Faire Wholesale, Inc.

Senior Machine Learning Platform Engineer


US, Canada, & Remote



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About Faire

Faire is an online wholesale marketplace built on the belief that the future is local — there are over 2 million independent retailers in North America and Europe doing more than $2 trillion in revenue. At Faire, we're using the power of tech, data, and machine learning to connect this thriving community of entrepreneurs across the globe. Picture your favorite boutique in town — we help them discover the best products from around the world to sell in their stores. With the right tools and insights, we believe that we can level the playing field so that small businesses everywhere can compete with these big box and e-commerce giants.

By supporting the growth of independent businesses, Faire is driving positive economic impact in local communities, globally. We’re looking for smart, resourceful and passionate people to join us as we power the shop local movement. If you believe in community, come join ours.

About this role

At Faire we build elegant and efficient products to deliver superior customer experiences and enhance marketplace efficiency at the same time. From the mobile checkout process, to personalized search ranking, to the intelligent underwriting engine that determines credit limits for retailers --- we use data and machine learning to constantly iterate and innovate our product offering to create more value for the ecosystem.

Faire is searching for top-notch machine learning engineers to design and build our machine learning platform that the entire company will use. This role will architect and build a scalable and reliable system to enable software driven machine learning deployment to improve Faire’s core metrics.

What you’ll do 

  • Design and build highly scalable machine learning systems that the entire company will use
  • Develop deep learning infrastructure that powers Faire’s language and image models
  • Design, build and scale Faire’s feature store including batch and real-time feature computation, serving, and monitoring 
  • Architect and develop the framework to support unified model development
  • Build model prediction services to manage model deployment, inference and monitoring
  • Develop tools for monitoring machine learning life cycle and provide observability into the systems execution flow

Qualifications

  • Degree in a relevant discipline such as Computer Science, Machine Learning, or another similar field.
  • 3+ years Experience building production machine learning platforms
  • Strong coding skills in Python/Java or equivalent
  • Familiarity with microservices
  • Strong understanding of engineering and infrastructure best practices, general software development principles with a machine learning software development life-cycle orientation
  • Familiarity with deep learning frameworks such as tensorflow or pytorch is a plus

Why you’ll love working at Faire

  • We are entrepreneurs: Faire is being built for entrepreneurs, by entrepreneurs. We believe entrepreneurship is a calling and our mission is to empower entrepreneurs to chase their dreams. Every member of our team is an owner of the business and taking part in the founding process.
  • We are using technology and data to level the playing field: We are leveraging the power of product innovation and machine learning to connect brands and boutiques from all over the world, building a growing community of more than 350,000 small business owners.
  • We build products our customers love: Everything we do is ultimately in the service of helping our customers grow their business because our goal is to grow the pie - not steal a piece from it. Running a small business is hard work, but using Faire makes it easy.
  • We are curious and resourceful: Inquisitive by default, we explore every possibility, test every assumption, and develop creative solutions to the challenges at hand. We lead with curiosity and data in our decision making, and reason from a first principles mentality.

Faire was founded in 2017 by a team of early product and engineering leads from Square. We’re backed by some of the top investors in retail and tech including: Y Combinator, Lightspeed Venture Partners, Forerunner Ventures, Khosla Ventures, Sequoia Capital, Founders Fund, and DST Global. We have headquarters in San Francisco and Kitchener-Waterloo, and a global employee presence across offices in Salt Lake City, Atlanta, Toronto, London, New York, LA, and Sao Paulo. To learn more about Faire and our customers, you can read more on our blog.

Faire provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, genetics, sexual orientation, gender identity or gender expression.





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