • Assist ASAPP to turn research into meaningful Machine Learning “ML” products that help tens of millions of users.
    • Improve existing ML models from tweaking the dataset to replacing the entire solution with a whole new method.
    • Assess the risks and merits of different approaches to solving complex problems in the light of the specific requirements and time frame.
    • Actively work on creating and improving tools to parallelize model training, unifying dataset creation and accuracy measurements across experiments.
    • Closely monitor the edge cases of model performance and take active measures of explaining the reasons
    • and possible approaches for diminishing undesirable effects.
    • Be actively involved in the process of productizing research experiments into enterprise-ready AI solutions.
    • Follow advancements in AI and ML and participate in discussions about them with the ML and research teams.

What you will need

    • Bachelor’s degree (U.S. or foreign equivalent) in Computer Science, Computer Engineering or a related field and six (6) years of experience in the job offered or in a related role OR Master’s degree (U.S. or foreign equivalent) in Computer Science, Computer Engineering or a related field and four (4) years of experience in the job offered or in a related role.
    • Must have three (3) years of experience with Python. Must have one (1) year of experience with: Airflow; Kubernetes; Relational, NoSQL and streaming data querying, processing; and Docker.
    • Must have six (6) months of experience with: MapReduce-based ETL, Spark or similar framework; and PyTorch.


    • Competitive compensation with stock options
    • Comprehensive medical, vision, and dental insurance
    • 401k matching
    • Fitness and wellness stipend
    • Mobile phone reimbursement
    • Mental well-being benefits
    • Professional learning and development stipend
    • Parental leave, including adoptive and foster parents
    • 3 weeks paid time off (increases with tenure) and unlimited sick leave
$208,000 - $220,000 a year
The actual salary may be different depending upon non-discriminatory factors such as qualifications, experience, and other factors permitted by law. For Sales positions: this role is eligible to earn commissions and eligible to participate in ASAPP's equity plan. For Non-Sales positions: this role is eligible to participate in ASAPP's equity plan. The range listed is just one component of ASAPP’s total compensation package; other rewards may include short- and long-term incentives, including the benefits listed above.

ASAPP is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, age, or veteran status. If you have a disability and need assistance with our employment application process, please email us at to obtain assistance. #LI-DNI

QUALIFIED APPLICANTS: Please email resume to and reference
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