Staff Machine Learning Scientist


New York City, NY, US
  • Job Type: Full-Time
  • Function: Data Science
  • Post Date: 05/17/2021
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  • Company Address: 2405 Main Street, Bridgehampton, NY 11932, US

About Compass

Compass is a real estate technology company with a powerful end-to-end platform that supports the entire buying and selling workflow. We deliver an incomparable experience to both agents and their clients all in service of the Compass mission: to help everyone find their place in the world.

Job Description

Compass is building the first modern end-to-end real estate platform by integrating agents, buyers and sellers through technology. Before Compass, no one has achieved the blend of the Natural Intelligence that hundreds of thousands of enterprising real estate agents bring to this market, with the Artificial Intelligence that cloud, mobile and AI technologies enable.

As one of the fastest growing technology companies of our generation, in an industry larger than any other, we have an opportunity and obligation to build a world-class engineering team and the operating platform that will transform the real estate industry. In 2019 we tripled the size of our Product & Engineering team, and are searching for creative and inspiring colleagues at all levels of the engineering organization to join us as we continue to expand in 2020.

We are looking for Staff Machine Learning Scientists with a proven track record of solving machine learning problems through utilizing strong machine learning and data science skills. This is an opportunity to make a huge impact in a fast-paced environment at a great company. 

About the role

Compass is looking for a Staff Machine Learning Scientist to help us build the future of real estate. Compass is building an end-to-end real estate technology platform that empowers agents and consumers. The AI team is responsible for using machine learning to build features which empower our agents through intelligent tools, and add intelligence to our consumer facing products. We are looking for someone with a proven track record of deploying and supporting machine learning models at scale in customer facing features.


  • Using your machine learning skills to explore and deeply understand Compass’s data.
  • Architect the machine learning products to solve business needs
  • Perform feature engineering and modelling tasks on top of this data to power customer facing features. 
  • Collaborate with machine learning engineers to produce features in a production ready state. 
  • Support machine learning features throughout the product life cycle.
  • Drive design and implementation of our in-house machine learning infrastructure.

What we look for:

  • Experience working on machine learning in a product oriented environment.
  • Ability to collaborate with scientists, product management and work with an engineering-focused, iterative team to build and establish product requirements.
  • Knowledge of machine learning frameworks and tooling, for example Spark, PyTorch, SciKit learn, etc. 
  • Comfortable building prototypes from scratch
  • Experience working with a microservice based architecture.
  • Experience with AWS development.
  • PhD or MS in Computer Science/Machine Learning or equivalent (PhD is preferred) and 8+ years experience is preferred.

At Compass, our mission is to help everyone find their place in the world. This means we continually celebrate the diverse community different individuals cultivate. As an equal opportunity employer, we stay true to our mission by ensuring that our place can be anyone’s place. Check out our Engineering blog!

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This company does NOT accept candidates from outside recruiting firms. Agency contacts are not welcome.