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Wild Me is hiring a

Software Engineer — UI/UX For Machine Learning

  • Portland, Oregon
  • full-time

Wild Me is a non-profit organization looking for a designer who is interested in developing cutting edge solutions to translate machine learning workflows and results into engaging and easy-to-understand displays for wildlife biologists. This competitively paid, full time position requires a candidate who can learn quickly and is comfortable working with evolving software and requirements on a small team focused on advanced, open source software for wildlife conservation.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Collaborate with Wild Me team members and project stakeholders (e.g., field biologists and customers) to scope, design, code and deliver software solutions with great visual appeal.
  • Use good analytical and technical problem-solving skills to design and deliver software solutions that effectively translate the nuances of machine learning into visual displays that are informative for a global audience of biologists and wildlife enthusiasts.
  • Research cutting-edge technologies and novel technical solutions to help improve how we display our applications and services.
  • Maintain a basic curiosity about wildlife conservation
  • Work independently with minimal supervision while maintaining active participation within the team
  • Demonstrate honesty, responsibility, integrity and fulfillment of commitments

Qualifications

  • Passionate about pixel level detail and smooth UI interactions
  • At least three years of professional experience writing production level software
  • High-level skills with Javascript, HTML5, and CSS. Java a plus.
  • Familiarity with Sass or Less
  • Familiarity with tools such as Grunt, Gulp, Bower, Git
  • Experience with Restful APIs and data manipulation with JSON
  • Proven experience and high tolerance for ambiguity working through product incubation to final release
  • Ability to stay resilient in the face of new hardware or software challenges
  • Solid written and oral communication skills
  • This role requires ability to travel nationally and internationally about 10%
  • Education/experience/certifications
  • Bachelor’s degree (B.A. or B.S.) in computer sciences, computer engineering, electrical engineering or related field from accredited institution and 3 plus year’s relevant experience, OR equivalent combination of education and experience.

You Get Bonus Points For

  • Foreign language skills
  • Experience working with international customers
  • Software i18n and l10n experience
  • Proven experience in wildlife conservation projects
  • Experience with cloud services (e.g., Azure)
  • Experience with crowdsourced data collection and citizen science activities
  • Experience building systems at scale
  • Experience building web services (JavaScript, Java, HTML, etc.)
  • Willingness to help teach others, including volunteers and Wild Me engineering staff

Expectations

  • Work in an open, highly collaborative environment.
  • Consistently advocate for and implement good design.
  • Show enthusiasm for design, research and application in machine learning, helping us bring machine learning at scale to wildlife biologists across the globe.
  • Cross-train in and integrate with Wild Me’s existing identification and detection pipeline

  • Write funding proposals and attend meetings with clients that expect a high degree of competency
  • Move to Portland, OR to work in-person at Wild Me’s office

To Apply

Please send a CV and portfolio to: jason@wildme.org