Machine Learning - Summer Internship

New York, NY

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Posted 4 weeks ago

We are looking for Machine Learning Engineering to help drive a data-informed culture across Spotify. You will work on a variety of problems such as content recommendation, personalization, optimization, user intelligence, and content classification. Collaborative efforts with your team will result in new and exciting hypotheses, tests and scaling to large data sets with hundreds of billions of data points. Above all, your work will impact the way the world experiences music.

What you'll do

  • Apply machine learning, collaborative filtering, NLP, and deep learning methods to extensive data sets
  • Prototype new algorithms, evaluate with small scale experiments, and later implement solutions at scale to our 180 million active users
  • Collaborate with a multi-functional agile team of software engineers, data engineers, machine learning specialists, and others to build new product features
  • Help drive optimization, testing and tooling to improve data quality
  • Iterate on recommendation quality through continuous A/B testing

Who you are

  • Currently enrolled in a Ph.D. graduate program in Machine Learning, or related field preferred
  • You have experience implementing machine learning systems at scale in Java, Scala, Python or similar (not just R or Matlab)
  • You have a strong mathematical background in statistics and machine learning
  • You care about agile software processes, data-inspired development, reliability, and responsible experimentation
  • You preferably have experience with data processing and storage frameworks like Hadoop, Scalding, Spark, Storm, Cassandra, Kafka, etc.
  • Previous machine learning publications or work on open source is a plus
The Intern experience
This is your chance to help craft the way the world listens, learn more about what we do, how we do it - and why that matters. We’re looking for enthusiastic students with a passion for audio experiences and an ambition to go far. This isn't just any internship, you’ll make an impact and play a real part in the success of Spotify, All over one unforgettable summer!
If that’s you, tell us who you are, what you care about, and where you want to go.
Our paid summer internships last for 10-13 weeks and start at the beginning of June. The last day to apply is November 22nd, 2020 at 11:59 PM, EST. You can expect the following application timeline:
Late November 2020 - Mid January 2021: Application ReviewEarly December 2020 - March 2021: InterviewsJanuary 2021 - April 2021: Offers given outJune 2021: Intern program start
You are welcome at Spotify for who you are, no matter where you come from, what you look like, or what’s playing in your headphones. Our platform is for everyone, and so is our workplace. The more voices we have represented and amplified in our business, the more we will all thrive, contribute, and be brilliant. So bring us your personal experience, your perspectives, and your background. It's in our differences that we will find the power to keep revolutionizing the way the world listens. Spotify transformed music listening forever when we launched in 2008. Our mission is to unlock the potential of human creativity by giving a million creative artists the opportunity to live off their art and billions of fans the opportunity to enjoy and be inspired by these creators. Everything we do is driven by our love for music and podcasting. Today, we are the world’s most popular audio streaming subscription service with a community of more than 299 million users.
Job tags: Cassandra Deep Learning Engineering Hadoop Java Kafka Machine Learning Matlab NLP Open Source Python R Scala Spark