Technical Software Engineering Manager (Machine Learning) - South Jordan, UT, United States

Company Description

Cricut® makes smart cutting machines that work with an easy-to-use app, an ever-growing collection of materials, and crafting essentials to help you design and personalize almost anything — custom cards, unique apparel, everyday items, and so much more.

Let’s make.


We believe everyone is born creative. We’re a diverse tapestry of thinkers, dreamers, givers, DIYers, handi-workers, artisans, and forever and always architects of things.

At Cricut, we place the power of handmade into the hands of all. We give you beautiful, easy-to-master tools so you can make something unique, remarkable, perfect. We surround you with ideas, community, inspiration, and encouragement to take your creativity further than you ever imagined. And as a community, we celebrate the exhilarating act of making every single day.

So, make that handcrafted card that feels like a hug. Design a shirt for fun, for family, or for a full-blown business. Craft with a passion or for a purpose. Make something big and bold, itsy-bitsy, amazingly ambitious, or just plain silly. Whatever you make, just make your heart out. Because here’s the remarkable truth: When we all make together, we make all things possible.

Let’s make.

Pay range:

Technical Software Engineering Manager (Machine Learning): $170,000-$240,000

Your actual level and base salary will be determined on a case-by-case basis and may vary based on the following considerations: job-related knowledge and skills, education, and experience.

Base salary is just one part of your total rewards package at Cricut. You may be eligible for long-term incentives, in the form of company stock, stock options, or long-term cash awards, as well as potential discretionary bonuses dependent on position. You will receive access to comprehensive medical, vision, and dental coverage, access to a 401(k) retirement plan, HSA with company contributions, FSA, Employee Assistance Program, paid short-term and long-term disability insurance, life insurance covered at 1X annual salary, paid parental leave, tuition reimbursement, LifeStyle account, and discounts and perks. You receive 20 days of paid vacation, 3 sick days, and will be eligible for 12 or more paid holidays per year. 

***Please note: This position is based in our office located in South Jordan, UT. If you are residing in Utah, you will be expected to work from our South Jordan office. However, if you are located outside of Utah, this position is open to remote work.

Job Description

We are looking for an experienced Hands-On Engineering Manager to join our Software Engineering team and help shape the future of Machine Learning at Cricut. You will work collaboratively with a diverse set of teams and backgrounds to create new machine learning algorithms and systems that power the features our members use everyday! You’ll contribute to building out high-scale services, with emphasis on performance and optimization, using the latest Machine Learning tools and techniques. If you're the type of engineering manager who likes to be hands-on and has proven experience collaborating with team members to achieve a common goal, we want to hear from you!

What You’ll Do:

  • Lead research and development in the following areas and more!
    • Image Generation AI
    • Recommender Systems
    • Natural Language Processing using LLMs
    • Semantic Search
    • Background Removal
    • Clusterization
    • Neural Networks
    • RAG systems
  • Help to quickly develop proof of concepts to prove out ideas and concepts
  • Help develop and deploy highly scalable and performant machine learning models
  • Lead discussions on architectural best practices
  • Evangelize engineering principles internally and externally 


  • BS/MS/PhD in computer science, ML, NLP, statistics, mathematics or equivalent experience
  • 8+ years professional experience in Software Engineering
  • 5+ years working experience building out large-scale ML-driven projects
  • 2+ years leading a team of a minimum of 4 people
  • Mastery in Python or ML Frameworks such as Pytorch, Tensorflow, and MLFlow
  • Advanced knowledge and experience in areas like e.g. Generative AI, MLOps, Recommender Systems, Deep Learning, etc
  • Passionate about staying on top of emerging technologies and research in the machine learning space
  • Experience in related fields such as recommendation systems and natural language processing using LLMs is a bonus
  • Knowledge of agile quality and testing methods preferred (BDD, TDD, Unit Testing and Automation) 
  • Excited and experienced working with a team to achieve a common goal
  • Actively listen to and support teammates, and embrace different ways of thinking

Additional Information

What to Do Next: Please attach your resume including links to your Github and website where applicable. If you want to show your super powers in other ways – include that information too. You can be sure that Cricut® is an employer who values individuality, equality and diversity, so tell us what you’re all about. If you are a Maker or a DIY enthusiast, whether you think you are a good one or not, we would love to hear about it when you send us your information!


Job Profile


North America


United States


401(k) Retirement Plan Comprehensive medical, vision, and dental coverage Discounts and perks Employee Assistance Program FSA HSA with company contributions Life Insurance LifeStyle account Paid parental leave Paid short-term and long-term disability insurance Paid vacation and holidays Tuition reimbursement


AI Machine Learning Natural Language Processing Neural Networks Software Engineering

  • AI Recommender Systems
  • Background Removal
  • Clusterization
  • Develop and deploy ML models
  • Develop proof of concepts
  • Evangelize engineering principles
  • Image Generation
  • Lead architectural discussions
  • Lead research and development
  • Neural Networks
  • NLP using LLMs
  • RAG systems
  • Semantic Search

B.S. MS Ph.D.


Position is based in South Jordan, UT


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