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Senior Software Engineer - ML Systems (Foundational AI)



Software Engineering, Data Science
Santa Monica, CA, USA
Posted on Thursday, June 13, 2024

LinkedIn is the world’s largest professional network, built to help members of all backgrounds and experiences achieve more in their careers. Our vision is to create economic opportunity for every member of the global workforce. Every day our members use our products to make connections, discover opportunities, build skills and gain insights. We believe amazing things happen when we work together in an environment where everyone feels a true sense of belonging, and that what matters most in a candidate is having the skills needed to succeed. It inspires us to invest in our talent and support career growth. Join us to challenge yourself with work that matters.


At LinkedIn, we trust each other to do our best work where it works best for us and our teams. This role offers a hybrid work option, meaning you can work from home and commute to a LinkedIn office, depending on what’s best for you and when it is important for your team to be together. This is a full-time engineering role based in Sunnyvale, CA

Team Overview:

Foundational AI Technologies (FAIT) organization stands as the innovation epicenter, addressing the fundamental AI challenges and the force behind LinkedIn's next-generation AI-driven member experiences. Our mission spans across the entire marketplace, leveraging our expertise in data curation, algorithm development, and robust infrastructure to spearhead AI innovations. We are dedicated to creating a transformative impact on all LinkedIn products, establishing the platform as a leader in the AI realm.

You will be at the heart of member understanding that redefines the way LinkedIn understands and interacts with its entities across various marketplaces. You will be building next generation member understanding platforms, specifically tailored to LinkedIn's data, and a groundbreaking modeling framework. Your contribution will be pivotal in our understanding of members' interests, behaviors, and interactions. This team’s work impacts all the one billion members of the global workforce who are currently on the LinkedIn platform.


  • Design, develop, implement, and optimize machine learning solutions
  • Contribute to scalable AI and Machine Learning innovations and collaborate with other horizontal and vertical teams at LinkedIn

Basic Qualifications:

  • BA/BS Degree in Computer Science, Machine Learning or related technical discipline, or related practical experience.
  • 2+ years experience in software design, development, and algorithm related solutions.
  • 2+ years experience in programming languages such as Java, Python, etc.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • 4+ years of relevant professional experience
  • Hands on experience the internals of deep learning frameworks (e.g. PyTorch, TensorFlow) and deep learning models
  • Experience with high-performance linear algebra libraries such as cuDNN, CUTLASS, Eigen, MKL, etc.
  • General experience with the training and deployment of ML models
  • Hands on experience with writing CUDA code and knowledge of GPU internals
  • MS or PhD in Computer Science or related technical discipline
  • Experience with distributed systems development or distributed ML workloads

Suggested Skills:

  • Distributed Systems
  • Machine Learning Infrastructure
  • Deep Learning Frameworks & Models

You will Benefit from our Culture:

We strongly believe in the well-being of our employees and their families. That is why we offer generous health and wellness programs and time away for employees of all levels.



LinkedIn is committed to fair and equitable compensation practices. The pay range for this role is $156,000 - $210,000. Actual compensation packages are based on several factors that are unique to each candidate, including but not limited to skill set, depth of experience, certifications, and specific work location. This may be different in other locations due to differences in the cost of labor.

The total compensation package for this position may also include annual performance bonus, stock, benefits and/or other applicable incentive compensation plans. For more information, visit

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