Director of Engineering, Machine Learning



Software Engineering
Remote · United States · Canada
Posted on Friday, September 1, 2023
Replicant was founded on the belief that machines are ready to have useful, complex conversations that will transform the way they interact with the world, starting with customer service.
As the leader in Contact Center Automation, Replicant helps companies automate their most common customer service calls while empowering agents to focus on more complex and nuanced customer challenges. Replicant's AI platform allows consumers to engage in natural conversations across voice, messaging and other digital channels to resolve their customer support issues, without the wait, 24/7. We are now leading the way in using Large Language Models (LLMs) to transform customer service- again.
If you're excited by AI, ChatGPT, LLMs and want to make an impact with other great technologists and strong go-to-market leaders, then look no further. We've grown our team by 3x, increased revenue by 4x, and were named a top enterprise AI company by The Information. We currently serve Fortune 500 customers, run millions of AI calls per month in production, and are increasing our footprint globally.
This is a phenomenal opportunity to greatly influence the product trajectory of Replicant and pioneer advancements in the Conversational AI industry. We're on the hunt for a Director of Machine Learning to spearhead innovation in our top-tier virtual call center agent platform. The team you'll lead will manage the research, design, construction, and functioning of all Machine Learning capabilities within Replicant. Collaborating closely with our application engineering teams, you'll integrate cutting-edge ML technologies, such as LLMs, into our platform to provide unparalleled value to our customers on a large scale.

What You'll Do

  • Collaborate closely with Product Management, Engineering Leadership peers and your team to:
  • Build proof of concept ML implementations that deliver new customer value
  • Research cutting edge ML technologies that will shape our product in the years to come
  • Design, operate and scale our ML infrastructure
  • Run a well organized team:
  • Manage and prioritize work through road mapping and goal-setting frameworks
  • Facilitate agile ceremonies
  • Provide mentorship, feedback and guidance for your team members through the creation of individualized growth plans and measurable goals
  • Use your technical expertise to provide leadership and oversight of projects covering all aspects of ML, from data engineering to ML ops and everything in between
  • Build and support a collaborative working culture in a remote-first environment

What You'll Bring

  • You have 3+ years of experience leading a machine learning team
  • You have 2+ years leading remote software engineering teams
  • You're used to ownership and accountability and have driven the execution of high-value projects end-to-end
  • You have a strong background driving innovation with machine learning, you’ve built novel things and shipped them. You know the right time to launch and when to hold something back and you know how to ensure we won’t be drowned by technical debt
  • You have excellent planning and communication skills and a vivid imagination. You’ve been able to translate abstract ideas into meaningful and incremental plans that project teams can align on.
  • You are here to grow your team. The day-to-day is more than just tickets and you can speak to a well-established process for growth as well as the promotions you’ve championed
  • A passion for making decisions with data. You know your way around Jira, Sheets and other tools and carve out the data you need to help inform key decisions
  • Experience in Agile (Scrum) methodologies and ceremonies. You're a fan of incremental improvement culture and celebrating success
  • Experience with Jira, Tello or Asana. We are all in on Jira and that should excite you! We strive to simplify our process to ensure minimal overhead
For all employees, we offer:
🏠 Remote working environment that respects time zone differences
💸 Highly competitive salaries, equity, and for US Employees, a 401(k) plan
🏥 Top of the line healthcare (medical, vision, and dental)
🏋️ Health and Wellness Perk
🖥️ Equipment Stipend
🌴 Flexible vacation policy
✈️ Amazing team trips & offsites where you can find our CEO baking bread for the team
🌺 Replicants are eligible for a 5-week sabbatical after being at the company for 4.5 years
Our Values
Replicant has three core values. It is critical that everyone who joins the team feels excited and moved by these values as every new team member makes an impact on our culture.
Blade Runners: We take ownership and pride to influence the outcomes of our goals. We are successful, and like a Blade Runner, use the tools at our disposal to reach our objectives. We value open and honest communication and proactively seek feedback along the way. We are a company driven to grow and achieve both individually and as a team.
Bread Makers: We are humble and strive toward an egalitarian culture. No task is too big or too small. We work together to achieve our goals and develop our company mission. We believe that the whole is greater than the sum of its parts in everything that we do.
Självdistans (Self-Distance): Självdistans is Swedish for self-distance. It's the ability to critically reflect on oneself and one's relations from an external perspective. With this in mind, we act with objectivity and always remember that we are not our work. There's no perfect science to growing a team or business, but we trust everyone at Replicant to point out our blind spots and humbly admit their own.