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compensation: DOE
employment type: full-time


craigslist seeks machine learning developers to:
  • create, monitor, and maintain ML and classification systems
  • imagine, design, implement, test, and roll out new features
  • ship code daily and see it loved (or hated) by millions
  • draw from and contribute to various open source projects
  • enjoy a tech-driven, laid-back, idealistic, fun-loving workplace
Required skills:
  • prior experience in anti-fraud / spam / scam systems
  • understanding of web development concepts
  • solid knowledge in one or more programming languages
  • good troubleshooting and problem solving skills
  • familiarity with Linux/UNIX
Experience with any of the following is beneficial, but not required:
  • security, web site vulnerabilities, phishing attacks
  • machine learning
  • classification systems
  • neural networks
  • large scale, big traffic, high performance websites
  • risk management and compliance
  • open source intelligence and systems for sharing threat intelligence
  • event driven programming
The ideal candidate:
  • self-motivated and highly productive
  • a data-driven problem solver
  • passionate about helping (and delighting) end users
  • loves learning and teaching others
  • passion for automation
  • makes teammates better
  • resourceful and adaptable
  • communicates effectively
  • empathetic and self-aware
  • loves craigslist
A sampling of the technologies we work with includes:
  • Linux, Apache, MySQL, Perl
  • Python, Node.js, C/C++
  • JavaScript, jQuery, AJAX
  • redis, SQLite
  • HTML, CSS, JSON, XML
craigslist offers:
  • an unusually philanthropic company mission and philosophy
  • a small team (~50) of fun-loving, smart, interesting, idealistic people
  • non-garden-variety tech challenges at billion-page-view-per-day scale
  • a tech nirvana, free from VCs, MBAs, sales, marketing, biz dev, or pivoting
  • big company stability and benefits -- w/o the dysfunction and despair
  • competitive market rates for you -- free classifieds for humanity
craigslist benefits include:
  • 100% paid (including eligible dependents) health and dental insurance
  • craigslist-provided health reimbursement account ($4K-$10K)
  • 3-to-1 match on employee charitable donations (up to 10% of salary)
  • 401(k) matching program (up to 6% of salary), with immediate vesting
  • 4 weeks paid time off; 10 paid holidays
  • paid parental leave
  • commuting stipend (up to $360/month)
  • wellness stipend (up to $150/month)
  • mobile phone and at-home internet stipend (up to $250/month)
  • bike-friendly culture, in-office bicycle parking
  • healthy (vegan, vegetarian, omnivore) breakfast, lunch, and snacks daily
  • SF HQ - 25' ceilings, all natural light, adjustable height desks, CoffeeBot 9000
Please note: This position is based in craigslist's San Francisco office. Relocation expenses will be reimbursed. Candidates must be authorized to work in the United States without sponsorship.

To apply, please reply with your plain text resume, a cover email which includes a summary of your technical strengths and interests, and ML DEV in the subject line. No attachments, please.

craigslist is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate based sex (including pregnancy, perceived pregnancy, childbirth, breastfeeding, and related medical conditions), age, genetic information, marital/domestic partner status, medical condition (including cancer, genetic characteristics, or AIDS/HIV), mental/physical disability, national origin or ancestry (including language use and holding a driver's license granted under Vehicle Code section 12801.9), race and color, religion, creed, gender (including actual/perceived gender identity, expression, or transition, and transgender or gender non-conforming status), sexual orientation, weight, height, military/veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state, or local laws.
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