Manager, Machine Learning - Recommended Notifications at Twitter
San Francisco, CA, US

Twitter is looking for an engineering leader to oversee the modeling team for the recommended notifications. The team's mission is to make sure that Twitter customers never miss the things they care about most. We build relevance and machine learning models and systems to power the core of the Twitter notifications product. Our systems evaluate candidates from nearly half a billion daily tweets to select, organize, and deliver the most personalized content to our users. The recent products and technologies built by our team have shown consistent results in driving new active user and long term retention and are some of the largest contributors to audience growth on the platform.

What You'll Do:

You will join the Recommended Notifications team and lead a world-class team of Machine Learning engineers. We’re looking for a hands-on, technical manager with a passion for working on customer-facing relevance products. The ideal candidate would be equality comfortable guiding the long term roadmap of the modeling team and work with product engineering team to identify new product relevance problems.

As a Manager for Notification relevance team you will:

    Responsible for a production large scale production machine learning pipeline consisting of offline workflows and online services
    Mentor the professional development of each direct report through personal and performance management.
    Working with your Tech lead, take responsibility for the group’s technical strategy and roadmap – creating success metrics, to measure and evaluate the performance of models and understand levers of model performance
    Work with your Product, Data Science, and EM partners to understand and incorporate customer problems into the team’s roadmap and align priorities with our overall product strategy.
    Seek diverse perspectives to drive bottom-up innovation and create consensus from all technical partners inside and outside the team ( applied research teams).
    Ensure the team fully understands the goals and objectives of Twitter as a company and how their work fits into 'the bigger picture'.

Who You Are:

    You have a background in machine learning, ideally deep learning techniques, prediction/binary classification, decision trees. Experience with recommender systems is a plus.  deep learning techniques
    You are comfortable with A/B experimentation best practices and defining key metrics.
    You can hold your own technically with engineers on the team and give constructive feedback on projects and ideas
    You have a sense of urgency, move quickly and ship things
     You support giving engineers the tools, confidence, and motivation they need to make decisions independently that lead to the recognition of your engineers and not just yourself.
    You are a strong recruiter of engineering talent and comfortable closing applicants for your team and the business


    BA/BS or higher in Computer Science (or equivalent work experience)
    Previously tech-led or managed a team of 5 or more engineers building ML models and systems in a production setting
    Knowledge of and experience with techniques used in data mining, machine learning, information retrieval, recommendation systems, or natural language processing.