Machine Learning Engineer

Second Spectrum

 125k - 180k
 United States  (Los Angeles, CA)
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Second Spectrum is a Sports Emmy-winning data & tech company that is building the next way of seeing sports - by capturing and producing the highest quality data and innovative content for many of the world’s largest leagues and media partners, such as the NFL, NBA, MLB, English Premier League, ESPN, Amazon, and CBS Sports.

We are pushing the boundaries of deep tech -- machine learning, computer vision, big data, augmented and virtual reality. Our passion for cutting-edge design and decades of experience playing college and professional sports is an equal part of the magic that brings unique and innovative products to life. These products have helped Second Spectrum partners to multiple NBA championships, to win matches on football pitches around the world, to entertain and educate millions of fans on TV and digital. We're just getting started.

In 2021, Second Spectrum was acquired by Genius Sports. Powered by an incredibly driven and ambitious team, Second Spectrum is the place to work if you’re interested in cutting edge technology in sports. Our innovative and dynamic environment emphasizes opportunities for motivated individuals to maximize their growth and impact.

The Role: Machine Learning Engineer
Second Spectrum is looking for a Machine Learning Engineer to join our Artificial Intelligence group to develop advanced ML-based sports data products.
  • We have an office in LA but are open to remote, US-based candidates
  • Design, prototype, implement, evaluate, optimize and monitor machine learning algorithms and software that can generate sports data and insights with high accuracy and low latency
  • Build, test, deploy and maintain production systems
  • Maintain and promote best practices for software development, including deployment process, documentation, and coding standards
  • Contribute to technical and product discussions, and share knowledge and ideas with colleagues across the company
Our Stack
  • Languages: Python, Rust
  • Frameworks: PyTorch, PyTorch Lightning, Keras, TensorFlow, scikit-learn, xarray, pandas
  • Infrastructure, tools: AWS (S3, EC2), Docker, Pulsar, Grafana, Pachyderm
  • BSc or MSc or equivalent experience with a strong software engineering component
  • Experience with deep learning and some of the languages and technologies in our stack
  • Affinity for teamwork and collaboration with others to solve problems, share knowledge, and provide feedback
  • Strong communication skills when discussing technical concepts with technical and non-technical colleagues
  • Self-motivation and ability to work independently in an efficient manner
  • Flexibility and availability for work on-call, outside of regular work hours, as needed to support live sports
Nice to haves
  • Experience with data pipelines, devops

As a general approach, we interview for aptitude over specific technologies or languages. Please be prepared to speak to anything listed on your resume or in your portfolio.

The base salary range for this role is $125,000 – $180,000. There a number of factors which affect what the specific pay offer would be for this role, including location, seniority, and relevant educational and working experience. This is base salary only – all full-time roles will also be eligible to take part in Genius benefits and equity schemes, and some roles may be eligible to take part in a bonus scheme. For more details on the compensation and benefits package, please get in touch with our Talent team.

Second Spectrum, part of Genius Sports Group, is proud to be an equal opportunities employer. We recognize and celebrate the benefits that a diverse and inclusive workforce bring to our business, our customers and our staff. We welcome and will consider all applications regardless of age, different abilities or disability, gender re-assignment, marriage, pregnancy, maternity, race or nationality, religion or belief, sex and sexual orientation (and any other applicable status). Please let us know when you apply if you need any assistance during the recruiting process due to a disability. 

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