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We, at Turing, are looking for highly-skilled remote back-end ML engineers who will help drive the development of next-generation machine learning and data science platforms to accelerate machine learning from exploration to production and has the expertise to manage external/internal inter-system connectivity. Get an opportunity to work with the leading U.S. companies and rise quickly through the ranks.

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Job responsibilities

  • Building back-end infrastructure, data pipelines, and/or machine learning models for our AI-backed product
  • Build working ranking models and automate modeling pipelines
  • Collaborate with product teams & engineering professionals (especially Front-end engineers)
  • Design, develop, test, deploy, maintain and improve the machine learning software
  • Evaluate, define and deploy avant-garde ML algorithms over text and unstructured data
  • Research on new developments in the Natural Language Processing field
  • Take ownership of creating and maintaining core ML and backend codebase
  • Implement security & data protection practices
  • Experiment, design & build APIs, data storage solutions & other engineering projects

Minimum requirements

  • Bachelor’s/Master’s degree in Engineering, Computer Science (or equivalent experience)
  • At least 3+ years back-end development experience using ML/NLP (rare exceptions for highly skilled developers)
  • Strong software development skills, with expertise in backend technologies such as Python, PHP, Ruby, Java, JavaScript, etc.
  • Solid understanding of ML fundamentals and libraries like PyTorch, TensorFlow, Numpy, Pandas, Gensim, etc.
  • Expertise in server-side JavaScript tools including Node. js, npm, webpack, babel, etc.
  • Experience with microservices development like Go, GRPC, SQL, etc.
  • In-depth experience in developing web services like Restful, Soap, etc.
  • Experience with data science and ML tools like R, Python, Tensorflow, Spark, MLflow, etc.
  • Strong grasp on Linux environment and deployment methodologies
  • Fluency in the English language for effective communication
  • Ability to work full-time (40 hours/week) with a 4 hour overlap with US time zones

Preferred skills

  • Knowledge of containerization with Kubernetes and Docker
  • Proficient in building scalable, robust and secure Enterprise applications
  • Experience with cloud technologies such as AWS, GCE, Azure
  • Understanding of using Big Data technologies like Spark, Hive etc.
  • Familiarity with Agile software development methods
  • Self-starter with strong time management skills
  • Strong technical and logical thinking
  • Good consultative and communication skills

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How to become a Back-end ML engineer?

The back-end Machine Learning Engineer is a research programmer who controls software to carry out predictive models. An Engineer of Machine Learning creates AI systems that use major data sets to produce and build algorithms capable of learning and predicting things. To help make high-performance machine learning models, the Back-end Machine Learning Engineer must look at, analyze and organize data, run tests, and optimize the learning process.

If you're interested in data, automation, and algorithms, machine learning is the appropriate career choice for you. Every day, you will move vast volumes of raw data, build algorithms to process it and automate the system for optimization.

Here is how you can become a professional back-end ML engineer.

What is the scope of Back-end ML engineering?

Machine learning is a critical element of AI; it's the study of computer algorithms and statistical models that systems use to effectively perform a specific task without explicit instructions. Machine learning is one of the most exciting and in-demand areas of Data Science, but not the only one.

There are many applications for machine learning, including robotics, natural language processing, image recognition, and more. Back-end Machine Learning Engineers are in high demand across industries around the world, making this career path a solid option for those interested in getting into AI. As companies find new uses for machine learning technology in everything from health care to entertainment, they'll need workers who can help improve their ML systems.

What are the roles and responsibilities of a Back-end ML engineer?

The roles and responsibilities of a Back-end ML engineer include:

  • Developing back-end infrastructure, data pipelines, and machine learning models for our AI-based products
  • Automate modeling pipelines and build working ranking models
  • Cooperate with product teams and engineers (especially Front-end engineers)
  • The development, testing, deployment, maintenance, and improvement of machine learning software
  • Assess, define and apply advanced machine learning algorithms to text and unstructured data
  • Research on new advances in natural language processing
  • Develop and maintain the ML and backend codebases
  • Ensure data security and protection
  • Building and experimenting with APIs, storage solutions, and other engineering projects

How to become a Back-end ML engineer?

A Back-end Machine Learning Engineer is a position where you’ll be in charge of designing machine learning applications and systems. This includes analyzing and organizing data, running tests and experiments, and generally monitoring and optimizing the learning process to develop high-performing ML systems. A few key prerequisites are being proficient at coding in Python, being able to keep track of several moving parts at once, and having the ability to build predictive models.

In this role, you'll be responsible for building machine learning models using data emerging from web applications and other sources. Prior expertise in programming will be useful, as you'll need to apply algorithms to the data your models gather. Applicants with the requisite combination of mathematical background, statistical analysis abilities, and web development experience are encouraged to apply.

Now, let's look at the skills and methods you'll need to master in order to become a successful Back-end ML engineer:

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Skills required to become a Back-end ML engineer

The first step is to learn the fundamental skills you need to land a high-paying Back-end ML engineer job. Here's what you need to know!

1. Machine Learning algorithms

A Machine Learning Engineer should be comfortable with all the common machine learning facilities. It is essential for an ML engineer to know how and where the algorithms are used. The three most common types of ML algorithms are supervised, unsupervised, and reinforcement machine learning algorithms. Some of the more common ones are Naive Bayes Classifier, K Means Clustering, Support Vector Machine, Apriori Algorithm, Linear Regression, Logistic Regression, Decision Trees, Random Forests, and others. So it's good if they have a sound knowledge of all these algorithms before starting their ML engineering project.

2. Data modeling and evaluation:

Data modeling and evaluation are crucial concepts in machine learning. It is one of the first steps taken by an ML engineer because data needs to be transformed and shaped before it can be used to train the system. You must be able to understand the data's fundamental structure, then look for patterns that aren't visible to the naked eye. For example, regression, classification, clustering, dimension reduction, and other machine learning methods require accurate and varied data sets. A professional ML engineer must be able to identify patterns in data as well as apply various techniques for model building.

3. Neural Networks

In the current era where machine learning is ruling, it’s crucial for every machine learning engineer to understand the basics of neural networks by heart. Neural networks are nothing but collections of artificial neurons which are interconnected and generate outputs based on inputs received with an activation function.

4. Natural Language Processing (NLP)

Natural Language Processing (NLP) is an integral part of the Artificial Intelligence revolution. It enables machines to process human communication, allowing them to hear and understand the context of language. In essence, it teaches computers human language by breaking down texts into its grammar to extract phrases, extract keywords and delete superfluous words. The most popular NLP platform is called the Natural Language Toolkit (NLTK). This library contains a number of functions that help computers process natural language.

5. Applied mathematics

Math is one of the fundamental components of a Machine Learning engineer. It gives them the skills to define parameters and predict confidence levels. As a matter of fact, the application of various mathematical formulas helps in choosing the best machine learning method for a given set of data. In addition to this, there are extremely well-developed statistical modeling processes in machine learning algorithms. Mathematical concepts such as linear algebra, probability, statistical inference, etc., give an ML engineer more control over datasets and tools.

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How to get remote Back-end ML engineer jobs?

Practicing is a crucial step to becoming a better developer. The more you practice, the more skills will grow over time. Make sure that you have someone who can help you out when you need it and keep an eye on what kinds of problems are coming up for them so they can give advice about how to work through them! In addition to this, there needs to be sufficient time allocated toward work-life balance so that developers don't burn out.

Turing has the best remote Back-end ML engineer jobs that will fit your career goals as a Back-end ML engineer. Grow quickly by working on difficult technical and business problems using cutting-edge technology. Join a network of the world's best developers to find full-time, long-term remote Back-end ML engineer jobs with better pay and opportunities for advancement.

Why become a Back-end ML engineer at Turing?

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Work from the comfort of your home
Work from the comfort of your home
Great compensation
Great compensation

How much does Turing pay their Back-end ML engineers?

Every Back-end ML engineer at Turing has the ability to set their own rate. However, Turing will recommend a salary at which we are confident we can find you a fruitful and long-term opportunity. Our recommendations are based on our assessment of market conditions as well as customer demand.

Frequently Asked Questions

We are a Palo Alto-based 'deep' jobs platform allowing talented software developers to work with top US firms from the comfort of their homes. We are led by Stanford alumni and successful A.I. entrepreneurs Jonathan Siddharth and Vijay Krishnan.

After uploading your resume, you will have to go through the three tests -- seniority assessment, tech stack test, and live coding challenge. Once you clear these tests, you are eligible to apply to a wide range of jobs available based on your skills.

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We, at Turing, hire remote developers for over 100 skills like React/Node, Python, Angular, Swift, React Native, Android, Java, Rails, Golang, PHP, Vue, among several others. We also hire engineers based on tech roles and seniority.

Communication is crucial for success while working with American clients. We prefer candidates with a B1 level of English i.e. those who have the necessary fluency to communicate without effort with our clients and native speakers.

Currently, we have openings only for the developers because of the volume of job demands from our clients. But in the future, we might expand to other roles too. Do check out our careers page periodically to see if we could offer a position that suits your skills and experience.

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