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Staff/Senior Machine Learning Engineer



Software Engineering
United States · Remote
Posted on Thursday, March 14, 2024

As an applied machine learning engineer at Vanta, you will play a crucial role in shaping Vanta’s AI offerings, improving the performance of our AI systems, and setting technical strategy for our end to end ML/AI architecture. You’ll form the core AI team around which many AI applications will be built and shipped.

At Vanta, our mission is to secure the internet and protect consumer data. We believe that security should be monitored and verified continuously, and we empower companies to practice better security and prove it with ease. Vanta has a kind and talented team, and while some have prior security experience, many have been successful at Vanta without it.

The AI team aims to revolutionize the operation of security and compliance programs. We are doing so by streamlining the tedious Q&A process in security reviews and arming our users with actionable insights based on their business context and vanta’s subject matter expertise.

As a Staff/Senior Applied Machine Learning Engineer, you will be working alongside a multidisciplinary group of Product engineers, PMs, and security and compliance experts to implement, scale, and maintain ML pipelines to provide value to our users.

We are excited to be developing a groundbreaking product, and you should be too!

What you’ll do as a Staff/Senior Applied AI at Vanta:

  • You’ll be conceptualizing, designing, and evaluating AI/ML solutions

  • You’ll collect, analyze, and synthesize findings from data and improve performance of AI systems through pre-training, fine-turning, and RLHF.

  • You’ll partner with product teams to define product strategies and drive directions for Vanta’s AI offerings

  • You’ll work with a small group of engineers to architect a scalable ML infrastructure, including data pipeline, model serving, and monitoring.

  • [Staff] You’ll lead ground breaking efforts to develop new approaches and provide thought leadership to the organization to invent and implement visions for Vanta AI

How to be successful in this role:

  • You have experience building ML systems from ground up, shipping ML solutions to production, and owning the full ML development lifecycle

  • Expertise in building, deploying and maintaining LLM-based applications in productions. Expertise in embeddings, RAG, Agent, prompt engineering, and fine tuning.

  • You have hands-on experience with emerging LLM frameworks and plugins, such as LangChain, LlamaIndex, VectorStores and Retrievers, LLM Cache, LLMOps, etc

  • You embrace ambiguities, take initiative, and turn ideas into solutions.

  • Strong written and verbal communication skills

  • Strong analytical skills and experience with basic ML modeling is a plus

  • Coding and software engineering skills is a plus

What you can expect as a Vantan:

  • Industry-Competitive Salary and Equity

  • 100% covered Medical, Dental, and Vision Benefits with Dependents Coverage

  • 16 Weeks Fully Paid Parental Leave for All New Parents (Moms, Dads, Adoptive, Foster)

  • Health & Wellness Stipend

  • Remote Workspace Stipend

  • 401(k) Matching Plan

  • Flexible Work Hours and Location

  • Open & Encouraged PTO Policy

  • 9 Company Paid Holidays

  • Free Memberships to Online Wellness Platforms (One Medical, Headspace, and more!)

  • Virtual Team Building Activities, Lunch and Learns, and other Company-Wide Events

  • Offices in SF and NYC with Hubs of Vantans forming across the US, including but not limited to, Seattle, Austin, Indianapolis, LA, Boston, and more!

To provide greater transparency to candidates, we share base pay ranges for all US-based job postings regardless of state. We set standard base pay ranges for all roles based on function, level, and country location, benchmarked against similar-stage growth companies. Final offer amounts are determined by multiple factors, including candidate location, skills, depth of work experience, and relevant licenses/credentials, and may vary from the amounts listed below. The base pay range for this position is $163,000 - $223,000 (Senior) or $217,000 - $255,000 (Staff). This role may also be eligible for commissions/bonus, equity, medical benefits, 401(k) plan, and other company perk programs.

At Vanta, we are committed to hiring diverse talent of different backgrounds and as such, it is important to us to provide an inclusive work environment for all. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, gender identity, age, religion, sexual orientation, veteran or disability status, or any other protected class. As an equal opportunity employer, we encourage and welcome people of all backgrounds to apply.

About Vanta

We started in 2018, in the wake of several high-profile data breaches. Online security was only becoming more important, but we knew firsthand how hard it could be for fast-growing companies to invest the time and manpower it takes to build a solid security foundation. Vanta was inspired by a vision to restore trust in internet businesses by enabling companies to improve and prove their security.From our early days automating security monitoring for compliance standards like SOC 2, HIPAA and ISO 27001 to creating the world's leading Trust Management Platform, our vision remains unchanged.

Now more than ever, making security continuous—not just a point-in-time check— is essential. Thousands of companies rely on Vanta to build, maintain and demonstrate their trust— all in a way that's real-time and transparent.