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Software Engineer, Machine Learning

| Seattle

Amperity is a rapidly growing technology company led by repeat entrepreneurs and seasoned business leaders and technologists. Our expertise in large-scale data management, enterprise software, and machine learning has empowered us to innovate and build a paradigm-shifting solution to one of consumer brands’ most fundamental challenges today. Every brand is striving to have a more personal relationship with their customers, but the data they possess about these customers is scattered throughout disparate systems. 


Enter Amperity. We have created a platform that can rapidly and intelligently unify customer data at scale, which powers our customers to make smart decisions and bring their best ideas to life. Amperity commercially launched our signature product in September 2017 and has already made significant customer traction with incredible consumer businesses like Starbucks, Alaska Airlines, Gap, Moet Hennessy USA, TGI Fridays, Kendra Scott, and Wynn Las Vegas to name a few. We believe that the technology at the core of our offering will set the standard for how forward-thinking companies manage their customer data.


We stay connected through our values. We play for each other. That means we show up for each other, act with empathy, and bring our authentic selves to work every day. We're growing this company not for own personal gain, but for each other. We build for durability. That means creating something worth creating, that will endure the test of time. We do this by relentlessly focusing on our customers' success, building high-quality systems, and planning for long-term scale. We're grounded by humility and driven by ambition. We focus on making things better, today. We're hungry, we're passionate, and we love tough problems and new challenges. You don't hear a lot of "I don't know how" or "I can't" at Amperity. When faced with a hurdle, we jump.


Come join us. 

Interesting Problems

  • The Machine Learning team at Amperity is currently focused on the entity resolution problem - think k-means clustering but with a huge and unknown k - at scale and fully operationalized into customers on-going daily workflows. The team continues to evolve our best-in-class solution atop a Spark-based distributed ecosystem and has a rich backlog of additional problems including intelligent entity merge, schema matching, field inference, and automated data cleansing in the queue.

About You

  • Strong software skills in a JVM-based language including demonstrable experience in delivering software features in a systematic manner
  • 2+ years software development experience with highly scalable systems involving machine learning or big data
  • Prior experience with machine learning frameworks like SparkML, H20 or scikit-learn
  • Interest in or experience with Clojure or another functional language
  • Operational experience in a full-stack environment, including taking on-call rotations and escalations
  • Open minded, inclusive, and motivated to make good decisions

Technologies We Use

  • Open Source tools such as Accumulo, Spark, and Kafka
  • A web stack based on ClojureScript and the React family of tools
  • Cloud-first automation including Apache Aurora and SaltStack
  • Random forests, logistic regression, and probabilistic databases
  • Emacs AND vi!
  • And more

Benefits 

We offer all the benefits you’d expect from a “great place to work”. Transportation subsidies, 100% healthcare coverage, and a comfortable snack-laden work environment. Beyond the basics, we provide an inclusive environment where you’ll be challenged to find and unlock your full potential, surrounded by a team of world-class people driving for excellence.

We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.

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