Senior ML Engineer

Hinge (View all Jobs)

New York, New York

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Interview Process

1. Hiring manager screen 2. Take-home project 3. Discussions via Zoom that include pair-programming to iterate on homework and culture-fit interview

Programming Languages Mentioned

Python, Java, C++

Hinge is the dating app designed to be deleted

In today's digital world, finding genuine relationships is tougher than ever. At Hinge, we’re on a mission to inspire intimate connection to create a less lonely world. We’re obsessed with understanding our users’ behaviors to help them find love, and our success is defined by one simple metric– setting up great dates. With tens of millions of users across the globe, we’ve become the most trusted way to find a relationship, for all.

About the Role:

The Dating Outcomes group is responsible for making sure people get to see their most compatible matches as well as helping them better present themselves or even start a conversation when they match with someone. In short we help people go on dates!

We are hiring senior/staff ML practitioners to help us build the foundations of an AI first dating experience using the latest advancements in the field leveraging Hinge’s years worth of preference data. You can expect to work on recommendation systems end to end, experiment with using LLMs, photo and mixed input embedding models as well as building and deploying real time predictive models that directly impact millions of users' experience. This is a fast-growing team and you will get a chance to own and define the strategy, vision, and plan for how to accelerate machine learning at Hinge.
  • Own and contribute to foundational models (e.g. CLIP embeddings) that powers our recommendations pipelines.
  • Contribute to the research and development of recommender models as well experiment with the latest ML innovations (e.g. LLM agents and transcription models)
  • Design, advocate, and implement for availability, scalability, operational excellence, and cost management while delivering impact to our daters incrementally.
  • Collaborate closely with ML Engineers, Data Scientists, and Product Managers to understand their needs and identify opportunities to accelerate the AI/ML development and deployment process.
  • Mentor and educate ML Engineers on current and up and coming research, technologies and best practices of doing ML at scale.
  • Perform other job-related duties as assigned.
  • What We're Looking For
  • Strong programming skills: Proficiency in languages like Python, Java or C++
  • System design & architecture: Proven track record of training and deploying large scale ML models specially DNNs. Good understanding of distributed computing for learning and inference.
  • Cloud platform proficiency: The ability to utilize cloud environments such as GCP, AWS, or Azure. Familiarity with ML serving solutions like Ray, KubeFlow or W&B is a plus.
  • ML knowledge: Deep understanding of DNN architectures, track record of building, debugging and fine tuning models. Familiarity with PyTorch, TF, knowledge distillation, recommender systems are a plus.
  • Dev-ops skills: The ability to establish, manage, and use data and compute infrastructure such as Kubenetes and Terraform.
  • Data engineering knowledge: Skills in handling and managing large datasets including, data cleaning, preprocessing, and storage. Deep understanding of batch and streaming pipelines as well as orchestrators like Argo and Airflow.
  • Collaboration and communication skills: The ability to work effectively in a team and communicate complex ideas clearly with individuals from diverse technical and non-technical backgrounds..
  • Strong written communication: The ability to communicate complex ideas and technical knowledge through documentation
  • Software leadership skills: A track record of leading projects through completion with quantifiable and measurable outcomes.
  • 4+ years of experience, depending on education, as an MLE.
  • 2+ years of experience working on a cloud environment such as GCP, AWS, Azure, and with dev-ops tooling such as Kubernetes
  • 1+ year of experience leading projects with at least 1 other team member through completion.
  • 2+ years of experience for Senior designing and developing online and production grade ML systems.
  • A degree in computer science, engineering, or a related field.
  • As a member of our team, you’ll enjoy:

    401(k) Matching: We match 100% of the first 10% of pre-tax 401(k) contributions you make, up to a maximum of $10,000 per year.

    Professional Growth: Get a $3,000 annual Learning & Development stipend once you’ve been with us for three months. You also get free access to Udemy, an online learning and teaching marketplace with over 6000 courses, starting your first day.

    Parental Leave & Planning: When you become a new parent, you’re eligible for 100% paid parental leave (20 paid weeks for both birth and non-birth parents.)

    Fertility Support: You’ll get easy access to fertility care through Carrot, from basic treatments to fertility preservation. We also provide $10,000 toward fertility preservation. You and your spouse/domestic partner are both eligible.

    Date Stipend: All Hinge employees receive a $100 monthly stipend for epic dates– Romantic or otherwise. Hinge Premium is also free for employees and their loved ones.

    ERGs: We have eight Employee Resource Groups (ERGs)—Asian, Unapologetic, Disability, LGBTQIA+, Vibras, Women/Nonbinary, Parents, and Remote—that hold regular meetings, host events, and provide dedicated support to the organization & its community.

    At Hinge, our core values are…

    Authenticity: We share, never hide, our words, actions and intentions.

    Courage: We embrace lofty goals and tough challenges.

    Empathy: We deeply consider the perspective of others.

    Diversity inspires innovation

    Hinge is an equal-opportunity employer. We value diversity at our company and do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status. We believe success is created by a diverse workforce of individuals with different ideas, strengths, interests, and cultural backgrounds.

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