Staff Software Engineer, AI Infrastructure

Smartnews, Inc. San Francisco , CA 94105

Posted 4 weeks ago

SmartNews is a leading mobile app of news aggregation services. We analyze millions of articles to deliver the most engaging information with high quality, in near-real time fashion, to millions of users around the world. Our AI Infrastructure team is responsible to build infrastructure and toolings for feature engineering, distributed training, AutoML and inference services that can satisfy real time requirements and scale to billions of users.


  • Responsible to set the technical directions of critical areas of AI Infrastructure team by working closely with AI Foundation, News Ranking and other machine learning teams of the company
  • Lead design and implementation of core systems of AI platforms that support feature engineering platform, distributed training, highly scalable inference services;
  • Work across the team, and effectively resolve collaboration issues with dependency and client teams to successfully deliver AI Infrastructure projects
  • Solve the hardest problems of the team


Minimum Qualifications

  • 6+ years of experience in architecting, developing, and shipping software products with large scale
  • 2+ years of experience in the fields of AI infrastructure/platform
  • Solid understanding of how state-of-art machine learning algorithms work on a large scale and proven track record of building supporting infrastructure
  • Able to distill complex problems and drive toward creative solutions. Able to have deep end-to-end understanding of sophisticated distributed systems and can proactively detect problems and make/implement improvement suggestions
  • Able to demonstrate strong leadership and set as an example at team level for engineering excellence
  • Able to thrive in a dynamic environment where goals and requirements may be changing
  • Expert coding abilities in multiple programming languages (e.g. Java, C++, Python, Scala)
  • Good written and spoken communication skills, can work across functional teams
  • MS or BS in computer science, mathematics, physics or other quantitative fields
  • Strong interest in news media and our mission, preferred


  • Equity included
  • 100% medical, dental and vision insurance coverage (60% coverage for dependents)
  • Monthly housing, commute, mobile phone and gym allowances
  • 401k matching program
  • Free lunch, snacks, drinks, etc.
  • Pet friendly office
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Staff Software Engineer, AI Infrastructure

Smartnews, Inc.