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Sr. Director of Engineering, Personalization
Redwood City, California  |  Remote
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Applied on January 29, 2022
Job Id #52603 Posted December 7, 2021

  • Operate as an expert with the ability to guide and inspire best performance, innovation and adoption of the latest engineering practices to promote AI, ML and DL technologies across consumer touch points focused on Personalization.
  • Develop a collaborative and inclusive team that fosters a culture of ownership, experimentation and new ideas to prioritize the things to have the biggest impact on both users and the businesses and provide working solutions for our customers.
  • Lead an outstanding team of machine learning, big data and full-stack engineers that provide creative, strategic AI-enabled solutions with industry-leading skills in distributed machine learning training workflows, edge AI, data engineering and tools both in the cloud and on-device.
  • Collaborate with engineering and product teams across the globe to architect and build data ingestion systems and model training pipelines from experimentation to deployment, monitoring and ongoing performance improvement.
  • Bring your industry expertise and distributed system architecture skills and work with your teams to build high-throughput machine learning training pipelines and low-latency model hosting technologies both on the server-side and the client side (browsers, iOS and Android).
You have:
  • 10+ years in a leadership/management role with experience building engineering teams.
  • 10+ years of software engineering experience and architecting highly available, scalable and low latency systems for high traffic applications.
  • 5+ years of software engineering experience building, and shipping data science AI enabled products.
  • Experience with machine learning platforms from major cloud providers (such as AWS). Familiarity with AWS Data Lakes, Analytics & ML Services, Redshift, Athena, and EMR.
  • Familiarity with optimizing ML pipelines to run on-device with constrained compute, power and latency budgets.
  • Experience diving deep into system architecture, design, performance metrics, code, test plans, project plans, deployments and operations.
  • Take full ownership of the product from an engineering perspective by authoring a technical vision that aligns with the evolving needs of the organization.
  • Establish metrics, targets and governance processes to ensure development delivers against success criteria such as scope, schedule, resources, and budget.
  • Partner with different areas of the business to understand customer needs, and improve support experience, and ensure product is being built in a way that is scalable, sustainable and reliable.
  • Bachelor's Degree in Computer Science, Engineering, Physics, Mathematics or an equivalent technical field.
Our Benefits:
  • Comprehensive benefits plans
  • Positive culture with fun and engaged teams

Horizontal is proud to be an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer. We seek to provide employment opportunities to talented, qualified candidates regardless of race, color, sex/gender including gender identity and/or expression, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, disability, marital status, citizen status, veteran status, or any other protected classification under federal, state or local law.

In addition, Horizontal will provide reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with disabilities. If you need to request a reasonable accommodation in order to complete the application or interview process, please contact

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