Machine Learning Engineer

Job description

The Role

Melonfrost is hiring a skilled software engineer to design and implement production machine learning algorithms that will be used to steer the evolution of microbes in our Evolution Reactor™. You will have access to truly novel evolutionary data at an unprecedented scale and the opportunity to develop techniques for processing, analyzing and reacting to this data both offline and as it’s being collected.

Core Responsibilities

  • Leveraging existing data infrastructure to write, test, and deploy production machine learning algorithms both locally and in the cloud.
  • Developing offline analysis tools for Melonfrost scientists to use in the lab.
  • Working with technical co-founder to improve and scale existing methodologies for controlling evolution.
  • Working with technical co-founder to manage the algorithmic and analytical aspects of experiments conducted in the lab.
  • Contributing to the overall technical direction of the company.

Again, this is an early-stage start-up that is growing quickly, and we all need to be prepared to wear many hats.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelors, or equivalent practical experience, in computer science or similar technical field.
  • A track record of implementing and deploying production machine learning code at scale using Python and related frameworks (e.g. Tensorflow/Pytorch/JAX).

Desired Qualifications

  • Masters, or equivalent practical experience, in computer science or similar technical field.
  • 2+ years of software development in Python and/or another programming language.
  • Experience designing and implementing novel machine learning algorithms in a research environment.
  • Experience working with Docker, Terraform and related technologies.
  • Experience working with AWS.
  • Experience doing time series analysis and forecasting on large multidimensional time-series data.
  • Some theoretical understanding of global optimization techniques and reinforcement learning.
  • Interest in evolutionary biology and/or evolutionary game theory.

Salary and Benefits

Competitive salary and benefits package comparable to similar roles in a seed-stage startup.

More About the Company

Melonfrost is creating an entirely new way to modify living organisms, and using that technology to solve problems in therapeutics, food, and materials. We are a very small team. Joining now is an opportunity to be part of building this company from the ground up, and to help guide the future of how this revolutionary tech will be used to make the world a better place. It’s also an opportunity to be part of a team where you have autonomy over what kinds of research, challenges, and problems you pursue.

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