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Senior Staff Machine Learning Engineer

Warner Bros. Discovery

San Francisco, CA 06-18-2024
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  • Paid
  • Full Time
  • Executive (10+ years) Experience
Job Description
Welcome to Warner Bros. Discovery… the stuff dreams are made of.

Who We Are…

When we say, ''the stuff dreams are made of,'' we're not just referring to the world of wizards, dragons and superheroes, or even to the wonders of Planet Earth. Behind WBD's vast portfolio of iconic content and beloved brands, are the storytellers bringing our characters to life, the creators bringing them to your living rooms and the dreamers creating what's next…

From brilliant creatives, to technology trailblazers, across the globe, WBD offers career defining opportunities, thoughtfully curated benefits, and the tools to explore and grow into your best selves. Here you are supported, here you are celebrated, here you can thrive.

Senior Staff Machine Learning Engineer

What We Do

At Max, the Growth Engineering team comprises ML engineers, data scientists, and software engineers. Our goal is to boost watch time and grow the number of subscribers. We work on all customer interactions to enhance customer happiness by quickly creating experiments that are enjoyable and that improve our main acquisition and retention metrics.

What You'll Do
• Research and build high-impact end-to-end machine learning systems for customer growth
• Drive the design of scalable ML solutions in production
• Coordinate the work of applied scientists and machine learning engineers providing research guidance and mentorship
• Promote and role-model best practices of data science, engineering, and communication throughout the organization
• Mentor engineers and data scientists across the org
• Navigate existing ML and AI research and apply it to solve business problems
• Contribute back to research community by writing/publishing blogs, articles or papers in conferences

What You'll Need
• M.S or a Computer Science/Statistics/Data Science or related field
• 10+ years of building products with Machine Learning and Personalization
• Deep understanding of statistics and ML and AI fundamentals
• Deep knowledge in multiple ML methodologies, such as LLMs, Foundation Models, Recommendations & Search, Causal Machine Learning, Interpretable ML, Multi-Armed Bandits, Reinforcement Learning and Constrained Optimization
• Expert proficiency with ML-frameworks such as TensorFlow, PyTorch, JAX, Scikit-learn etc.
• Production experience implementing, maintaining, and improving machine learning pipelines and models at scale in Python, Java, Scala, or similar languages
• Proven leadership skills, such as aligning complex technical decisions across teams, mentoring, coordinating cross-functional relationships with non-technical stakeholders, managing expectations, and navigating competing priorities
• Excellent written and verbal communication skills, with the ability to effectively advocate technical solutions to scientists, engineers, and product audiences
• Self-motivated, growth-oriented, and driven to pursue excellence across teams

Championing Inclusion at WBD
Warner Bros. Discovery embraces the opportunity to build a workforce that reflects the diversity of our society and the world around us. Being an equal opportunity employer means that we take seriously our responsibility to consider qualified candidates on the basis of merit, without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, mental or physical disability, and genetic information, marital status, citizenship status, military status, protected veteran status or any other category protected by law.

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In compliance with local law, we are disclosing the compensation, or a range thereof, for roles in locations where legally required. Actual salaries will vary based on several factors, including but not limited to external market data, internal equity, location, skill set, experience, and/or performance. Base pay is just one component of Warner Bros. Discovery's total compensation package for employees. Pay Range: $159,600.00 - $296,400.00 salary per year. Other rewards may include annual bonuses, short- and long-term incentives, and program-specific awards. In addition, Warner Bros. Discovery provides a variety of benefits to employees, including health insurance coverage, an employee wellness program, life and disability insurance, a retirement savings plan, paid holidays and sick time and vacation.

Jobcode: Reference SBJ-r732nk-3-233-232-160-42 in your application.

Salary Details
Salary Range: $159,600 to $296,400 Per Year ($ USD)