Lead ML Engineer - Risk (Remote)

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At GoDaddy the future of work looks different for each team. Some teams work in the office full-time; others have a hybrid arrangement (they work remotely some days and in the office some days) and some work entirely

This position may be a hybrid or fully remote position, as decided by your manager. If designated as hybrid, you’ll divide your time between working remotely from your home and an office location, so you should live within commuting distance. If designated as remote, you’ll be working remotely from your home and may occasionally visit a GoDaddy office to meet with your team for events or offsites. Your hiring manager can share more about this role’s hybrid or remote designation.

This position is not eligible to be performed in Alaska, Mississippi, North Dakota, or the Virgin Islands.

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A world class Risk management system is critical for the success of any payments business. Here are some interesting challenges where a lot more architecture and engineering effort needs to be invested:

  • We are laying down the platform to ingest massive datasets and use them to give real-time (or near real-time) decisions with a high degree of accuracy.
  • Fraud patterns are constantly evolving and a Risk system needs to be able to adapt to them quickly. We have built a highly configurable Risk system, so that we can roll out new risk rules or make changes to existing ones quickly.
  • In order to improve our adaptability to changing fraud patterns and to improve the accuracy of our decisions, we need to move towards Machine Learning models in the near future.
  • In the 1 year since Poynt got acquired we have already seen a 50x increase in volume and we are still only scratching the surface in terms of our integration into the GoDaddy platform. In 2022 and beyond we expect to grow this volume manifolds as we integrate deeper into GoDaddy. This will bring interesting availability and scalability challenges.

What you'll get to do...

  • Be the first Machine Learning engineer on the GoDaddy Commerce Risk team. We have ML experts in other parts of the company.
  • Work with Risk product, Risk strategy & Risk engineering to understand the current risk rules & infrastructure.
  • Work with GoDaddy Machine Learning experts to map out the architecture for Commerce Risk ML platform.
  • Develop our first Machine Learning model (based on the proposed architecture) to analyze huge volumes of data to give predictions on payment transaction.
  • Work on optimizing the Machine Learning models by discovering and fixing dataset problems to improve accuracy.
  • Work with Risk engineering leadership to build a high-performance Machine Learning team.
  • Work with DevOps, Network engineers and data experts to resolve production issues.
  • Participate in quarterly and annual roadmap planning. Inform our product roadmap through industry and customer research.
  • Document machine learning processes at GoDaddy and in particular Commerce Risk.

Your experience should include...

  • 10+ years of software industry experience.
  • 5+ years in Machine Learning role.
  • Expert level data science knowledge.
  • Advanced proficiency in Java, Python and R code.
  • Extensive knowledge of ML frameworks, libraries, data structures, data modeling and software architecture.
  • Enjoy starting from scratch – you will start ML for Commerce Risk. We do have ML infrastructure and experts in other parts of the company.
  • Passionate about the entire software development lifecycle starting from requirement gathering and planning to release and production issues.
  • Strong desire to learn and share knowledge with others.

You might also have...

  • Prior experience with payment risk
  • Experience working with data pipelines, data warehousing, and analytics tools (Spark, Hadoop, Elasticsearch, Redshift)
  • You’ve used Kafka, Elasticsearch and Redis in production
  • 2+ years of experience with Amazon Web Services.

Experienced in developing web application servers (Tomcat, Glassfish, or JBoss), Spring, JPA, and Hibernate

We've got your back... Enjoy our many benefits (My Wallet), including paid time off, 401k, equity grants and parental leave. Join one of our employee resource groups (Culture). Continue to have a side hustle, if you have one (we love entrepreneurs, remember?). Most importantly, come as you are and make your own way. 

About us... GoDaddy is empowering everyday entrepreneurs around the world by providing all of the help and tools to succeed online. GoDaddy is the place people come to name their idea, build a professional website, attract customers, sell their products and services, and manage their work. Our mission is to give our customers the tools, insights and the people to transform their ideas and personal initiative into success. To learn more about the company, visit About Us (https://aboutus.godaddy.net/about-us/overview/default.aspx.) 

GoDaddy is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. We will not discriminate against any applicant or employee on the basis of age, race, color, ethnicity, national origin, citizenship, religion, creed, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity or expression (including against any individual that is transitioning, has transitioned, or is perceived to be transitioning), marital status or civil partnership/union status, physical or mental disability, medical condition, pregnancy, childbirth, genetic information, military and veteran status, or any other basis prohibited by applicable federal, state or local law. GoDaddy will consider for employment qualified applicants with criminal histories in a manner consistent with local and federal requirements.

If you need help completing an application for a position with GoDaddy, please reach out to our Recruiting Team at [email protected]

 GoDaddy doesn’t accept unsolicited resumes from recruiters or employment agencies.

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GoDaddy operates in the Information Technology industry. The company is located in Tempe, AZ and Kirkland, WA. GoDaddy was founded in 1997. It has 10000 total employees. It offers perks and benefits such as Diversity Employee Resource Groups, Flexible Spending Account (FSA), Disability Insurance, Dental Benefits, Vision Benefits and Health Insurance Benefits. To see all 156 open jobs at GoDaddy, click here.
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