Lead Machine Learning Operations Engineer (Remote)

Cisco Meraki

Location: Greater London, San Francisco, California

Job Type: Full time


Meraki is paving the way to make Internet and Internet-powered devices easier than ever before. We enable organizations everywhere, from local libraries to hospitals to corporations operating worldwide, to focus on their mission and have networks that simply work. In addition to that, we have a groundbreaking family of smart cameras using Meraki’s cloud infrastructure to deliver easy-to-implement machine learning and computer vision to our customers.

We are looking for a machine learning engineer with experience and track record of running ML operations at scale. Meraki uses computer vision and machine learning on cameras to augment and ease the burden of monitoring roles as well as building functionality for retail to track, monitor and analyze their customer trends, anonymously. This role will tackle the responsibility to lead and guide our team in shaping our deep learning strategy.

While you will be part of the Meraki Camera Intelligence team, you will also be the member of a larger team of engineers spanning locations from San Francisco to Bangalore. Meraki believes the quality of our products is dependent on the quality of our teams. We place a high value on encouraging the growth and development of our employees. We value collaboration. We give and get feedback early and often, share what we know, and learn from each other.


  • Lead our operations related to machine learning.
  • Drive and collaborate on projects related to tooling and testing of models.
  • Tracking and deploying production grade deep learning artifacts to edge devices at scale.
  • Strategize around and participate in evaluation of new technologies in the area of deep learning.

Ideal candidate skills:

  • 5+ years of demonstrated ability running machine learning operations in a product environment at scale.
  • Experience of machine learning on limited resource embedded platforms.
  • Experience with deep learning tools, practices and frameworks including Python, PyTorch et al, and industry standard metrics.
  • Strong foundations in a rational, evidence-based methodology w.r.t model development
  • Deep understanding of the difference between application-level accuracy and reported model accuracy
  • A deep understanding of creating and delivering software technology, preferably with a background in software engineering.
  • Good people skills and experience of technical leadership.
  • Long and demonstrable experience with software management tools and techniques such as Jira, agile methodologies and git.
  • Built and deployed large scale solutions that cater functionality to large numbers of users.
  • A genuine interest and curiosity about trends and methodologies. Keeping up to speed with technology, with a clear understanding of the balance between innovative and stable.
  • Established relationships with product teams (including UX design and product management) and worked cross functionally to define and prioritize problems.
  • A good knowledge and experience in test driven development.

Does this sound like you? We’d love to hear from you! Please drop us a line even if you don’t have all the points above- we believe that excellent engineers come from a diverse set of backgrounds.

At Cisco Meraki, we’re challenging the status quo with the power of diversity, inclusion, and collaboration. When we connect different perspectives, we can envision new possibilities, inspire innovation, and release the full potential of our people. We’re building an employee experience that includes appreciation, belonging, growth, and purpose for everyone.

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