Senior Machine Learning Engineer/Data Scientist

Ann Arbor, MI

Full Time Senior-level / Expert
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Nexient

Nexient is America’s largest 100% US-based software development consulting firm. We help clients outpace their competition through agile development, digital innovation and product-minded / project to product strategies.

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***Update: Moving forward and not limited to 2021, Nexient will be supporting fully remote and hybrid work models for all team members*** We’re happy to announce that as part of our efforts to embrace, adapt, and provide more flexibility to our team members—Nexient will be adopting a new set of work models. Whether it’s fully remote, hybrid, or full-time at the office—you now have the option to choose the work arrangement that best suits your needs and preferences. You are not locked into any selection and can make changes at any point if needed.
Don’t only dream about what’s next – come build it with us!
Nexient specializes in bringing a “Product Mindset” to our work, using small, nimble teams, Agile thinking and other techniques from product development to build great custom software people love to use.
And as America’s leading 100% US, 100% Agile software services partner, we’re building it here instead of sending tech jobs offshore.
People are noticing.
Our clients include some of America’s favorite brands in retail, healthcare, financial services and more – but also some very cool product companies you may not have heard of yet. We’re recognized as a Gartner Cool Vendor, HfS Hot Vendor and the only 100% US tech company in the World’s Top 100 Outsourcers. You might have read about us in The New York Times.
Nexient combines:
·       Silicon Valley innovation (through our Bay Area innovation hub, and network of startups and emerging technology partners) ·       Scalable, Midwest delivery (with 100+ Agile teams in high talent cities like Ann Arbor, Michigan)·       Onsite collaboration (with product managers and other key roles working face-to-face with client teams around the country)
Come build with us!

  • Solid understanding of machine learning fundamentals 
  • Optimization (gradient decent variants, hyperparameter tuning, regularization) 
  • Experience in a variety of problems and domains, with depth in at least four (supervised, unsupervised, generative, control/RL, anomaly detection, timeseries, etc.) 
  • Expert with traditional ML models (k-means, KNN, decision trees, SVM, Bayesian/graphical models, Gaussian process, etc.) 
  • Mastery of Deep Learning fundamentals (CNN, RNN, attention/memory, Autoregressive) and extensions (Transformer, LSTM, ResNet, etc.)  
  • Experience coding with popular frameworks 
  • Python expertise (data structures, coding patterns) along with common ML, data, math and visualization libraries/platforms 
  • Can architect large scale machine learning projects, while supporting team and client related activities (documentation, mentoring, planning, etc.) 
  • Ability to set best practices for modeling/development
  • Configuring and working in different coding environments (local, notebooks, containers) and using standard software engineering workflows (testing, code management/Git, CI/CD) 
  • Loading and saving large data sets and models efficiently 
  • Customizing models and optimizing performance 
  • Structuring code to make it modular and deployable (logging and metrics, adhering to common deployment interfaces/hooks) 
  • Ability to analyze and explain papers/theory and adapt associated models 
  • NLP specialization (NLU, NLI, QA, BERT, GPT, T5, XLNet, etc.) 
  • Some MLOps and cloud environment experience (resource configuration, optimization) 
  • Solid data engineering skills (large scale data processing in batch or stream, security and configuration best practices) 
Benefits & Perks:
Company sponsored health, dental, vision insurance and flexible spending account (FSA) for employees and their families including domestic partners
Paid Vacation Time and company holidays
401K plan
Lunch & Learn
Passionate, collaborative and awesome co-workers
World class training and career mentorship

Nexient is an inclusive equal opportunity employer. At Nexient, your uniqueness makes us better. Your uniqueness is why you are valued, you are heard, you add to our culture, and you belong. Diversity & Inclusion is hard coded into our DNA, and at the core of everything we do. Together, not separately, we strive to become even more diverse to help fuel our innovation and connect us closer with the clients and communities we serve.
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