Algorithms Engineer at Literati

| Austin | Remote
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Company Description

At Literati, we believe in the power of great books. We’re on a mission to ignite a love of learning and a love of life by curating transformative literary experiences for every reader: anyone who dreams, anyone who wonders, of any age. There are some stories no child should live without and no adult should ever forget.

Literati is the fastest growing company in Arts + Literature in the United States, and the #5 fastest growing company in Texas. Launching an innovative try-before-you-buy print book club for Kids in 2017, the company expanded in 2020 into hosting print and digital book clubs for the world's top authors, celebrities and brands. Clients include: Sir Richard Branson, Stephen Curry, Malala, Susan Orlean, Jesmyn Ward, Cheryl Strayed, Elin Hilderbrand, Roxane Gay, and Austin Kleon. Lovingly referred to as Austin's "fiction factory" the company curates and fulfills over a million books per quarter.

Job Description

As an Algorithms Engineer, you will tackle Literati’s biggest challenges. Working closely with the Algorithms Lead, you’ll engineer cutting-edge machine learning APIs and optimization pipelines in Python. Your work will greatly impact product, supply chain, marketing, and customer support. The algorithms team is growing and offers significant mentorship and career advancement opportunities.


Bringing the fire. We are a startup, with all the fierce dedication and sparkling energy to accomplish great feats. Iron sharpens iron, and so we’ve refined our teams from only the strongest metals: open minds, bright ideas, and bold determination.


  • Engineering excellent solutions to complex problems
  • Solving business objectives with algorithms
  • Implementing machine learning pipelines end-to-end
  • Learning new techniques and honing your craft
  • Working with engineers and product managers to drive impact from your work


  • BS / BA in a technical discipline
  • 3+ years engineering experience writing production code in Python
  • A passion for AI & ML
  • Extreme curiosity
  • A builder’s mentality
  • Rigorous work ethic
  • Passion for books


  • Masters in a technical discipline
  • Prior work in DevOps 
  • Data Engineering Experience
  • Data Science and/or ML Experience


  • Driving the creation of advanced machine learning algorithms across Demand Forecasting, Retention Modeling, Recommender Systems, NLP, price optimization, inventory optimization, logistics optimization, and marketing spending
  • Creating and maintaining data engineering pipelines
  • Working with the Algorithms Lead to test and evaluate new solutions to business problems
  • Offer new ideas for methods and approaches to company objectives
  • Execute engineering objectives as laid out by the Algorithms Lead 

About the Algorithms Team

Data science and machine learning are at the heart of Literati. By combining expert curators with cutting-edge algorithms, we’re able to deliver life-changing books to our members. Our Algorithms team was founded to transform what reading can be and to handle all systematic decision-making within Literati. We’re growing quickly and developing algorithms across all faces of the business.

Additional Information

We seek people with drive and a touch of alchemy—and if that sounds like you, you should join us. Even if your experience isn’t a precise match for the role, passion and prowess will always win the day in our book. And if your career has taken you to some spectacular (or spectacularly strange) places? We love a good story.

At Literati, we value the power of reading for all: anyone who dreams, anyone who wonders, anyone of any age, from any background. We are dedicated to cultivating and preserving a culture of inclusion and connectedness that sees, reflects, welcomes, and celebrates the innovation and talent of a diverse array of people.

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