Cloud Software Engineer, Machine Learning (Digital)

Digital, Data Science & IT, 351 King Street East,Suite 1600, Toronto, Ontario, Canada Req #12
Wednesday, January 5, 2022
COMPANY OVERVIEW:  

The Globe and Mail is a national icon and Canada’s most recognized media brand.  

We’re also an international award winner for data visualization, design, and creative storytelling. A digital innovator with a global client list for our in-house AI-powered optimization, prediction and automation platform. And a place where Canadians come for the best journalism in the country.  

We aim to reflect Canada in the stories we tell and in our workforce. The Globe is a proud partner of Pride At Work, Canadian Centre for Diversity and Inclusion, and a signatory of the BlackNorth Initiative. We understand our staff have lives outside of the office and offer flexible work arrangements and support programs. We also provide training and mentorships to staff to ensure you’re able to grow and challenge yourself and your abilities.  

No matter what your role at The Globe, you’ll be part of an organization dedicated to making a difference to Canada.
POSITION OVERVIEW:
 
Sophi.io is an award-winning team at The Globe and Mail that builds enterprise SaaS solutions to drive business transformation through its suite of AI tools focusing on site automation, paywalls and predictive analytics for the media industry.
 
Machine Learning is a central function of the business using the most cutting-edge ML technology to solve large-scale business problems. Our team is continuing to grow, and we are looking for engineers with experience developing ML pipelines and infrastructure in AWS cloud.
 
In this role, you will use massive amounts of clickstream, image, video, and text data to create insight and solutions that are scalable and with high performance.
 
RESPONSIBILITIES:
  • Collaborate with data engineers to build a robust, high-scalable data pipeline and API to power our machine learning products.
  • Take ownership of developing high-quality products from concept to production, including requirements gathering, feature creation, testing, documentation, deployment, A/B testing evaluation and post production support.
  • Collaborate with DevOps to create AWS Infrastructure as code for all your applications.
  • Collaborate with data scientists to build products around ML models, reconcile the process and modularize work
  • Following AWS well-architected framework to bring and apply industry engineering best practices
  • Drive innovation through iteration.
TECHNICAL QUALIFICATIONS:
  • Degree in Computer Science or Software Engineering or any relevant background required
  • 3+years of experience in software development or data engineering for an intermediate level
  • 5+ years of experience for a senior level
  • Proficient and hands on with at least one programming language, prefer Python/Java
  • Experience in Event driven architecture using AWS Lambda, ECS/Fargate, API Gateway, Kinesis, DynamoDB, EventBridge, S3, SQS, SNS
  • Familiar with Twelve-Factor App methodology ( https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Twelve-Factor_App_methodology )
  • Understanding of IAM policies and roles
  • Familiar with cloud architecture and security
  • Familiar with Codepipleline and Codebuild
  • Familiar with test driven development methodologies
  • Nice to have: Familiar with continuous integration and continuous delivery
  • Nice to have: Infrastructure as code experience, such as Terraform or CloudFormation or CDK
GENERAL QUALIFICATIONS:
  • High level of personal accountability, self-motivated
  • Strong communication, verbal and written skills
  • Quick learner, solution-oriented, able to implement prototypes with new tools quickly
  • Comfortable taking on new challenges with a high willingness to learn
  • Creative and out-of-the-box thinking to come up with alternative solutions to meet the business requirements
SALARY: Commensurate with qualifications and experience
VACCINATION POLICY:  

All offers of employment with The Globe and Mail are conditional upon the candidate being Fully Vaccinated. To be Fully Vaccinated is defined as someone who has received the full series of a vaccine or a combination of vaccines accepted by the Government of Canada (currently Pfizer, Moderna, AstraZeneca, Janssen) and has received the last dose at least 14 days prior to their start date. To prove they are Fully Vaccinated, all new hires will be required to provide evidence by emailing a copy of their vaccine dose administration receipt(s) to Human Resources prior to their start date. Those seeking exemption based on one or more of the protected grounds in the Human Rights Code will need to provide their request for accommodation to Human Resources for approval.  If the accommodation request is not approved and the candidate is not Fully Vaccinated, any offer of employment will be revoked.             

THE GLOBE AND MAIL IS DEDICATED TO DIVERSITY AND INCLUSION IN THE WORKPLACE          
The Globe and Mail is committed to fostering an inclusive, accessible work environment, where all employees feel valued, respected and supported. We believe this strengthens our business and our journalism. We welcome and encourage applications from individuals from all groups, regardless of race, ethnicity, culture, gender, sexual orientation, religion, socio-economic status, age, and physical ability. As required by the Federal Contractors Program, The Globe also tracks the proportion of staff in the four Employment Equity categories (Women, Aboriginal Peoples, Persons with Disabilities, and Members of Visible Minorities) to ensure we are reflecting the areas in which we work.  

The Globe and Mail offers accommodation for applicants with disabilities as part of its recruitment process. If you are contacted to arrange for an interview, please advise us if you require an accommodation.

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