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VP of Artificial Intelligence

Hinge

Hinge

Software Engineering
New York, NY, USA
Posted on Wednesday, July 26, 2023
Hinge is the dating app designed to be deleted
In today's digital world, finding genuine relationships is tougher than ever. At Hinge, we’re on a mission to inspire intimate connection to create a less lonely world. We’re obsessed with understanding our users’ behaviors to help them find love, and our success is defined by one simple metric– setting up great dates. With tens of millions of users across the globe, we’ve become the most trusted way to find a relationship, for all.
About the Role:
Hinge is looking for a passionate Vice President of Artificial Intelligence (AI) to provide strategic and operational leadership to Hinge’s AI initiatives as we are embarking on a mission to become an AI-First company. Reporting to our Chief Technology Officer, you will lead a dedicated team of Data Scientists and Machine Learning Engineers to develop a self-service AI platform, and cutting-edge AI models and tools.
In this role, you will work closely with the Engineering, Data, Product and other teams to lay the foundation of AI at Hinge to power user safety, bad actors/algorithms, recommendation engine, AI-generated interactions, etc. We are looking for someone with extensive experience in building AI teams and platforms, and a passion for solving some of the most complex and important problems related to dating.

Responsibilities:

  • Team Leadership and Development: Build, manage, and mentor a world-class team of Data Scientists and Machine Learning Engineers, fostering a collaborative and inclusive work environment.
  • Self-Service AI Platform: Oversee the development and maintenance of a self-service AI platform that enables the rapid creation, testing, and deployment of machine learning models. The platform should be self-serving, scalable and developed with bias mitigation in mind.
  • AI Model Development: Lead the development and deployment of advanced AI models to enhance user experience, safety, and outcomes across the entire product funnel. This includes ideation, model development, validation, and implementation.
  • AI Ethics: Champion ethical AI practices within the organization, ensuring models are designed, implemented, and used in a fair, transparent, and accountable manner. Lead discussions and actions around data privacy, algorithmic bias, transparency, and other AI ethics-related topics.
  • Operational Efficiency: Implement AI tools to optimize operational efficiency across the organization, working closely with cross-functional teams to understand their needs and develop AI solutions that drive improvement. Foster a data-driven culture within the organization, promoting the use of AI in decision-making processes.
  • Strategic Planning: Collaborate with the tech leadership and the executive team to define the company’s AI strategy and goals, ensuring alignment with the broader business objectives.
  • Innovation: Keep abreast of the latest AI trends, AI Platforms, applications, and best practices, and advise on potential adoption to drive competitive advantage

What We’re Looking For:

  • Master's degree in Computer Science, AI, Data Science, or a related field. A PhD would be considered a plus.
  • Proven experience in a similar leadership role, preferably in a product-led tech company.
  • Strong track record of building, managing, and developing high-performing teams.
  • Demonstrated experience in designing, implementing, and maintaining AI models and platforms.
  • Expert in modern AI technologies (including generative AI), machine learning models, data analytics, and the underlying infrastructure & engineering to reliably deploy these models at scale.
  • Expert in MLOps and building reliable/high availability AI/ML systems.
  • Ability to communicate complex data insights in a clear and actionable way to non-technical stakeholders.
  • Highly motivated, proactive and collaborative team player with the ability to persuade others and influence outcomes.
As a member of our team, you’ll enjoy:
401(k) Matching: We match 100% of the first 10% of pre-tax 401(k) contributions you make, up to a maximum of $10,000 per year.
Professional Growth: Get a $3,000 annual Learning & Development stipend once you’ve been with us for three months. You also get free access to Udemy, an online learning and teaching marketplace with over 6000 courses, starting your first day.
Parental Leave & Planning: When you become a new parent, you’re eligible for 100% paid parental leave (20 paid weeks for both birth and non-birth parents.)
Fertility Support: You’ll get easy access to fertility care through Carrot, from basic treatments to fertility preservation. We also provide $10,000 toward fertility preservation. You and your spouse/domestic partner are both eligible.
Date Stipend: All Hinge employees receive a $100 monthly stipend for epic dates– Romantic or otherwise. Hinge Premium is also free for employees and their loved ones.
ERGs: We have eight Employee Resource Groups (ERGs)—Asian, Unapologetic, Disability, LGBTQIA+, Vibras, Women/Nonbinary, Parents, and Remote—that hold regular meetings, host events, and provide dedicated support to the organization & its community.
At Hinge, our core values are…
Authenticity: We share, never hide, our words, actions and intentions.
Courage: We embrace lofty goals and tough challenges.
Empathy: We deeply consider the perspective of others.
Diversity inspires innovation
Hinge is an equal-opportunity employer. We value diversity at our company and do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status. We believe success is created by a diverse workforce of individuals with different ideas, strengths, interests, and cultural backgrounds.