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Software Engineer I, Machine Learning (Graduation Date Spring 2022-Winter 2023)

Build recommendation systems to expand restaurant selection and drive growth.
$115,400-$173,000 USD per year
4 weeks ago

✨ About The Role

About the Team

DoorDash is building the world’s most reliable on-demand logistics engine for delivery! We’re looking for experienced engineers to join our fast-growing engineering team to help us develop a 24x7 global infrastructure system that powers DoorDash’s three-sided marketplace of consumers, merchants, and dashers.

About the Role

We are looking for highly motivated recent college graduates at DoorDash and as a Machine Learning Engineer, you will have the opportunity to leverage our robust data and machine learning infrastructure to develop inference and ML models that impact millions of users across our three audiences and tackle our most challenging business problems. You will work with other engineers, analysts, and product managers to develop and iterate on models to help us grow our business and provide the best service quality for our customers.

You’re excited about this opportunity because you will…

  • Develop, maintain and ship technical elements with the support of your mentor, manager, and team members
  • Act on feedback, coaching, and mentorship from your mentor and team members
  • Actively learn about the elements to which you contribute
  • Make a direct impact on our business by collaborating with your team to solve problems for our customers
  • Build statistical and ML models that run in production to help enhance the consumer experience by reducing cancellations, pickup waiting times, delivery lateness, missing and incorrect items and non fulfilled orders. Build recommendation systems, and implement new AI solutions to expand restaurant selection and drive their growth.
  • Own the modeling life cycle end-to-end including feature creation, model development and prototyping, experimentation, monitoring and explainability, and model maintenance
  • Being exposed to new opportunities where delivery quality can be used as a lever for demand shaping, search ranking, customer segmentation, etc
  • Mentor and uplevel a talented team of ML Engineers

We’re excited about you because you have…

  • B.S., M.S. in Computer Science or related disciplines with graduation date between Spring 2022 and December 2023
  • At least 2 previous Software Engineering, Machine Learning internships, or equivalent work experience, with no more than 2 years of full-time work experience
  • Demonstrated expertise with programming languages, e.g. python, SciKit Learn, Lightgbm, Spark MLLib, PyTorch, TensorFlow, etc
  • Understanding of complex systems such as Marketplaces, and domain knowledge in two or more of the following: Machine Learning, Deep Learning, Causal Inference, Ranking, Computer vision, NLP, Operations Research, Forecasting and Experimentation
  • Experience of shipping production-grade ML models and optimization systems, and designing experimentation techniques
  • You’re an owner — driven, focused, and quick to take ownership of your work
  • Humble — you’re willing to jump in and you’re open to feedback
  • Adaptable, resilient, and able to thrive in ambiguity — things change quickly in our fast-paced startup and you’ll need to be able to keep up!
  • Growth-minded — you’re eager to expand your skill set and excited to carve out your career path in a hyper-growth setting
  • Desire for impact — ready to take on a lot of responsibility and work collaboratively with your team

Nice to Haves:

  • Able to analyze and improve efficiency, scalability, and stability of various systems
  • Excited to develop, release, and run large-scale web applications
  • Experience with solutions for systems monitoring, live deployments, and continuous integration
  • Experience with real-time technology problems
  • Experience working with service oriented architecture, writing APIs, and designing systems

About DoorDash

At DoorDash, our mission to empower local economies shapes how our team members move quickly, learn, and reiterate in order to make impactful decisions that display empathy for our range of users—from Dashers to merchant partners to consumers. We are a technology and logistics company that started with door-to-door delivery, and we are looking for team members who can help us go from a company that is known for delivering food to a company that people turn to for any and all goods.

DoorDash is growing rapidly and changing constantly, which gives our team members the opportunity to share their unique perspectives, solve new challenges, and own their careers. We're committed to supporting employees’ happiness, healthiness, and overall well-being by providing comprehensive benefits and perks including premium healthcare, wellness expense reimbursement, paid parental leave and more.

Our Commitment to Diversity and Inclusion

We’re committed to growing and empowering a more inclusive community within our company, industry, and cities. That’s why we hire and cultivate diverse teams of people from all backgrounds, experiences, and perspectives. We believe that true innovation happens when everyone has room at the table and the tools, resources, and opportunity to excel.

Statement of Non-Discrimination : In keeping with our beliefs and goals, no employee or applicant will face discrimination or harassment based on: race, color, ancestry, national origin, religion, age, gender, marital/domestic partner status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability status, or veteran status. Above and beyond discrimination and harassment based on “protected categories,” we also strive to prevent other subtler forms of inappropriate behavior (i.e., stereotyping) from ever gaining a foothold in our office. Whether blatant or hidden, barriers to success have no place at DoorDash. We value a diverse workforce – people who identify as women, non-binary or gender non-conforming, LGBTQIA+, American Indian or Native Alaskan, Black or African American, Hispanic or Latinx, Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander, differently-abled, caretakers and parents, and veterans are strongly encouraged to apply. Thank you to the Level Playing Field Institute for this statement of non-discrimination.

Pursuant to the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance, Los Angeles Fair Chance Initiative for Hiring Ordinance, and any other state or local hiring regulations, we will consider for employment any qualified applicant, including those with arrest and conviction records, in a manner consistent with the applicable regulation.

If you need any accommodations, please inform your recruiting contact upon initial connection.


The location-specific base salary range for this position is listed below.  Compensation in other geographies may vary.

Actual compensation within the pay range will be decided based on factors including, but not limited to, skills, prior relevant experience, and specific work location.  For roles that are available to be filled remotely, base salary is localized according to employee work location.  Please discuss your intended work location with your recruiter for more information.

DoorDash cares about you and your overall well-being, and that’s why we offer a comprehensive benefits package, for full-time employees, that includes healthcare benefits, a 401(k) plan including an employer match, short-term and long-term disability coverage, basic life insurance, wellbeing benefits, paid time off, paid parental leave, and several paid holidays, among others.

California Pay Range:
$115,400 — $173,000 USD

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Software Engineer I, Machine Learning (Graduation Date Spring 2022-Winter 2023)
$115,400-$173,000 USD per year
About DoorDash
Restaurant delivery.