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Contract: Machine Learning Data Engineer, Search

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Upwork ($UPWK) is the world’s work marketplace. We serve everyone from one-person startups to over 30% of the Fortune 100 with a powerful, trust-driven platform that enables companies and talent to work together in new ways that unlock their potential. 

Last year, more than $3.3 billion of work was done through Upwork by skilled professionals who are gaining more control by finding work they are passionate about and innovating their careers.

This is an engagement through Upwork’s Hybrid Workforce Solutions (HWS) Team. Our Hybrid Workforce Solutions Team is a global group of professionals that support Upwork’s business. Our HWS team members are located all over the world.

Work/Project Scope:
  • Perform SaaS vendor evaluation and design scalable and manageable integration.
  • Develop a deep knowledge of data sources, granularity, availability, and limitations.
  • Build maintainable, scalable data processing pipelines in PostgreSQL, Python, and other data processing languages in the data platform running in AWS.
  • Operate and optimize the existing data pipelines that meet the data delivery and data quality service level agreement.
  • Work with the Product Engineering team to influence source system data models and data collection and instrumentation for data consumers' needs across the company.
  • Develop data processing technical strategy and be accountable for the execution roadmap.
Must Haves (Required Skills):
  • Demonstrated ability to work in a data-centric environment and be proficient in agile/scrum delivery model.
  • Familiar with AWS and data management related service offerings.
  • Proven track record of leading multiple work streams simultaneously in a fast-paced environment and partnering with multiple business partners.
  • Ability to handle high ambiguity use cases and set a clear direction and guide your team to tackle complex problem domains.
  • Deep understanding of data structures and data architecture with experience in microservices design data modeling and management approaches.
  • Analytical approach with natural curiosity toward data and effective in communicating complex analyses.
  • A proven record of taking large data projects from ideation to implementation.
  • Authority on working with high-volume, heterogeneous data using distributed or Massively Parallel Processing (MPP) databases.
  • Expert in writing advanced SQL and, performance tuning of SQL.

Upwork is proudly committed to fostering a diverse and inclusive workforce. We never discriminate based on race, religion, color, national origin, gender (including pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical condition), sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, status as a protected veteran, status as an individual with a disability, or other applicable legally protected characteristics.   


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Technology we use

  • Engineering
  • Sales & Marketing
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    • AngularJSFrameworks
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    • TensorFlowFrameworks
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    • MongoDBDatabases
    • PostgreSQLDatabases
    • GreenplumDatabases
    • redshiftDatabases
    • PrestoDatabases
    • SalesforceCRM
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    • MarketoLead Gen

What are Upwork Perks + Benefits

Upwork Benefits Overview

Upwork proudly offers a comprehensive set of benefits to ensure employees are able to bring their whole selves to work. To allow for that, we aim to deliver world-class offerings and perks that cover your medical, dental, vision, emotional and family well-being. If you are an active, regular, full-time employee working a minimum of 20 hours per week, you are eligible for all lines of coverage.

Volunteer in local community
In addition to company organized opportunities, we offer paid time off for volunteering at your favorite local organizations.
Partners with Nonprofits
The Upwork Foundation is Upwork's social impact arm–our goal is to make sure the future of work is inclusive, especially for communities at risk of being left behind by changing technology.
Friends outside of work
Eat lunch together
Intracompany committees
Open door policy
Pair programming
Open office floor plan
Dedicated Diversity/Inclusion Staff
Unconscious bias training
Diversity Employee Resource Groups
Our employee resource groups include Up & Out (LGBTQ), Women at Upwork, Black Initiative Network, Que Tal (Latinx), Upwork Veterans, Upwork Family, Asian Professionals for Excellence (APEX) and UpMIND
Hiring Practices that Promote Diversity
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Upwork employees can contribute up to $2,750 annually to their healthcare FSA and up to $5,000 annually for Dependent Care FSA for single or married filing jointly.
Disability Insurance
Upwork offers both short term disability (STD) and long term disability(LTD) insurance.
Dental Benefits
Upwork provides your dental coverage through MetLife with a PPO plan offering.
Vision Benefits
VSP Vision offers a broad array of services for employees at Upwork.
Health Insurance Benefits
We offer Kaiser HMO and HSA plans along with Anthem Blue Cross PPO and HSA plans. You may choose the best plan for you and your family.
Life Insurance
Upwork provides Basic Life and AD&D insurance at no additional cost. As an eligible employee, you will be provided insurance coverage equal to 2x your annual salary, up to a maximum of $300,000.
Pet Insurance
Nationwide Pet Insurance now provides coverage to all pets within your life!
Wellness Programs
We provide a wellness reimbursement program which you can expense eligible costs such as a gym membership, fitness resources, and even spa services, up to $50 per month.
Team workouts
Weekly morning stretch & meditation sessions (virtually hosted by a Freelancer from our Platform!)
Mental Health Benefits
All employees have access to our mental health resource, Modern Health.
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K) Matching
Upwork matches 50% of every dollar contributed by employees into their 401(k) up to $5,000 per year. Employers match is fully vested after 1 year of service.
Company Equity
Upwork offers equity as part of our standard compensation package.
Employee Stock Purchase Plan
We allow qualified employees to purchase company shares at a discounted price.
Performance Bonus
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Child Care Benefits
Upwork offers dependent care flexible spending accounts. In addition, we offer a free membership to care.com (back up child care) and Cleo (parent resources) to make sure all caretakers feel supported
Generous Parental Leave
Upwork provides employees time to bond with their newborn and family. We offer up to 12 weeks fully Paid Parental Leave.
Remote Work Program
Family Medical Leave
For eligible employees, Upwork provides 4 weeks of fully Paid Protected Leave which works in parallel with 12 weeks FMLA.
Adoption Assistance
Upwork will reimburse up to $10,000 for eligible fertility or adoption-related expenses per calendar year.
Company sponsored family events
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Unlimited Vacation Policy
Paid Volunteer Time
Paid Holidays
Paid Sick Days
Perks & Discounts
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
No matter where you are located, you are able to participate in the Commuter FSA. Upwork provides a 75% subsidy per month for parking and transit elections.
Company Outings
Free Daily Meals
Game Room
Happy Hours
Pet Friendly
Fitness Subsidies
We reimburse employees up to $50 per month for fitness related expenses, such as memberships and service fees.
Home Office Stipend for Remote Employees
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences
Diversity Program
Lunch and learns
Promote from within
Mentorship program
Time allotted for learning
Online course subscriptions available

An Insider's view of Upwork

What's the biggest problem your team is solving?

My teams and I are challenged with the tasks of building our native applications across Mac, Windows, Linux, iOS, and Android. Integrating delightful user experiences into the apps requires heavy collaboration across the company and in the end, it’s rewarding to know that we are further enabling others to work from anywhere in the world.


Engineering Manager

How does the company support your career growth?

I've joined a companywide Leadership Program that includes weekly check-ins with a leadership/executive coach. If you express the interest and show that you have the drive, work ethic, and dedication; Upwork will support your growth. They really do put their money where their mouth is.


Operations Manager, Talent Acquisition

How would you describe the company’s work-life balance?

Upwork's remote-first work policy has allowed me to be a better father. Being able to walk my kids to school, help them with their homework, and be a more constant presence in their lives has not only led to a much closer relationship with my children, it has also contributed to having a more fulfilling life.


VP, Associate General Counsel

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