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Arman Stepanyan

Yerevan, Armenia

Full stack Web / AI / Blockchain developer

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Nikol Hayes

Las Vegas, United States

Passionate Tech-Savvy Developer 💡

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Cinzia Nicoletti

33100 Udine, Italy

React Native & Custom Sites with Passion 💫

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Akshay B.

Morjim, India

Artificial Intelligence Specialist

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Subhradip Roy

India

Experienced Data Scientist & AI Developer

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Christine Straub

Irvine, United States

Full-Stack AI/ML Software Engineer

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Daniel Ndambuki

Raleigh, United States

Reliable & Affordable Fullstack Developer

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Henry Du

Calgary, Canada

AI & Data: Custom ML Solutions & Analysis

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Abdul Haseeb

United States

Experienced Fullstack Developer and Game Dev

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Ethan Mak

Malaysia

Rockstar Desktop Application Developer

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Rohit P.

Los Angeles, United States

Data Scientist, Python, ML Engineer & AI Developer

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Zain Manna

Doha, Qatar

Data Analyst

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Ahmad Sameer

Canada

Web & App Developer | CRM/CMS | UX & UI Designer

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Zachary Bensalem

Paris, France

AI Builder & Product Designer

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Safee Ullah

Pakistan

Experienced Electrical Engr for Circuits Solutions

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Saksham Saini

Toronto, Canada

Amazon tech lead will help you deliver

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Anthony Remichris

Nigeria

Data Analyst / Business Analyst, and Data Scraper

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Kira Yang

Los Angeles, United States

AI Developer for hire. Fast, reliable, and skilled

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Felix Gomez-Guillamon

Madrid, Spain

AI Engineer | Automation | SEO

Common projects for ML Engineers

Developing predictive models for business forecasting.

Creating recommendation systems for e-commerce platforms.

Building AI chatbots for customer service.

Implementing machine learning algorithms for data analysis.

Designing and developing neural networks for image or speech recognition.

Working on natural language processing projects for content analysis.

Tips for working with and hiring ML Engineers

Define your project scope

Clearly outline the specific tasks, goals, and deliverables for the machine learning project. This helps the ML engineer understand what you expect and how they can meet those expectations.

Check their technical expertise

Review the ML engineer's skills and experience. They should have a strong background in programming, data modeling, and machine learning algorithms. Also, ensure they are proficient in relevant tools and platforms such as Python, TensorFlow, and Keras.

Communication is crucial

Regularly communicate with the ML engineer about project updates and any adjustments needed. Use Contra's platform for all communication and feedback to keep everything organized and in one place.

Set milestones

For larger projects, it is beneficial to set milestones. This helps in tracking the progress of the project and ensures deliverables are met on time. Remember, each milestone should be funded individually on Contra at the beginning of the project.

How to hire ML Engineers

Define your needs

Start by understanding the specifics of your project. This includes the tasks you need the ML engineer to perform, the goals of the project, and the deliverables you expect.

Post a detailed job

When posting a job on Contra, provide as much detail as possible about the project requirements, necessary skills, and timeline. This will help attract the right ML engineer for your project.

Review applications

Go through the applications and shortlist freelancers based on their skills, experience, and portfolio. Look at their past projects and reviews on their profile to make an informed decision.

Conduct interviews

Interview the shortlisted ML engineers. Ask about their experience with similar projects, their approach to problem-solving, and their proficiency with machine learning tools and frameworks.

Make an offer

Once you've found the right ML engineer, make an offer through Contra. This should include the project details, payment terms, and timeline.

3 questions to ask when interviewing ML Engineers

1. Can you share some examples of machine learning projects you have worked on and the results you achieved?

2. What machine learning frameworks and tools are you most proficient in, and why do you prefer them?

3. How do you approach a new machine learning project, and how do you handle data preprocessing and model validation?

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Frequently asked
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A freelance machine learning engineer applies predictive models, data mining, and machine learning algorithms to extract patterns from large datasets. These insights can help businesses make data-driven decisions, forecast trends, and improve operational efficiency.

A freelance machine learning engineer applies predictive models, data mining, and machine learning algorithms to extract patterns from large datasets. These insights can help businesses make data-driven decisions, forecast trends, and improve operational efficiency.

Hiring a freelance ML engineer on Contra allows you to access top talent without any commission fees. You can review their portfolio, communicate directly, and manage contracts and payments all within the platform.

ML engineers typically use programming languages like Python or R, and machine learning frameworks such as TensorFlow, Keras, and PyTorch. They may also use data visualization tools like Matplotlib, Seaborn, or Tableau.

You can post a job detailing your project requirements on Contra. ML engineers who match your requirements can then apply for the job. You can also browse through the profiles of ML engineers and invite those you are interested in to apply.

Projects that require machine learning skills often include building predictive models, designing recommendation systems, developing AI chatbots, implementing machine learning algorithms for data analysis, and creating neural networks for tasks like image or speech recognition.

The cost of hiring a ML engineer on Contra can vary based on the complexity of the project, the engineer's experience and skills, and the project duration. On average, ML engineers on Contra charge between $25 and $67 per hour.

Freelance ML engineers on Contra are paid commission-free. They may charge per project, per hour, or per milestone. Each milestone is funded individually at the beginning of the project and held in escrow. The funds for each milestone will only be released after you approve the deliverables for that milestone, or automatically within three days.

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