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Staff Applied Scientist I
Posted on 1/11/2023
Remote in USA • Brooklyn, NY, USA
Experience Level
Desired Skills
Apache Spark
Google Cloud Platform
  • Initiate and lead new tracks of work to enhance ranking capabilities of Etsy's Recommendation engine
  • Develop innovative ML ranking models that optimize for various business goals to power recommendations at scale
  • Build models that allow us to better understand the unique interests, tastes, and shopping mission of Etsy's buyers
  • Develop models with custom architectures or objective functions that target Etsy-specific problems, including but not limited to revenue optimization, seller fairness, and seasonality
  • Mentor other Applied Scientists and Engineers and guide them on their projects
  • Work closely with software engineers, data scientists, product managers, and designers
  • Of course, this is just a sample of the kinds of work this role will require! You should assume that your role will encompass other tasks, too, and that your job duties and responsibilities may change from time to time at Etsy's discretion, or otherwise applicable with local law
  • Successful track record of applying machine learning techniques to address real-world problems
  • Experience with / working in one of the following fields: deep learning, uplift modeling, fairness in recommender systems, reinforcement learning
  • Shown success developing productionized machine learning systems. You are comfortable with using git, docker, and other tools for writing robust, production-ready code
  • Ability to write and manipulate data at a large scale, in distributed environments
  • A Ph.D. degree in Computer Science or related engineering fields with 4+ years of practical machine learning experience or an M.S. degree in Computer Science or related engineering field with 6+ years of practical machine learning experience
  • Experience in Deep Learning
  • Experience using Scala Spark, Airflow, and Tensorflow
  • Experience using Google Cloud Platform tools (GCP)
  • Experience in building production recommendations, search, or advertising systems

1,001-5,000 employees

Handmade & vintage items marketplace platform
Company Overview
Etsy’s mission is to keep human connection at the heart of commerce through their e-commerce platform dedicated to handmade and vintage items. The company has developed a vibrant community marketplace that empowers sellers and entrepreneurs to keep doing what they love and also delivers buyers to look for something special with human touch.
  • 100% paid medical, dental, and vision coverage for employees and their eligible dependents
  • Life, AD&D, & supplemental long-and short-term disability insurance
  • Matching 401(k)
  • Generous PTO policy
  • Paid sabbatical program
  • Charitable contribution match
  • Volunteer time off
Company Core Values
  • We commit to our craft
  • We minimize waste
  • We embrace differences
  • We dig deeper
  • We lead with optimism