Engineering Manager - ML Platform



Software Engineering, Data Science
Lisbon, Portugal
Posted on Tuesday, April 23, 2024

We believe that we are better together, and at Tripadvisor we welcome you for who you are. Our workplace is for everyone, as is our people powered platform. At Tripadvisor, we want you to bring your unique perspective and experiences, so we can collectively revolutionize travel and together find the good out there.

Our team is building out a next generation Machine Learning Platform for all data scientists and machine learning engineers across all of Tripadvisor’s brands. Our mission is to empower data scientists to work independently and scale their productivity to enable broader and deeper utilization of machine learning techniques to help improve the business performance. Tripadvisor hosts over 400 million monthly active visitors and operates across multiple cloud environments. Our data is at the petabyte scale, requiring a scalable, efficient, and reliable machine learning platform to support it.

We are seeking a talented, experienced, Team Lead or Technical Manager to pave the way towards revolutionizing how we leverage data and Machine Learning! We leverage Kubernetes and a variety of open source software (e.g. Kubeflow, Seldon, Istio, MLflow) to train and deploy over one hundred models serving a billion requests per day.

What you’ll do:

  • Build and lead a high-performing technical team by hiring, training, and mentoring engineers of all levels
  • Foster a collaborative and innovative team culture
  • Lead the team and development of scalable and efficient machine learning platform products and infrastructure from ideation to completion.
  • Develop project plans, timelines, budgets, and resource allocation strategies, and ensure projects are delivered on time and within scope and budget.
  • Collaborate with data science and product engineering leads on cross-functional teams across the globe to ensure product development aligns with business goals
  • Define and enforce engineering best practices to ensure deliverables are complete, on time, and meeting a high-quality standard.
  • Stay up-to-date with the latest ML platform technologies and trends to identify opportunities for product innovation and cost savings.
  • Communicate effectively with technical and non-technical stakeholders to ensure alignment on project goals, commitments, and timelines

Skills & Experience:

  • You have a BS or MS in Computer Science or equivalent
  • 9+ years of experience of commercial software development
  • 3+ years leading and / or managing others
  • Experience managing remote teams across different time zones is a plus
  • Demonstrated excellence participating on cross functional teams in fast-paced environments, both in terms of technical leadership and hands-on coding.
  • Excellent ability to break down complex problems into simple solutions
  • Willingness and ability to take on new technologies.
  • Strong analytical skills and desire to write clean, correct and efficient code.
  • Sense of ownership, urgency and pride in your work.
  • Proven that you are a leader who prioritizes, communicates clearly, and partners effectively with both technical and non-technical employees.
  • Excellent command of tools and expertise for troubleshooting production issues.
  • Experience with Python, Docker, Kubernetes, Kubeflow, Seldon, Spark and AWS / Azure cloud service experience is a plus.
  • Exposure to Machine Learning practices and platforms
  • Computer Science degree or equivalent experience.

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