Senior Staff Machine Learning Engineer

CA San Francisco 153 Kearny Street

Warner Bros. Discovery

Warner Bros. Discovery offers exciting and rewarding career opportunities across a multitude of disciplines. Join us as we step into the next chapter.

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Every great story has a new beginning, and yours starts here.

Welcome to Warner Bros. Discovery… the stuff dreams are made of.

Who We Are…

When we say, “the stuff dreams are made of,” we’re not just referring to the world of wizards, dragons and superheroes, or even to the wonders of Planet Earth. Behind WBD’s vast portfolio of iconic content and beloved brands, are the storytellers bringing our characters to life, the creators bringing them to your living rooms and the dreamers creating what’s next…

From brilliant creatives, to technology trailblazers, across the globe, WBD offers career defining opportunities, thoughtfully curated benefits, and the tools to explore and grow into your best selves. Here you are supported, here you are celebrated, here you can thrive.

Max is where storytelling takes center stage and where creatives find a home with the support and resources to do their best work, no matter the genre or format. Whatever the viewer wants to watch is front and center and more of what they crave is easily discovered. It is where our exclusive Max Originals and iconic entertainment brands thrive, with HBO, HBO Max, Warner Bros., DC, Turner Classic Movies, Cartoon Network and more delivering the greatest array of series, movies, and specials for audiences of all ages. HBO Max originally launched in the United States in May 2020 and introduced a lower priced, advertising-supported tier in June 2021. It rolled out globally across Latin America and the Caribbean in 2021, followed by its first European launches in the Nordics and Spain later that year. In May 2023, Warner Bros. Discovery introduced Max, an enhanced streaming platform, in the U.S. HBO Max is currently available in 46 countries and there are plans for the continued global expansion of Max in 2024.

Senior Staff Machine Learning Engineer 

What We Do 

At Max, the Growth Engineering team comprises ML engineers, data scientists, and software engineers. Our goal is to boost watch time and grow the number of subscribers. We work on all customer interactions to enhance customer happiness by quickly creating experiments that are enjoyable and that improve our main acquisition and retention metrics. 

What You’ll Do 

  • Research and build high-impact end-to-end machine learning systems for customer growth 
  • Drive the design of scalable ML solutions in production   
  • Coordinate the work of applied scientists and machine learning engineers providing research guidance and mentorship 
  • Promote and role-model best practices of data science, engineering, and communication throughout the organization 
  • Mentor engineers and data scientists across the org 
  • Navigate existing ML and AI research and apply it to solve business problems 
  • Contribute back to research community by writing/publishing blogs, articles or papers in conferences 

What You’ll Need 

  • M.S or a Computer Science/Statistics/Data Science or related field 
  • 10+ years of building products with Machine Learning and Personalization 
  • Deep understanding of statistics and ML and AI fundamentals 
  • Deep knowledge in multiple ML methodologies, such as LLMs, Foundation Models, Recommendations & Search, Causal Machine Learning, Interpretable ML, Multi-Armed Bandits, Reinforcement Learning and Constrained Optimization 
  • Expert proficiency with ML-frameworks such as TensorFlow, PyTorch, JAX, Scikit-learn etc. 
  • Production experience implementing, maintaining, and improving machine learning pipelines and models at scale in Python, Java, Scala, or similar languages 
  • Proven leadership skills, such as aligning complex technical decisions across teams, mentoring, coordinating cross-functional relationships with non-technical stakeholders, managing expectations, and navigating competing priorities 
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills, with the ability to effectively advocate technical solutions to scientists, engineers, and product audiences 
  • Self-motivated, growth-oriented, and driven to pursue excellence across teams 

How We Get Things Done…

This last bit is probably the most important! Here at WBD, our guiding principles are the core values by which we operate and are central to how we get things done. You can find them at  along with some insights from the team on what they mean and how they show up in their day to day. We hope they resonate with you and look forward to discussing them during your interview.

The Legal Bits…

In compliance with local law, we are disclosing the compensation, or a range thereof, for roles in locations where legally required. Actual salaries will vary based on several factors, including but not limited to external market data, internal equity, location, skill set, experience, and/or performance. Base pay is just one component of Warner Bros. Discovery’s total compensation package for employees. Pay Range: $159,600.00 - $296,400.00 salary per year. Other rewards may include annual bonuses, short- and long-term incentives, and program-specific awards. In addition, Warner Bros. Discovery provides a variety of benefits to employees, including health insurance coverage, an employee wellness program, life and disability insurance, a retirement savings plan, paid holidays and sick time and vacation.

Warner Bros. Discovery embraces the opportunity to build a workforce that reflects the diversity of our society and the world around us. Being an equal opportunity employer means that we take seriously our responsibility to consider qualified candidates on the basis of merit, without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, mental or physical disability, and genetic information, marital status, citizenship status, military status, protected veteran status or any other category protected by law.

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Tags: Computer Science Engineering Java JAX LLMs Machine Learning Pipelines Python PyTorch Reinforcement Learning Research Scala Scikit-learn Statistics Streaming TensorFlow

Perks/benefits: Career development Conferences Equity Flex vacation Health care Insurance Salary bonus

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Country: United States
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