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Machine Learning Engineer

Unata in a nutshell…Look at us! We’re in a nutshell!   

 

Unata is on a mission to build the grocery shopping experience of the future. Our white label platform powers the digital customer experience for some of North America’s most well-respected grocers, and we don’t plan on stopping here. We were acquired by Instacart in 2018 so that we could take over the grocery world with the most comprehensive, innovative digital grocery solution in the market. Unata operates as a independent subsidiary headquartered in Toronto, Canada.

We’re a group of people with a strong moral compass, and with bright ideas who actively collaborate with one another to achieve goals as a team. We’re a passionate bunch who want to create something that has never been done before.

 

Our pieces of flare… 

Canada's (#2) Best Place to Work (SMB, 2017).

Canada's 11th, and North America's 52nd Fastest Growing Tech Company (PROFIT 500),

Canada's 50 fastest growing companies

Canada's top 20 most innovative companies.

 

What you will be doing…

Machine Learning at Unata is the foundation of everything we do to personalize the experience of our users, and spans several core areas of our grocery e-Commerce and e-Loyalty platform. As a Machine Learning Engineer, you will contribute to the scientific integrity, design, software engineering, and quality of Unata’s personalization solutions.

We love machine learning engineers who are motivated not only by researching new solutions, but by owning the problem end to end. There is tremendous opportunity in front of us, and joining now gives you a chance to grow your career and interests as we succeed.

 

We value Machine Learning Engineers who have the following…

  • A graduate degree in artificial intelligence, machine learning or equivalent self study and experience
  • 3+ years of industry experience using machine learning to solve real-world problems with large datasets
  • Self-motivation and a strong sense of ownership
  • A blend of data engineering, machine learning and product innovation skills that let you jump into a fast paced environment and contribute from day one
  • Strong programming skills in Python and fluency in data manipulation (SQL, Spark, Pandas) and machine learning (scikit-learn, XGBoost, Keras/Tensorflow) tools
  • An ability to balance a sense of urgency with shipping high quality and pragmatic solutions
  • Extensive experience building scalable machine learning systems and data-driven products working with cross functional teams
  • Expertise in machine learning for search optimization, discovery driven recommendations, or advertising optimization
  • Expertise in natural language and/or image processing for e-commerce catalog quality, enrichment and optimization
  • Expertise with deep learning methods and their practical application at scale

 

What this opportunity has to offer for you…

  • You will be dedicated to a small cross-discipline product team, with tremendous ownership and responsibility for managing things directly.
  • You will ship high quality solutions with a sense of urgency and speed, and you will own your solutions end to end, requiring you to write the analysis, modelling, and prediction software
  • You will work closely with engineers, product managers, other teams, and both internal and external stakeholders, owning a large part of the process from problem understanding to shipping the solution.
  • You will have the freedom to suggest and drive organization-wide initiatives.
  • You will promote a data-centric mindset within Unata, in order to provide guidance to the product roadmap and the business in general.
  • You will own the scientific integrity, design, software engineering, and quality of Unata’s current search and recommendation engines.

 

 

Want to join a talented team of people changing the way the world grocery shops?  

Unata is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. We are committed to building a diverse team representative of the city we live in, and the people who use our product everyday. We believe that the best solutions are the ones created from a variety perspectives and that experience comes in many forms. If you are reading this posting and thinking 'I could do that!', we strongly encourage you to apply (i.e. exact experience not required).

Apply today with a copy of your resume, and let us know why you're a great fit for the position! Visit www.unata.com/careers/. To learn more about our parent, please visit www.instacart.com.

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