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Job Information, Inc Summer 2021 PhD Intern - Data Scientist in Cambridge, Massachusetts

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As a Futureforce intern, you will not only get to contribute to the meaningful work our teams are doing, but you will also have the opportunity to interact with senior executives and network with a number of employees at Salesforce. At Salesforce, we care deeply about the work that you do as an intern and additionally want to ensure that you are provided ample opportunities to create meaningful connections with other Salesforce employees as well as other students from across the country during your summer in the office.

Salesforce Commerce Cloud is the global leader of Cloud based (SaaS) E-Commerce solutions that enable the world’s premier retailers to maintain a robust online shopping presence. We empower our clients to improve their ROI by giving them the tools to effortlessly design and deploy seamless E-Commerce sites across traditional web, mobile, tablet and in-store applications. Commerce Cloud provides a highly scalable, integrated cloud platform that allows our clients to rapidly launch and manage multiple e-commerce stores, initiate unique marketing campaigns, and drive customer traffic across a global footprint. Our model serves for an environment of constant innovation which extends to our technology and internal company culture. Come join our team and over 500 retailers across more than 2000 sites around the world in seeing why we say at Commerce Cloud, “Move faster, Grow faster.”

We are looking for a data scientist intern to join the Commerce Cloud Einstein team at our office in Cambridge, Massachusetts. The Einstein product suite allows retailers and e-commerce companies to leverage real-time shopper data from across the globe to personalize customer interactions across the ecommerce ecosystem. We do this by capturing data from every customer touch point, mining behavioral signals using machine learning and advanced predictive algorithms and overlaying deep retail domain knowledge. Commerce Cloud Einstein technology enables merchandisers and marketers to drive substantial engagement and revenue.

The successful candidate will work with world-class database gurus, software engineers and data scientists on expanding the personalization and machine learning capabilities of the Einstein platform. If you have a passion for machine learning and experience with personalization and recommender systems, and a demonstrated history of delivering results, then we are very interested in talking to you.


  • Apply emerging AI technologies (e.g., deep learning, reinforcement learning, etc.) to product, shopper and business-user data to take recommender systems and contextual personalization to the next level, as well as to devise new data products for use by digital commerce teams.

  • Contribute to the research, design and construction of cutting-edge personalization systems that touch hundreds of millions of shoppers annually

  • Rapidly iterate and develop algorithmic/model-based approaches, based on machine learning techniques, to retail prediction/targeting problems

  • Work closely with Engineering & Product teams to "productionize" winning approaches


Must-Have :

  • Enrolled and working towards obtaining a Ph.D. Please note that in order to be eligible for an internship, we require that you be returning to school the following quarter/semester to work towards completing your degree

  • Must be attending a University in North America

  • Deep knowledge in machine learning / deep learning / personalization / reinforcement learning

  • Experience in building/prototyping machine learning models and algorithms and wrangling large datasets

  • Proficient in using Python (e.g., numpy, scipy, scikit-learn, tensorflow, theano, keras) to implement machine learning models and algorithms

  • Proficient in shell scripting, SQL and Unix/Linux command-line tools

  • Ability to summarize and clearly convey technical topics to non experts


  • Public Cloud AWS/GCP/Azure/Alicloud experience

  • Some low level programming experience ( C/C++/Fortran/Java/Go etc.)

  • Experience with big data & emerging technologies (Cassandra/Spark/Flink/Vowpal )

About Futureforce University Recruiting

Our Futureforce University Recruiting program is dedicated to attracting, retaining and cultivating talent. Our interns and new graduates work on real projects that affect how our business runs, giving them the opportunity to make a tangible impact on the future of our company.

With offices all over the world, our recruits have the chance to collaborate and connect with fellow employees on a global scale. We offer job shadowing, mentorship programs, talent development courses, and much more.

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