Senior Software Engineer, Machine Learning Infrastructure

BuzzFeed, New York or Remote

The social news and entertainment company.


BuzzFeed is the world’s leading independent digital media and tech company, with a cross-platform news and entertainment network that reaches hundreds of millions of people globally and spreads Joy and Truth across the internet. 
Our portfolio of brands are household names that people rely on to inform and entertain, including: BuzzFeed, BuzzFeed News, Tasty, Nifty, Bring Me, Cocoa Butter, Pero Like, Worth It, and Unsolved to name a few!  These properties and their Creators reach over 134M people a month through articles, lists, videos, animations, quizzes, podcasts, original series, newsletters and more.

The Role 

BuzzFeed is looking for an experienced software engineer to help us build the next generation of machine learning infrastructure. We need your help and expertise to build tools and platforms to allow data scientists and engineers alike to iterate quickly on training, evaluating, and deploying models. Your work will affect the way readers around the world experience the best content on the internet. 

You’ll report to a Director of Engineering in New York, surrounded by passionate people who are generous with their time and want to help you grow at BuzzFeed. You’ll work with engineering, product, design, and data colleagues globally across time zones. 

You Will 

  • You will leverage cloud providers to architect, build, test, and maintain systems and libraries that power BuzzFeed’s machine learning models
  • You will scale and extend feature pipelines and feature storage systems
  • You’ll work with software engineers, designers, product managers, and data analysts to understand and shape work at all different stages of its lifecycle
  • You are a passionate and empathetic engineer who enjoys contributing to and leading technical projects and working with engineers at all levels
  • You adapt quickly to change and love to ship and iterate, building on insights and data
  • You will mentor software engineers and data scientists, helping them grew their skills and expertise

You Have

  • You have 3-5 or more years experience working on large-scale software infrastructure systems
  • You are comfortable working and iterating on evolving workflows and requirements
  • You have previously built large-scale APIs and libraries for Python or Go
  • You are comfortable working in SQL (BigQuery) on data sets 
  • You might have previous experience developing machine learning infrastructure

All job applications must be received through the official BuzzFeed Jobs board (https://www.buzzfeed.com/about/jobs), including referrals. It is BuzzFeed's practice to not schedule job interviews until after an application is submitted through our jobs board.

Life at BuzzFeed

At BuzzFeed, we believe our work benefits from the diverse perspectives of our employees. As such, BuzzFeed celebrates inclusion and is committed to equal opportunity employment. At BuzzFeed, you can expect:

  • A supportive, inclusive atmosphere on a team that values your contributions
  • Opportunities for personal and professional growth through work experience, offerings from our in-house Learning @ BuzzFeed team, our Employee Resource Groups, and more
  • An attractive and equitable compensation package, including salary and stock options

A generous benefits program featuring PTO, unlimited sick time, comprehensive medical benefits, a family leave policy, access to mental health platforms, retirement plans, gym and wellness discounts, and much more.

BuzzFeed is the world’s leading tech-powered media company, with a cross-platform news and entertainment network that reaches hundreds of millions of people globally. The company aims to spread truth and joy across the internet by producing articles, lists, quizzes, videos, original series; lifestyle content through brands including Tasty, the world’s largest social food network; original reporting and investigative journalism through BuzzFeed News; strategic partnerships, licensing and product development through BuzzFeed Marketing; and original productions across broadcast, cable, SVOD, film and digital platforms for BuzzFeed Studios. 

BuzzFeed is proud to be an equal opportunity workplace. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to, and will not be discriminated against based on age, race, gender, color, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, veteran status, disability or any other protected category.

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