Machine Learning Engineer

Philadelphia, PA /
Engineering /
Nearly half of U.S. households struggle to handle an unexpected expense of $400 or more. When it comes to managing household expenses, things like a broken appliance or a growing family can be financially burdensome. Ranked 5th on Inc. Magazine's 2019 list of fastest-growing private companies in the United States, our team is on a mission to make life’s purchases more accessible and affordable. 

Located in the heart of vibrant Philadelphia, we're building a FinTech-enabled e-commerce marketplace that combines quality brands with sensible financing to improve the lives of our neighbors and communities.

We are looking for engineers to help build our machine learning platform in a fast-paced, entrepreneurial environment. As a member of the Engineering Team, you will design, implement, and ship new ML solutions at scale that will be used by data scientists and engineers within our Product Team. Applicants should be highly motivated and comfortable with taking on and adapting to a diverse array of subject matter. This opportunity is both unique and pivotal, as it provides the chance to join a rapidly-growing team that delivers software products that are experienced by millions of people.

Initial Responsibilities:

    • Utilize deep technical knowledge of machine learning, recommendation systems, data engineering, and software engineering principles to build machine learning solutions and workflows
    • A passion for making these methods scalable, reproducible and easy-to-use
    • Providing guidance on transitioning prototypes and experiments to performant, production models
    • Leading architectural decisions and tool selection in order to deliver platform features
    • Contributing to our team’s commitment to testable, readable, and well-organized code
    • Clearly communicate trade-offs between schedule, resources, model performance etc.
    • Work on projects of growing responsibility, both individually and as part of a team, to build experience and skills at a pace matched to your shown ability
    • Learn more about the industry and Perpay, establishing a solid foundation to be better positioned for long-term career success

Basic Qualifications:

    • Bachelor’s degree or higher in a quantitative/technical field (Computer Science, Engineering)
    • Creative, collaborative, and product focused
    • Minimum 2+ years work experience in related field required
    • Strong working knowledge of SQL/NoSQL, relational databases and Python is required (2+ years experience)
    • Industry experience in algorithm design and implementation, codebase management and code generalization
    • Experience delivering complex engineered features for real-time prediction systems

What We Offer:

    • Opportunity to work with one of the fastest growing financial startups in the country
    • Competitive salary + equity
    • 401k with company match
    • Health / Dental / Vision insurance
    • Gym + Public Transportation subsidy
    • Relocation assistance
    • While we've mainly operated remotely since early 2020, we're excited to move into our brand new home at 2400 Market St. when conditions allow. Currently under construction, our new office will incorporate all the best aspects of our first home (espresso bar, full kitchen, work/lounge space) in a riverfront setting with iconic Philadelphia Art Museum views. We can't wait to make our new space in Center City's vibrant Fitler Square neighborhood our own and we're looking for passionate & motivated folks to help us grow into it together.

We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. 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 don’t work with recruiters - please contact us or apply directly.