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Director of Engineering, Search Intelligence
Ref No.: 18-05231
Location: Redwood City, California
Position Type:Direct Placement
Start Date: 06/07/2018
Director of Engineering, Search Intelligence
Redwood City, CA
Direct Hire

· This client is looking for a senior engineering leader to build and lead their Demand Intelligence team as part of the Artificial Intelligence Group. The key objective of the AI Group is to build the semantic knowledge graph in order to help personalize bespoke learning experiences for students and help educators create unique course content. At the platform level, this is a two-sided network, with the supply side of the network economy focused on sourcing knowledge through the acquisition of course content and the demand side focusing on delivering value for students and educators.
· The charter for the Demand Intelligence team is to focus on the demand side of the network, by enabling search intelligence and demand side data products. This team will be building a semantic search engine using NLP based search mechanisms for the long-tail distribution and consumption of our document corpus. This also includes building user cohorts, an inference engine to infer intent, behavior, usage, trends, and economic demand curves powering content recommendations, pricing, and other applied data science initiatives. This is a technically-engaged, high-visibility position leading development for products built on search and machine learning.

Here are some ways you'll make an impact:
  • You'll provide inspirational leadership for an engineering team focused on our company objective to build a world-class demand side platform and semantic search capabilities.
  • You'll recruit, hire, and retain world-class engineering staff with the experience needed to accomplish our goals.
  • You'll ensure that team projects have sound technical architecture and make use of leading-edge technology in the areas of search and recommendation models.
  • You'll be hands-on when necessary to help complete a project or ensure quality.
  • You'll successfully execute quarterly and annual group roadmaps according to plan.

Are you our Star Director of Engineering, Search Intelligence?
  • You have 10+ years of experience working ideally in a consumer marketplace and in building search engines.
  • You are a seasoned engineering leader with proven experience building high-tech teams focused on execution.
  • You have experience leading search science, machine learning, and full stack engineers.
  • You have experience shipping products based on search and recommendations powered by search sciences.
  • You have practical experience with ElasticSearch.
  • You have a Masters or PhD in Computer Science or a related field.
  • You have a strong entrepreneurial drive and desire to achieve big things.

What We Offer You:
  • Industry competitive salary and stock options
  • Full coverage (medical, dental, vision, and life)
  • 401(k) program to help you save for the future
  • Educational assistance program to support lifelong learning
  • Free weekly lunches, plus an endless snack and drink supply
  • Regularly planned team and company events, alongside awesome teammates
  • Commuter benefits, cell-phone allowance, and a free gym membership
  • Opportunity to make a meaningful impact in a revolutionary space
  • A top 250 fastest growing company according to Client and Touche Technology Fast 500