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Director AI/ML Engineering


San Francisco, CA 94102
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Site Name: USA - California - San Francisco
Posted Date: Sep 22 2020

At GSK we see a world in which advanced applications of Machine Learning and AI will allow us to develop novel therapies to existing diseases and to quickly respond to emerging or changing diseases with personalized drugs, driving better outcomes at reduced cost with fewer side effects. It is an ambitious vision that will require the development of products and solutions at the cutting edge of Machine Learning and AI. If that excites you, we'd love to chat.

We're looking for a highly accomplished leader to help us make this vision a reality. Candidates will have a track record of leading high performing teams and shipping AI/ML powered products in production. Competitive candidates will have graduate studies in Computer Science, Applied Mathematics, or the equivalent, or graduate studies in the biological sciences with a focus on machine learning techniques. Background in the biological sciences or pharma is a plus, but not required.

The AI/ML team is built on the principles of ownership, accountability, continuous development, and collaboration. We hire for the long term, and we're motivated to make this a great place to work. Our leaders will be committed to your career and development from day one.

Why You?

Basic Qualifications:

We are looking for professionals with these required skills to achieve our goals:

  • 4+ years shipping high quality products and services powered by machine learning

  • 5+ Years in a leadership position shipping product with AI/ML services

  • 2 years of building and developing high performing Software, Data Science, or ML teams

  • Graduate studies in Computer Science or Applied Math, undergraduate studies in Computer Science and relevant graduate studies in the life sciences with a focus on AI/ML techniques, or undergraduate studies in Computer Science and equivalent work history. Candidates with graduate studies in CS and biological sciences or equivalent work history will be highly competitive.

  • 4+ years of experienced/accomplished in software engineering with advanced skills in python and/or C++

  • 4+years experience with Agile methodologies and software engineering fundamentals in an agile environment

  • Advanced level in PyTorch, Tensorflow, or other deep learning frameworks

  • Breadth across the ML stack, and depth in at least one discipline

  • Have shipped several products powered by machine learning and can talk to each in depth

Preferred Qualifications:

If you have the following characteristics, it would be a plus:

  • Known for excellent, rigorous code reviews and as a champion of coding quality standards

  • Deep understanding and application of best practices in Machine Learning, software engineering, and production deployment of ML services

  • Track record of contributing to open source projects

  • Understand of modern ML Architectures, Platforms, and back-end systems

  • Mentality of commit early and often, metrics before models, and shipping high quality production code

Why GSK?

Our values and expectations are at the heart of everything we do and form an important part of our culture.

These include Patient focus, Transparency, Respect, Integrity along with Courage, Accountability, Development, and Teamwork. As GSK focuses on our values and expectations and a culture of innovation, performance, and trust, the successful candidate will demonstrate the following capabilities:

  • Agile and distributed decision-making using evidence and applying judgement to balance pace, rigor and risk

  • Managing individual and team performance.

  • Committed to delivering high quality results, overcoming challenges, focusing on what matters, execution.

  • Implementing change initiatives and leading change.

  • Sustaining energy and well-being, building resilience in teams.

  • Continuously looking for opportunities to learn, build skills and share learning both internally and externally.

  • Developing people and building a talent pipeline.

  • Translating strategy into action - a compelling narrative, motivating others, setting objectives and delegation.

  • Building strong relationships and collaboration, managing trusted stakeholder relationships internally and externally.

  • Budgeting and forecasting, commercial and financial acumen.


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