Machine Learning Engineer



Software Engineering
Posted on Wednesday, June 19, 2024
About the Role
The Marketplace Relevance team builds Artificially Intelligent systems and algorithms that power Houzz search, recommendation, and personalization. As a Machine Learning Engineer at Houzz, you will work at the forefront of innovation, leveraging machine learning and artificial intelligence to drive business growth and customer satisfaction.
We are looking for someone who is self-directed, independent, has experience improving consumer facing relevance problems, and passionate about delivering the best solution with attention to details.
Our tech stack includes Python, Java, Golang, SQL, Elasticsearch/Solr, Redis and more. Your work will directly impact millions of users around the world. This is a unique opportunity to work in a start-up environment with the backing of a larger organization.

What You’ll Do

  • Take high level production problems, come up with technical solutions and drive the project from planning to production.
  • Work closely with other team members to help building shared systems
  • Work cross-functionally across engineering, product, and design teams

At a Minimum, We’d Like You to Have

  • Proven experience applying machine learning to build systems such as Search, Recommendation, Advertising, etc., with a track record of developing and deploying machine learning models in production.
  • Solid understanding of data preprocessing, feature engineering, and model evaluation techniques.
  • A deep understanding of business results and drivers - and associated approaches to drive impact along with a strong drive to influence business decisions and metrics.
  • Ability to effectively work with business leads: strong communication skills, ability to take output of experiments, data models and expert intuition and synthesize them into conclusions for non-experts
  • Solid coding skills in a common programming language such as Python, Go, Java, C++
  • Independence, self-motivation and the drive to get stuff done
  • M.S., B.S. or Ph.D. (preferred) in Computer Science or related engineering disciplines
  • 3+ years full-time relevant industry experience

Ideally, You'll Also Have

  • Experience with popular machine learning / deep learning frameworks (Tensorflow, Pytorch, GBDT)
  • Experience developing consumer facing features for millions of consumers
  • Independence, self-direction and experience owning complete products and features
  • Comfort working on fast paced, data-driven projects
  • 5+ years experience
Houzz is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer. When applying for a role at Houzz, we guarantee your application will be considered regardless of your sex; race; color; gender; national origin; height or weight; ancestry; physical or mental disability; medical condition; genetic information; marital status; registered domestic partner status; age; sexual orientation; military and veteran status; or any other basis protected by federal, state or local law or ordinance or regulation.
We embrace and celebrate the value that diversity brings to an organization. Diverse backgrounds and different points of view help Houzz provide the best experience for our community. Houzz is committed to fostering an inclusive environment through projects and initiatives, such as employee resource groups, that support Houzzers’ efforts to be themselves and share their lives at work.
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About Houzz
When founders Adi and Alon remodeled their home, they were frustrated by the lack of resources and inspiration to help them articulate a vision and select the right pro to make it a reality.
So they built Houzz.
Houzz is now the leading platform for home remodeling and design, providing an all-in-one software solution for industry professionals and tools for homeowners to update their homes from start to finish. Using Houzz, people can find ideas and inspiration, hire professionals, and shop for products. Houzz Pro ( provides home industry professionals with a business management and marketing SaaS solution that helps them to win projects, collaborate with clients and teams, and run their business efficiently and profitably.
Our Mission and Core Values
We're proud to say there's no one quite like us. Houzz is a community-centric, innovative tech company that continues to disrupt the home renovation and design industry. Our mission-driven culture is rooted in our core values, and we’re all here for one purpose: make the home remodeling and design process more fun and productive for everyone.
Our Mission
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