Senior Machine Learning Engineer

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Posted on: 
Nov 29, 2021

Senior Machine Learning Engineer (Remote)


Weedmaps’ mission is to power a transparent and inclusive global cannabis economy. Through our industry-leading marketplace, we connect the cannabis market’s highest value and intent consumers with the best dispensaries and brands in the world and provide cannabis retailers with the suite of operational tools they need to efficiently run their businesses.

Weedmaps is looking for a Senior Machine Learning Engineer that is an experienced self-starter to begin ML practice and establish architecture, tools, infrastructure and processes to support our growing data science and ML needs.

You will use world-class engineering and machine learning techniques on real-world, internal, and external data to directly impact the evolution of the cannabis industry.

The impact you'll make:

  • You will build end-to-end machine learning solutions to bring models from conception to production.
  • Design, Implement and support an end-to-end ML pipeline across DEV, TEST, and PROD environments.
  • Design and deploy new models using advances in deep learning to iteratively improve Weedmap's business-critical models and systems
  • Be a ML thought partner to our stakeholders
  • Design text classification systems using standard NLP techniques to better understand products and customer behavior
  • You will develop high-impact solutions to support Weedmap's ambitious growth plans.
  • Cross-team collaboration with Product, Analytics and Engineering teams, participate in all phases of SDLC - product requirement gathering, design, development and support.

What you've accomplished:

  • 6-10+ years of relevant experience in Machine Learning, Data Science, Data/Software Engineering.
  • Strong knowledge of ML pipelines, algorithms, statistical methods, and analytics to solve real-world engineering problems
  • Experience with training large-scale models and model deployment on cloud ML platforms (AWS Sagemaker, Google AI Platform, Databricks, MLFlow)
  • Experience with wrangling data, SQL, data pipelines, and working with large data sets.
  • Coding proficiency in at least one modern programming language, Python/Spark/PySpark preferred.
  • Comfortable working in standard development tools and methodologies: JIRA, Git/GitHub, Agile.
  • Experience with AWS, solid understanding of data/ML services offered and ability to recommend cost-effective solutions in and out of the box
  • Drive and maintain a culture of quality, innovation and experimentation
  • Excellent documentation and communication skills.

Bonus Points:

  • Experience building, maintaining, performance tuning and deploying real-time streaming ETL workflows to production environments.
  • Masters or PhD in related discipline

Our Benefits:

  • 100% paid employee monthly Medical, Dental and Vision premiums AND 80% paid dependent monthly premiums
    • HMO (California residents only) and PPO option offered through United Healthcare
  • Company-paid $50,000 in Basic Life/AD&D (Accidental Death and Dismemberment) coverage
  • 401(k) Retirement Plan: 100% match on the first 1%. 50% match from 2-6% of employee contributions
  • 3 weeks PTO (accrued) and 5 sick days (immediate)
  • Supplemental, voluntary benefits
    • Kindbody (family planning/fertility) including up to $10,000 towards cash-pay services
    • Goodly (Student Loan Repayment/529 Education Savings) including a company contribution of up to $1,000/year
    • Flexible Spending Accounts (Medical, Dependent, Transit and Parking)
    • Voluntary Life Insurance
    • Critical Illness
    • Accident Insurance
    • Short- and long-term disability
    • Pet Insurance
  • Paid parental leave
  • During current work-from-home:
    • Reimbursements for home office setup and monthly WiFi

Our Culture:

  • 11 company-paid holidays
  • Catered lunch and snacks provided when working in the office
    • Snack boxes sent straight to your door when you work-from-home
  • Casual work environment, read no fancy clothes required, but you are free to dress to the nines!
  • Monthly virtual happy hours
  • Quarterly all-hands meetings

Weedmaps is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, protected veteran status, or any other basis protected by applicable law, and will not be discriminated against on the basis of disability. We are looking for the smartest and most passionate people who want to join our team and develop the services, systems, and marketplaces that will serve the marijuana industry in the decades to come. Our company uses E-Verify to confirm the employment eligibility of all newly hired employees. To learn more about E-Verify, including your rights and responsibilities, please visit Applicants may be entitled to reasonable accommodations under the terms of the ADA and state/local laws. Please inform us if you need assistance participating in the interview process.

About Weedmaps:

Founded in 2008, WM Technology is a leading technology and software infrastructure provider to the cannabis industry, comprising a B2C platform, Weedmaps, and B2B software, WM Business. The cloud-based SaaS solutions from WM Business provide an end-to-end operating system for cannabis retailers. WM Business’ tools support compliance with the complex, disparate, and constantly evolving regulations applicable to the cannabis industry. Through its website and mobile apps, WM Technology provides consumers with the latest information about cannabis retailers, brands, and products, facilitating product discovery and driving engagement with our retail and brand customers.

WM Technology holds a strong belief in the power of cannabis and the importance of enabling safe, legal access to consumers worldwide. Since inception, WM Technology has worked tirelessly, not only to become the most comprehensive platform for consumers, but to build the software solutions that power businesses compliantly in the space, to advocate for legalization, social equity, and licensing in many jurisdictions, and to facilitate further learning through partnering with subject matter experts on providing detailed, accurate information about the plant.

Headquartered in Irvine, California, WM Technology supports remote work for all eligible employees. Visit us at

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