Sr. Machine Learning Engineer

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SparkCognition catalyzes sustainable growth for our clients throughout the world with proven artificial intelligence (AI) systems, award-winning machine learning technology, and a multinational team of AI thought leaders. Our clients are trusted with advancing lives, infrastructure, sustainability, and financial systems across the globe. They partner with SparkCognition to understand their industry's most pressing challenges, analyze complex data, empower decision-making, and transform human and industrial productivity with scalable AI solutions to solve the problems that matter most. With our leading-edge artificial intelligence products and solutions, our clients can adapt to a rapidly changing digital landscape, accelerate their business strategies, and reduce environmental impact creating a better, smarter, and more sustainable world.
We are looking for a Machine Learning Engineer to join our team and help create the next generation of AI solutions. In this role, you will work alongside other engineers and data scientists to develop, scale, and deliver cross-cutting ML technologies that make up the heart of our AI product portfolio.
If you were already working for us, you would be:
  • Working closely with data scientists to understand core challenges and develop solutions which improve data science productivity
  • Collaborating with data scientists and engineers to transform state-of-the-art ML prototypes and algorithms into production-ready solutions
  • Distilling complex ML pipelines into their underlying components with an eye towards efficiency, reusability, and repeatability
  • Working within a highly collaborative and cross-functional team to advance our product portfolio and drive the evolution of our common ML infrastructure
  • Applying your experience to mentor other team members and make intelligent, forward-thinking technical decisions that intersect multiple products/teams

You may be a great fit for our team if you have:
  • A bachelor's degree or higher in Computer Science or a related field
  • A proven ability to deliver quality ML models in a production environment
  • A thorough understanding of the data science process, including data processing and analysis; feature extraction and engineering; and model training and evaluation
  • Working knowledge of standard ML approaches and algorithms, including but not limited to Linear Models, Decision Trees, Clustering, and Neural Networks
  • A strong command of Python and at least one production OOP language (C#, Java, Scala)
  • A working understanding of database fundamentals and technologies
  • Hands-on experience with common ML toolkits such as sci-kit learn and at least one deep learning framework (preferably PyTorch or Tensorflow)
  • An ability to break down complex or ambiguous problems into manageable tasks
  • Excellent communication skills, with the ability to explain ML solutions to developers and team members, regardless of their technical background

Exceptional candidates may also have:
  • Experience developing algorithms in a distributed environment (e.g., Dask, Ray, etc.)
  • Experience with workflow management and orchestration technologies such as Kubeflow or Airflow
  • Experience with the MLOps life cycle, especially as it pertains to practical implementation within a cloud (Azure, AWS, GCP) or cloud-agnostic environment
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Location

Our office is located near the Domain and the Arboretum in Northwest Austin. Plenty of restaurants, shopping centers, gyms, and grocery stores nearby.

What are SparkCognition Perks + Benefits

SparkCognition Benefits Overview

SparkCognition offers a combination of benefits + perks that align with our brand and culture. This includes: competitive medical benefits, HSA contribution, employer paid STD & Life Insurance, 401k match, 4+ weeks of PTO, and parental leave. In addition we strive for our team to be active in our communities and to focus on leading supportive and healthy lifestyles. As we are in a high-growth stage, we offer support and encouragement for employees' career development, including mentorship opportunities, online course subscriptions, and more.

Culture
Volunteer in local community
SparkCognition participates in local volunteer activities, most notably with Austin Sunshine Camps.
Friends outside of work
Eat lunch together
Intracompany committees
SparkCognition has a cross-departmental Culture Committee that ensures the company represents our values and mission. They plan events, launch initiatives, and represent the employees of the company.
Open door policy
Team based strategic planning
Group brainstorming sessions
Open office floor plan
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Disability Insurance
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Life Insurance
SparkCognition offers group-term life insurance with a potential payout of 2X an employee's annual salary for the duration of employment.
Wellness Programs
SparkCognition's current health and wellness program provides a Lifetime gym stipend to all employees of SparkCognition.
Mental Health Benefits
SparkCognition offers a unique service called First Stop Health. This is a company that puts mental health resources front and center for our employees.
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K)
401(K) Matching
SparkCognition's 401(k) retirement plan matches 50% of an employee's contribution up to 6% of their annual base salary, with a 3-year vesting schedule for matched contributions.
Company Equity
SparkCognition offers stock options for all employees as a part of the incentive package, including vesting over a four-year period.
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
We offer up to 10 weeks of parental leave.
Flexible Work Schedule
SparkCognition offers flexible schedules, allowing each employee to work with their team to determine hours.
Remote Work Program
Our post-pandemic return to office policy will allow employees and their managers to work together and determine if their role will be fully remote, a hybrid work model, or fully in-office.
Family Medical Leave
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Generous PTO
No matter what time of the year a new employee joins, we believe strongly in rest & relaxation and encourage employees to utilize flexible PTO.
Paid Holidays
Perks & Discounts
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
Free Daily Meals
Catered Friday lunches and Taco Tuesdays!
Game Room
Stocked Kitchen
Some Meals Provided
Parking
Fitness Subsidies
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences
Lunch and learns
Cross functional training encouraged
Promote from within
Mentorship program
Online course subscriptions available

Additional Perks + Benefits

At SparkCognition, we're been focused on adding and improving perks and benefits. Some of these include offering prorated PTO throughout the year, 401k matching, a cell phone subsidy for all employees, parental leave (up to 10 weeks), and a choice between Mac or PC work laptops. Additionally as we look to return to the office, we are offering all employees a hybrid or fully remote work model, and we are actively hiring remote employees nationwide.

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