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Senior Backend Engineer (Custom Models)

DataRobot

DataRobot

Software Engineering
Multiple locations
Posted on Thursday, May 9, 2024

Job Description:

DataRobot is the leader in Value-Driven AI, a unique and collaborative approach to generative and predictive AI that combines an open platform, deep expertise and broad use-case experience to improve how organizations run, grow and optimize their business. The DataRobot AI Platform is the only complete AI lifecycle platform that interoperates with an organization’s existing investments in data, applications and business processes, and can be deployed on prem or on any cloud environment. Global organizations, including 40% of the Fortune 50, rely on DataRobot to drive greater impact and value from AI.

Custom Models domain is a team, focused on developing one of the key components of the DataRobot MLOps platform, backed by Kubernetes. We’re building a toolset to run user-supplied ML models and arbitrary code fully equipped with MLOps features: data drift, accuracy tracking, retraining and so on. We are looking for a Senior Software Engineer to join us and accelerate building top solutions for our platform.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Partners with Product Managers and Data Scientists to determine process and execute on designing and implementing new features, and shiping end-to-end to both Cloud and Enterprise.

  • Design and build application-level software working with Kubernetes Infrastructure and containers.

  • Partners with the DevOps and Security team to build Enterprise installation and documentation.

  • Lead projects, communicate requirements and scope.

  • Design, build and document extendable REST APIs using Python Flask and OpenAPI schema.

  • Maintain and improve the existing codebase.

  • Troubleshooting complex production environments at the application and DB level.

  • Evaluate and validate code with tests.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • 7/8+ years of professional software development

  • Strong Python knowledge

  • Understanding of networking

  • Building containerized applications

  • Ability to plan and lead projects from start to finish and explain your design decisions

  • Great communication skills: ability to work in teams, share knowledge and write documentation.

  • Computer science fundamentals, basic understanding of algorithms and time complexity.

  • Ability to write quality integration/functional tests.

Nice to have:

  • Bachelor’s degree in relevant field

  • Kubernetes fundamentals, developer-level experience.

  • Experience with Docker.

  • Experience with AWS/Azure/GCP.

  • DevOps fundamentals, scripting.

  • Building CI/CD pipelines using Jenkins.

The talent and dedication of our employees are at the core of DataRobot’s journey to be an iconic company. We strive to attract and retain the best talent by providing competitive pay and benefits with our employees’ well-being at the core. Here’s what your benefits package may include depending on your location and local legal requirements: Medical, Dental & Vision Insurance, Flexible Time Off Program, Paid Holidays, Paid Parental Leave, Global Employee Assistance Program (EAP) and more!

DataRobot Operating Principles:

  • Wow Our Customers
  • Set High Standards
  • Be Better Than Yesterday
  • Be Rigorous
  • Assume Positive Intent
  • Have the Tough Conversations
  • Be Better Together
  • Debate, Decide, Commit
  • Deliver Results
  • Overcommunicate


Research shows that many women only apply to jobs when they meet 100% of the qualifications while many men apply to jobs when they meet 60%. At DataRobot we encourage ALL candidates, especially women, people of color, LGBTQ+ identifying people, differently abled, and other people from marginalized groups to apply to our jobs, even if you do not check every box. We’d love to have a conversation with you and see if you might be a great fit.

All U.S. DataRobot employees must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19. If there is a medical, religious, or other legally protected reason that prevents you from receiving an available COVID-19 vaccination, and you are selected as a candidate for consideration, we have a process in place to evaluate requests for accommodation.

DataRobot is proud to be an Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action employer. We do not discriminate based upon race, religion, color, national origin, gender (including pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions), sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, status as a protected veteran, status as an individual with a disability, or other applicable legally protected characteristics. DataRobot is committed to working with and providing reasonable accommodations to applicants with physical and mental disabilities. Please see the United States Department of Labor’s EEO poster and EEO poster supplement for additional information.

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