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OctoML
emoji of a pushpinRemote - USemoji of a money bag$110,000 - $175,000emoji of a clockFri Mar 05 2021
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Enabling simple, fast and secure model deployment in the edge and cloud.

OctoML is an energetic new company changing how developers optimize and deploy machine learning models for their AI needs. We’re a team of machine learning systems leaders focused on making machine learning (ML) more efficient and easier to deploy by… applying machine learning to it!

OctoML was founded by the creators of Apache TVM, a popular open-source compiler that transforms ML models into highly-efficient binary code optimized for the specific hardware and model architecture. We are building the Octomizer, a cloud-based "TVM as a Service" product that enables developers to optimize and package their ML models through a modern web app as well as a rich API surface.

We dream big but execute with focus and believe in creativity, productivity and a balanced life. We value diversity in all dimensions. OctoML is growing and looking for a Platform Engineer with a focus on SaaS fundamentals to join the team!

As a Platform Engineer, you will:

  • Build Octomizer, our model optimization-as-a-service product supporting uploading, optimizing, benchmarking, and packaging ML models.
  • Scale Octomizer as we onboard Early Access customers and support more users, models, hardware backends, and other exciting features.
  • Work with systems like Kubernetes, Vault, CockroachDB, RabbitMQ, and heterogeneous hardware fleets from cloud VMs to microcontrollers.

Our ideal Platform Engineer will have:

  • Experience with a systems programming language such as Rust, Python, Go, C++
  • Experience working with SaaS fundamentals such as account management, billing, and business analytics
  • Experience developing and deploying systems on cloud infrastructure such as Kubernetes, Consul, and Vault
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Ability to empathize with co-workers and customers.
  • Collaborative working style; able to self manage your time effectively.
  • Experience in ML, AI, or optimization is a plus, but not required

BA or BS in Computer Science, Computer Science Engineering, Electrical & Computer Engineering, Electrical Engineering, or a closely-related field is required for this position.

Location: Onsite (post-pandemic) in Seattle, WA or Remote

Our Benefits:

OctoML aims to provide the resources that employees need to be healthy and comfortable.

  • 4 weeks paid personal time off + company paid holidays and company downtime 2x per year
  • 100% employer paid premium (for employee and dependents) with a low-deductible plan
  • Family & Medical Paid Time Off (includes Maternity, Paternity, Adoption, among others)
  • Remote and telework setups for employees (post-COVID)
  • Flexible work hours

OctoML is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. We hire based on an evaluation of abilities and effectiveness. We don't discriminate against employees on the basis of any other personal characteristic or any classification protected by federal, state or local law. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, or veteran status.

What is your Interview process like?

The interview process starts with an initial phone screen from a senior member of our engineering org and is used primarily for you to engage with a member of the team to make sure the role is a good fit and for you to ask any questions you may have about the role, the org, or the company as a whole. From there, there is a technical take-home that is used to approximate the kind of work you would produce in a real work setting at OctoML. This take-home replaces a traditional "whiteboard coding," interview which most candidates agree is not a good experience, and which we do not believe is the best way to evaluate technical ability. After the take-home the last step is an interview loop with 4-6 Octonauts across the org where we evaluate for technical skill, communication, and role-specific qualifications. The interview loop is primarily dialogue driven, with the technical interviews being more about scenarios and talking through designs, with no whiteboard or live coding problems.

What efforts are you making in terms of increasing diversity & inclusion within your company?

OctoML strives to create a welcoming and supportive workplace, with open and respectful communication, that nurtures opportunities and authenticity so that everyone can do their best work regardless of nation of origin, age, race/ethnicity, culture, belief, sex, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, disability, veteran status, life experience or social background.

We are committed to the following beliefs to guide our growth and success:

  • We are a better company when our people represent diverse backgrounds and life stories.
  • We thrive when ideas and contributions from all people are valued and encouraged.
  • An inclusive and diverse workforce is key to technical excellence, innovation, and market relevance.
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