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Machine Learning Engineer, Fraud Discovery

Stripe

Stripe

Software Engineering, Accounting & Finance
Seattle, WA, USA
Posted on Saturday, February 3, 2024

Who we are

About Stripe

Stripe is a financial infrastructure platform for businesses. Millions of companies—from the world’s largest enterprises to the most ambitious startups—use Stripe to accept payments, grow their revenue, and accelerate new business opportunities. Our mission is to increase the GDP of the internet, and we have a staggering amount of work ahead. That means you have an unprecedented opportunity to put the global economy within everyone’s reach while doing the most important work of your career.

About the team

Stripe’s mission is to build the economic infrastructure for the internet. Risk Engineering brings together machine learning with product development to lower Stripe’s financial and regulatory risk at scale, while retaining a best in class user experience. We build ML and backend systems to catch fraudsters, understand users’ cash flow and financial health, and ensure Stripe’s users are compliant with regulatory and financial partner requirements. We protect Stripe’s brand while also protecting the company from financial losses that can put Stripe’s business at risk.

The Risk group consists of machine learning, backend, and full stack engineers who tackle this problem through creative new product ideas and impactful machine learning models. We are undertaking several new efforts, where you can have an outsized impact on the architecture, implementation, and design choices behind these systems.

Responsibilities

  • Designing, training, improving & launching machine learning models using tools such as XGBoost, Tensorflow, PyTorch.
  • Proposing and implementing ideas that directly impact Stripe’s top line metrics.
  • Propose new feature ideas and design data pipelines to incorporate them into our models
  • Improve the way we evaluate and monitor our model and system performance
  • Work with product and engineering partners, as well as risk and policy teams to build solutions that fit product needs.
  • Collaborate with stakeholders and drive end-to-end projects involving a variety of technologies and systems to successful completion.

Who you are

We’re looking for someone who meets the minimum requirements to be considered for the role. If you meet these requirements, you are encouraged to apply. The preferred qualifications are a bonus, not a requirement.

Minimum requirements

  • 3+ years industry experience doing software and model development on a data or machine learning team in a production environment
  • Have experience in Python, Scala (Spark)
  • Experience designing and training machine learning models to solve critical business problems
  • Knowledge about how to manipulate data to perform analysis, including querying data, defining metrics, and slicing and dicing data to evaluate a hypothesis
  • Hold yourself and others to a high bar when working with production systems
  • Take pride in taking ownership and driving projects to business impact
  • Thrive in a collaborative environment

Preferred requirements

  • An advanced degree in a quantitative field (e.g. stats, physics, computer science)
  • Experience in the fraud or risk space
  • Have experience in Ruby
  • Familiarity with NLP

This role is available either in an office or a remote location (typically, 35+ miles or 56+ km from a Stripe office).

Office-assigned Stripes spend at least 50% of the time in a given month in their local office or with users. This hits a balance between bringing people together for in-person collaboration and learning from each other, while supporting flexibility about how to do this in a way that makes sense for individuals and their teams.

A remote location, in most cases, is defined as being 35 miles (56 kilometers) or more from one of our offices. While you would be welcome to come into the office for team/business meetings, on-sites, meet-ups, and events, our expectation is you would regularly work from home rather than a Stripe office. Stripe does not cover the cost of relocating to a remote location. We encourage you to apply for roles that match the location where you currently or plan to live.

The annual US base salary range for this role is $192,000 - $288,000. For sales roles, the range provided is the role’s On Target Earnings ("OTE") range, meaning that the range includes both the sales commissions/sales bonuses target and annual base salary for the role. This salary range may be inclusive of several career levels at Stripe and will be narrowed during the interview process based on a number of factors, including the candidate’s experience, qualifications, and location. Applicants interested in this role and who are not located in the US may request the annual salary range for their location during the interview process.

Additional benefits for this role may include: equity, company bonus or sales commissions/bonuses; 401(k) plan; medical, dental, and vision benefits; and wellness stipends.

Office locations

South San Francisco HQ, New York, or Seattle

Remote locations

Remote in United States

Team

Risk

Job type

Full time