Senior Manager - Explainable ML

Remote - US/Canada

Full Time Senior-level / Expert
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About The Team
The Explainable ML team is a part of the ML & Discovery organization where we create AI/ML powered experiences that help our subscribers discover content they love. The team supports this mission by providing avenues to understand, debug and communicate the inner workings of the models and pipelines that power the whole discovery experience at Scribd.
About You
You have a technical background in full-stack development. You have built highly interactive analytical dashboards and developed an acumen for designing and delivering data visualizations that enable new kinds of actionable insights. You love coaching and mentoring teams that deliver stable, high-quality software. You have experience with, or are eager to learn about, Machine Learning at a level that enables you and your team to deliver analytical and visualization features that power innovation in AI and ML. You believe in building teams and practices that scale as the company grows. You are a great collaborator, can turn complex ideas and requests into requirements, communicate even the most complex ML concepts using visualization tools, and have a knack for fast paced development and appreciation for iterative development in close collaboration with your stakeholders.

You will lead a team that:

  • Develops and delivers highly interactive analytical dashboards and data visualizations to power the “unblackboxing” of ML models.
  • Designs, develops and experiments with new kinds of data visualizations to improve model explainability, enhance feature engineering and solve never before seen challenges in the ML space.
  • Collaborates closely with Data Scientists and Machine Learning Engineers to understand their ML model development challenges and translate them into deliverable software requirements.
  • Collaborates closely with our ML Systems Engineering group and other key engineering partners to understand and gain access to data, content and other resources to power their capabilities.
  • Wants to break new ground in the fields of data visualization, analytics, data mining and human-computer interaction.

You Will:

  • Manage and grow a team of front-end/full-stack software engineers specializing in building custom web-based interactive dashboards and data visualizations.
  • Foster a psychologically safe environment for professional and technical growth within the team.
  • Hire top performing engineering talent and maintain our commitment to diversity and inclusion.
  • Collaborate cross-functionally to design, build, and ship cutting edge data visualization solutions.
  • Establish well-defined OKRs and lead the team to achieve those goals.

You Have:

  • At least 3 years of experience with directly managing 3 or more engineers.
  • Demonstrated technical expertise in full-stack development.
  • Experience building web-based interactive analytical dashboards and visualizations.
  • Proven track record of turning complex problems into deliverable software requirements.
  • Excellent software engineering aptitude and the ability to provide technical mentorship and guidance.
  • Entrepreneurial spirit. The ability to thrive in self-directed and innovative environments.
Benefits, Perks, and Wellbeing at Scribd
• Healthcare Benefits: Scribd pays 100% of employee’s Medical, Vision, and Dental premiums and 70% of dependents• Leaves: Paid parental leave, 100% company paid short-term/long-term disability plans and milestone Sabbaticals• 401k plan through Fidelity, plus company matching with no vesting period• Stock Options - every employee is an owner in Scribd! • Generous Paid Time Off, Paid Holidays, Flexible Sick Time, Volunteer Day + office closure between Christmas Eve and New Years Day• Referral bonuses• Professional development: generous annual budget for our employees to attend conferences, classes, and other events• Company-wide Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion programs which include learning & development opportunities, employee resource groups, and hiring best practices.• Learning & Development and Coaching programs• Monthly Wellness, Connectivity & Comfort Benefit• Concern mental health digital platform• Work-life balance flexibility• Company events + Scribdchats• Free subscription to Scribd + gift memberships for friends & family
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Scribd is committed to equal employment opportunity regardless of race, color, religion, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, disability status, or any other characteristic protected by law.
We encourage people of all backgrounds to apply. We believe that a diversity of perspectives and experiences create a foundation for the best ideas. Come join us in building something meaningful.
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