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Senior ML Engineer - Recommendations

Course Hero

Course Hero

Software Engineering, Data Science
Remote · India
Posted on Friday, October 20, 2023

Course Hero is scaling! We are looking for a Senior ML Engineer with a focus on recommendation systems and is eager to take on challenging projects related to personalized content delivery. In addition, your role involves refining our end-to-end platform to scale ML experiments, deploying ML microservices, and managing data and recommendation pipelines.
When you join Course Hero on the Machine Learning Engineering team, your contributions will have a high impact throughout the organization. You'll drive execution on key projects, and participate in the continuous improvement of our software systems. Furthermore, you will collaborate cross-functionally to introduce ML products that personalize learning experiences for students and empower educators to create unique course content. The scalable ML solutions you build will enable our product designers to bring intelligent data products to the Course Hero platform.

Our team thrives in a fast-paced, high-growth environment, and adapts to ever-changing business needs. Check out and learn more about our engineering culture and our company mission from our team members’ perspective and experiences.

Here are some ways you’ll make an impact

  • Be a self motivated, bold thinker, innovator and builder of scalable end-to-end ML systems and embrace full stack data science.
  • Build prototypes/web apps rapidly to experiment on various versions of traditional and advanced ML techniques for recommendations for optimal content and product recommendations to our customers.
  • Architect, create, and maintain a scalable platform for training, deploying, and monitoring ML models, microservices, and APIs in modern containerized cloud environments.
  • Automate various steps in ML workflow from model training, inference, to deployment.
  • Partner with other ML engineers, data scientists, data engineers, and product engineering teams to understand business needs, find the right solution to a problem, and ship products.

Are you our Senior ML Engineer?

  • You have 5+ years of industry experience in applied machine learning, with a focus on building solutions for recommendation systems
  • You have 3+ years of experience writing Python code in production
  • You have a good grasp of the fundamentals of collaborative filtering, matrix factorization, A/B test analysis, and diversity in Recommendations.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of SQL/NoSQL databases, RESTful APIs, and docker-containerized microservice-based architectures
  • Experience with the AWS ecosystem including ML frameworks like Athena, S3, EMR Spark, Sagemaker, Tensorflow, or Pytorch
  • Experience with Docker, Kubernetes or similar orchestration and configuration management tools

Bonus Points

  • Experience working with LLMs in developing and deploying generative AI solutions in a production environment
  • Graduate degree in Computer Science, Math, Physics or similar fields
  • Passionate about education

Benefits & Perks!

  • Competitive salary
  • Equity/stock options
  • Annual performance bonus
  • Health insurance coverage (7 Lakhs for self and family)
  • Life Insurance 3X the CTC
  • Accidental Insurance 3X the CTC
  • Learning
  • Learning and Development Policy Reimbursement of Courses


  • Privilege Leave
  • Paid Leaves
  • Casual Leaves
  • Mandatory Leaves,
  • Special Leaves
  • Flexible Holiday
  • Reset Days
  • Menstrual Leaves
  • Maternity Leaves & Flexible Paternity Leave
  • Compassionate Leave
  • Marriage Leave
  • Work From Home
  • Workstation Setup Reimbursement
  • Internet Bill Reimbursement
  • Remote Friendly culture

Covid Related

  • Covid Leaves
  • Covid Care Leaves
  • Vaccination Cost Reimbursements (For Self and Dependents)


Equal ​Employment Opportunity Statement ​(EEO)

We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity and ​inclusion within our company. ​We will consider all qualified applicants without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, sex, gender ​identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, age, marital status, ​veteran status, or ​ability status. We will ensure that individuals who are differently abled are provided reasonable accommodation to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform essential job functions, and to receive other benefits and privileges of employment as provided to other applicants or employees. Please contact us to request accommodation.

About Course Hero:

Course Hero is on a mission to help students graduate, confident and prepared. The online learning platform offers over 60 million course-specific study resources created by and for students and educators, as well as 24/7 tutor help. More than 65,000 verified college educators use Course Hero to collaborate with other faculty and share resources to hone new strategies for instruction. Everyday, students, educators and tutors help more than 20 million students make every study hour count.

We have an awesome team and a truly engaging culture. We are customer-focused, collaborative, responsible, gritty, and we love to learn. Our bold mission is to help students graduate confident and prepared!

We are not the only ones that think we’re onto something big. Course Hero has been recognized as one of the 2021 Top 100 Best Places to Work in the Bay Area, Top 50 Best Paying Companies in the Bay Area, Top 100 Most Transparent Companies, and in the Top 50 Most Transformational Companies in Education Technology. Read up on some of our recent news coverage, blog, and learn more about us to see what it is like to work with our team.

Join us on our mission!