Research Director-Machine Learning

Short Description

Spotify is hiring Research Director-Machine Learning who have hands on experience in research field and responsible for creating, building and driving the Tech Research function within the office.

Job Description

  • Responsible for creating, building and driving the Tech Research function within the New York office.
  • Define research cluster around fundamental and applied ML research with academic and business impact.
  • Work closely with product teams to in order to drive maximum product enhancements through the use of research.
  • Lead labs effort towards long-term ambitious research goals, while identifying and accomplishing intermediate milestones.
  • Hire, mentor and manage a world class research group of senior technical research scientists with contributions to the external research community
  • Ensure strong relations with academic labs.
  • Act as an R&D Team Lead for the New York Office.

Educational Qualification:
  • 10+ years of postdoctoral industry or academic experience.
  • Experience mentoring and leading a group of applied research scientists.
  • Strong research track record focused on:
  • Foundation machine learning: supervised & unsupervised learning, reinforcement learning, deep learning, representation learning, optimization, causal inference & counterfactual reasoning.
  • Applied machine learning in areas such as information retrieval, recommendation, computational advertising, and natural language processing.
  • Large scale experimentation: experimental design, adaptive experimentation methods (such as bandit optimization and reinforcement learning), contextual decision-making, automated A/B testing.
  • Extensive publication record at peer-reviewed ML conferences (e.g. NIPS, ICML, AISTATS, UAI, COLT, ICLR, AAAI, etc) as well conferences with applied ML (e.g. KDD, WSDM, WWW, CIKM, RecSys, etc).
  • Experience working in multidisciplinary, collaborative environments.
  • Experience working closely with product teams in a leadership role.
  • Desire to recruit from people with diverse backgrounds or experiences.

Research Director-Machine Learning
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