About BuzzFeed, Inc.

BuzzFeed, Inc. (Ticker: BZFD) is home to the best of the internet. Across food, news, pop culture and commerce, our brands drive conversation and inspire what audiences watch, read, buy, and obsess over next. Born on the internet in 2006, BuzzFeed, Inc. is committed to making it better: providing trusted, quality, brand-safe news and entertainment to hundreds of millions of people; making content on the internet more inclusive, empathetic, and creative; and inspiring our audience to live better lives. We'll continue to recruit the best founders and creators to join us in this mission, with more additions like Complex Networks and HuffPost to come.

The Role

We are looking for an experienced software engineer to help us build the next generation of machine learning tooling and infrastructure. In this role, you’ll operate as the ML platform lead for the entire ML function at BuzzFeed Inc. We need your help and expertise to build tools and platforms that allow data scientists and engineers alike to iterate quickly on training, evaluating, and deploying models. Your work will affect the way readers around the world experience the best content on the internet. 

You’ll work with engineering, product, design, and data colleagues globally across time zones to design systems, tools and libraries that not only standardize and stabilize all ML operations but also unlock new capabilities and pave a path for experimentation with cutting edge ML research.

You Will

  • Scope, identify and improve dev velocity across BuzzFeed’s strategic ML powered RecSys, Reinforcement Learning and NLP initiatives.
  • Be the key partner for Director+ in crafting and evolving the team charter, strategy and OKRs and designing the technical vision & roadmap to support it.
  • You are a passionate and empathetic engineer’s engineer who enjoys contributing to and leading multi quarter technical projects and working with data scientists & engineers at all levels.
  • Adapt quickly to change and love to ship and iterate, building on insights and data
  • Mentor and onboard software engineers and data scientists to ML engineering best practices.

You Have

  • 7+ years of experience building & shipping internet scale software infrastructure & systems.
  • 2+ years of technical leadership experience mentoring and enrolling engineers in high quality and impactful projects.
  • 2+ years of experience building ML platformic tools including but not limited to feature store, experimentation tracking, online, near-line and offline model deployments etc.
  • 2+ years with cloud technologies of AWS and/or GCP.
  • 2+ years of experience in scoping & designing distributed data processing, developer tools and/or APIs.
  • 1+ years of hands-on experience building & deploying Machine Learning/Deep Learning models in production.

Life at BuzzFeed, Inc.

We celebrate inclusion and are committed to equal opportunity employment. We are  proud to be an equal opportunity workplace. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to, and will not be discriminated against based on age, race, gender, color, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, veteran status, disability or any other protected category.

You can expect:

  • A supportive, inclusive atmosphere on a team that values your contributions
  • Opportunities for personal and professional growth through work experience, offerings from our in-house Learning @ BuzzFeed team, our Employee Resource Groups, and more
  • An attractive and equitable compensation package, including salary and stock options.
  • A generous benefits program featuring paid time off, unlimited sick time, comprehensive medical benefits, a family leave policy, access to mental health platforms, retirement plans, gym and wellness discounts, and much more.

We want all employees to feel safe and comfortable when they engage in any in-person meetings, when visiting the office, or when working from an offsite production or meeting location. As part of this commitment to health and safety, BuzzFeed requires COVID-19 vaccines for current U.S. employees, including all newly hired employees. Requests for accommodation per applicable law for health and/or religious reasons will be considered. Union employees are subject to what is outlined in their applicable collective bargaining agreement.

Note: BuzzFeed, Inc. offers remote/flexible work (unless specified to be required to be in-person) and open to hiring remote candidates who are residents in the following states: CA, CO, CT, DC, DE, FL, GA, HI, IL, IN, KY, MA, MD, MI, MS, MT, NC, NH, NJ, NM, NY, OH, OR, PA, TX, VA, WA, and WV. For non sales roles, we can also hire in AK, AR, AZ, ID, KS, MO, ND, SC, and VT.

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