Software Engineer - Machine Learning Graduate Intern 2018

Quora, Mountain View, CA

Q&A platform that empowers people to share and grow the world’s knowledge

At Quora, our mission is to share and grow the world’s knowledge. We do that by connecting people with questions to people with answers. On Quora, people share insights that help others make meaningful life decisions and better understand the world. Your experience on Quora is unique, as is the wisdom you have to offer or the things you want to learn. Our engineering team is constantly iterating, solving problems and working together to help people share their knowledge on Quora.

We use Machine Learning in almost every part of the product - feed ranking, NLP, answer ranking, search, topic and user recommendations, spam detection etc. As a Graduate intern, you have the unique opportunity of bringing the cutting edge machine learning research into a product that affect over 200 million users. With Quora's experiment framework, you can see how your work during the internship affect the user engagement through A/B testing experiment.

You can find more about the machine learning problems we are tackling at Quora here:


  • Improve our existing Machine Learning systems using your core expertise
  • Identify new opportunities to apply Machine Learning to different parts of the Quora product
  • Work with other Machine Learning engineers to implement algorithms and systems in an efficient way


  • PhD or MS in Computer Science, Engineering or a related technical field
  • Strong understanding of mathematical foundations of Machine Learning algorithms
  • Knowledge of Python or C++, or the ability to learn them quickly
  • Love of the Quora product

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Previous software engineering experience via an internship, work experience or coding competition
We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.

About Quora

We want to democratize access to knowledge of all kinds—from politics to painting, cooking to coding, etymology to experiences—so if someone out there knows something, anyone else can learn it. Our mission is to share and grow the world's knowledge, and we're building a world-class team to help us achieve this mission. 

Want to learn more about Quora? Visit Quora's website.