ACV Auctions is the leading dealer-to-dealer, online automotive marketplace in the nation. We bring transparency to every transaction from start to finish, ensuring peace of mind and value for our customers. We do this with a combination of the industry’s best technology and the world’s best people. As a result of our team’s tireless effort and dedication, we’re growing at a staggering rate. ACV is attracting new people from widely different backgrounds and geographies who are invested in the genuine belief that we are creating something special.

The team:

The ACV Auctions Research and Development Team (ACV Labs) collaborates with other ACV teams on a wide range of bleeding edge, high-risk, high-reward research problems and develops them into production-level systems that provide competitive advantage to ACV. The team consists of driven and creative software, AI, and hardware engineers who have worked at companies like Facebook, NASA, and Pixar.

What are we looking for:

You will work with domain experts across ACV and be responsible for proposing, prototyping, developing, and deploying high-impact AI systems. You enjoy continuously chipping away at hard problems with dogged persistence, love demonstrating the business value of novel ideas, and deploying them to real-world settings.

What you will do:

  • Collaborating with software/hardware engineers and domain experts to define and implement high-ROI ML solutions to business problems
  • Working with heterogeneous datasets and evaluating their quality
  • Identifying and crafting useful model input features
  • Working with and pre-processing tabular, image, and time series/audio data
  • Developing ML model performance and business-relevant metrics 
  • Developing and tuning the parameters of traditional ML and deep learning models
  • Exposing trained models as containerized, auto-scaling web APIs 
  • Communicating prototype and production model performance and results to non-technical stakeholders
  • Integrating model APIs into a variety of enterprise applications (UI and backends)
  • Conducting code reviews, developing high-quality documentation, and building robust test suites for your models and APIs
  • Mentoring peer engineers
  • Handling multiple competing priorities in an agile, fast-paced environment

Minimum qualifications:

  • BS in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, or a related field
  • MS or PhD in Machine Learning, Data Science, or a related field
  • >3 years of experience developing traditional software applications
  • >3 years of experience developing and deploying traditional ML and deep learning models
  • >1 years of experience in developing AI systems in a business setting
  • Advanced knowledge of PyTorch/TensorFlow and ML libraries (sklearn, scipy)
  • Experience with databases (MySQL, PostgreSQL, BigQuery, Redis)
  • Experience with Docker, Git, CI systems, Kubernetes
  • Experience with gradient-free optimization algorithms (e.g. ray tune, nevergrad)
  • Experience with AWS ecosystem (RDS, EC2, S3, EFS)
  • Experience developing RESTful APIs (Django, Flask)
  • Experience with front end frameworks (Vue/React/Angular, Swift/Objective-C)
  • Experience with performance optimization (caching, DB indices, parallelization)
  • Ability to identify trade-offs between aspects like execution speed, memory, user experience, software development speed, and software maintainability
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills

Preferred qualifications:

  • Experience solving image object detection, image segmentation, or audio event detection problems in a business setting
  • Experience with online, active, or semi-supervised learning

What we will offer:

  • Competitive salary and benefits
  • Upbeat innovative culture
  • Professional training opportunities
  • Flexible schedules

At ACV, we are committed to an inclusive culture in which every individual is welcomed and empowered to celebrate their true selves. We achieve this by fostering a work environment of acceptance and understanding that is free from discrimination. ACV is committed to being an equal opportunity employer regardless of sex, race, creed, color, religion, marital status, national origin, age, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, gender expression, genetic information, disability, military status, status as a veteran, or any other protected characteristic We also consider qualified applicants regardless of criminal histories, consistent with legal requirements. If you have a disability or special need that requires accommodation, please let us know.

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