We are looking for a Staff Machine Learning Engineer to join our team. The ideal candidate will set the technical direction of their team to build and deploy ML solutions for pricing optimization - a high visibility and key initiative for TRR. Pricing optimization is core to our profitability and to ensuring that our users get the most value from consigning and buying with us. We are looking for someone who will find passion in the application of advanced optimization techniques to millions of items and be at the forefront of innovation in e-commerce.

The ideal candidate for this role will be a thought leader and forward thinker who is eager to drive high impact efforts in close collaboration with a talented team of machine learning engineers, business stakeholders, product, analytics and software engineering partners.

*** This position is open to being remote anywhere in the U.S. ***

What You Get To Do Every Day

  • Drive the team’s technical direction, leading the area’s ML approach in alignment with the company’s strategy and success 
  • Own the full end-to-end ML lifecycle of the AI product for a broad and strategic area, and carry out high complexity ML efforts
  • Understand and design system and model architectures, sharing your knowledgeable about common software design patterns, how to implement them - keeping maintainability, scalability and generalizability in mind
  • Design, test, and deploy machine learning solutions that best solve the business problem and execute seamlessly on these solutions
  • Collaborates and drive consensus with senior management, product, business, engineering, and other partners and stakeholders in the development of product
  • Guide and mentor others to deliver on multiple projects of increasing dependencies
  • Translate ML understanding of the area to team priorities and strategic narrative 
  • Influence the overall direction of an area
  • Help foster a culture of transparency and accountability

What You Bring To The Role

  • 5+ years experience in one or more of the following areas: machine learning, optimization, NLP, computer vision, deep learning
  • 7+ years of hands-on experience in programming languages (Python, Java, C++)
  • Quantitative degree in Computer Science or related technical field
  • Experience with big data tools (Apache Beam, Spark, etc)
  • Experience with cloud technologies such as AWS/GCP
  • High degree of familiarity with: Sklearn, Tensorflow/Keras, Pytorch
  • Strong knowledge in statistics and mathematics
  • Experience with experimentation (i.e., A/B testing experiment design) 
  • Experience with shipping products to millions of users
  • Strategic and analytical thinker who is hypothesis-driven and uses data and sound judgement for learning and executing quickly 
  • Excellent communication and presentation skills: can describe complex ML concepts to a wide range of technical and non-technical audiences
  • Consistent track record of execution against strategy of complex efforts
  • Strong communicator with experience working cross-functionally
Want to learn more about our team at The RealReal? Check out our Technology & Product Blog!
 

The RealReal is the world’s largest online marketplace for authenticated, resale luxury goods, with more than 20 million members. With a rigorous authentication process overseen by experts, The RealReal provides a safe and reliable platform for consumers to buy and sell their luxury items. We have hundreds of in-house gemologists, horologists and brand authenticators who inspect thousands of items each day. As a sustainable company, we give new life to pieces by thousands of brands across numerous categories—including women's and men's fashion, fine jewelry and watches, art and home—in support of the circular economy. We make selling effortless with free virtual appointments, in-home pickup, drop-off and direct shipping. We do all of the work for consignors, including authenticating, using AI and machine learning to determine optimal pricing, photographing and listing their items, as well as handling shipping and customer service. At our 13 retail locations, including our eight shoppable stores, customers can sell, meet with our experts and receive free valuations.

The RealReal is committed to providing an equal employment opportunity regardless of race, color, ancestry, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, age, citizenship, marital status, disability, gender identity or expression, or Veteran status. We will consider qualified applicants for a position regardless of arrest or conviction records, consistent with legal requirements.   GHR3887 

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