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Junior Machine Learning Engineer

About your future team Nexient is on a mission: To rid the world of crappy software, one sprint at a time.  Every day, our 900+ Agile developers, designers, and strategists empower each other to find passion in our work while we innovate the world. This culture of teamwork and curiosity is fueled by a product-minded approach to our work, crafting extraordinary custom software solutions and growing careers along the way. Our clients range from some of America’s favorite brands in retail, healthcare, financial services to fast-emerging disruptors – You might have read about us in the NY Times. We’re also recognized as a Gartner Cool Vendor, HFS Hot Vendor, and America’s leading 100% U.S. Agile software services partner.  If you’re looking to change the trajectory of your career, make an impact on Day One, develop custom software on the best technology around – and maybe even make people’s lives easier -- then you belong here, with us. 

Required Skills and Experience:

  • Familiarity with machine learning fundamentals 
  • Aware of optimization techniques and differences (gradient decent variants, hyperparameter tuning, regularization) 
  • Some experience with different problems and domains, ideally specialized in at least one (supervised, unsupervised, generative, control/RL, anomaly detection, timeseries, etc.) 
  • Familiarity with a couple of traditional ML models (k-means, KNN, decision trees, SVM, Bayesian/graphical models, Gaussian process, etc.) 
  • Basic understanding of deep learning fundamentals (CNN, RNN, attention/memory, Autoregressive) and ideally some applications of extensions (Transformer, LSTM, ResNet, etc.) 
  •  Experience coding with popular frameworks 
  • Solid with Python (basic data structures, coding patterns) along with common data, math and visualization libraries 
  • Able to work in different coding environments (local, notebooks, containers) and familiar with software engineering workflows (testing, code management/Git) 
  • Loading and saving large data sets and models efficiently 

Preferred Experience:

  • Structuring code to make it modular and deployable (logging and metrics, adhering to common deployment interfaces/hooks) 
  • Ability to follow papers/theory and adapt associated models 
  • NLP specialization (NLU, NLI, QA, BERT, GPT, T5, XLNet, etc.) 
  • MLOps and cloud environment (resource configuration, optimization) 
  • Data engineering (large scale data processing in batch or stream, security and configuration best practices)

Why Nexient As a vital member of our Engineering Practice, you will be part of one of our 100+ small cross-functional teams working side by side with some of the most talented developers, UX designers, analysts, quality engineers, and product managers out there.  

From Silicon Valley to Ann Arbor, Columbus, and beyond – a career with Nexient will offer you: Remote, hybrid, or onsite opportunities: Here, you decide the work arrangement that best suits your needs and preferences. Fulfilling and challenging projects: You will be exposed to different scenarios, multiple types of clients, and the most complex business and technology initiatives. Access to the most cutting-edge technologies: You’re always going to be advancing your skillset by learning and working with the newest and most relevant technologies available out there. A positive and passionate culture: Boring and divided aren’t in our vocabulary. In fact, it’s amazing to see how, despite our exponential growth, the Nexient culture and community stay as warm, diverse, and close as ever. Plenty of opportunities for you to explore and grow: We will empower you to dream as big as you want and support you to make your career what YOU want it to be. Creative runway: We take pride in encouraging our people to question the status quo.   

Our benefits program includes: 

  • Medical, dental, and vision coverage
  • Generous PTO, plus holidays
  • 401(k) plan
  • Life insurance and short-term & long-term disability
  • Maternity leave
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Flexible spending accounts
  • Health savings account  

Nexient is an inclusive, equal opportunity employer. At Nexient, your uniqueness makes us better. Your uniqueness is why you are valued, you are heard, you add to our culture, and you belong. Diversity & Inclusion is hardcoded into our DNA and at the core of everything we do. Together, not separately, we strive to become even more diverse to help fuel our innovation and connect us closer with the clients and communities we serve.




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