Applied Researcher Intern

San Jose, California
Bellevue, Washington
Requisition Number R0040877 Subsidiary eBay
12-week Summer Internship
Looking to help shape the future of global commerce? Grow as a data scientist? Work on interesting projects with business impact? Join the eBay Shipping Science team.

Here are some of the problems we are working on:

  • Using machine learning to determine item delivery dates for buyers and sellers around the world
  • Understanding how fast, accurate shipping impacts conversions and lifetime value
  • Leveraging machine learning and AI to identify new opportunity areas across our global marketplace

Job Functions

  • You will be directly responsible for conceiving of and building machine learning solutions for the shipping domain.
  • Design and implement end to end solutions using machine learning, and own live deployments to improve both efficiency and user experience for buyers and sellers.
  • Collaborate with other researchers, engineers, and product teams to develop strategic and tactical enhancements to our shipping platforms.
  • Conduct experiments and evaluate the performance of the models, investigate false positive/false negatives and implement continuous improvements to the shipping ecosystem.
  • Communicate your methodology and results to a community of researchers, developers, analysts, and product managers working on a number of related technologies.
  • Work with engineers as well as other cross functional teams to produce end-to-end production-ready solutions
  • Provide technical leadership and mentoring to other team members.

Basic Qualifications:

  • Currently enrolled as a student, 0-3years of relevant work experience in an accredited Masters, or PhD program within the United States graduating after December 2021
  • Enrolled in or pursuing an Master’s or PhD Degree in Data Science, Computer Science, Statistics or related major
  • Creative thinker who knows how to build real-world products
  • Curate, Acquire & Maintain Datasets
  • Build and handle data in traditional and non-traditional ways.
  • Share engineering support, release & on call.
  • Estimate, plan & rollout changes
  • Key skills: SQL, Java, Python, NoSQL tool ie: Hadoop, Pig, Spark, H2O etc.

Disclaimer: Please note that by applying to this role, you are agreeing to be considered for multiple positions. This is a general description of the qualifications and skills required for positions of this type of role.

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