Machine Learning Engineer - NLP (Remote)

Job description

[Quora is a remote-first company. This position can be performed remotely from multiple countries around the world. Please visit careers.quora.com/eligible-countries for details regarding employment eligibility by country.]

About Quora:

Quora’s mission is to grow and share the world’s knowledge. To do so, we have two knowledge sharing products:

  • Quora: a global knowledge sharing platform with over 400M monthly unique visitors, bringing people together to share insights on various topics and providing a unique platform to learn and connect with others.
  • Poe: a platform providing millions of global users with one place to chat, explore and build with a wide variety of AI language models (bots), including GPT-4, Claude 3, Gemini Pro, DALL-E 3 and more. As AI capabilities rapidly advance, Poe provides a single platform to instantly integrate and utilize these new models.

Behind these products are passionate, collaborative, and high-performing global teams. We have a culture rooted in transparency, idea-sharing, and experimentation that allows us to celebrate success and grow together through meaningful work. Join us on this journey to create a positive impact and make a significant change in the world.

About the Team and Role:

Our small engineering team works on challenging problems every day. We have a culture that's rooted in constantly learning and improving, and our engineers are encouraged to think big and experiment with new ideas. Using continuous deployment, we quickly see our changes in the product and make fast iterations. Our engineers focus on creating polished products and writing high quality code by designing APIs and abstractions that are extensible and maintainable. As a remote first company, our engineers have a high degree of flexibility and autonomy. Everyone on the engineering team has a huge impact on our product and our company.

We are looking for an experienced Machine Learning engineer to join our growing engineering team. At Quora, we use machine learning in almost every part of the product and natural language processing plays an important role. As a natural language processing expert, you will help us leverage our rich textual data and help uncover new opportunities to apply machine learning to the Quora product. You will also play a key role in developing tools and abstractions that our other developers would build on top of.


  • Improve our existing machine learning systems using your core coding skills and ML knowledge
  • Identify new opportunities to apply machine learning to different parts of the Quora product
  • Work with other machine learning engineers to implement algorithms and systems in an efficient way
  • Take end to end ownership of machine learning systems - from data pipelines, feature engineering, candidate extraction, model training, as well as integration into our production systems

Minimum Requirements:

  • Ability to be available for meetings and impromptu communication during Quora's “coordination hours (Mon-Fri: 9am-3pm Pacific Time)
  • Demonstrated professional experience in software development and machine learning
  • 3+ years of professional experience working on natural language processing, language modeling, etc
  • Solid understanding of mathematical foundations of machine learning algorithms
  • Previous experience building end to end machine learning systems
  • BS, MS or PhD in Computer Science, Engineering or a related technical field

Preferred Requirements:

  • Flexible and positive team player with outstanding interpersonal skills
  • 3+ years of experience writing Python or C++ code
  • Proven track record of delivering NLP models to solve industry-scale problem
  • Experience with transformer models
  • Experience with leading large-scale multi-engineer projects
  • Passion for Quora's mission and goals

At Quora, we value diversity and inclusivity and welcome individuals from all backgrounds, including marginalized or underrepresented groups in tech, to apply for our job openings. We encourage all candidates who share a passion for growing the world’s knowledge, even those who may not strictly meet all the preferred requirements, to apply, as we know that a diverse range of perspectives can have a significant impact on our products and our culture.

Additional Information:

We are accepting applications on an ongoing basis.

Quora offers a wide range of benefits including medical/dental/vision coverage, equity refreshers, remote work reimbursement, paid time off, employee assistance programs, and more. Benefits are country-specific and may vary. For more information on benefits, visit this link: https://www.careers.quora.com/benefits

There are many factors that will determine the starting pay, including but not limited to experience, location, education, and business needs.

  • US candidates only: For US based applicants, the salary range is $120,800 - $275,750 USD + equity + benefits.
  • Canada candidates only: For Canada based applicants, the salary range is $122,471 - $279,565 CAD + equity + benefits.

We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.

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