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Lead Machine Learning Engineer
Company: Levi Strauss & Co.
Location: San Francisco, CA
Employment Type: Full Time
Date Posted: 04/06/2022
Expire Date: 03/26/2023
Job Categories: Architectural Services, Computers, Software, Construction, Mining and Trades, Engineering, Healthcare, Practitioner and Technician, Human Resources, Information Technology, Internet/E-Commerce, Other / General, Retail/Wholesale, Science, Quality Control, Research & Development, Medical, Web Technology, Nonprofit and Volunteer Services, Energy / Utilities
Job Description
Lead Machine Learning Engineer


At Levi Strauss & Co, we are revolutionizing the apparel business and redefining the way denim is made.

We are taking one of the world’s most iconic brands into the next century:

from creating machine learning-powered denim finishes to using block-chain for our factory workers’ wellbeing, to building algorithms to better meet the needs of our consumers and optimize our supply chain.

Be a pioneer in the fashion industry by joining our global Data, Analytics & AI “startup with assets,” where you will have the chance to build exciting solutions to improve our Americas business and at the same time be part of a bigger, across-continents, data community.

As a Machine Learning Engineer Lead, you will work on a broad set of domains that power a data-driven transformation of our standard business procedures across channels and organizations. You will develop and deploy novel algorithms along with optimizing existing machine learning systems to maximize their value and increase consumer satisfaction at every brand touchpoint. You will also get the invaluable opportunity to mentor a team of diverse and enterprenuerial data engineers and shape their career trajectory through your expertise.

We are looking for someone who is a technology-agnostic polymath—committed to a lifelong journey of learning and exploration of new scientific ideas—and will bring thoughtful perspectives, empathy, creativity, and a positive attitude to solve problems at scale. This role is ideal for someone looking to extend their algorithm design and software engineering skills into a part mentor, part IC, part advisor role. This role will report into the Sr. Director for AI/ML Engineering.


Example Projects

In addition to driving the transformation of Levi’s into a data-driven enterprise in general, here are some specific projects you will get to work on and contribute towards :

  • Personalized in-session product recommendation engine
  • Customer Segmentation
  • Automated text summarization and clustering
  • Next-Best offer prediction
  • Designing Microassortments for Next-Gen stores
  • Anomaly detection and Root Cause Analysis
  • Unified consumer profile with probabilistic record linkage
  • Visual search for similar and complementary products

About The Job

  • Architect, build, maintain, and improve new and existing suite of algorithms and their underlying systems.
  • Implement end-to-end solutions for batch and real-time algorithms along with requisite tooling around monitoring, logging, automated testing, performance testing and A/B testing
  • Utilize your entrepreneurial spirit to identify new opportunities to optimize business processes and improve consumer experiences, and prototype solutions to demonstrate value with a crawl, walk, run mindset.
  • Work closely with data scientists and analysts to create and deploy new product features on the ecommerce website, in-store portals and the Levi’s mobile app
  • Establish scalable, efficient, automated processes for data analyses, model development, validation and implementation
  • Write efficient and well-organized software to ship products in an iterative, continual -release environment
  • Contribute to and promote good software engineering practices across the team
  • Mentor and educate team members to adopt best practices in writing and maintaining production machine learning code
  • Communicate clearly and effectively to technical and non-technical audiences equally well
  • Actively contribute to and re-use community best practices
  • Embody the values and passions that characterize Levi Strauss & Co., with empathy to engage with colleagues from a wide range of backgrounds

About You

  • University or advanced degree in engineering, computer science, mathematics, or a related field
  • 5+ years experience developing and deploying machine learning systems into production
  • Experince working with a variety of relational SQL and NoSQL databases
  • Experience working with big data tools: Hadoop, Spark, Kafka , etc.
  • Experience with at least one cloud provider solution (AWS, GCP, Azure)
  • Experience with object-oriented/object function scripting languages: Python, Java, C++, Scala , etc.
  • Ability to work in a Linux environment
  • Industry experience building and productionizing creative end-to-end Machine Learning systems
  • Experience working with distributed systems, service oriented architectures and designing APIs
  • Knowledge of data pipeline and workflow management tools
  • Expertise in standard software engineering methodology, e.g. unit testing, test automation, continuous integration, code reviews, design documentation
  • Relevant working experience with Docker and Kubernetes

Here's a Small Snapshot

We put a lot of thought into our programs to provide you with a benefits package that matters. Whether it is for medical care, taking time off, improving your health or planning for retirement, we've got you covered.

  • 401K match : $1.25 for every $1.00 you contribute up to the first 6% of pay you save.
  • Five hours of paid volunteer time per month with nonprofit organizations
  • Product discount of 50% off regular-price merchandise

Currently, LS&CO requires proof of being fully vaccinated for COVID-19 as a condition of commencing employment, except in those jurisdictions where prohibited by law. Medical or religious accommodations, or other exemptions that may be required by applicable law, will be approved when properly supported.  Further information is provided during the recruitment process.

EOE M/F/Disability/Vets


San Francisco, CA, USA


Full time

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