About Us

The Kraft Heinz Company is one of the largest food and beverage companies in the world, with eight $1 billion+ brands and global sales of approximately $25 billion. We’re a globally trusted producer of high-quality, great-tasting, and nutritious foods for over 150 years. Our brands are truly global, with products produced and marketed in over 40 countries. These beloved products include condiments and sauces, cheese and dairy, meals, meats, refreshment beverages, coffee, infant and nutrition products, and numerous other grocery products in a portfolio of more than 200 legacy and emerging brands.

No matter the brand, we’re united under one vision: To sustainably grow by delighting more consumers globally. Bringing this vision to life is our team of 39,000+ food lovers, creative thinkers, and high performers worldwide. Together, we help provide meals to those in need through our global partnership with Rise Against Hunger. We also stand committed to responsible, sustainable practices that extend to every facet of our business, our consumers, and our communities. Every day, we’re transforming the food industry with bold thinking and unprecedented results. If you share our passion – and are ready to create the future, build a legacy, and lead as a global citizen – there’s only one thing to do: join our table and let’s make life delicious!

Our Culture of Ownership, Meritocracy and Collaboration

We're not afraid to think differently. Embrace new ideas. Dream big. We empower our people at every level – from entry-level intern to senior leader – to own their work. We share a responsibility to think like Owners – to be mindful of the collective and sustained success of Kraft Heinz – which we apply to every situation, every day.

As part of Kraft Heinz, you're supported to grow and achieve. You’re expected to bring your authentic self to work every day, to lead with humility, and drive outstanding performance at every level – and you’ll be rewarded. You’re given opportunities to leave a mark and build a legacy. But you won’t do it alone. You’re supported by passionate teammates along the way, and our collective, collaborative spirit fuels our incredible progress.

General information

All posting locations: Chicago, Illinois, United States of America

Job Function: 16 - Digital

Department: 16 - 03 - Software Engineering

Date Published: 25-Feb-2021

Job Type: Regular

Description & Requirements

The Machine Learning Engineer builds and deploys machine learning models into production by utilizing state of the art tools/algorithms and methodologies following DevOps and a test-driven development process. At Kraft Heinz, Machine Learning Engineers work in close collaborations with the data scientists and guide them to not only focus on model performance but also delivery stability, reproductivity and scalability of software products.

  • Collaborate with Data Scientists to test and scale new algorithms through pilots and later industrialize the solutions at scale to the comprehensive fashion network of the Group 
  • Influence, build and maintain the large-scale analytics infrastructure required for the AI projects, and integrate with external IT infrastructure/service to provide an e2e solution 
  • Leverage an understanding of software architecture and software design patterns to write scalable, maintainable, well-designed and future-proof code 
  • Design, develop and maintain the framework for analytical pipeline 
  • Develop common components to address pain points in machine learning project, like model lifecycle management, feature store and data quality evaluation 
  • Provide input and help implement framework and tools to improve data quality 
  • Work in cross-functional agile teams of highly skilled software/machine learning engineers, data scientists, designers, product managers and others to build the AI ecosystem within the Group 
  • Deliver on time, demonstrating strong commitment to deliver on the team mission and agreed backlog 

WHO YOU ARE  

  • B.S., M.S., or Ph.D. in Computer Science, Electrical Engineering, Statistics, Applied Math or related topics 
  • 5 years of experience working in a Machine Learning, Data Scientist or Software Engineer role 
  • Ability to transform proof of concept machine learning models into scalable solutions 
  • Ability to apply software development best practice into machine learning project, including unit test, DevOps integration, release management, test driven development, etc. 
  • Ability to automate development process of machine learning project by leverage state of art tools and technology like container, continuous integration and delivery, orchestration tools etc. 
  • Experience with TensorFlow is preferred  
  • Experience in SQL, relational databases, database concepts, dimensional modeling and database design 
  • Intermediate in one or more programming languages used for modeling such as Java, C++, Python, R, Scala
  • Familiar with one or more machine learning or statistical modeling tools 
  • Experience with cloud platforms (Azure, AWS, GCP, etc.) 

WHY US? 

We're one of the world's largest food and beverage companies that is at a growth mode through a very exciting Digital Revolution!  A  trusted producer of high-quality, great-tasting, and nutritious foods, earning us a spot on 97% of American household tables. Some of our common household - flagship products are Macaroni and Cheese, Kool-Aid, Velveeta etc

Today, at the Kraft Heinz Company we are building Disruptive Technologies! We are building a new legacy by investing in a robust Digital infrastructure to revolutionize the food and beverage industry. We are on a journey to create a digitally-powered, agile-enterprise – all while honoring a 150-year heritage and a portfolio of 200 iconic brands. At the heart of this journey is our ambition to create an environment where powerful AI solutions augment humans and where small mission-based teams relentlessly pursue tangible solutions for our consumers, customers, and the enterprise.

That ambition requires us to create a modern cloud and data ecosystem -  a one of its kind that becomes the neural network of our company. We want you to bring your tech-self to us. We use Python, R, Spark, React, Tableau, Snowflake, Azure, and others to solve our business challenges. You can look forward to high-impact, no bureaucracy, entrepreneurial work – done in small teams – and a unique opportunity to create something bold, something awesome, something inventive -- and something globally impactful.

Equal Opportunity Employer–minorities/females/veterans/individuals with disabilities/sexual orientation/gender identity