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Machine Learning Engineer

Role Overview:

Would you like to:

Love what you do and the people you’re doing it with?

  • Do the best work of your career?
  • Belong to an amazing and fun group who want to do - and are *already* doing - big things?
  • Be part of exciting work with a meaningful mission as we build and grow our products, our team, and ourselves together?
  • Know that your work is being used by - and benefitting! - literally millions of people?

At LimeSpot, the above is not an aspirational fantasy; it’s our reality! And we’d love you to consider being part of that reality with us.

LimeSpot engine is integrated into several thousand online stores around the world and reach hundreds of millions of shoppers every month enhancing their shopping experience via personalization and recommendations. Data is a crucial part of LimeSpot’s mission to make commerce better for everyone. We organize and interpret terabytes of data to provide solutions for our merchants and stakeholders across the organization. From designing and developing intelligent recommendation and personalization tools to adopting existing machine learning toolsets and decision support, our Machine Learning Engineer at LimeSpot is a key and diverse role with many opportunities to positively impact our success.

We are looking for a Machine Learning engineer to help us better understand our merchants and buyers so we can help them on their journey. To success in this role, as a Machine Learning engineer you use analytics, experimentation, and predictive modeling to turn the large amount of data we collect into measurable business impact. You need a fine eye for detail, experience as a Machine learning engineer, and a deep understanding of the popular data analysis tools and databases.

Key Responsibilities:
  • Become an integral contributor to the custom designed recommendation, personalization and segmentation algorithms  
  • Maintain and improve the existing toolsets, add new features, build new tools and introduce new integrations that would help with our data engineering and machine learning initiatives. 
  • Perform large-scale data analysis and develop effective statistical models for segmentation, classification, optimization, etc. 
  • Work with stakeholders - from business and product - to understand requirements and convert them into analytical solutions 
  • Identify, analyze, and interpret trends or patterns in data, identify actionable insights, suggest recommendations and influence the direction of the business by effectively communicating results to cross-functional groups 
  • Influence leadership to drive more data-informed decisions 
  • Define and advance best practices within the Machine learning team 
  • Be part of - and potentially drive/own - some exciting big picture/big deal technical directions and organizational initiatives 

 

Requirements:
  • 3-5 years industry experience as Machine Learning engineer solving machine learning and big data problems. 
  • Strong sense of ownership. 
  • Strong background in machine learning, data mining and data analysis techniques for highly large-scale applications.   
  • Strong knowledge in statistical, mathematical and modeling methods   
  • Extensive experience with Python and software engineering fundamentals 
  • Experience with C# similar programming languages.   
  • Experience with SQL or relational databases 
  • Ability to design and interpret experiments (such as A/B testing…) 
  • Communicating ideas effectively both verbally and in writing.   
  • Experience with agile processes, with a focus on delivering production-ready testable code in small iterations.  
  • Curiosity and passion to constantly learn new things; LimeSpot is changing fast, and we need the people who work here to be able to change and learn fast too. 
  • Experience of working with Git or other modern source control paradigms (we use Git + GitHub) 
  • Well organized and self-motivated 
  • Enjoyment of the company of other human beings from time to time 
  • Must be a resident of Canada and eligible to work in Canada 
     

Some nice to haves (Seriously, they’re "nice to haves", not hard requirements!): 

  • An engaging smile 😊 
  • Experience with Elasticsearch database 
  • Experience launching productionized machine learning models at scale 
  • Domain experience in e-commerce, marketing or SaaS  
  • Familiarity with microservices architectures and distributed systems 


About LimeSpot

LimeSpot creates a better shopping experience for hundreds of millions of shoppers worldwide every month, having one of the world’s leading online retail AI-merchandising platforms.  The LimeSpot platform extracts product attributes, combines these with shopper profiles and behaviors, and delivers real-time intelligent recommendations to each individual shopper. This results in happier shoppers, happier retailers, higher conversions, and massive amounts of additional revenue for our customers.     

We are proud to be a part of a diverse and innovative growing team that highly values the culture we’ve built (and build upon), and the people that make that culture what it is. 

 

Our mission is to keep creating unique content and features powered by sophisticated analytics and machine learning techniques, utilizing thousands of millions of interactional data generated in online stores every day. Building intelligent product recommendation and personalization puts the engineering team at the core of LimeSpot's mission to empower online stores to provide excellent experience to their online shoppers. 

We build highly parallelized, big data, machine-learning applications in the cloud, serving millions of shoppers with lots of things for them to buy. We know, it sounds like a Mad Lib of marketing jargon, but we're serious…that's what you'll be helping with so we can help store owners sell more! 

Our Values: 

Customer Obsession - Own and Be Accountable - Be Direct, yet Kind - Learn and Be Curious - Aim High - Be Bold but Fail Fast - Embrace Diversity - Be Passionate - Better Together - Be a Good Citizen 


If you’ve read the above and are excited about LimeSpot potentially being the next phase of your career where you can do meaningful work, challenge yourself and grow, we’re equally excited to talk to you! Hit us up and we’ll get chatting. 

We'd love to see any sample projects, stackoverflow / GitHub profile (if available) along with your resume and cover letter. 

APPLY FOR THIS POSITION
Benefits:
  • 100% remote culture 
  • Fun and friendly startup culture, working with like-minded and talented people who will fast become your friends 
  • The opportunity to be a meaningful contributor to our architecture and technical designs 
  • Flexible Work Hours 
  • Flexible Vacation and Paid Time Off 
  • Competitive Salaries 
  • Stock Option 
  • Extended Medical Insurance (Dental, Vision, etc.) 
  • Diverse Team 
  • A very nice Vancouver Gastown transit-accessible office space with fantastic natural lighting 

We currently welcome candidates throughout Canada. Our engineering team is predominantly located on the west coast so while we’re open to candidates in multiple time zones and will honor their working hours, individuals in other time zones will be expected to periodically be available PT hours.