Machine Learning Engineer

| Greater Denver Area

Why work with us:

Blinker is a Denver-based mobile app that puts people in control of car ownership. We started our company because we believe the used car market has a major consumer problem – each year, twenty eight million people in the US buy or sell a car at the dealership and lose thousands of dollars in every transaction. Blinker is the only company that allows anyone to sell a car with a lien, buy a car with financing or refinance a car, all on their own with their mobile device.

Our CEO, Rod Buscher, founded Blinker in 2013. Today, Blinker's leadership team carries 170 years of collective automotive and lending experience. Blinker has received over 100,000 downloads and originated millions of dollars in auto loans. We’ve also won a 2017 SXSW Interactive Innovation Award, Colorado Biz Top Company Award, Telly Award, as well as been named a “Gazelle” by the Denver Office of Economic Development and a Colorado Company to Watch. 

We’re looking for talented people to help us continue to scale our business and serve a nationwide audience from our headquarters in downtown Denver. We’re a passionate, smart, and driven group, working together to cause some major market disruption. You could be part of that. If you’re eager and ready to work alongside inspiring teammates and make a major, positive impact on our business each and every day, we want you to join us.

Summary of what you'll do:

Blinker is looking for a top-notch Machine Learning Engineer to join our team. In this role, the candidate will participate in the development and prototyping of emerging technologies. Successful candidates will have prior hands-on experience and demonstrated results in training and deploying Machine Learning solutions.

The candidate will work as an integral part of a talented team to develop and implement compelling new algorithms and technologies.

In addition to technical expertise, proven ability to work in a collaborative environment is critical. The candidate must have a demonstrated strong drive to accomplish high-impact results, set tough goals for himself/herself and execute to them, be energetic, have a positive attitude, take pride in achievements, and be straightforward in dealing with others in a direct and productive manner. Excellent communication skills are required.

What's expected of you?

  • MS in Computer Science (or equivalent experience) with focus on Computer Vision and/or Machine Learning
  • Experience in image recognition algorithms
  • Proficient with OpenCV
  • Proficient with TensorFlow / Keras
  • Hands-on coding experience in Python/C++
  • Demonstrated results in developing innovative and creative prototypes and applications
  • Packaging / deployment of Machine Learning solutions for production applications (TensorFlow Serving or similar)

You are required to have experience in one or more of the following:

  • Object detection, identification, tracking and recognition
  • Classifiers (usage and training)
  • OCR (usage and training)
  • Pose estimation
  • Convolutional Neural Networks / Deep Learning
  • Experience with big data processing in Spark / Hadoop

Additional Information:

  • Blinker Inc. does not currently provide Visa sponsorship

What we offer to you:

  • Competitive pay + equity
  • Paid/flexible time off 
  • Comprehensive medical, dental, vision, disability, life insurance, and parental leave benefits
  • 401K Plan
  • Parking/RTD transportation allowance
  • Fully stocked kitchen with free snacks, beverages, & cold brew coffee on tap
  • Regularly recurring, company-side social activities (e.g. BBQ lunches on patio and afternoon happy hours)
  • Hackathons
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Location

Blinker is located on the corner of 17th and Larimer in downtown Denver. We're just blocks away from great restaurants, Union Station and Whole Foods.

An Insider's view of Blinker

What does your typical day look like?

A typical day at Blinker is met with enthusiastic “Good Morning!” greetings followed by focused brainpower that identifies problems and prioritizes solutions. Blinker has a culture that emphasizes accountability and action. Whether it’s whiteboarding around the office or unraveling problems in the lunchroom - it’s teamwork that defines my day.

Christina

Product Manager

What makes someone successful on your team?

Blinker's most successful team members are highly collaborative, honest, and willing to take calculated risks. We aim to foster an environment that promotes candor and innovation. To accomplish that, our team needs to keep the energy high and work towards a common goal.

Andrew

Product Manager

How do you empower your team to be more creative?

Short answer: Freedom powered by strategic insights.
Long answer: Build a great team that inspires each other and individual egos stay in the lobby. I lead my teams how I like to be managed - empower with the best insights available and allow them to make their own choices. The best work happens when you are emotionally invested in the solution.

AP

Chief Marketing Officer

What's the biggest problem your team is solving?

Recently, Blinker started adding more features for users on our website and my team is tasked with building all the functionality in the mobile app but with a slightly different experience inherent to web. It’s exciting to problem-solve as a team to find the best way to create these new features from scratch and explore the latest technologies.

MaryJane

Front End Developer

What are Blinker Perks + Benefits

Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K)
Company Equity
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Unlimited Vacation Policy
Paid Volunteer Time
Perks & Discounts
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
Company Outings
Stocked Kitchen
Some Meals Provided
Happy Hours
Parking
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences

Additional Perks + Benefits

Blinker offers a benefits program designed to enrich person and work life. We give every employee stock options when they join the company. Our flexible time off policy provides salaried associates with the opportunity to take time off for personal reasons or vacations, without having to first accrue days. We cover 100% of employees' and 50% dependents' medical, dental and vision insurance premiums. Additionally, we cover 100% of premiums for short and long term disability, as well as provide basic life insurance.

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