Remote Senior Staff Machine Learning Engineer

June 26, 2024

Job Description

GoFundMe is a global community of over 100 million people dedicated to supporting one another. Our mission is to make it safe and easy for people to seek help and support various causes, benefiting themselves, each other, and their communities. In 2022, GoFundMe partnered with Classy, a top nonprofit fundraising software company, enhancing our capability to connect supporters with meaningful causes. Together, GoFundMe and Classy have raised over $30 billion since 2010. Our goal is to become the world’s most helpful place.

Join us! We are looking for a Senior Staff ML Engineer to help design and implement our next generation of machine learning and AI-based services. Collaborate with a motivated team to deliver impactful solutions for our users and business.

The Job…

  • Design and develop advanced machine learning models, evaluation systems, and automated training and deployment solutions.
  • Create high-throughput batch inferencing solutions and low-latency real-time inferencing services.
  • Build robust systems for data collection and preparation for model evaluation and training.
  • Conduct research to identify features that enhance model performance.
  • Evaluate and recommend data usage opportunities to grow the business and delight customers.
  • Collaborate with technical and non-technical colleagues to ensure successful implementation of machine learning projects.
  • Mentor other ML engineers and contribute to a culture of learning, innovation, and operational excellence.


  • Have 9+ years of experience in machine learning, data science, and analytics, with a track record of leading complex projects and deploying robust solutions.
  • Possess extensive knowledge of ML algorithms, statistical modeling, and Python development tools (Pandas, Numpy, Scikit-learn, Pytest, PySpark, SQL, Airflow, MLflow, Hugging Face Transformers, Tensorflow, or PyTorch).
  • Have experience with LLMs, including commercial solutions like OpenAI API, Anthropic, AWS Bedrock, or open-source models and frameworks like Hugging Face, LangChain, Llama-2, Falcon, Dolly, etc.
  • Demonstrate the ability to mentor ML engineers and foster a collaborative environment.
  • Exhibit strong analytical and problem-solving skills, applying creative solutions to real-world challenges.
  • Are comfortable experimenting with cutting-edge techniques.
  • Have excellent communication skills to convey complex technical concepts to both technical and non-technical stakeholders.
  • Hold a Master’s or Ph.D. in Computer Science, Statistics, Data Science, or a related field (preferred).
  • Have a sense of humor (optional but appreciated).

Why you’ll love it here…

  • Competitive pay
  • Comprehensive healthcare benefits with employer-paid premiums for medical/dental/vision and HSA contributions.
  • 401(k) retirement plan with company matching.
  • Flexible hybrid workplace with remote options.
  • Monetary support for new hire setup, hybrid work, wellbeing, family planning, and commuting.
  • Mental and wellness programs.
  • Generous paid parental leave and family planning stipend.
  • Supportive time off policies including vacation, sick/mental health days, volunteer days, company holidays, and a floating holiday.
  • Learning & development and recognition programs.
  • Gives Back Program with employee-nominated fundraisers for company donations.
  • Commitment to inclusion, diversity, equity, and belonging, with an evolving strategy to embed DEI in all processes and programs.
  • Employee resource groups.
  • Meaningful work that helps change lives globally.
  • A fun, supportive team that celebrates accomplishments together.
  • Core values: impatient to be great, find a way, earn trust every day, fueled by purpose.
  • Certified Great Place to Work with fast growth and incredible opportunities.

**GoFundMe is proud to be an equal opportunity employer, actively seeking candidates from diverse backgrounds. We provide diversity, equity, and inclusion training to all employees and do not discriminate based on race, color, religion, ethnicity, nationality, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, pregnancy, marital status, age, medical condition, disability, or military/veteran status.

The annual salary for this full-time position is $175,000-$240,000 plus equity and benefits. This remote position’s salary range is determined by role, level, and location across the US. Individual pay is based on work location, skills, experience, and education. More specific salary details can be discussed with your recruiter during the hiring process.

If you need reasonable accommodation during the job application or interview process, please contact us at

Dedication to Diversity

GoFundMe and Classy are dedicated to promoting diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging, cultivating a culture that supports the unique identities, experiences, and perspectives of our people and customers. Our diversity recruiting priority is to identify, recruit, and invest in top talent, ensuring our team reflects the communities we serve and providing opportunities for growth.

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Learn more about GoFundMe:

We partner with, an independent public charity, to extend our community’s reach and impact, driving critical social change. Learn more about’s activities and impact in their FY ’23 annual report.

Our annual “Year in Help” report highlights our community’s efforts in advancing our mission.

For recent company news and announcements, visit our Newsroom.

Salary and compensation

No salary data published by the company, so we estimated salary based on similar jobs related to design, embedded systems, Python, recruitment, senior roles, and engineering:

$60,000 — $112,500/year


  • 401(k)
  • Distributed team
  • Async work
  • Vision insurance
  • Dental insurance
  • Medical insurance
  • Unlimited vacation
  • Paid time off
  • 4-day workweek
  • 401k matching
  • Company retreats
  • Coworking budget
  • Learning budget
  • Free gym membership
  • Mental wellness budget
  • Home office budget
  • Pay in crypto
  • Pseudonymous
  • Profit sharing
  • Equity compensation
  • No whiteboard interview
  • No monitoring system
  • No workplace politics
  • Inclusive of all ages

Join our team and be part of a mission that changes lives worldwide.