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Sr Software Engineer - Content Analysis / Language Processing



Software Engineering
Remote, OR, USA · Remote
Posted on Sunday, September 10, 2023
It takes powerful technology to connect our brands and partners with an audience of nearly 900 million. Whether you’re looking to write mobile app code, engineer the servers behind our massive ad tech stacks, or develop algorithms to help us process trillions of data points a day, what you do here will have a huge impact on our business—and the world. Want in?

A Little About Us
Yahoo is a global media and tech company that connects people to their passions. We reach nearly 900M people around the world, bringing them closer to what they love—from finance and sports, to shopping, gaming and news—with the trusted products, content and tech that fuel their day. For partners, we provide a full-stack platform for businesses to amplify growth and drive more meaningful connections across advertising, search and media.

About the Team
The Consumer Research team develops the Content Analysis Platform (CAP). CAP is both a platform and a component of other large-scale infrastructure platforms in multiple Yahoo properties and applications, providing text classification by topic and content quality/risk level, and text extraction such as key phrases and automatic summarization. Development work on CAP has an impact on the quality of a variety of internal systems at Yahoo including the Yahoo Home Page, Yahoo Finance, Yahoo Sports, Yahoo Search, advertising systems, and others.

A Lot About you

As a software engineer member of the CAP engineering team, you will be working on projects of diverse scope and complexity. You will design, build, implement, modify, test, debug and deploy software systems, large-scale infrastructure platforms, and network services that are the foundation of multiple Yahoo! properties and applications. Be responsible for performance, reliability, availability, scalability and security. Services are delivered to applications through standard and proprietary protocols and behavior may be customized via complete APIs (Application Programming Interfaces) and/or web services.

You will own, improve, and scale content acquisition and data processing workflows which bring tens of millions of web pages to Yahoo each day. Develop richer signals for the core algorithms, models, and recommendation platforms which enable deeper experiences to further engage Yahoo users. Coordinate with internal customer teams to understand future requirements around content and services. You will drive the roadmap for the next-generation content pipelines which continually improve operability, scalability, efficiency, performance, and reliability of the workflows and pipeline.


  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Engineering or related technical field, Master’s degree preferred.

  • Proficiency in designing, writing, updating, and reviewing reliable and maintainable software in Java and Python.

  • Previous experience migrating legacy systems to cloud, preferably AWS.

  • Solid understanding of Algorithms, Data Structures, Performance analysis, and Software Engineering best practices.

  • Experience building large-scale, low-latency online systems.

  • Experience with distributed computing environments like Hadoop or Spark.

  • Experience with CI/CD tools, production deployments, and cloud environments.

  • Computing metrics of impact on aspects of the software such as data quality or performance, and presenting analysis of proposed changes to stakeholder groups.

  • Experience with any of the following: machine learning, AI, statistics, information retrieval, distributed computing, natural language processing, or linguistic analysis

Yahoo is proud to be an equal opportunity workplace. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to, and will not be discriminated against based on age, race, gender, color, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, veteran status, disability or any other protected category. Yahoo is dedicated to providing an accessible environment for all candidates during the application process and for employees during their employment. If you need accessibility assistance and/or a reasonable accommodation due to a disability, please submit a request via the Accommodation Request Form (www.yahooinc.com/careers/contact-us.html) or call 408-336-1409. Requests and calls received for non-disability related issues, such as following up on an application, will not receive a response.

At Yahoo, we know that diversity makes us stronger. We are committed to a collaborative, inclusive environment that encourages authenticity and fosters a sense of belonging. We strive for everyone to feel valued, connected, and empowered to reach their potential and contribute their best. Check out our diversity and inclusion (www.yahooinc.com/diversity/) page to learn more.

The compensation for this position ranges from $128,250.00 - $266,875.00/yr and will vary depending on factors such as your location, skills and experience. The compensation package may also include incentive compensation opportunities in the form of discretionary annual bonus or commissions, in addition to equity incentives. Yahoo provides industry-leading benefits including healthcare, 401K savings plan, company holidays, vacation, sick time, parental leave and an employee assistance program. Eligibility requirements apply.

Yahoo has a high degree of flexibility around employee location and hybrid working. In fact, our flexible-hybrid approach to work is one of the things our employees rave about. Most roles don’t require specific regular patterns of in-person office attendance. If you join Yahoo, you may be asked to attend (or travel to attend) on-site work sessions, team-building, or other in-person events. When these occur, you’ll be given notice to make arrangements.

If you’re curious about how this factors into this role, please discuss with the recruiter.

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