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Machine Learning Director

$165k – $190k
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Knightscope is developing breakthrough technologies, and we are seeking to expand our team with the best and brightest thinkers, builders and doers who are passionate about making a meaningful and positive difference in their communities. We have a keen interest in candidates with a strong background in the areas of robotics, autonomous technology, sensors and software development.

We are looking for a Machine Learning Director to join our team. As a leader of the team, you will drive our ML efforts with responsibility for shipping products that enhance Knightscope’s offering.

To be successful in this role, you should have experience with ML models and all that ML entails, from model development to data labeling and data cleansing in addition to leadership of a ML team that shipped products. We develop products really quickly so an aptitude to work with tight deadlines is needed.

- Come up with Machine Learning roadmap and be responsible for the execution of it
- Report progress to upper management on a continuous basis.
- Integrate ML projects with Knightscope Security Operations Center (KSOC)
- Provide technical guidance in ML experiments and projects
- Take end to end ownership of ML systems
- Identify new opportunities to apply Machine Learning to different parts of the Knightscope offering
- Stay up-to-date with new technology innovation. Introduce what would be beneficial for us to continue to be the market leader in security
Lead and grow a team of expert machine learning engineers
- HR responsibilities such as team development, career paths, performance evaluations and mentoring

- 5 years of experience in technical leadership and people management role
- 7+ years professional work experience with Machine learning
- PhD/MS/BS in Computer Science
- Deep understanding of the mathematical foundations of Machine Learning algorithms
- Demonstrated expertise of working hands-on in analyzing and modeling large data sets
- Ability to quickly prototype solutions using technology that might not be familiar to you
- Experience with cloud (Amazon AWS, MS Azure, etc.) as well as embedded environments (NVIDIA Jetson, Raspberry Pi, etc.)
- Hands-on experience with deep learning frameworks: TensorFlow, Keras, Pytorch, Caffe, etc
- Experience with Machine learning libraries such as scikit-learn, numpy, scipy, pandas, PIL, OpenCL
- Python experience
- Excellent written and oral communication skills

- Experience with Jira or other project tracking software
- Ability to lead a team working with Agile project management concepts
- Startup experience

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender or national origin.

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