simplehuman is hiring a

Machine Learning Engineer (Intern)

Torrance, United States

The role…

simplehuman has a 3 month internship role for someone who is studying or recently graduated from the field of computer science, data analytics, applied mathematics, or machine learning.  The intern will support the development of leading edge machine learning systems in the areas of computer vision and speech recognition, with applications in small-footprint consumer electronic products.  This role can potentially turn into a full-time role. 

Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Support the management, curation, and manipulation of large file-size data assets including audio, image, and video data on local machines and cloud-based data services.
  • Support the development and execution of multi-dimensional data array manipulation methods in Python and Numpy as part of ongoing dataset development efforts.
  • Assemble data from various public and private sources
  • Support the creation of datasets through recording video, taking pictures, recording audio as necessary.
  • Research and development of machine learning systems, from model development, training, to deployment on low power devices, as skills, interests, and needs align.


Proficient with:

  • Python and Numpy (or other array manipulation package)
  • Reasoning about and working with multi dimensional data arrays

Preferred Experience with:

  • OpenCV, Librosa, Tensorflow, Keras, PyTorch
  • Machine learning projects involving image, video, or audio data
  • AWS S3, Linux


  • BS or MS Degree in Computer Science, Applied Mathematics, Physics, or related field


We create tools for efficient living.  Through innovation and new technologies, we find ways to streamline simple tasks – ones that are so basic that we take them for granted.  We make gorgeous trash cans that respond to voice commands, mirrors that speak with Alexa, and soap pumps that dispense with a wave of the hand.  At simplehuman, we value ingenuity, precise communications, fast iteration and scrappiness.  We’re laid-back, but work hard.  And we only build products we love to use ourselves.

  • Tight-knit team with work hard, play hard tradition – we take pride in individual and team success and push boundaries to make the best products.
  • Cool office with full-court gym + fitness activities/classes (basketball, yoga, volleyball, badminton, krav maga, more) + weight room
  • Free Friday breakfasts + birthday celebrations + holiday parties/trips + juice club
  • Great Benefits + Competitive Compensation


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