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Director, AI Platform



Software Engineering, Data Science
New York, NY, USA
Posted on Friday, May 17, 2024
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About the Role
Hinge is seeking a Director of Engineering to lead and expand our Artificial Intelligence (AI) Platform team. This team is the backbone of our AI and Machine Learning (ML) operations, providing the essential infrastructure and tools that empower our Data Scientists and ML Engineers to efficiently build, test, and deploy models. In doing so, you'll make a meaningful difference in Hinge users' lives by driving the technology that brings them together.
As the Director of AI Platform, you'll drive strategic initiatives while also contributing as a hands-on engineer, ensuring practical and scalable solutions. The AI Platform team is set to grow to a total of five ML Platform Engineers by the end of 2024, and this role offers a unique opportunity to shape the future of Hinge's ML and AI landscape.


  • Set and drive the vision, goals, strategy, and roadmap to build out our AI Platform infrastructure and a​ccelerate the delivery of models to production.
  • Ensure engineering outcomes meet or exceed established standards of excellence in code quality, system design, scalability, and reliability.
  • Manage, hire, and scale a high-functioning team of engineers.
  • Participate in technical design discussions.
  • Collaborate closely with ML Engineers, Data Scientists, and Product Managers to understand their needs, translate their needs into customer problems, and work with the team to identify and prioritize opportunities to accelerate the AI/ML development and deployment process.
  • Partner with other Engineering disciplines to integrate the AI/ML workflow into Hinge’s stack.
  • Define and develop best practices and processes to support efficient team operations.
  • Engage in hands-on work and software delivery while building out the team.

What We're Looking

  • 10+ years of experience as an ML, backend, data, or platform engineer, with 4+ years of experience in ML/AI.
  • 3+ years of engineering management experience ideally in an AI platform role.
  • Expertise in building and supporting ML ops and data infrastructure.
  • Comfort with cloud native infrastructure.
  • Demonstrated technical leadership experience in aligning platform strategy with product and business objectives.
  • Demonstrated ability to drive execution to exceed business objectives.
  • Passion for developing, coaching, and scaling direct reports.
  • Effective communication with individuals from diverse technical and non-technical backgrounds.
  • Strong ability to lead and evaluate build vs buy trade offs.
  • Nice to have: Previous experience with AWS, Argo, Kafka, Kubenetes, Terraform, Databricks, Flink, Ray, or other ML Ops tooling.
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.
If you require reasonable accommodation to complete a job application, pre-employment testing, or a job interview or to otherwise participate in the hiring process, please contact employeebenefits@matchgroup.com.