Rokt
A mission-driven, hyper-growth community of curious explorers, intent on unleashing relevancy in ecommerce.

Senior Machine Learning Engineer - NYC

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We are Rokt, a hyper-growth ecommerce leader. We enable companies to unlock value by making each transaction relevant at the moment that matters most, when customers are buying. Together, Rokt's AI-based relevance Platform and scaled ecommerce network powers billions of transactions. In December 2022, Rokt’s valuation increased to $2.4 billion USD, allowing us to expand rapidly across 15 countries.

At Rokt, we practice transparency in career paths and compensation. 

At Rokt, we believe in transparency, which is why we have a well-defined career ladder with transparent compensation and clear career paths based on competency and ability. Rokt’stars constantly strive to raise the bar, pushing the envelope of what is possible.

We are looking for a Senior Machine Learning Engineer

Compensation: $190,000 - $300,000 salary (including superannuation), employee equity plan grant & world class benefits.

About Rokt'stars

As a mission-driven, hyper-growth community of curious explorers, our ambition is to unlock the full potential in ecommerce and beyond. Our bias for action means we are not afraid to quickly venture into uncharted territories, take risks or challenge the status quo; in doing so we either win or learn. We work together as one aligned team never letting egos get in the way of brilliant ideas. We value diversity, transparency and smart humble people who enjoy building a disruptive business together. We pride ourselves on being a force for good as we make the world better.


The Rokt engineering team builds best-in-class ecommerce technology that provides personalized and relevant experiences for customers globally and empowers marketers with sophisticated, AI-driven tooling to better understand consumers. Our bespoke platform handles millions of transactions per day and considers billions of data points which give engineers the opportunity to build technology at scale, collaborate across teams and gain exposure to a wide range of technology. We are expanding rapidly in our major R&D centers in NYC and Sydney. We are passionate about using intelligent systems to improve the transaction moment for retailers everywhere. Come join us and build the future!

The Role

As a Senior Machine Learning Engineer you are someone who has significant expertise in modelling, statitics and programming. You will be working with our engineering and product teams to design, build and productionize proprietary machine learning models to solve different business challenges including smart bidding, lookalike modelling, forecasting, and etc.

Responsibilities

  • Collaborate closely with product managers and other engineers to understand business priorities, frame machine learning problems, architect machine learning solutions.
  • Build and productionize machine learning models including data preparation/processing pipelines, machine learning orchestrations, improvements of services performance and reliability and etc.
  • Contribute and maintain the high quality of code base with tests that provide a high level of functional coverage as well as non-functional aspects with load testing, unit testing, integration testing, etc.
  • Keep track of emerging tech and trends, research the state-of-art deep learning models, prototype new modelling ideas, and conduct offline and online experiments.
  • Share your knowledge by giving brown bags, tech talks, and evangelizing appropriate tech and engineering best practices.
  • Mentor other team members, facilitate within/across team workshops and lead the agile development.

Requirements

Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, a similar technical field of study or equivalent practical experience. A PhD degree in Machine Learning or Deep Learning is a massive plus.
  • 3+ years of industry experience in building production-grade machine learning systems with all aspects of model training, tuning, deploying, serving and monitoring. Industry Experience in applied ML in Ads is a massive plus.
  • 2+ years of industry experience in software engineering roles and development experience in Python, Golang, Java, and/or other programming languages.
  • Strong understanding in software engineering best practices
  • Be motivated, self-driven in a fast (we truly mean fast) paced environment with a proven track record demonstrating impact across several teams and/or organizations.
  • Ability to communicate and collaborate effectively with business stakeholders and manage tasks in a timely manner.
  • At Rokt we encourage autonomy; teams have complete ownership of their systems including building, running and monitoring. As such, you may be required to be on-call and respond to systems alerts should they arise.
  • Ideas, opinions, and the ability to share them through respectful proposals, presentations, and team-wide discussions, An eagerness to work and learn in the open and share your learnings with your teammates.
  • Experience of Kubernetes, Kubeflow, TFX and Feature Store in a production environment is a massive plus

Benefits

About Rokt’stars:

As a mission-driven, hyper-growth community of curious explorers, our ambition is to unlock the full potential in ecommerce and beyond. Our bias for action means we are not afraid to quickly venture into uncharted territories, take risks or challenge the status quo; in doing so we either win or learn. We work together as one aligned team never letting egos get in the way of brilliant ideas. We value diversity, transparency and smart humble people who enjoy building a disruptive business together. We pride ourselves on being a force for good as we make the world better. 

About The Benefits:

We leverage best-in-class technology and market-leading innovation in AI and ML, with all of that being underlined by building and maintaining a fantastic and inclusive culture where people can be their authentic selves, and offering a great list of perks and benefits to go with it:

  • Accelerate your career. We offer roadmaps to leadership and an annual $5000 training allowance
  • Become a shareholder. Every Rokt’star gets equity in the company
  • Enjoy catered lunch every day and healthy snacks in the office. Plus join the gym on us! 
  • Access generous retirement plans like a 4% dollar-for-dollar 401K matching plan and get fully funded premium health insurance for your entire family!
  • Dog-friendly office
  • Extra leave (bonus annual leave, sabbatical leave etc.) 
  • Work with the greatest talent in town
  • See the world! We have offices in New York, Seattle, Sydney, Tokyo and London

We believe we’re better together. We love spending time together and are in the office most days (teams are in the office 4 days per week). We also get that you need to balance your life and your commitments so you have the flexibility to manage your own hours and can spend up to a week of every quarter working from anywhere.

If this sounds like a role you’d enjoy, apply here and you’ll hear from our recruiting team.

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What are Rokt Perks + Benefits

Rokt Benefits Overview

Our award-winning culture is guided by our eight core values

+ Smart with humility: We are smart people with no ego, who believe we are better together.

+ Conquer new frontiers: We are curious explorers always looking for new and better ways.

+ Own the outcome: We start with the customer and take accountability for the outcomes.

+ Enjoy the ride: We love what we do and thrive on the journey together.

+ Force for good: We actively invest in our people, our communities, and our culture.

+ Raise the bar: We consistently set higher standards.

+ Communicate with impact: We democratize ideas and scale them with concise written communication.

+ Disagree then commit: We respectfully challenge when we disagree and then commit wholly once a decision is made - we call this cabinet solidarity.

These values help us recruit, retain, and promote the right talent around the globe and ensure we have the right conditions to do our best work.

Culture
Volunteer in local community
Rokt sponsors time off for volunteering
Open door policy
OKR operational model
Team based strategic planning
Pair programming
Open office floor plan
Flexible work schedule
Rokt provides employees with a flexible work schedule that includes flexible start and end times.
Remote work program
Our remote work program includes work from home on occasion as needed.
Diversity
Documented equal pay policy
Dedicated diversity and inclusion staff
Highly diverse management team
Women make up more than half of our Executive Committee.
Diversity manifesto
Mean gender pay gap below 10%
Diversity employee resource groups
Women Who Rokt, Rainbow Rokts, EDI Steering Group.
Hiring practices that promote diversity
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Disability insurance
Dental insurance
Vision insurance
Health insurance
Life insurance
Wellness programs
Team workouts
Mental health benefits
Financial & Retirement
401(K)
401(K) matching
100% dollar for dollar match up to 4% of base salary
Company equity
Performance bonus
Charitable contribution matching
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Generous parental leave
16 weeks for primary care giver and 4 weeks for secondary
Family medical leave
Company sponsored family events
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Generous PTO
20 days PTO on top of national holidays, plus 5 extra days as an incentive to use your time off!
Paid volunteer time
Sabbatical
Paid holidays
Paid sick days
7 Days
Office Perks
Company-sponsored outings
Rokt hosts company outings quarterly.
Free daily meals
Free snacks and drinks
Some meals provided
Employees get free lunch on Monday, Wednesday, Friday.
Company-sponsored happy hours
Happy hours are hosted every Thursday.
Pet friendly
Rokt's pet policy is dog friendly daily.
Recreational clubs
Relocation assistance
Fitness stipend
Home-office stipend for remote employees
Professional Development Benefits
Job training & conferences
Rokt offers employees professional development opportunities like annual individual budget for training, onsite training courses and the ability to attend job related conferences and seminars.
Tuition reimbursement
$3,000 annually
Lunch and learns
Rokt hosts lunch and learn meetings on occasion.
Promote from within
Mentorship program
Our mentorship program includes 1-to-1 programs, cross-department programs and leadership mentoring.
Continuing education stipend
Continuing education available during work hours
Online course subscriptions available
Customized development tracks
Paid industry certifications

Additional Perks + Benefits

Everyone shares in the success of the company; whether through stock ownership, short-term incentives, or end-of-quarter celebrations on the water. Between buffet lunches and friendly dogs roaming around, it’s easy to make yourself at home in the office. Everyone at Rokt has a role in shaping the path forward and can directly see their impact.

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