Research Scientist Intern

  • 117 Adams St., Brooklyn, NY
  • Employees can work remotely
  • Full-time

Company Description

Etsy is the global marketplace for unique and creative goods. We build, power, and evolve the tools and technologies that connect entrepreneurs with buyers around the world. As an Etsy employee, you’ll tackle unique problems alongside talented coworkers committed to Keeping Commerce Human. We're large enough that you'll focus on meaningful, complex challenges, but small enough that you can make a rewarding impact.

Job Description

Description

Etsy is looking for Research Scientist Interns to join our Applied Machine Learning team. We are committed to advancing the fields around E-commerce by innovating technologies to help understand our customers and the world. We are seeking individuals passionate in areas such as Machine Learning, Data Mining, Recommender Systems, Information Retrieval, Natural Language Processing, Computational Advertising, Deep Learning and Computer Vision. Our interns have an opportunity to make core algorithmic advances and apply their ideas in the dynamic world of E-commerce. At the end of the summer, interns would aim to publish their innovations at top tier conferences such as KDD, NeurIPS, ICML, ICLR, CVPR, ICCV, WWW, WSDM, SIGIR and etc. Please check dsml.etsy.com for more information about the team.


What We’re Working On

  • Recommendation and Personalization

  • Reinforcement Learning 

  • Natural Language Processing and Query Understanding

  • Computer Vision and Image Understanding

  • Ranking for Search and Ads

  • Fraud and Abuse Detection

  • Large-scale Graph Networks and Machine Learning


Who You Are

  • You share our values (below) and are looking for a company that has a solid mission.

  • You are currently enrolled in a full-time Ph.D degree program in Machine Learning, Data Mining, Recommender Systems, Information Retrieval, Natural Language Processing, Computational Advertising, Deep Learning and Computer Vision or related fields, and returning to the program after the completion of the internship.

  • You have familiarity and experience or are interested in publishing papers at top-tier conferences.

  • You have strong analytical and quantitative skills. You are familiar with techniques in Machine Learning, Data Mining, Recommender Systems, Information Retrieval, Natural Language Processing, Computational Advertising, Deep Learning and Computer Vision or related fields.

  • You have strong technical and programming skills. You are familiar with relevant technologies and languages (e.g. Python, Java, C++ and etc.). You have experience in or desire to learn Hadoop/Spark related Big Data technologies.

  • You have demonstrated the capability to review and write technical papers.

  • You need to contribute research that can be applied to Etsy product development.

  • You have the ability to quickly prototype ideas and can solve complex problems by adapting creative approaches.

  • You are a strong collaborator and communicator and you make the engineers around you grow and learn.  


What we care about

  • Curiosity and humility.  We are dedicated to learning and constantly improving.  We hope you also value things like blameless postmortems and have a natural drive to figure out how everything works.

  • Keeping it real.  Etsy’s mission and values are a part of everything we do.  We care about how our work affects real people in the community and enjoy opportunities to meet them.  We are motivated by this mission every day.

 

For candidates who will work remotely from Colorado, visit this link for information related to Colorado's Equal Pay for Equal Work Act.

Additional Information

What's Next
If you're interested in joining the team at Etsy, please send a cover letter and resume telling us why you'd be right for the position. As you’ve hopefully seen already, Etsy is a place that values individuality and variety. We don’t want you to be like everyone else — we want you to be like you! So write to us and tell us what you’re all about.

Our Promise
At Etsy, we believe that a diverse, equitable, and inclusive workplace makes us a more relevant, more competitive, and more resilient company. We encourage people from all backgrounds, ages, abilities, and experiences to apply. Etsy is an equal opportunity employer. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, ancestry, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, age, citizenship, marital or family status, disability, gender, gender identity or expression, pregnancy or caregiver status, veteran status, or any other legally protected status. We will ensure that individuals with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodations to participate in the job application and interview process, to perform essential job functions, and to receive other benefits and privileges of employment. While Etsy supports visa sponsorship, sponsorship opportunities may be limited to certain roles and skillsets.

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