Machine Learning Scientist II

Redwood City, CA

Course Hero is scaling! We are looking for a Machine Learning Engineer II who can start fast and work on a lot of fun and exciting projects related to Search and Recommendations. You will be part of the Machine Learning (ML) Product Engineering group and will collaborate cross-functionally to build and ship ML products that are used by millions of Students and Educators. Products powered by ML are critical to Course Hero’s success, powering many aspects of our marketplace and supporting student-facing use-cases.

We expect you to thrive in a fast-paced, high-growth environment, and adapt to constantly evolving business needs. You can view these videos to learn more about our engineering culture, and our company mission.

Responsibilities:

  • Be a self motivated, bold thinker, innovator and builder of scalable end-to-end ML systems and embrace full stack data science.
  • Build recommendation algorithms to help the students discover the right content across multiple content types including a large corpus of documents (>40M) and Q&A (>150M).
  • Develop algorithms for predicting demand and personalizing search results.
  • Collaborate cross-functionally with product owners and UX designers to conceptualize, execute, and deliver compelling and personalized intelligent study experiences.

Requirements:

  • 2+ years of industry experience in building Machine Learning algorithms and systems, with a focus on Discovery, Search and Recommendation systems.
  • Experience using ML frameworks Scikit-Learn, PyTorch, or Tensorflow.
  • Solid programming experience in Python or Scala.
  • Competence (minimum Bachelors) in computer science, mathematics or other quantitative fields.

Bonus Points

  • Experience in working with Spark, Hive.
  • Passionate about recommender systems, and are constantly learning as the field evolves.
  • Very passionate about education.

This role is full-time based in Redwood City, California. 

 

Benefits & Perks!
  • Competitive salary, annual bonus, and RSUs
  • Medical coverage, including full dental and vision
  • Life and disability benefits
  • 401(k) program (US)  / retirement savings plan (Canada) with company match
  • One month paid sabbatical after 5 years at the company
  • Education reimbursement
  • Professional development workshops & industry conferences
  • Paid parental leave
  • Flexible work schedule
  • Social responsibility program (volunteer time off and donation matching)
  • Annual wellness stipend
  • Monthly tech stipend
  • Annual family planning stipend
  • Monthly snack boxes delivered to your door
  • Cell phone allowance
For positions in San Francisco, CA, and other locations where required, we will consider for employment qualified applicants with arrest and conviction records. Other locations: IL, MA, NJ.

 

Equal ​Employment Opportunity Statement ​(EEO)

We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity and ​inclusion within our company.  ​We will consider all qualified applicants without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, sex, gender ​identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, age, marital status, ​veteran status, or ​ability status. We will ensure that individuals who are differently abled are provided reasonable accommodation to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform essential job functions, and to receive other benefits and privileges of employment as provided to other applicants or employees. Please contact us to request accommodation.

 

About Us:

Course Hero is on a mission to help students graduate, confident and prepared. The online learning platform offers over 60 million course-specific study resources created by and for students and educators, as well as 24/7 tutor help. More than 65,000 verified college educators use Course Hero to collaborate with other faculty and share resources to hone new strategies for instruction. Everyday, students, educators and tutors help more than 20 million students make every study hour count.  

We have an awesome team and a truly engaging culture. We are customer-focused, collaborative, responsible, gritty, and we love to learn. Our bold mission is to help students graduate confident and prepared!

 

We are not the only ones that think we’re onto something big. Course Hero has been recognized as one of the 2021 Top 100 Best Places to Work in the Bay AreaTop 50 Best Paying Companies in the Bay AreaTop 100 Most Transparent Companies, and in the Top 50 Most Transformational Companies in Education Technology. Read up on some of our recent news coverage, blog, and learn more about us to see what it is like to work with our team. 

 

Join us on our mission!

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