Bayesian Optimization Research Scientist

6 months ago
US-CA-San Francisco
Engineering - Engineering
US-CA-San Francisco
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Uber Technologies, Inc.
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Uber Overview

We are seeking an expert in Bayesian optimization (and related areas such as multi-arm bandit problems and optimal experiment design) to magnify the efficiency of Uber. You will work closely with world-leaders in the field to both develop new state-of-the-art methods as well as distribute Bayesian optimization throughout the company. You will collaborate and exchange ideas with our current team, which includes world-renowned scientists from many different AI disciplines, including but not limited to Bayesian methods, deep learning, evolutionary computation, and probabilistic programming, as well as interact with the international research community by publishing, attending conferences, and collaborating with scientists at other universities and research institutes. We value original, high-impact ideas and rigorous experimental validation. Both senior and junior scientists are welcome to apply.

Job Description

Desired Skills

  • Expertise: deep technical expertise in Bayesian optimization including either a PhD or industry equivalence
  • Impact: a record of innovation and productivity
  • Team player: a desire to engage with a larger research team and Uber more generally
  • Self-sufficiency: self-directed, self-motivated, self-sufficient, thus being able to make progress with limited oversight
  • Passion: passionate about leveraging Bayesian optimization techniques for maximum impact
  • Originality: risk taking, defying conventional thinking
  • Communication: able to clearly explain complex ideas


Perks & Benefits

  • Ground floor opportunity with the team; shape the strategic direction of the company.
  • Opportunity to test the power of Bayesian optimization at scale
  • The rare opportunity to change the world such that everyone around you is using the product you built. We’re not just another social web app, we’re moving real people and assets and reinventing transportation and logistics globally.
  • Sharp, motivated co-workers in a fun office environment.
  • Employees are given Uber credits every month.
  • Free daily catered lunch and dinner, free snacks and drinks.
  • 401(k) plan, gym & cell phone reimbursement, nine company holidays.
  • Unlimited vacation policy; work hard and take time when you need it.
  • Full medical/dental/vision package to fit your needs




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