Senior Software Engineer- Machine Learning at Nextdoor
San Francisco, CA, US

Are you passionate about using the power of technology to build community? Do you believe residents can strengthen their neighborhoods through dialog and collaboration? Would you like to join a transformative company and play a meaningful role in shaping its future? If so, we’d love to meet you.

We're looking for a product-focused engineer to join our team. In this role, you will apply text mining, NLP and machine learning technology to the applied problem of building a private, local community-based social media platform. Your work will be laying the foundations of Nextdoor’s business success.


  • Apply techniques from a variety of fields such as Machine Learning, NLP, Information Retrieval and Search etc. to an array of relevance and modeling problems involving members, neighborhoods, neighbor relationships and behavior, neighbor interests and their location-based activities.
  • Identify opportunities to apply ML and optimize various areas of the Nextdoor product.
  • Provide technical guidance using ML across a range of projects and teams.
  • Lead improvements to Nextdoor’s ML infrastructure and systems.


  • B.S. in Computer Science, Math, Statistics, or a related field
  • 5+ years of industry/academic experience applying machine learning at scale.
  • Proven engineering skills. Experience writing and maintaining high-quality production code. Python experience a plus.
  • Ability to work with and analyze large amounts of data.
  • Ability to succeed in a dynamic startup environment.


  • The opportunity to work with a collaborative and entrepreneurial team on a powerful mission to change the world, one neighborhood at a time
  • 100% company-paid health insurance premiums (medical, dental and vision) for you and your family
  • Paid vacation and company holidays
  • 401K plan
  • Meaningful equity for all employees
  • Pre Tax Commuter benefits through Clipper card
  • Free catered dinners during the week, Monday-Thursday
  • Fully stocked kitchens with drinks, snacks, and candy
  • La Marzocco espresso machine with Blue Bottle coffee
  • Shiny Apple products on your first day