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Software Engineer, ML Data



Software Engineering, Data Science
London, UK · Paris, France
Posted on Friday, June 14, 2024

Liftoff is the leading growth acceleration platform for the mobile industry, helping advertisers, publishers, game developers and DSPs scale revenue growth with solutions to market and monetize mobile apps.

Liftoff’s solutions, including Accelerate, Direct, Influence, Monetize, Intelligence, and Vungle Exchange, support over 6,600 mobile businesses across 74 countries in sectors such as gaming, social, finance, ecommerce, and entertainment. Founded in 2012 and headquartered in Redwood City, CA, Liftoff has a diverse, global presence.

With our success over the past 10 years, we are ready to move beyond our current technologies and build the next generation ML Platform to align with our current business needs as we continue to grow. Currently using a custom setup, we handle 1.5 billion ML inferences per second, every day. We are now building a new ML platform to support neural networks at that scale to increase the intelligence of our models.

As a Software Engineer on the Machine Learning Platform team at Liftoff, you will:

  • Work with an experienced team of ML, Software, and Infrastructure Engineers that are building the next generation ML platform for Liftoff
  • Design, engineer & implement reliable, scalable, and cost-efficient systems to support our next generation ML Platform.
  • Deliver business results by enabling next generation ML models and technologies
  • Utilize vendor-based products (AWS, Databricks, etc.), open-source technologies (PyTorch, PySpark, etc.) and in-house tooling

Desired qualities and experience:

  • Very strong coding ability (any backend language)
  • Strong core CS fundamentals (data structures, algorithms, architecting systems)
  • 6+ years of industry experience
  • Experience building Machine Learning tooling or platforms, in particular when applied to large scale problems, is a big plus
  • Experience with Python or Spark is a plus
  • Experience working in high-growth startup atmosphere is a plus
  • A passion for quality and excellence, and the ability to temper it when necessary to ship



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Liftoff is committed to providing and maintaining a work environment where all employees and candidates are treated with dignity and respect and that is free of bias, prejudice, and harassment. Liftoff is further committed to providing an equal employment opportunity for all employees and candidates for employment free from discrimination and harassment on the basis of sex, gender (including sexual harassment, gender harassment, and harassment due to pregnancy, childbirth, breastfeeding, and related conditions), sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, gender nonconformity, race, creed, religion, color, national origin, ancestry (including association, affiliation, or participation with persons or activities related to national origin, English-proficiency or accent, or immigration status), physical or mental disability, medical condition(s), genetic information of an individual or family member of the individual, marital or domestic partner status, age, veteran or military status, family care status, requesting or taking pregnancy, parental or disability leave, requesting an accommodation, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state, or local law, regulation, or ordinance. All such discrimination and harassment is unlawful and will not be tolerated. Liftoff maintains a continued commitment to equal employment opportunity and expects the full cooperation of all personnel.

Liftoff's Compensation Strategy

Liftoff's compensation strategy includes competitive market rate along with equity and benefits and perks that will give our employees what they need to do their best work. In order to ensure teams are compensated fairly for the work performed, we map out specific levels and take into consideration the cost of labor within each location. Liftoff provides employees a total compensation package of competitive market salaries, equity, health and wellness stipends, medical benefits associated with your country of residence. The base compensation will vary based on location, experience as well as level.

Agency and Third Party Recruiter Notice:

Liftoff does not accept unsolicited resumes from individual recruiters or third-party recruiting agencies in response to job postings. No fee will be paid to third parties who submit unsolicited candidates directly to our hiring managers or Recruiting Team. All candidates must be submitted via our Applicant Tracking System by approved Liftoff vendors who have been expressly requested to make a submission by our Recruiting Team for a specific job opening. No placement fees will be paid to any firm unless such a request has been made by the Liftoff Recruiting Team and such a candidate was submitted to the Liftoff Recruiting Team via our Applicant Tracking System.