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Lead Machine Learning Engineer (m|f|x)

  • Berlin, Berlin, Germany
Technology & Data

Job description

We are looking for a Lead level Machine Learning Engineer who is passionate about building modern machine learning workflows that directly generate value for the company. Our mission is to empower product teams across the company to leverage Machine Learning (ML) based solutions through tooling, consultation and ML data products (such as recommendations).

The projects in our team range from creating a Transformer based clustering system to building a complementary product recommendation engine, and supporting bot detection solutions.

You will be responsible for maintaining a high-level of ML and engineering professionalism in the team and for driving decisions on architecture, technologies, and frameworks within a team of ML practitioners.

This position is available full-time or part-time.

About your new role 

  • Work closely together with the team to build a successful ML practice and feasible, valuable, usable ML solutions.
  • Work with Product Owner and Team Lead on team vision, mission, deliverables and transitions required according to changes in the company context and opportunities.
  • Build user friendly platform tools that enable such solutions.
  • Drive technical excellence in the team: automate everything, implement clean code principles, testing, pair programming, etc.
  • Take ownership of decisions on technical implementations and architecture; enable the team to make autonomous decisions.
  • Teach others and share your knowledge on a team, department and company level.
  • Not a disciplinary manager role.

Job requirements

Skills & Requirements

  • Strong working experience as a Machine Learning Engineer with proven expertise in modern ML architectures and state-of-the-art techniques, especially in areas like NLP, recommendation systems, and anomaly detection.
  • Strong hands-on experience with programming in Python and hands-on experience working with cloud service providers, ideally with AWS.
  • Experienced in ML production workflows.
  • Experienced in setting up and running ML platforms like MLflow or AWS SageMaker.
  • Experience with best practices in software engineering, like pair programming, testing, clean code and agile software development frameworks.
  • Ability to translate and communicate complex engineering problems to peers and non-experts.
  • Excellent communication skills in English, both oral and written. German is a plus.
  • Flexible, open-minded & impact driven.

You don't tick all the boxes? Don't worry, we are looking for employees who convince us with their personality and are motivated to go on full power with their team!

At idealo you can expect

  • You don't live in Berlin and want to work from home? Our hybrid work model offers you the freedom to work from all over Germany in a mobile and flexible way. For your perfect work set up at home, you get everything you need (noise-canceling headset, laptop, etc.). We look forward to your attendance in Berlin on 10-15 Collaboration Days per year.
  • You need vacation? We offer you 30 days of vacation. Not enough? You can "buy" an additional 15 days every year by converting your salary and it's seen as a positive thing.
  • Workation? No problem! Up to 6 months per year you can enjoy working from outside of Germany. We will check case by case so you can enjoy your workation without any issues.
  • You want to further your education? We take your personal development goals seriously and, in addition to our idealo Learning Hub, eLearning offerings (e.g., Udemy), coaching & mediation, we also offer you the opportunity to benefit individually from additional learning and development budget.
  • And what about the office? Our office in the heart of Berlin offers free organic breakfast, excellent free lunch (vegan and vegetarian), as well as free coffee, lemonades and after-work beer, in addition to the "standard foosball". It also has a fabulous rooftop terrace with view of the whole of berlin where you can network with colleagues from our group of companies.
  • Want to keep yourself fit? We offer many different fitness and sports options, such as an Urban Sports or Gympass membership, to suit your personal needs.
  • You want full flexibility on your way to work and beyond? No problem with a job bike or Deutschlandticket - and it's environmentally friendly, too!

About idealo

idealo is a Berlin success story: in 2000 we started out with the mission of helping consumers make the best purchasing decisions. Today, with ~2.5 million visits per day, ~50,000 shops, and more than ~500 million product offers, we are one of the most popular German e-commerce websites and one of the leading European shopping and comparison platforms. We are active as a price comparison platform in six countries (Austria, France, Germany, Great Britain, Italy, and Spain).
We are located in the heart of Berlin and offer a unique idealo spirit. Your ideas are the driving force that moves our business forward. Not only our product portfolio is diverse, but also the people who work on it. We want you just as you are! Origin, religion, gender, sexual orientation, or a degree of disability are irrelevant.
If you are passionate about improving the world of online shopping alongside ~1000 idealos from ~60 nations, apply with us today.

Information for applicants with severe disabilities: As an applicant with a severe disability, you can get advice from our Representative Body for Severely Disabled People (SBV) during the application process. Please inform us regarding this topic.

For the inclusion of people with disabilities, our office is accessible without steps. When you start with us, we will see what else is needed!

Work in the office and from wherever you like.

idealo allows you to work from wherever you are. As part of our Hybrid Work at idealo, you decide whether and how often you work from our office in Berlin or remotely because you live in another city within Germany or the café down the street makes the best coffee cream. Only about once a month, there will be mandatory office days to bring idealos together at company, department or team level, including stunning views from our roof terrace. Find out what Hybrid Work at idealo is all about here and in a personal conversation in the interviews!



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