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Social image editing app and creative community

Senior Machine Learning Scientist, User Behavior
Yerevan, AM
Job Description / Skills Required

PicsArt is looking for a Senior Machine Learning Scientist to help build, scale, and manage state-of-the-art machine learning algorithms that power PicsArt. Our “striving for excellence” applied research mindset is focused on leveraging the most cutting-edge AI technologies for the constant improvement of our users' experience.

  • Develop and scale algorithms and mathematical models that significantly improve our current ability to make decisions based on qualitative and quantitative behavioral data;
  • Work on building Recommendation Systems algorithms, Predictive models, NLP based solutions, Monetization optimization techniques, etc.;
  • Identify and articulate the value that can be derived from machine learning models;
  • Work as a team player to improve data science methods and be a positive influence on team advancement;
  • Measure and continue to improve the predictive accuracy of models;
  • Educate the organization on new machine learning techniques and their applicability within PicsArt.
Required Qualifications:
  • BS or MS degree in Machine Learning, AI, Computer Science, Statistics, Applied Mathematics or related technical fields;
  • Experience with state-of-the-art techniques in machine learning algorithms, deep neural networks especially related to NLP and Recommendation Systems;
  • Experience designing and implementing model performance/validation assessments in an offline setting;
  • Experience in deep learning frameworks such as Tensorflow, Pytorch, Theano and Caffe;
  • Experience with data science tools including Python scripting, numpy, scipy, pandas, pyspark, matplotlib, scikit-learn, jupyter notebooks, bash scripting, Linux environment;
  • Experienced in computer science fundamentals such as object-oriented design, data structures, and algorithm design;
  • Experience with SQL and relational databases;
  • Experience with working in a distributed, cloud-based computing environment (e.g., Hadoop or Spark);
  • Experience with building data pipelines and working with live data (cleaning, visualization, and modeling);
  • Experience with working with noisy/buggy behavioral data is a plus;
  • Knowledge Solid understanding of theoretical foundations of A/B testing and practical knowledge of designing robust tests;
  • Familiarity with Bayesian modeling techniques;
  • Familiarity with statistics and understanding of different distributions and the conditions under which they’re valid;
  • Ability to analyze and visualize data and make rigorous statements about what can or cannot be concluded;
  • Deep understanding of classic machine learning and deep learning theory, and extensive hands-on experience putting it into practice;
  • Strong background in linear algebra, calculus, and probability theory;
  • Strong Python coding, strong engineering practices, debugging/profiling skills, familiarity with multi-threaded programming;
  • Advanced written and verbal English communication skills.
What we seek and value most in our candidates 
Professionalism in both soft and hard skills; motivation to grow, learn and share, positive attitude, flexibility, transparency, ownership and the most important - passion and commitment.  
PicsArt is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status. We also consider qualified applicants with criminal histories, consistent with applicable federal, state and local law. We are committed to providing reasonable accommodation to employees who have protected disabilities consistent with local law. 
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PicsArt is the world’s #1 creative platform and social editing app that’s leading the visual storytelling revolution. With more than 150 million monthly active creators, the PicsArt community creates, remixes and shares nearly 1 billion images every month. The company has amassed one of the largest open-source collections of content in the world, including free-to-edit photos, stickers and more. PicsArt is available in 30 languages for free and as a subscription on iOS, Android and Windows devices. Headquartered in San Francisco with offices in Yerevan, Armenia, Moscow, Beijing, Tokyo, and Los Angeles, PicsArt is backed by Sequoia Capital, DCM Ventures, Insight Venture Partners, and Siguler Guff and Company.
The #14 most downloaded app of 2019 
PicsArt has worked with big brands such as Taylor Swift, Will Smith, Kim Kardashian, Gwen Stefani, DJ Snake, Maroon 5 and Meghan Trainor on community challenges that generate tens of millions of organic, fan-generated impressions and shares on social media. We need smart, passionate people to help us reach our first billion creators!