Hiring Reinforcement Learning Scientist | Mayan

Reinforcement Learning Scientist


Date listed

2 months ago



Who We Are

Mayan is a technology and data company that develops growth automation software for Amazon sellers. Our initial product set includes:

Advertising management, which optimizes the performance of our customers' campaigns to deliver higher sales and profits Inventory optimization, which utilizes forecasting based on organic and ad-driven sales to predict when inventory needs to be restocked

We are a venture-backed and Y Combinator (W21) startup that is delivering significant results for our customers across the growing e-commerce space. We are looking to expand the team! For more information about Mayan, please visit www.mayan.co.

Our Culture

We value data-driven processes through innovation, collaboration, and a passion for getting things done. For our hires, we aim to cultivate the best + diverse employees as we continue to foster a culture of open communication and transparency. We are redefining what it means to be a remote company with team members living and working across the globe. Work from anywhere and if you and other team members want to work together in Mexico, USA, Spain, wherever — we will help facilitate that. We embrace world-views, diversity in background, diversity in make-up, and diversity in thought.

We are driven and hard-working but also committed to having fun along the way with weekly virtual happy hours, semi-annual off-sites, and unlimited paid time off. We embrace life-work balance. We know you have a life outside of Mayan and we want to help you nurture that too. We understand that helping you stay happy and healthy are key ingredients to enable you to deliver your best work.

The Team

At Mayan, we build innovative tech products that create significant competitive advantages for our customers. Transparency, quality, urgency, and intellectual honesty are central tenets of our work ethics while embracing experimentation and collaboration to produce results that customers love. The core MIT founding team brings experience across e-commerce, tech infrastructure, marketing, finance and deep expertise in the Amazon seller ecosystem. Our founder brings experience of being an early team member at the fastest U.S. startup on record to reach "unicorn" status - also operating within the Amazon ecosystem.

The Role

As a Reinforcement Learning Scientist at our company, you will be responsible for designing and implementing advanced machine learning models to optimize the performance of our most important feature. You will work closely with our data scientists, and product and engineering teams to understand the specific requirements and constraints of the feature, and use your expertise in Reinforcement Learning to find the best solutions. This is a consulting/internship position with the possibility of a long-term contract depending on the success of the project.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Design and implement advanced Reinforcement Learning models to optimize feature performance
  • Collaborate with product and engineering teams to understand requirements and constraints
  • Provide critical analysis on the viability of the preferred solution to stakeholders
  • Continuously monitor and evaluate the performance of the models to ensure they meet the desired outcomes
  • Stay up-to-date with the latest research in Reinforcement Learning and incorporate new techniques as appropriate


  • PhD or Master’s degree in Data Science, Artificial Intelligence, or a related field
  • Strong experience in Reinforcement Learning and its applications
  • Experience with Python and one or more machine learning libraries such as TensorFlow, PyTorch, or Scikit-Learn
  • Experience with open source reinforcement learning environments and libraries like openAI gym, Keras-RL or Tensorforce
  • Strong communication and collaboration skills
  • Enjoys translating state of the art research papers to code

Bonus Skills and Tools Knowledge:

AWS Sagemaker AWS ECS Docker Snowflake Looker Notion


  • Competitive pay (base plus commission)
  • Unlimited paid time off (PTO)
  • Fully remote - work from anywhere you're comfortable
  • Stipend for laptop & home office set up
  • Semiannual company-wide offsite trips
  • 401(k) investing plan with employer match
  • Health benefits
  • Paid maternity/paternity leave

Mayan does not accept/pay fees for unsolicited resumes from third-party agencies/vendors.

As part of our dedication to our workforce’s diversity, Mayan is committed to Equal Employment Opportunity without regard for race, ethnicity, gender, protected veteran status, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, or religion.

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