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Software Engineer, Machine Learning
Ref No.: 13-00490
Location: New York, New York
Position Type:Direct Placement
Start Date: 06/20/2014
New York, NY

Publishing firm with a world class engineering and design team who work hand-in-hand with our editorial staff to create some of the most innovative Internet media applications on the web, on your pad, and on your phone.

As a member of the Client Tech Team you will start launching new software ASAP. We use a real-world agile development process that includes rapid development of new products designed by small teams working closely with our tech-savvy data-driven editors. We are innovating on the web with partners on mobile with new and ground breaking iOS and Android applications and responsive websites; and with our realtime video network Client Live.

Client Tech Team members are hardcore software development and design professionals who take user interface design and coding seriously but have a great time while
doing so. The Client Tech Team is small enough that you get know know everyone but large enough that you'll find a great work-life balance.

Responsibilities
- Develop and optimize new and existing machine learning tools and products leveraging best of breed clustering and classification techniques
- Actively develop new algorithms and fine tune existing ones to take advantage of the massive data sets to build exciting and innovative new products
- Work on our next generation Stats architecture, recommendation systems and other data science technology products
- Work with world class editorial, community and engineering teams to deliver products rapidly
- Design algorithms to automate comment moderation, detect trending topics, defeat spam, and battle trolls with machine learning techniques and a corpus of nearly 300 million comments to help further tune our models

Requirements
- Minimum of 5 years of actively building products in the areas of Machine Learning, NLP or large scale data mining
- Experience with Agile Development
- Experience with MySQL, Unix, NoSQL databases and Open Source Software
- Strong background in building machine learning tools in Java, C++, Scala, Python, R or similar languages
- Sense of humor
- Strong interest in journalism, media, or any of the liberal arts


Location
The Client NYC office is located at East 9th Street, East Village and best ramen noodles in Manhattan