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Senior Machine Learning Scientist


Posted on 6/27/2024



1,001-5,000 employees

Provides online degrees and professional certificates

Data & Analytics

Compensation Overview

$134k - $200kAnnually

+ Variable Pay + Equity + Benefits

Senior, Expert

Remote in USA

Applied Machine Learning
AI Research
AI & Machine Learning
Required Skills
Data Structures & Algorithms
Natural Language Processing (NLP)
  • PhD or Master's degree in Computer Science, Information Retrieval, or closely related fields
  • Demonstrated experience in developing advanced search models, recommender systems, incorporating techniques like natural language processing (NLP) and learning-to-rank algorithms
  • Familiarity with information retrieval metrics, evaluation methodologies, and scalable search system architecture
  • Track record of publishing research in top-tier conferences such as RecSys, SIGIR, EMNLP, WWW, CIKM, or similar venues
  • Design, develop, and maintain advanced search ranking models
  • Explore and implement robust query understanding functionality
  • Collaborate with cross-functional teams to align research goals with business needs
  • Build and manage large-scale search datasets
  • Conduct thorough evaluations of search models
  • Stay up-to-date with the latest trends in ML, search science, RecSys, and information retrieval
  • Contribute to Coursera's research efforts by publishing in top-tier conferences

Coursera offers a diverse range of online degrees, certificates, and courses from top universities and companies, focusing on in-demand skills such as project management, data science, and cybersecurity. The platform utilizes Agile management, Scrum, and business analysis to deliver professional certificates and degrees in fields like project management and data science.

Company Stage

Series F

Total Funding



Mountain View, California



Growth & Insights

6 month growth


1 year growth


2 year growth



Lifelong learning - Coursera covers the cost of tuition so you can earn a free master’s degree and develop new skills. That’s on top of free, lifelong access to courses and certificates on the platform.

Health and wellness - We offer medical, dental, and vision insurance for you and your dependents. Plus, free access to counseling and mental health services.

Parental leave - Get up to 16 weeks of fully-paid parental leave when you grow your family and bring a new child into your life.

Make-a-thon - We host Make-a-thon events twice a year to promote community and innovation. During Make-a-thon, you’ll dedicate time to attend workshops, work on passion projects, and pursue ideas outside of your day-to-day work.

Time away - Take paid time off when you need it. We have time off policies that promote flexibility so you can tailor your work schedule when life calls.

Remote work - Our flexibility extends to where you work. You can choose to work from home, work from one of our offices, or try a combination of the two.

Equity - Employees earn company stock, so you can own what we build together and share in our success.