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Machine Learning Engineer II

Apply NowApply Later Job ID 10058025 Location New York, New York, United States Business Disney Media & Entertainment Distribution Date posted Aug. 10, 2023

Job Summary:

Hulu is a premium streaming TV destination that seeks to captivate and connect viewers with the stories they love. We create amazing experiences that celebrate the best of entertainment and technology. We’re looking for great people who are passionate about redefining TV through innovation, unconventional thinking and embracing fun. It’s a mission that takes some serious smarts, intense curiosity and determination to be the best. Come be part of the team that’s powering play.


Hulu’s Identity Management Team is seeking a Research Software Developer who will be an exceptional addition to our engineering team.  As a Research Software Developer at Hulu, you will be an AI developer focused on identity & Identity security domain. Your primary responsibility is building out AI solutions to address the security vulnerability like ATO, Bot detection, anomaly login detection and account sharing. You will work with all facets of Hulu including the product, user experience, design and program management teams to build out the right services and tools to keep Hulu safe from threats on the inside and the outside. The right person for this role is a passionate technology pioneer, a practical programmer for data-driven methodology and an inquisitive explorer - a person who can envision the technologies we need tomorrow and define the path to get there from today.  If you are someone who thrives in a team environment and gains personal satisfaction when sharing knowledge and partnering with teams across Hulu, then this is the perfect role for you.


  • Understanding business objectives and developing models that help to identify and prevent credential stuffing, ATO (account takeover) and other fraud behaviors, along with metrics to track the progress.

  • Exploring and visualizing data to gain an understanding of the problems, then identifying differences in data distribution and selecting the suitable ML algorithms.

  • Apply machine learning, statistics or data mining to help to be efficient in every aspects of identity security

  • Develop scalable and efficient methods for large scale data analysis and model development.

  • Defining data augmentation pipelines, training models and tuning their hyperparameters, deploying models to production, monitoring & evaluating the performance of ML models.

  • Collaborate with developers, program managers, and product managers in an open, creative environment


  • Bachelors in computer science, EE or other quantitative discipline and minimum 3 years of experience OR

  • MS, or PHD degree in computer science, EE or other quantitative and minimum 1 year of experience

  • Experience in large scale machine learning, user behavior analysis, fraud detection in leading internet companies.

  • Proficiency with machine learning libraries of scikit-learn, pandas and machine learning frameworks of TensorFlow/Keras or PyTorch.

  • Expertise in visualizing and manipulating big datasets.

  • Familiarity with Python, Java/Scala.

  • Experience in security domain is highly preferred.

  • Passion for technology, open to interdisciplinary work, and experience in building data-driven services and applications.

  • Excellent written and oral communication skills.

The hiring range for this position in New York is $118,800 to $124,400 per year. The base pay actually offered will take into account internal equity and also may vary depending on the candidate’s geographic region, job-related knowledge, skills, and experience among other factors. A bonus and/or long-term incentive units may be provided as part of the compensation package, in addition to the full range of medical, financial, and/or other benefits, dependent on the level and position offered.

About The Walt Disney Company:

The Walt Disney Company, together with its subsidiaries and affiliates, is a leading diversified international family entertainment and media enterprise with the following business segments: Disney Entertainment, ESPN, Disney Parks, and Experiences and Products. From humble beginnings as a cartoon studio in the 1920s to its preeminent name in the entertainment industry today, Disney proudly continues its legacy of creating world-class stories and experiences for every member of the family. Disney’s stories, characters and experiences reach consumers and guests from every corner of the globe. With operations in more than 40 countries, our employees and cast members work together to create entertainment experiences that are both universally and locally cherished.

This position is with Hulu, LLC, which is part of a business we call Disney Media & Entertainment Distribution.

Hulu, LLC is an equal opportunity employer. Applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, protected veteran status or any other basis prohibited by federal, state or local law. Disney fosters a business culture where ideas and decisions from all people help us grow, innovate, create the best stories and be relevant in a rapidly changing world.

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