Software Engineer – Machine Learning Platform (Remote)

16 February 2024
UK, Ireland, Germany, Canada, US, India, Africa, Estonia, Egypt, Mexico


[Quora is a “remote-first” companyThis position can be performed remotely from multiple countries around the world. Please visit for details regarding employment eligibility by country.]


About Quora:

Quora’s mission is to grow and share the world’s knowledge. To do so, we have two knowledge sharing products:

  • Quora: a global knowledge sharing platform with over 400M monthly unique visitors, bringing people together to share insights on various topics and providing a unique platform to learn and connect with others.
  • Poe: a platform that lets people ask questions, get instant answers, and have back-and-forth dialogue with various generative AI models (bots). As AI capabilities rapidly advance, Poe provides a single platform to instantly integrate and utilize these new models.

Behind these products are passionate, collaborative, and high-performing global teams. We have a culture rooted in transparency, idea-sharing, and experimentation that allows us to celebrate success and grow together through meaningful work. Join us on this journey to create a positive impact and make a significant change in the world.


About the Team and Role:

Machine Learning plays an important role in helping Quora further its mission of growing and sharing the world’s knowledge. We have 100+ Machine Learning models in production powering various product features. We use a variety of algorithms — everything from linear models to decision trees and deep neural networks. Our production models operate at a huge scale and help over a hundred million people using Quora every month.

We want to empower all ML engineers at Quora to be as impactful as they can be in solving different ML problems at scale. To that end, we are looking for engineers to help us build our company-wide ML development platform. In this role, you will be the part of a small team solving very interesting technical problems at the intersection of exciting domains like Machine Learning, Distributed Systems and High Performance Computing. Your work will have an enormous impact on Quora’s long-term success.


  • Architect, build and maintain large scale distributed systems to support the ML development workflow, from data collection and training to deployment and realtime serving
  • Develop services on top of open source technologies like Kubernetes, Tensorflow, and PyTorch
  • Own business-critical infrastructure, help resolve production issues, and participate in the team-wide oncall rotation
  • Collaborate with ML engineers who use the platform, and help them be more impactful


Minimum Requirements:
  • Ability to be available for meetings and impromptu communication during Quora’s “coordination hours” (Mon-Fri: 9am-3pm Pacific Time)
  • Experience with building and owning end-to-end machine learning or data science-related systems
  • 2+ years of industry experience in Machine Learning, Infrastructure or related fields
  • 2+ years of experience writing production code in Python, C++, or similar language
  • BS or MS in Computer Science, Engineering or a related technical field


Preferred Requirements:
  • Strong communication and inter-personal skills, experience working with ML teams is a plus
  • Experience working with Kubernetes, Docker, Terraform, or other forms of containerized infrastructure
  • Hands-on experience with AWS technologies like EC2, EBS, S3, EKS


At Quora, we value diversity and inclusivity and welcome individuals from all backgrounds, including marginalized or underrepresented groups in tech, to apply for our job openings. We encourage all candidates who share a passion for growing the world’s knowledge, even those who may not strictly meet all the preferred requirements, to apply, as we know that a diverse range of perspectives can have a significant impact on our products and our culture.


Additional Information:

Quora offers a wide range of benefits including medical/dental/vision coverage, equity refreshers, remote work reimbursement, paid time off, employee assistance programs, and more. Benefits are country-specific and may vary. For more information on benefits, visit this link:

There are many factors that will determine the starting pay, including but not limited to experience, location, education, and business needs.

  • US candidates only: For Colorado based applicants, the minimum base salary range is $94,400 – $156,400 USD + equity + benefits. For California, New Jersey, New York, and Washington based applicants, the minimum salary range is $94,400 – $184,000 USD + equity + benefits.
  • British Columbia Candidates Only: For British Columbia based applicants, the minimum base salary range is $94,500 – $184,200 CAD + equity + benefits.

We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.


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