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Senior ML Engineer



Software Engineering, Data Science
San Francisco, CA, USA
Posted on Saturday, December 2, 2023

At Instawork, we’re driven by our vision to create economic opportunity for local businesses and skilled hourly professionals in communities around the world. With a growing number of hub cities across the world in the U.S., Canada, India, and beyond, we’re looking for top talent to help rapidly scale our high-tech and high-touch labor marketplace. Our accomplished and dedicated team is passionate about our mission and committed to crafting revolutionary products, all with the backing of our world-class investors, including Benchmark, Spark Capital, Craft Ventures, Greylock Capital, Y Combinator, and more!

We're seeking an exceptional Machine Learning Engineer to be a founding member of our cutting-edge team. As a pioneer in this dynamic field, you'll play a pivotal role in shaping the future of work for over 5 million shift workers.

As a founding ML Engineer, you'll be responsible for developing and deploying state-of-the-art machine learning algorithms that power our marketplace. You will collaborate closely with Product, Engineering and Design to personalize our marketplace. Your work will have a direct impact on the lives of millions of workers, helping them find the perfect shift that matches their skills, preferences, and availability.

What You'll Do

  • Design, develop, and implement machine learning algorithms to solve complex problems in real-time scheduling and workforce optimization
  • Implement models using AI frameworks/platforms including LangChain, OpenAI, Bard and more
  • Gather, clean, and prepare large datasets for machine-learning models
  • Build and maintain machine learning pipelines that are robust, scalable, and efficient
  • Collaborate with cross-functional teams to integrate machine learning solutions into production systems
  • Monitor and evaluate the performance of machine learning models and make continuous improvements

What We're Looking For

  • 3-5 years of experience building machine learning models for business applications
  • Strong understanding of machine learning algorithms and techniques, including supervised learning, unsupervised learning, and reinforcement learning
  • Experience with Python and popular machine learning libraries such as TensorFlow, PyTorch, or scikit-learn
  • Experience with data engineering and cloud computing platforms, AWS a plus
  • Excellent problem-solving and analytical skills
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team

For CA based applicants:

  • The base salary for this position is $165k - $200k
  • This position is eligible for equity in the form of stock options
  • This position is eligible for Instawork benefits, including:
    • A variety of medical, dental, and vision plans with coverage beginning on the date of hire
    • Flexible paid time off
    • At least 8 paid company holidays annually
    • Home office stipend
    • Phone stipend
    • Commuter stipend
    • Supplemental pay on qualified leaves
    • Employee health savings accounts (HSA) contribution
    • Flexible spending plans
    • 401K plan
    • Perkspot - discount program through Lumity

A variety of factors are considered when determining someone’s compensation including a candidate’s professional background, experience, and location. Final offer amounts may vary from the amounts listed above.

Instawork Values

  • Bias for Action -- We are a growing team and an evolving product. We want a team of do’ers to drive the company forward, even if it means making decisions with incomplete information or being wrong.
  • Act Like an Owner -- Treat this company as though it is your own. Execute on the fundamentals, and act creatively to drive growth. Your ability to drive impact in any part of our company is only limited by your courage and conviction, not your job title.
  • Always Be Learning -- We are changing an entire industry. We strive to learn from each other and get better each day, week, and month, so that our team’s learnings can compound and we can all improve, together.
  • Empathy, Trust, Candor -- Empathy for our business partners and professionals means we put ourselves in their shoes. Empathy for our colleagues means we are always upfront and honest with each other, which comes from trust.

About Instawork

Founded in 2016, Instawork is the leading flexible work app for local, hourly professionals. Its digital marketplace connects thousands of businesses and more than three million workers, filling a critical role in local economies. Instawork has been featured on CBS News, the Wall Street Journal, The Washington Post, Associated Press, and more. In 2022, Instawork was ranked among the country’s top 10% of fastest-growing companies by Inc. 5000 and was included in the Forbes Next Billion Dollar Startup list. Instawork was also named the 2022 ACE Award recipient for “Best Innovation” and one of the “Best Business Apps” by Business Insider. Instawork helps businesses in the food & beverage, hospitality, and warehouse/logistics industries fill temporary and permanent job opportunities in more than 25 markets across the U.S. and Canada.

For more information visit www.instawork.com

We value diversity on our team and firmly believe Instawork is stronger when we hire people who make their own unique contributions to our culture. We welcome all applicants and encourage candidates from underrepresented backgrounds to apply.

To learn more about our company values, please visit: https://info.instawork.com/about

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