Yelp is hiring a

Software Engineer - Summer Intern - Machine Learning

San Francisco, United States
Full-Time
Want to help Yelp create more amazing experiences? Want an internship where you'll truly take your engineering skills to the next level? Yelp has hundreds of millions of pieces of user-contributed content, millions of users and business listings, and hundreds of thousands of advertising customers–and all of these are constantly growing. Yelp’s machine learning engineers turn raw data into valuable signals by building end-to-end ML systems, from feature ETL to deploying predictive models in production, as well as by building the ML platforms that these models rely on. These systems power applications like search ranking, ads targeting, push notifications, and photo understanding. Our data teams banter about Bandits, know their way down a Gradient, and aren’t too Naïve to kick back in our Bay(es) Area offices.

Yelp engineering culture is driven by our values: we’re a cooperative team that values individual authenticity and encourages “unboring” solutions to problems. We enable all new team members to deploy working code their first week, and your impact will only grow from there with the support of your manager, mentor, and team. At the end of the day, we are all about helping our users, growing as engineers, and having fun in a collaborative environment.

Where You Come In:

  • You will work with the team to come up with creative ideas for new products and signals, then carry those ideas all the way to launch
  • You will explore data to measure the impact of your changes and come up with ideas for how to maximize that impact
  • You will work closely with infrastructure engineers to make sure that your algorithms will effectively scale to large datasets and to ensure that their systems provide the flexibility needed for your ideas.

What it Takes to Succeed:

  • You have passion for big data and creative ideas for what to do with it
  • You have experience with the algorithms and data structures to make your ideas workable
  • You have an understanding of machine learning and information retrieval
  • You have expertise in your favorite modern programming language: Python, Ruby, Java, Objective-C, or C++

Pursuant to the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance, we will consider for employment qualified applicants with arrest and conviction records.


At Yelp, we believe that diversity is an expression of all the unique characteristics that make us human: race, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, disability, and education — and those are just a few. We recognize that diverse backgrounds and perspectives strengthen our teams and our product. The foundation of our diversity efforts are closely tied to our core values, which include “Playing Well With Others” and “Authenticity.”

We’re proud to be an equal opportunity employer and consider qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, ancestry, age, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital or family status, veteran status, medical condition or disability.

Pursuant to the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance, we will consider for employment qualified applicants with arrest and conviction records.

We are committed to providing reasonable accommodations for individuals with disabilities in our job application process. If you need assistance or an accommodation due to a disability, you may contact us at [email protected] or 415-969-8488.

Note: Yelp does not accept agency resumes. Please do not forward resumes to any recruiting alias or employee. Yelp is not responsible for any fees related to unsolicited resumes.

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