About SmartNews

SmartNews is a news app with 20 million monthly active users in the U.S. and Japan. We are a machine-learning company deeply committed to helping users find quality news beyond the filter bubble.

Our algorithms evaluate tens of millions of articles, behaviors and social interactions to deliver only the most interesting and important stories on a global scale — a fascinating engineering challenge that has attracted a world-class data science and engineering team.

Join our international culture — smart work, smart people and a global mission to bring quality information to the world. Our perks include offering you a free healthy lunch, delicious coffee provided by our in-house barista, and financial support towards language-learning.

We don't require Japanese ability, and welcome people looking to relocate to Japan.

About the position

Every day, SmartNews analyzes millions of URLs to deliver most engaging articles of high quality in near-real time to millions of users around the world. Our News Ranking team, along with our AI Foundation team, works on a range of recommendation and optimization problems, e.g. search ranking, collaborative filtering, personalized recommendation, diversification to deliver the world's quality information to the people who need it.

Responsibilities

This is a hybrid of system engineering and machine learning role:

Requirements

Preferred skill/experience

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