Senior Applied Scientist-Machine Learning

| Seattle

Qualtrics, the leader in customer experience and creator of the Experience Management (XM) category, is changing the way organizations manage and improve the four core experiences of business––customer, employee, product, and brand. Over 11,000 organizations around the world are using Qualtrics to listen, understand, and take action on experience data (X-data™)––the beliefs, emotions, and intentions that tell you why things are happening, and what to do about it.

The Qualtrics XM Platform™ is a system of action that helps businesses attract customers who stay longer and buy more, engage employees who build a positive culture, develop breakthrough products people love, and build a brand people are passionate about. Join us as we help change the way people experience the world! Advance your career at a company that is dedicated to your ideas and growth, fills you with purpose, and provides a fun, inclusive work environment.

Why Qualtrics?

Qualtrics is the technology platform that organizations use to collect, manage, and act on experience data, also called X-data™. The Qualtrics XM Platform™ is a system of action, used by teams, departments, and entire organizations to manage the four core experiences of business—customer, product, employee and brand—on one platform. Over 10,000 enterprises worldwide, including more than 75 percent of the Fortune 100 and 99 of the top 100 U.S. business schools, rely on Qualtrics to consistently build products that people love, create more loyal customers, develop a phenomenal employee culture, and build iconic brands. Qualtrics was recently acquired by SAP, and together we will accelerate XM and power the experience economy.  Join us on this adventure that can open many doors! Join a company that is dedicated to your ideas and growth, recognizes your unique contribution, fills you with purpose, and provides a fun, flexible and inclusive work environment.

The Challenge

We are looking for talented and innovative applied scientists to bring our Machine Learning and Artificial Intelligence R&D and strategy to the next level. Our goal is to personalize the Qualtrics experience using ML and AI features showcasing Qualtrics data as a core value proposition and competitive advantage.

As a Machine Learning Applied Scientist at Qualtrics, you should love building cutting-edge predictive models to solve hard customer problems. Crafting models in an agile environment to withstand hyper growth and owning quality from end-to-end is a rewarding challenge and one of the reasons Qualtrics is such an exciting place to work!

In addition, you will:

  • Work as part of a multidisciplinary team to research, implement, evaluate, optimize, productize and maintain cutting-edge machine learning models to meet the demands of our rapidly growing business
  • Stay on top of the latest developments in machine learning and related research, and present research findings with the broader community
  • Work closely with, and incorporate feedback from other specialists, engineers, and product managers
  • Lead and engage in design reviews, modelling discussions, requirement definitions and other technical activities in diverse capacity
  • Attend daily stand-up meetings, collaborate with your peers, prioritize features, and work with a sense of urgency to deliver value to your customers

Basic Qualifications 

  • Bachelors in Computer Science or related fields
  • Solid understanding of machine learning fundamentals and tool ecosystem
  • 5+ years of combined academic and industrial research experience in machine learning, NLP, information retrieval, deep learning or a related field.
  • Deep learning implementation expertise (MxNet, TensorFlow, PyTorch etc)
  • Excellent communication, writing and presentation skills
  • Excellent command of at least one modern programming language (preferably Python)
  • Excellent problem solving ability

Preferred Qualifications 

  • Graduate degree in computer science or related fields
  • Deep understanding of machine learning model life cycle management
  • Depth in one or more of the following: Natural Language processing, information retrieval, speech processing, deep learning, reinforcement learning, etc.
  • Knowledge of or experience in building production quality and large scale deployment of applications related to machine learning
  • Experience with managing, processing and analysing large, complex, multi-modal and unstructured datasets
  • Comfortable working in a fast paced, highly collaborative, dynamic work environment.
  • Experience in mentoring engineers and scientists on complex technical issues
  • Experience in machine learning systems (e.g. SageMaker, MLFlow), and deep learning frameworks  (e.g. TensorFlow, PyTorch, MXNet etc) 
  • Strong publication record in top-tier ML and NLP conferences (e.g. NeurIPS, ICML, SIGIR, ICLR, ACL, EMNLP, etc.)

What differentiates us from other companies

  • Work life integration is deeply important to us - we have frequent office events, team outings, and happy hours
  • Qualtrics Experience Program - $1,500 for an experience of your choosing (eligible after a year)
  • We take pride in our offices design aiming at fostering creativity from our rooftop views to an open and collaborative work space.
  • 30 paid days off - 15 PTO + 5 Personal Days + 10 Holiday Closures (additional after a year)
  • On top of standard benefits package (medical employees and their families, dental, vision, life insurance, etc) we provide snacks, drinks, and free lunches in our office
  • We believe in sharing Qualtrics success which is part of the compensation for all employees

To learn more about what we value read about it directly from our employees Qualtrics Life stories

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Technology we use

  • Engineering
  • Product
  • Sales & Marketing
    • We are an open language company so we do not specify on languages and accept all that are helpful toward the product.Languages
    • Google AnalyticsAnalytics
    • IllustratorDesign
    • PhotoshopDesign
    • AsanaManagement
    • WordpressCMS
    • Qualtrics PlatformCMS
    • SalesforceCRM
    • Qualtrics iQ DirectoryCRM
    • Qualtrics PlatformEmail
    • Adobe CampaignLead Gen
    • MarketoLead Gen
    • MixRankLead Gen
    • RapportiveLead Gen
    • Qualtrics PlatformLead Gen

Location

The office experience is a 5-minute walk from Pioneer Square. The rooftop deck overlooks the Puget Sound and downtown Seattle.

What are Qualtrics Perks + Benefits

Qualtrics Benefits Overview

TOTAL REWARDS
The term “benefits” doesn’t really do our employee rewards program justice. We provide medical, dental, and vision insurance, 20+ days of annual leave, generous retirement fund contributions, bonuses, and tons of career mobility.

WORK HARD/PLAY HARD
For every bit of hard work we put in, we have twice the fun. Whether that means taking a break in a massage chair or hitting the slopes after work, Qualtrics makes sure that employees take time to recharge and live it up.

UPWARD MOBILITY
Because we’re a hyper-growth company, getting promoted and taking on more opportunities is always an option. We hire individuals who have what it takes to quickly step into the next role and take on opportunities beyond their core job description.

OFFICE PERKS
We believe in a workspace that allows you to take a breather and pepper fun throughout your day. Grab a beer in the Dublin office pub, enjoy Seattle’s rooftop patio overlooking the Puget Sound, or raid one of the many kitchens around Provo’s office.

HIGH BAR
We don’t hire cutthroat individuals who only care about themselves. We’re looking for top performers with a wide array of professional and personal experience. Our employees are driven, intelligent, diverse and interesting people who work well in teams and know how to have fun.

GLOBAL
Qualtrics employees are plugged into a network of experienced professionals around the globe. With weekly company-wide video meetings and our own internal social network, employees get global experience and stay up-to-date on what’s happening across the organization.

Culture
Partners with Nonprofits
We go beyond partnering with nonprofits. For Qualtrics, 5 For the Fight is our company's core nonprofit focus. Discover the whole story at www.5ForTheFight.org. We're #AllIn until cancer gives in.
Friends outside of work
Eat lunch together
Intracompany committees
From WLD, Q&able, Q-Salute, Q-Pride, and Mosaiq to the Dream Team, the Green Team, and hosts of other community-founded groups, you'll find a variety of committees which drive community at Qualtrics.
Open door policy
Team owned deliverables
Team based strategic planning
Group brainstorming sessions
Open office floor plan
Diversity
Documented equal pay policy
Unconscious bias training
Diversity manifesto
Mean gender pay gap below 10%
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Disability Insurance
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Life Insurance
Wellness Programs
Onsite Gym
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K)
401(K) Matching
Employee Stock Purchase Plan
Performance Bonus
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
Family Medical Leave
Employees who have been with the company for 12 months are eligible for 12 weeks of family medical leave.
Adoption Assistance
We reimburse up to 10000 for eligible adoption expenses and 6 weeks of paid leave for the parent who is taking the role as the primary caregiver.
Return-to-work program post parental leave
Company sponsored family events
Qualtrics has several events during the year that look to actively include our families, from the annual summer party to welcoming your family on-site for visits.
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Generous PTO
Paid Volunteer Time
Paid Holidays
Paid Sick Days
Perks & Discounts
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
Company Outings
Free Daily Meals
We serve free lunch on Monday, Wednesday, Friday. On Tuesday and Thursday, we offer a subsidized food ordering option. We have breakfast items (cereals, yogurts, etc.) every day of the week.
Game Room
Stocked Kitchen
Happy Hours
Parking
Recreational Clubs
Relocation Assistance
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences
Diversity Program
Lunch and learns
Lunch and learns happen on different occasions. Many times, these are sponsored by the Q Groups or another group looking to help spread messaging and education about key topics.
Promote from within
Mentorship program
Our mentorship program includes 1-to-1 program, Cross-department program, Career mentoring, Leadership mentoring.

Additional Perks + Benefits

We additionally cater snacks to the company all-hands meeting each week. You can expect to find semi-annual swag distributions (summer & winter), as well as swag giveaways in the offices. Our Benefits team has always looked to maximize our benefits. We additionally will have times where tickets to local games/events are on offer or will work as a group to purchase tickets for a variety of activities.

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