Machine Learning Engineer Lead

Company: Levi Strauss & Co.
Location: San Francisco, California, United States
Type: Full-time
Posted: 03.SEP.2021
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JOB DESCRIPTION At Levi Strauss & Co, we are revolutionizing the apparel business and redefining the way denim is made. We are taking one ...



At Levi Strauss & Co, we are revolutionizing the apparel business and redefining the way denim is made.

We are taking one of the world's most iconic brands into the next century:

from creating machine learning-powered denim finishes to using block-chain for our factory workers' wellbeing, to building algorithms to better meet the needs of our consumers and optimize our supply chain.

Be a pioneer in the fashion industry by joining our global Data, Analytics & AI "startup with assets," where you will have the chance to build exciting solutions to improve our Americas business and at the same time be part of a bigger, across-continents, data community.

As a Machine Learning Engineer Lead, you will work on a broad set of domains that power a data-driven transformation of our standard business procedures across channels and organizations. You will develop and deploy novel algorithms along with optimizing existing machine learning systems to maximize their value and increase consumer satisfaction at every brand touchpoint. You will also get the invaluable opportunity to mentor a team of diverse and enterprenuerial data engineers and shape their career trajectory through your expertise.

We are looking for someone who is a technology-agnostic polymath-committed to a lifelong journey of learning and exploration of new scientific ideas-and will bring thoughtful perspectives, empathy, creativity, and a positive attitude to solve problems at scale.This role is ideal for someone looking to extend their algorithm design and software engineering skills into a part mentor, part IC, part advisor role.

Example Projects:

In addition to driving the transformation of Levi's into a data-driven enterprise in general, here are some specific projects you will get to work on and contribute towards :

  • Personalized in-session product recommendation engine
  • Customer Segmentation
  • Automated text summarization and clustering
  • Next-Best offer prediction
  • Designing Microassortments for Next-Gen stores
  • Anomaly detection and Root Cause Analysis
  • Unified consumer profile with probabilistic record linkage
  • Visual search for similar and complementary products

About the Job:

  • Architect, build, maintain, and improve new and existing suite of algorithms and their underlying systems.
  • Implement end-to-end solutions for batch and Real Time algorithms along with requisite tooling around monitoring, logging, automated testing, performance testing and A/B testing
  • Utilize your entrepreneurial spirit to identify new opportunities to optimize business processes and improve consumer experiences, and prototype solutions to demonstrate value with a crawl, walk, run mindset.
  • Work closely with data scientists and analysts to create and deploy new product features on the E-commerce website, in-store portals and the Levi's mobile app
  • Establish scalable, efficient, automated processes for data analyses, model development, validation and implementation
  • Write efficient and well-organized software to ship products in an iterative, continual -release environment
  • Contribute to and promote good software engineering practices across the team
  • Mentor and educate team members to adopt best practices in writing and maintaining production machine learning code
  • Communicate clearly and effectively to technical and non-technical audiences equally well
  • Actively contribute to and re-use community best practices
  • Embody the values and passions that characterize Levi Strauss & Co., with empathy to engage with colleagues from a wide range of backgrounds

About You:

  • University or advanced degree in engineering, computer science, mathematics, or a related field
  • 5+ years experience developing and deploying machine learning systems into production
  • Experince working with a variety of relational SQL and NoSQL databases
  • Experience working with big data tools: Hadoop, Spark, Kafka, etc.
  • Experience with at least one cloud provider solution (AWS, GCP, Azure)
  • Experience with object-oriented/object function Scripting languages: Python, Java, C++, Scala, etc.
  • Ability to work in a Linux environment
  • Industry experience building and productionizing creative end-to-end Machine Learning systems
  • Experience working with distributed systems, service oriented architectures and designing APIs
  • Knowledge of data pipeline and workflow management tools
  • Expertise in standard software engineering methodology, eg unit testing, test automation, continuous integration, code reviews, design documentation
  • Relevant working experience with Docker and Kubernetes is a big plus

We put a lot of thought into our programs to provide you with a benefits package that matters. Whether it is for medical care, taking time off, improving your health or planning for retirement, we've got you covered. Here's a small snapshot:

  • 401K match : $1.25 for every $1.00 you contribute up to the first 6% of pay you save.
  • Five hours of paid volunteer time per month with nonprofit organizations
  • Product discount of 50% off regular-price merchandise
EOE M/F/Disability/Vets LOCATION San Francisco, CA, USA FULL TIME/PART TIME Full time


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