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Software Engineer, Machine Learning

Lyft, San Francisco, CA

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At Lyft, community is what we are and it’s what we do. It’s what makes us different. To create the best ride for all, we start in our own community by creating an open, inclusive, and diverse organization where all team members are recognized for what they bring.

With over half a billion rides and counting, Lyft is solving hard problems in a rapidly growing domain with a lot of data and creative solutions in Marketplace, Mapping, Fraud, Growth and beyond. While traditional approaches to optimization and problem decomposition are sufficient to disrupt transportation, building next-generation platform for low-cost, ultra-immersive transportation to improve people’s lives warrants modern ML utilizing peta-byte scale data. Our highly motivated Machine Learning Engineers work on these challenging problems and define solutions to directly impact various aspects of our core business.

If you are a critical thinker with experience in machine learning workflows, passionate about solving business problems using data and working in a dynamic, creative, and collaborative environment, we are searching for you.

Responsibilities:

  • Design, build, train and test Machine Learning models
  • Write production-level code to convert your ML models into working pipelines
  • Work closely with Product Managers, Data Scientists, and fellow ML Engineers to frame Machine Learning problems within the business context
  • Analyze experimental and observational data, communicate findings, and facilitate launch decisions
  • Participate in code reviews to ensure code quality and distribute knowledge

 Experience & Skills:

  • B.S., M.S. or Ph.D. in Computer Science or related technical field
  • 5+ years (or Ph.D. with 2+ years) of industry or research experience developing ML models
  • Deep knowledge of ML libraries like scikit-learn, Tensorflow, PyTorch, Keras, MXNet, etc
  • Proven ability to quickly and effectively turn research ML papers into working code
  • Practical knowledge of how to build efficient end-to-end ML workflows
  • “Engineer at heart” with a high degree of comfort in designing software systems and producing high-quality code
  • Strong oral and written interpersonal skills

Lyft is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer that proudly pursues and hires a diverse workforce. Lyft does not make hiring or employment decisions on the basis of race, color, religion or religious belief, ethnic or national origin, nationality, sex, gender, gender-identity, sexual orientation, disability, age, military or veteran status, or any other basis protected by applicable local, state, or federal laws or prohibited by Company policy. Lyft also strives for a healthy and safe workplace and strictly prohibits harassment of any kind. Pursuant to the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance and other similar state laws and local ordinances, and its internal policy, Lyft will also consider for employment qualified applicants with arrest and conviction records.

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