Research Software Engineer II (Machine Learning)

Company: Vulcan Inc.
Location: Seattle, Washington, United States
Type: Full-time
Posted: 13.AUG.2021

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Description Position at Vulcan Love oceans and ocean creatures? Have you always wanted to apply your technical and creative expertise to a p...

Description

Description Position at Vulcan Love oceans and ocean creatures? Have you always wanted to apply your technical and creative expertise to a product that protects endangered species on a day-to-day basis? You don't have to decide between a technical career and a deeply moving, important calling. Seattle based Vulcan is looking to hire a Machine Learning (ML) expert to join our philanthropic impact team. About Vulcan: Vulcan was founded in 1986 by Paul G. Allen and Jody Allen with a mission to make and leave the world a better place. We work with partners to solve some of the world's biggest challenges facing oceans, climate, conservation, and communities. Whether global or local, our work for good is financed by our thoughtful investing and innovative development. Vulcan believes in recognizing and including all voices. From internal initiatives to the communities and causes we support, we are on a mission to weave diversity, equity, and inclusion into the fabric of everything we do. We are actively investigating and applying best practices in equity and inclusion to our recruiting, hiring, retention and benefits programs. We know that creating a vibrant, diverse culture is essential to achieving our goals of improving the world through sustainable real estate development and strategic capital investments that help fuel social and environmental impact in ocean health, wildlife conservation, combatting climate change and supporting vibrant communities. The projects you will work on: Artificial Intelligence/Deep Learning is making a major impact across research and industry, including the largest internet companies and the most exciting startups. This position offers the unique opportunity to have a significant impact across Vulcan's philanthropy efforts in areas such as ocean health and biodiversity conservation towards Vulcan's mission to make and leave the world a better place. More specifically, you would work on two or three projects which apply ML to time series datasets towards characterizing marine soundscapes, classifying bottlenose dolphin whistles and/or reducing IUU (illegal, unreported, unregulated) fishing. The precise alignment to projects will depend on the intersection of business needs and employee skills and interests. About the role: We seek an experienced ML professional with a passion for making an impact on our oceans and planet. The candidate is expected to work within the ML team to: Execute to roadmap for assigned projects, typically through ML model prototyping and deployment. Ideate to define innovative solutions for philanthropy problems which have potential ML solutions. Maintain and grow partnerships with existing external stakeholders. Understand or be willing to learn about design tradeoffs when deploying ML on the edge. Collaborate with other teams across Vulcan. Demonstrate honesty, responsibility, integrity and fulfillment of commitments. Required skills: MS degree or PhD degree in Computer Science, Statistics, Applied Math, Engineering, or related technical field with focus on some aspect of ML. Strong hands-on experience in applying ML and Computer Vision algorithms. Experience analyzing time series data, such as acoustic signals. Experience with modern ML frameworks: e.g. TensorFlow/Keras, PyTorch etc. Programming experience with Python and/or other scientific computing languages/platforms. Proven track record of delivering solutions for challenging problems. Excellent verbal and written communication skills. Exceptional attention to detail and organizational skills. Preferred Skills: Ability to work without precisely defined requirements. Experience outside the classroom related to ML. Experience working with science partners. Research publications and/or history of contributions to the open-source community. Special remarks regarding work environment Travel estimated to be 10% depending on project needs. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. We're committed to inclusion and equal opportunity To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The job description listed above is representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. Vulcan Inc. is an equal opportunity employer. Every qualified applicant will be considered for employment. We do not discriminate based on race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, age, national origin, marital status, sex, disability, political ideology, or veteran status, or other protected class. If you need accommodation during the application or hiring process, please contact Human Resources at [email protected] or your recruiter.

 
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