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Associate Director, Machine Learning Engineer



Software Engineering
New York, NY, USA
Posted on Tuesday, June 20, 2023

1stDibs is a one-of-a-kind online marketplace that connects design lovers to more than one million extraordinary pieces, from furniture and fine art to jewelry and fashion. As a leading global marketplace for design lovers, we enable shoppers to discover beautiful things and interact with top sellers from around the world and our team shares that passion. Our best-in-class platform allows shoppers to buy directly, negotiate a price, or bid on items at auction and enables them to interact with sellers throughout all stages of the transaction — including item inquiries, price negotiations, and customization requests.

As Associate Director, Machine Learning Engineer at 1stDibs, reporting to Senior Director of Engineering, you will be responsible for developing and implementing innovative machine learning models to solve complex problems and help optimize aspects of our business. You will work cross-functionally with members of our Product and Engineering teams to help translate business requirements from key stakeholders within the business into practical and scalable machine-learning solutions aligned with our product roadmap.

What You Will Do

  • Develop, train, and deploy machine learning models and algorithms to solve use cases such as personalization of items, prediction of prices, generation of product descriptions, and similarity across products images and descriptions

  • Conduct exploratory data analysis, feature engineering, and model selection and tuning to improve the performance and accuracy of machine learning models

  • Stay up to date with the latest advancements in machine learning and artificial intelligence research and apply them to our solutions

  • Collaborate closely with stakeholders from Product and Engineering to design and build innovative solutions to drive the growth of 1stDibs

  • Document the design, development, and evaluation processes of machine learning models and algorithms for internal and external stakeholders.

  • Provide technical leadership on the development of end-to-end machine learning platforms from feature engineering to model serving. Guide the design and strategic direction of this growing and high-impact platform.

Who You Are

    • You have Solid Engineering and Computer Science fundamentals, ideally with a degree in Computer Science with a specialization in AI or equivalent experience

    • You have 5+ years of professional experience as a software developer/engineer with a strong focus on machine learning

    • You are proficient in Python programming language and PyTorch library, and with using cloud GPUs

    • You have experience in architecting, developing, and deploying Machine Learning frameworks in a production environment

Our overall compensation package is made of several parts, base compensation being one of them. At 1stDibs we value and are proud of our culture, innovation, professional development and training workshops, trust and giving back to the community. Equity, a comprehensive benefits package, and incentive (IF APPLICABLE) are all are components of your total compensation package. Ultimately, in determining your pay, we'll consider your location, experience, and other job-related factors.

Tri-State Pay Range
$185,000$217,000 USD

1stDibs is an Equal Opportunity Employer

The 1stDibs mission, to enrich lives with the extraordinary, can only be achieved when diversity, equity and inclusion are embedded into our values, culture and the way we do business. Enabling access to and celebrating unique and diverse perspectives is at the very core of what we do. We are committed to attracting and retaining the best talent in the industry, who are reflective of the diversity of our communities, and fostering an environment where every individual feels they belong, are valued and heard. As a leading design marketplace, we leverage the power of our platform and brand to empower historically underrepresented individuals, and the businesses they own, across the art and design industries.

Total Compensation Statement

1stDibs is committed to attracting, motivating and retaining top talent who drive the business forward and help us achieve our mission and vision. The company’s Total Compensation packages are designed to reward performance, be fair, equitable, and competitive, and consist of base salary, equity (where applicable), and health and work-life benefits.