Research Engineer L5 - Machine Learning Efficiency

Netflix, Inc.
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Job Description

In this role, you will aid applied research and product development by conceptualizing, designing, and implementing engineering improvements related to large-scale deep neural networks. You would have proven expertise in efficiency optimizations using techniques such as quantization, model pruning, distillation, compute-efficient finetuning, etc. You have to be deeply knowledgeable in ML hardware and software to be successful in this role. Additionally, you need solid software development skills, a love of learning, a passion for solving problems, a bias to action, and effective collaboration with scientists.

What we are looking for:

  • 5+ years of software engineering experience with a track record of delivering quality results.
  • Proven expertise in training and serving infrastructure for LLMs and other large foundation models.
  • Strong problem-solving skills with knowledge of statistical methods.
  • Strong software development experience in languages such as Python and Java.
  • Deep understanding of TensorFlow and/or PyTorch.
  • Familiarity with hardware and software accelerators and GPU-based optimizations
  • Great interpersonal skills.
  • Strong communication skills - written and verbal.
  • Graduate degree in Computer Science, Statistics, or a related field.

Preferred, but not required, additional areas of experience:

  • Experience as a technical leader.
  • Experience working with cross-functional teams.
  • Experience in Search, Recommendations, Natural Language Processing, Knowledge Graphs, Conversational Agents, and Personalization.
  • Experience with Spark or other distributed computed platforms.
  • Experience with cloud computing platforms and large web-scale distributed systems.
  • Experience in applied research in industrial settings.
  • Open source contributions.
  • Research publications at peer-reviewed journals and conferences on relevant topics.

Links to some of our published work:

  • Synergistic Signals: Exploiting Co-Engagement and Semantic Links via GNN - Under review.
  • Lessons Learnt From Consolidating ML Models in a Large-Scale Recommendation System
  • Search Personalization at Netflix - PaRiS Workshop - WebConf 2023.
  • Augmenting Netflix Search with In-Session Adapted Recommendations - RecSys 2022
  • Query Facet Mapping and its Applications in Streaming Services - SIGIR 2022
  • Recommendations and Results Organization in Netflix Search - RecSys 2021
  • Challenges in Search on Streaming Services: Netflix Case Study - SIGIR 2019
  • Netflix Research site

Our compensation structure consists solely of an annual salary; we do not have bonuses. You choose each year how much of your compensation you want in salary versus stock options. To determine your personal top of market compensation, we rely on market indicators and consider your specific job family, background, skills, and experience to determine your compensation in the market range. The range for this role is $100,000 - $720,000.

Netflix provides comprehensive benefits including Health Plans, Mental Health support, a 401(k) Retirement Plan with employer match, Stock Option Program, Disability Programs, Health Savings and Flexible Spending Accounts, Family-forming benefits, and Life and Serious Injury Benefits. We also offer paid leave of absence programs. Full-time hourly employees accrue 35 days annually for paid time off to be used for vacation, holidays, and sick paid time off. Full-time salaried employees are immediately entitled to flexible time off. See more detail about our Benefits here.

Company Info.

Netflix, Inc.

At Netflix, our mission is to entertain the world. With 200+ million paid members in over 190 countries enjoying TV series, documentaries, and feature films across a wide variety of genres and languages, Netflix is reinventing entertainment from end to end. We are revolutionizing how shows and movies are produced, pushing technological boundaries to efficiently deliver streaming video at a massive scale over the internet.

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    Entertainment,OTT media service
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  • Location
    100 Winchester Circle, Los Gatos, CA, USA
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