Engineering Manager, Machine Learning

Discord

San Francisco, CA, US
  • Job Type: Full-Time
  • Function: Data Science
  • Post Date: 04/27/2021
  • Website: discord.com
  • Company Address: , San Francisco, CA

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Job Description

Discord's Machine Learning team is a mix of systems engineers, machine learning engineers and data scientists. Our mission is to use state-of-the-art machine learning techniques to build ML applications across Discord's product surfaces and infrastructure. Since we're still a small team, we also build and operate the tools we use as well as the infrastructure to label data, create features, train, evaluate and serve both online and offline models. We work on a range of problems that involve classification, scoring, ranking, textual understanding, and spam detection.

 
Discord is looking for a highly technical, hands-on, and mission-driven Engineering Manager to lead our Machine Learning team to help us scale to the next level. As a manager reporting to the Director of Data Platform, you will have significant leadership and outsize influence on the evolution of Discord's machine learning systems and applications.
 
If that sounds exciting to you, read on!

What you'll be doing

    build and operate the tools we use as well as the infrastructure to label data, create features, train, evaluate and serve both online and offline models. We work on a range of problems that involve classification, scoring, ranking, textual understanding, and spam detection. Discord is looking for a highly technical, hands-on, and mission-driven Engineering Manager to lead our Machine Learning team to help us scale to the next level. As a manager reporting to the Director of Data Platform, you will have significant leadership and outsize influence on the evolution of Discord's machine learning systems and applications. If that sounds exciting to you, read on! What you will do Build and lead a team of highly-engaged engineers by hiring, coaching, and instilling a sense of ownership and impact.
    Build the vision and roadmap for the Machine Learning team by working with your team and partners across the company.
    Manage processes and use your technical expertise to continually ensure that your team achieves extraordinary results.
    Work with other Engineering Managers to continuously improve the Engineering organization and uphold our workplace philosophy.

What you should have

    You have 5+ years of experience as a Software Engineer.
    You have 3+ years of experience as an Engineering Manager and successfully managed a team of 5+ Software Engineers.
    You're a mentor, storyteller, and you're great at coordinating with a variety of teams throughout the company.
    You excel in undefined environments and get excited about finding solutions to complex technical challenges, and then building them.
    You enjoy coming up with pragmatic solutions to concrete problems using first principles thinking.
    You've worked with complex distributed machine learning systems deployed at scale.
    You keep up with the industry trends and continuously identify new tools to use to solve technical problems.

Bonus Points

    Experience with ML libraries/frameworks like TensorFlow, PyTorch, Keras or XGBoost
    Experience with modern cloud platforms like Google Cloud Platform or Amazon Web Services
    Experience working with modern data technologies (Spark, Hive, Kafka, Beam, or Airflow)
    Experience hiring for fast-growing startups

Benefits and Perks

    Medical insurance including Health, Dental, Vision
    13 paid holidays
    Unlimited sick days
    Parental Leave and fertility benefits
    Supported-employee clubs and Employee Resource Groups
    Commuter Contributions of $270 a month (pretax)
    Daily lunches and unlimited snacks
    Monthly gym and fitness stipend

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This company does NOT accept candidates from outside recruiting firms. Agency contacts are not welcome.