Appen

  • Senior Software Engineer (USA)

    Job Locations US-CA-San Francisco Bay Area | US-CA-Pleasanton
    Posted Date 1 month ago(12/11/2018 7:23 AM)
    ID
    2018-4206
    Category
    Information Technology
  • Overview

    Artificial Intelligence is transforming the world in almost every industry. Everyone knows only good training data can produces the best machine learning solutions. However, creating training data with high quality in a scalable way is very challenging and very few company can do it. The whole AI world is starving for great training data. Appen is the market lead in training data generation field for more than 22 years and generates all kinds of training data like content relevance, image & video, text and audio, as well as data capturing. 

     

    Appen Tech team is solving the AI data problem by combining the power of human and technology. This world-class and exciting engineering position awaits qualified candidate, who will join Appen’s data service and solution team. This team is responsible for build Appen’s data lake and data products which includes 2 major areas: 1) data lake, which models and stores all Appen’s data. Voice data, Video data, transcription data, translation data, relevance data, workers data, internal data, etc. This is the data foundation serves Appen’s various applications, internal insights as well as machine learning services; 2) data insight products. Those products can be reports of project insights and worker insights, or training data insights like visualization, distribution analysis, quality analysis, etc, or internal products to understand better millions of crowd workers. It is an exciting opportunity to make your own mark in the AI data industry!

     

    You also get the opportunity to work with our global tech team from Shanghai, Silicon Valley and Sydney. It is a leading data company with a start-up culture. And we only want people who wants to make a huge impact to the AI world instead of just a job!

     

    Responsibilities 

    • Build Appen’s data lake, which models and stores all Appen’s data. Voice data, Video data, transcription data, translation data, relevance data, workers data, internal data, etc. This is the data foundation serves Appen’s various applications, internal insights as well as machine learning services;
    • Build data insight products. Those products can be reports of project insights and worker insights, or training data insights like visualization, distribution analysis, quality analysis, etc, or internal products to understand better millions of crowd workers.
    • Learn and understand AI data need and build all the training data related knowledge into our platform;
    • Technical lead for new and existing product initiatives, assist with definition of product direction
    • Define, design, troubleshoot, and debug complex, multi-tier distributed software applications.
    • Work with manager, engineers, product management and Operation team to design and implement application features.
    • Estimate engineering effort, plan execution cycles, and rollout system changes.

    Requirements

    • BS, MS, or PhD in Computer Science or related technical discipline (or equivalent).
    • 8+ years’ work experience in software development area with at least 5+ years’ experience in big data development.
    • Strong technical acumen with big data platform (relational, non-relational, batch, real time);
    • Experience of Hadoop, Map/Reduce, SQL, Kafka/Storm, Elastic Search;
    • Full stack engineer who can also work on frontend development as well as web service;
    • Excellent understanding of computer science fundamentals, data structures, and algorithms.
    • Excellent problem solving skills.
    • Proven results oriented person with a delivery focus in a high velocity, high quality environment.
    • Strong communication skills in Oral and Written English.

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