People Matter

Senior Machine Learning Platform Engineer

Faire

Faire

Software Engineering
United States
Posted on Friday, April 26, 2024

About Faire

Faire is an online wholesale marketplace built on the belief that the future is local — independent retailers around the globe are doing more revenue than Walmart and Amazon combined. 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 a top-notch senior engineer to lead design and execution as we continue to build our machine learning platform that will power our wholesale marketplace. This role will architect and build scalable, reliable systems to enable seamless 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. Examples of these include (but are not limited to)
    • “Machine-Learning-as-a-service”
    • ML Model Training framework
    • Feature store, including batch and real-time feature computation, serving, and monitoring
    • Deep learning infrastructure that powers training and serving of Faire’s language and image models
    • Model prediction services to manage model deployment, inference and monitoring
  • Partner with our internal customers to understand their ML development pain points and craft platform solutions to address them
  • Provide technical mentorship to ML engineers and interns on the team

What it takes:

  • 3+ years experience building production machine learning systems or platform components such as feature store, model training framework, ML prediction service etc
  • Degree in a relevant discipline such as Computer Science, Machine Learning, or another similar field
  • Strong coding skills in Python/Java or equivalent
  • Experience working within common backend system architectures (e.g. microservices)
  • Strong understanding of engineering and infrastructure best practices, general software development principles with a machine learning software development life-cycle orientation

Salary Range

California / New York: the pay range for this role is $177,500 - 244,000 per year.
Colorado / Washington / New Jersey: the pay range for this role is $160,000 - 220,000 per year.

This role will also be eligible for equity and benefits. Actual base pay will be determined based on permissible factors such as transferable skills, work experience, market demands, and primary work location. The base pay range provided is subject to change and may be modified in the future.

Faire’s flexible work model aims to meet the needs of our diverse employee community by making work more flexible, connected, and inclusive. Depending on the role and needs of the team, Faire employees have the flexibility to choose how they work–whether that’s mainly in the office, remotely, or a mix of both.

Roles that list only a country in the location are eligible for fully remote work in that country or in- office work at a Faire office in that country, provided employees are located in the registered country/province/state. Roles with only a city location are eligible for in-office or hybrid office work in that city. Our talent team will work with candidates to determine what locations and roles are eligible for each option.

Applications for this position will be accepted for a minimum of 30 days from the posting date.

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 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.

Faire is committed to providing access, equal opportunity and reasonable accommodation for individuals with disabilities in employment, its services, programs, and activities. To request reasonable accommodation, please fill out our Accommodation Request Form (https://bit.ly/faire-form)