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Director, Machine Learning Engineering



Software Engineering
Seattle, WA, USA
Posted on Saturday, March 9, 2024

Job Description:

Remitly’s vision is to transform lives with trusted financial services that transcend borders. Since 2011, we have been tirelessly delivering on our promises to people who send money around the world. Today, we are reimagining global financial services and building products that extend beyond traditional barriers to give customers access to more of the services they need, no matter where they call home. Join over 2,700 employees worldwide who are growing their careers with purpose and connection with our customers while having a positive impact on millions of people around the globe.

About the Role:

As a Head of AI, you will set the long-term vision and direction for AI across the company, and will lead teams building machine learning applications and platform offerings to solve some of the toughest challenges in the financial services industry. Your work will directly impact machine learning and data science teams, as well as the customer experience and the profitability of our business. This is a dynamic role where you'll have the unique opportunity to take on strategic leadership across multiple domains, transform our usage of AI, and accelerate growth across the entire business. You'll report to VP, Engineering.

You Will:

  • Lead, grow, and coach multiple teams of platform engineers and machine learning engineers

  • Evolve Remitly’s vision for AI, including platform offerings across machine learning and data science

  • Partner with domain leaders to identify and scale new machine learning opportunities

  • Collaborate with teams to drive value from high-quality platform offerings

  • Develop, advocate for, and drive adoption of machine learning best practices

  • Build productive relationships with partner teams in data and analytics engineering

You Have:

  • 7+ years in leadership roles across machine learning and engineering

  • 15+ years of experience across machine learning and engineering

  • Experience with managing, growing, and coaching multiple teams of engineers and engineering leaders across career levels

  • Experience leading platform / infrastructure teams in the AI/ML space

  • Excellence in building productive relationships with customer teams and partner teams across disciplines including non-ML engineering, and product management

  • Excellence in defining and improving processes across teams

  • Strength in keeping teams directed at the most important customer and business challenges

  • A track record of successfully leading large-scale, long-term ML and engineering initiatives across several teams, including driving adoption of ML in new domains

Compensation Details. The starting base salary range for this position is typically $232,000 - $290,000. In the U.S., Remitly employees are shareholders in our Company and equity is part of our total compensation plan. Your recruiter can share more information about medical benefits offered, as well as other financial benefits and total compensation components offered with this role.


Our Benefits:

  • Flexible paid time off
  • Health, dental, and vision benefits + 401k plan with company matching
  • Paid parental, medical, military and family care leave.
  • Mental Health & Family Forming Benefits
  • Employee Stock Purchase Plan (ESPP)
  • Continuing education and corridor travel benefits

We are committed to nondiscrimination across our global organization and in all of our business operations. Employment is determined based upon personal capabilities and qualifications without discrimination on the basis of race, creed, color, religion, sex, gender identification and expression, marital status, military status or status as an honorably discharge/veteran, pregnancy (including a woman’s potential to get pregnant, pregnancy-related conditions, and childbearing), sexual orientation, age (40 and over), national origin, ancestry, citizenship or immigration status, physical, mental, or sensory disability (including the use of a trained dog guide or service animal), HIV/AIDS or hepatitis C status, genetic information, status as an actual or perceived victim of domestic violence, sexual assault, or stalking, or any other protected class as established by law.

Remitly is an E-Verify Employer

Remitly is an equal opportunity employer. We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees.