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Machine Learning Engineer

About Research Square

Research Square Company, a five-time INC 5000 award winner, exists to make research communication faster, fairer, and more useful. Through our industry leading preprint platform, Research Square, research promotion tools, and AJE’s comprehensive suite of manuscript preparation services, we are proud to have supported over 2.5 million authors in 192 countries since our founding in 2004. Across all sides of our business, our team of former researchers and publishing industry professionals truly understand the importance of sharing research results with the world. By helping researchers communicate their work more effectively, we accelerate the pace of global discovery and advancement.

Job Summary 

As a Machine Learning Engineer, you will play a key role in developing and supporting our suite of AI digital products and service delivery capabilities. This person will work closely with our growing machine learning team and cross-functional stakeholders in Product and Service Delivery Operations to advance our AI initiatives. They will collaborate on all parts of AI model creation from data wrangling to testing and validation. The successful candidate will be an early- to mid-career individual who exhibits personal humility and who strives to enable the success of their team in our fun and collaborative remote environment. A successful candidate will be excited to learn and stay abreast of new advancements in the field.

Essential Functions

  • Lead the model development process, including data mining, data cleaning, exploratory analysis, training, and model validation
  • Collaborate with business stakeholders to understand business objectives and develop models to help achieve them, along with metrics to track their effectiveness
  • Create automated solutions for business-critical problems
  • Work with complex structured and unstructured data
  • Assess and advocate for automated solutions based on their cost to implement and probability of success
  • Consider scalability, user experience, and biases in data when designing solutions
  • Work both strategically and tactically to achieve business outcomes

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities 


  • Bachelor's Degree in related field or equivalent work experience  


  • Minimum 1 to 5 years of professional experience as a Machine Learning Engineer or in a related role 
  • Python, relational and unstructured databases, and version control (Git)
  • Python’s ML ecosystem, including pytorch or tensorflow
  • Deep learning; natural language processing; and/or computational linguistics
  • Optimizing existing and new ML solutions for performance and scale
  • Amazon Web Services and/or Google Cloud
  • Domain-Driven Design and Test-Driven Design

Work Environment

  • Relocation is not required as this position can be remote based.  
  • This is a US based role.  

Applicants must be currently authorized to work in the United States for any employer.

Working at Research Square Company

Our team embraces and fuels change, fights for simplicity, invests in customers’ success, and applies a data-driven approach to continuously improve and magnify our impact. We have developed tools and services that have been adopted by major international publishers to improve the publishing experience for their authors.

We are a high-growth, family-friendly, and mission-driven company that regularly wins awards for our workplace culture, pace of growth, and innovations. Our organization is casual and flexible while also being stimulating and dynamic. We have a results-focused work environment.

Workplace Recognition

  • Sloan Award for Workplace Flexibility (2011, 2012)
  • When Work Works Award (2014, 2016, 2017)
  • NC Parenting Magazine’s Family Friendly 50 (2013, 2014)
  • Triangle Business Journal's Best Places to Work (2017, 2019, 2020)
  • NCBC Breastfeeding-Friendly Employer Award (2017)
  • Family Forward NC Featured Business (2019)

Research Square Company’s policy is to provide equal employment opportunity in all its employment practices without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, citizenship, ancestry, marital status, protected veteran status, military status, age, individuals with disabilities, sexual orientation, or gender identity or expression or any other legally protected category. Applicants for US-based positions with Research Square must be legally authorized to work in the United States. Verification of employment eligibility will be required as a condition of hire.

Research Square supports individuals with disabilities and provides reasonable accommodations to job applicants. If you need assistance completing our online job application, email General inquiries, such as those regarding the status of a job application, will not receive a reply.

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