Java Software Engineer - Machine Learning Systems

New York, NY
Job Type:
Full Time

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Senior Software Engineer - Data Science Knewton is an education startup funded by high-profile investors including Peter Thiel and Reid Hoffman. Located in the heart of Manhattan in the Union Square area, Knewton has built the world's most powerful adaptive learning engine and is making a personalized and engaging education available to all. Knewton has been recognized as a Technology Pioneer by the World Economic Forum in Davos, one of the best places to work by Crainrsquos New York Business and one of the world's 10 most innovative big data companies by FastCompany. Do you build NLP systems to process contributed content, but wish they you could make users label their own once in awhile? Do you feel torn between your love of elegant relational schemas and unsupervised clustering algorithms? Wersquore looking for a pragmatic, user-data-oriented engineer to work with our data scientists on features that rely on both structured and unstructured data. Help us understand and improve the experiences of millions of students, teachers, and authors. Must haves 9679 A track record of leading and collaborating on high-quality, elegant code 9679 proficiency in and a desire to use Java 9679 Expertise in designing, creating, and tuning high-performance systems 9679 A passion for transforming education We also love 9679 Experience with using, guiding, and refining crowd-sourced processes, including but not limited to using Amazonrsquos Mechanical Turk 9679 Ability to refine interfaces to improve the quality and quantity of data collected 9679 Experience fine tuning the Java Virtual Machine (JVM) 9679 Familiarity with Amazon Web Services (AWS), Unix and open-source technologies Perks include 9679 Very Competitive salaries and pre-ipo stock options 9679 As much paid vacation sick time as you need to take 9679 Flexible hours, great food,drinks coffees, metrocards, tons of learning opportunities (guest speakers, brown bag lunches, meet-ups, etc) 9679 High-quality equipment (default set-up a Mac laptop with a giant monitor) 9679 The opportunity to use cutting-edge machine learning and engineering techniques to transform and democratize education Knewton, Inc. 100 Fifth Ave, New York, NY 10011

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