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Machine Learning Engineer



Software Engineering
Posted on Friday, May 31, 2024

Job Description:


In this role you will be a part of a product development team that delivers personalized experiences to Pluralsight's learners. You'll help our learners discover content that is relevant to their interests and goals, provide them with a homepage tailored just to their needs, and ensure they are receiving the right communication and assistance with their learning journey at the right time. Youll be a part of a team that is user focused, has a mentality for experimentation, and iterates quickly. As a machine learning engineer, your expertise will be vital to solving sophisticated problems and building the algorithms and frameworks that accelerate our personalization capabilities.

Who youre committed to being:

  • You love exploring new technologies and keeping your own technical skills sharp.
  • You are attentive to quality code and processes.
  • You have a passion for collaboration, innovation, learning, and excellence.
  • You learn from the technical abilities of those around you.
  • You are an effective communicator and influencer.
  • You use words like analytical, conscientious, and quality-driven to describe yourself.

What youll do:

  • Develop robust, scalable production ML systems using technologies such as Python, Tensorflow, Airflow, Kafka, PostgreSQL, Redis, AWS.
  • Evaluate trade-offs and do performance tuning for production traffic.
  • Work closely with Data Scientists to take prototype algorithms and models and turn them into customer-facing solutions.
  • Use your engineering expertise to help build solutions to novel problems in software development, data engineering, and machine learning.
  • Build data pipelines. Transform and convert data streams into structures needed for algorithm input.
  • Collaborate with Product Managers and UX Designers to better understand the customer, providing valuable input into functional design and usability.
  • Evaluate the efficiency of user experiences and ML algorithms, determining what data is needed and how to collect it, with an understanding of how these metrics are connected to desired business outcomes.


  • You have a passion to use machine learning to deliver product personalization at scale and the skills to go with it.
  • You have at least a year of experience building production machine learning systems services as part of a product development team, ideally in the context of recommendations and/or personalization.
  • You have worked in a collaborative development environment and have experience with continuous integration and delivery.
  • You are an experienced Python developer, know your way around TensorFlow or another deep learning framework, and are proficient with data structures and database fundamentals. Experience with Node and Typescript are helpful, but not required.
  • You have a solid base in Computer Science and Applied Mathematics, including an understanding of the fundamentals of Machine Learning. Regardless of your formal training, you get excited about reading up on modern machine learning techniques and applications.
  • You care about writing good code and building great software. You understand the trade-offs when we have to move faster, but you know what quality means and how to get there when we need to.
  • You are comfortable moving up and down the stack. It matters less that you know the exact frameworks and tools that we use, but you must be willing and able to learn very quickly.
  • You have the ability to explain machine learning solutions to developers and other team members, regardless of their technical background.

Why youll love working here:

  • Were remote- and hybrid-friendly
  • Were mission driven and values guided
  • We have a strong commitment to diversity and belonging
  • We cultivate a culture of trust, autonomy, and collaboration
  • Were lifelong learners and champion team member growth and advancement
  • Weve got you covered - team member benefits include competitive compensation packages, medical coverage, unlimited PTO and Summer Fridays, wellness reimbursements, Pluralsight subscription, professional development funds and more.

About us:

Were Pluralsight, the technology workforce development company that helps teams build better by knowing more and working better together. Using our Skills, Flow, and Cloud product, teams can develop critical skills, improve processes and gain data-driven insights.

Were a community of growth seekers and lifelong learners who are out to do big things that make a difference in peoples lives, and were looking for curious, talented people to join us. Our culture of trust, autonomy, and genuine collaboration create an environment where youll grow as a human and as a professional. Because to us, your growth is our growth, and vice versa.

Physical and Mental Requirements

Work is performed in an office (or home office) environment and requires the ability to operate office equipment and keyboards. Sedentary work. Repetitive work. Ability to perform tasks related to documentation, data analysis, transcription and extensive content analysis. Learn new tasks, remember processes, complete tasks independently, and make timely decisions in the context of a workflow.

EEOC Statement

Bring yourself. Pluralsight is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, age or protected veteran status. Pluralsight will also consider for employment qualified applicants with criminal histories in a manner consistent with EEOC guidelines and applicable local law.

We will ensure that individuals with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodation to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform essential job functions, and to receive other benefits and privileges of employment. Please visit the bottom of our website to learn how to request an accommodation.

For more information on Pluralsights commitment to building a more diverse and inclusive workforce, please review our most recent Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Belonging report here.