Director, Machine Learning (ML)

Director, Machine Learning (ML).

Director, Machine Learning (ML)



$180000 - $205000 per annum




Data Science

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The Director of Machine Learning Engineering is generally autonomous in their oversight and active management for a Technology program and/or practice area and most often reports directly to a Senior Director or Vice President

Essential Job Functions:

  • Process and Operations, defining team goals to align with the company's--seeking value engineering solutions & heavy consideration for cost/future planning
    • Directly manage and/or influence separate teams focused on delivering high quality results within one or more major technology disciplines: strategy, software development, operations, engineering, development services, information security, and compliance.
    • Focus on coordination with internal and external partners to deliver methods, procedures, practices, documents and results to increase reliability and usability of technology while optimizing costs and return on investment.
    • Deliver results based upon org annual goals, department goals and management requests.
    • Direct and coordinate organization's financial and budget activities to fund operations, maximize investments, and increase efficiency for a program, project and/or practice area.
    • Provides leadership in technology best practices
    • Analyze information and evaluate results to choose the best solutions and solve problems.
    • Support the evaluation of new technologies, techniques, and tools.
    • Report status and issues to senior Technology management team.
    • Work directly with outside vendors to negotiate services and product agreements
    • Serve on as backup to more senior level management as needed.
    • Develop constructive and cooperative working relationships with peers both within and outside of Technology, and maintain them over time.
    • Contribute to the establishment, evolution and continued compliance with standard practices and processes within the disciplines.
    • Assist with adherence to technology policies and comply with all security controls.
    • Ensure all work products meets /exceeds standards and risks are effectively managed.
    • Participate in periodic Disaster Recovery (DR), Business Continuity Planning (BCP) and Sarbanes Oxley (SOX) testing and reporting.
    • Resource Management including hiring, mentoring, programmatically recruiting & retaining talent
    • Identify and hire resource/skills needed within their organization.
    • Responsible for staff performance management and training.
    • Coordinate assignment of subordinate staff.

Education/Experience Requirements:

  • Bachelor's degree in Computer Science, Information Systems or related discipline with at least ten (10) years of related experience, or equivalent training and / or work experience; Master's degree and past Financial Services industry experience preferred.
    • Minimum of 5 years of technical project, program and / or practice area oversight.
    • Past experience influencing decisions and building conscience across internal and external partners
    • Knowledge of business, technology and management principles involved in strategic planning, organizational change management, resource allocation, human resources modeling, leadership technique, and coordination of people and resources.
    • Experience must include direct experience in one of the following areas: strategy, software development, operations, engineering, development services, information security, and / or compliance.
    • Extensive knowledge of industry leading technology best practices including familiarity with technology methodologies including at least one of ISO-9000, ITIL, Agile and iterative.
    • Excellent written and verbal technical communication skills.
    • Demonstrated ability to develop effective working relationships and leverage those relationships to improve the quality of work products.
    • Must be able to identify, evaluate and recommend processes, tools, technologies and / or products to meet business and budgetary requirements.
    • Should be well organized, thorough, and able to handle competing priorities.

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