Machine Learning Engineer

San Francisco


At GSK, we unite science, technology and talent to get ahead of disease together

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At GSK we see a world in which advanced applications of Machine Learning and AI will allow us to develop novel therapies to existing diseases and to quickly respond to emerging or changing diseases with personalized drugs, driving better outcomes at reduced cost with fewer side effects. It is an ambitious vision that will require the development of products and solutions at the cutting edge of Machine Learning and AI.

We're looking for an accomplished Machine Learning Engineer to model functional cell types and cell states using multimodal biological datasets. Competitive candidates will have a track record of shipping high performing machine learning powered products in production environments. They are highly accomplished Machine Learning Engineers, with breadth across machine learning methods and depth in at least one area. Additionally, they are accomplished software engineers with a track record of shipping stable, tested, performant code and services in an agile environment. A senior engineer can consistently take a poorly defined problem and formulate clear objectives, then execute on it to build a high performing product or service. They are the model for the team in terms of code quality, standards, and best practices, and they act as mentors to junior members of the team. 

Strong candidates will have graduate studies in Computer Science, Applied Mathematics, or the equivalent (or in the life sciences with a focus on machine learning techniques) and 2+ years of industry experience building machine learning powered tools. Previous research experience in the application of deep learning techniques in drug discovery is strongly preferred, but not necessary.

The AI/ML team is built on the principles of ownership, accountability, continuous development, and collaboration. We hire for the long term, and we're motivated to make this a great place to work. Our leaders will be committed to your career and development from day one. 

Why you?

Basic Qualifications:

We are looking for professionals with these required skills to achieve our goals:

  • 2+ years of industry experience in machine learning engineering
  • Graduate studies in Computer Science, Applied Mathematics, or Life Sciences with a focus on AI/ML techniques, or undergraduate studies in Computer Science and equivalent work history.
  • Experience in software engineering with advanced skills in python and/or C++. 
  • Experience in PyTorch, TensorFlow, or other deep learning frameworks. 
  • Experience with shipping products powered by machine learning.
  • Bachelors degree.

Preferred Qualifications:

If you have the following characteristics, it would be a plus:

  • PhD in Computer Science or equivalent Life Sciences with Machine Learning focus preferred
  • Academic or industry experience in the biomedical sciences especially genetics, molecular biology, or AI driven drug discovery
  • Understanding and application of best practices in machine learning, software engineering, and/or production deployment of ML services 
  • Understanding of modern ML Architectures, Platforms, and backend systems 
  • Mentality of commit early and often, metrics before models, and shipping high quality production code 
  • Track record of contributing to open source projects 


The annual base salary for new hires in this position ranges from $130,900 to $177,100 taking into account a number of factors including work location, the candidate’s skills, experience, education level and the market rate for the role. In addition, this position offers an annual bonus and eligibility to participate in our share based long term incentive program which is dependent on the level of the role. Available benefits include health care and other insurance benefits (for employee and family), retirement benefits, paid holidays, vacation, and paid caregiver/parental and medical leave.

Please visit  GSK US Benefits Summary to learn more about the comprehensive benefits program GSK offers US employees.

Why Us?

GSK is a global biopharma company with a special purpose – to unite science, technology and talent to get ahead of disease together – so we can positively impact the health of billions of people and deliver stronger, more sustainable shareholder returns – as an organization where people can thrive. Getting ahead means preventing disease as well as treating it, and we aim to positively impact the health of 2.5 billion people by the end of 2030.

Our success absolutely depends on our people. While getting ahead of disease together is about our ambition for patients and shareholders, it’s also about making GSK a place where people can thrive. We want GSK to be a workplace where everyone can feel a sense of belonging and thrive as set out in our Equal and Inclusive Treatment of Employees policy. We’re committed to being more proactive at all levels so that our workforce reflects the communities we work and hire in, and our GSK leadership reflects our GSK workforce.

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