What’s your name and where are you from?
My name is David and I come from the US and grew up in Chicago. Before moving to Shanghai, I lived and worked for Amazon in Seatlle.
What do you do at aTalent?
I am a machine learning engineer. I spend my time writing data pipelines to generate training data for the machine learning models that my team and I implement. I also work on building backend services that use these models to integrate talent management and recruitment features into WeChat.
What is the most challenging part of your job?
Figuring out the best ways to iterate on machine learning models after we’ve come up with something that’s “good enough”. Incremental improvements past that point can be pretty difficult!
What technology are you most excited about working with next?
I’m excited to work more with Tensorflow and Scio.
What was the most surprising thing you discovered after joining aTalent?
Probably how collaboratively we work here. It’s a great change from previous jobs where I pretty much worked entirely independently. My team really cooperates and everyone seems to be working toward the same set of goals.
What’s your favourite thing about working in Shanghai?