Manager of Machine Learning Software Development

Posted 01 September 2021
SalaryCompetitive
LocationSan Francisco
Job type Permanent
DisciplineData & AI
Reference48136
Contact NameBethany Hutchins
Remote working Hybrid/Flexible

Job description

A leading news media application is looking for a leader in Machine Learning development to join their growing global team!

This role will work in conjunction with other leaders to define the technical road map for news recommendation and scalable delivery to an ever-growing global audience. You will be key critical in designing ways to deliver engaging and smart content to our ever-growing global audience!

Responsibilities

  • Lead or effectively delegate designing and developing high-level frameworks to integrate various contents, features, models into one single news ranking system.
  • Able to effectively tradeoff overlapping/conflicting engagement metrics to optimize user experience 
  • Use state of the art machine learning technologies and iterate through multiple experiments to improve overall success metrics for news recommendation
  • Develop and mentor engineering team members
  • Able to work across product and platform organizations to orchestrate large scope projects that significantly improve news ranking and achieve key engagement KPIs

Requirements

  • 5+ years of experience in designing machine learning algorithms, and applying them to real world problems
  • In-depth machine learning expertise in natural language processing or recommendation systems and leveraging them through ML infrastructure for serving large scale audiences
  • Deep end-to-end understanding of sophisticated ranking systems and able to design high level frameworks to fundamentally improve the system
  • Strong leadership and communication skills
  • MS or BS in computer science, mathematics, physics or other equitable fields

Nice-to-Haves

  • Knowledge of cloud based architecture (AWS preferable)
  • Experience with news apps or news media
  • Experience with user acquisition or growth hacking strategies

Benefits

  • Equity included
  • 100% medical, dental and vision insurance coverage (60% coverage for dependents)
  • 401k matching 
  • Free lunch, snacks, drinks, etc.
  • Pet friendly office