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Machine Learning Engineer, NLP and multimodal

News Break

News Break

Software Engineering
Mountain View, CA, USA
Posted on Wednesday, February 14, 2024

About NewsBreak

NewsBreak is redefining the way users interact with local news and their communities. By bridging local users, local content creators, and local businesses, our mission is to foster safer, more vibrant, and authentically connected lives. Through robust collaborations with thousands of local publishers and businesses across the nation, NewsBreak is revolutionizing how a new wave of readers access and engage with essential, locally sourced content & information.

Since our inception in 2015, our trajectory has been nothing short of remarkable. We proudly stand as the nation’s premier local news app, boasting 60 million monthly active users and clinching the top spot in the news category on both Google Play and the App Store.

As a Series-C unicorn startup, our headquarter nestles in the tech hub of Mountain View, California, with other offices in New York City and Seattle. For more information, visit www.newsbreak.com/about

Location: Onsite 4 days in Mountain View, CA office

About the Role

Are you a machine learning engineer inspired to innovate with NLP and multimodal technologies, aiming to impact tens of millions of users? Do you have a deep passion for applying the latest technology to solve real-world problems? We're on the lookout for a researcher in the NLP/multimodal field who is eager to make a significant impact with advanced technologies.


  • Develop multimodal content understanding and user understanding technologies based on LLMs.
  • Innovate in automated content generation for various modalities like text, image, and video.
  • Devise new solutions to enhance search and chat experiences, and pioneer new products centered around generative AI.


  • MS degree with 2+ years of experience or PhD in Computer Science or related majors with in-depth knowledge of machine learning technologies (LLM/Recommendation System/Advertising Algorithm/NLP/CV)
  • Expert knowledge in Python and Java/Go
  • Familiarity with data storage types, such as MongoDB, Redis, SQL, etc.
  • A strong passion for emerging technologies and a proven track record in analytical and problem-solving skills.
  • Excellent communication, teamwork, and project management skills are highly valued.
  • Publications in Machine Learning and LLM are preferred


We offer a competitive benefits package:

  • Health, dental, and vision care for you and your family (100% coverage for employee)
  • Top-tier 401(K) plan with company matching
  • Paid time off and paid holidays
  • FSA, HSA and commuter benefits programs
  • Team activity budget
The US base salary range for this full-time position is listed below. Pay may vary based on a number of factors including job-related skills, level, experience, geographic location and relevant education or training. At NewsBreak, we design our overall rewards package to attract top talents. Depending on the position, the role may also be eligible for discretionary bonus and options. Your recruiter can share more details during the hiring process.
Annual Base Pay Range
$130,000$240,000 USD