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Director of Engineering, AI & Data

Thrive Global

Thrive Global

Software Engineering, Data Science
Ireland · Remote
Posted on Monday, March 18, 2024

Thrive is a leading behavior change technology company founded by Arianna Huffington in 2016 with the mission to end the stress and burnout epidemic. Thrive helps individuals and organizations improve well-being, performance and mental resilience with its AI-powered behavior change technology platform. Thrive’s Microsteps – small, science-backed steps to improve health and productivity – have been adopted by employees at more than 125 organizations in over 140 countries, from frontline and call center workers to executives at multinational companies.

As a Director of Engineering on our AI & Data initiatives, you will contribute to a critical and strategic area for Thrive. You will use your experience with data insights, ML, and Generative AI to transform how Thrive creates health and well-being outcomes by leading engineering teams to build & deliver data, ML, & AI solutions that are deeply personalized and tailored to our users. You will guide Thrive’s direction and broad reaching investments in AI with your insights and experience. You have a forward-thinking mindset, and an ability to translate the vast opportunities in front of you into actionable, phased strategies . While you’re a leader, you’re comfortable rolling up your sleeves and diving into the details when necessary.

How You'll Contribute:

  • Lead the entire Data Science, Data Engineering, ML & AI technology stack, from conceptualization to implementation.

  • Drive decisions and work with multiple teams to prioritize Data Science, ML, and AI initiatives especially in the area of Generative AI.

  • Proactively uncover areas of Thrive’s product and user experience that can be enhanced by generative AI and machine learning solutions, and partner with Technology leadership to prioritize them.

  • Operate as a thought partner and leader to Technology and GTM leadership, identifying risks and opportunities to shape our products and its potential to transform well-being through ML/AI.

  • Push adoption of emerging and relevant approaches to solve ML and AI problems, and empower the team to embrace pragmatic approaches to evaluate multiple solutions.

  • Lead, develop, and mentor a team of ML engineers, data scientists and data engineers.

Must Haves:

  • Demonstrated history of leadership in managing high impact machine learning and engineering projects, preferably in a SaaS startup environment.

  • Strong leadership and vision, and proven track record of creating and successfully executing a data strategy.

  • A track record of managing a multi-discipline Data team, with experience overseeing Data Science, Data Engineering, and Machine Learning.

  • Experience with distributed system design, system scaling, and performance optimization.

  • Practical experience implementing machine learning models & GenAI for predictive business outcomes.

  • Strong communication and collaboration skills across multiple levels, from detailed technical designs with engineering to broad product initiatives with key business stakeholders.

  • Comfortable in a remote-first environment, working across timezones.

  • Strong quantitative, analytical, and problem-solving skills.

  • Experience prioritizing competing objectives and communicating the rationale for complicated decision-making.

What We Offer:

  • Being part of a mission­-driven company that’s truly making a difference in the lives of people around the world. ­

  • Ability to develop within the company and shape our growth strategy.

  • A human-centric culture with a range of wellness perks and benefits.

  • A competitive compensation package.

  • Medical, dental and vision coverage + 401k program with company match.

  • Generous paid time-off programs.

Compensation for this role depends on level, and will likely fall in the $204,000-272,000 range. We provide a competitive mix of salary, performance bonus, and equity.

Thrive is deeply committed to creating a safe and welcoming work environment free of discrimination and harassment so that all employees can bring their whole selves to work.

Thrive is proud to ensure equal employment opportunity (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, genetics, gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, age, marital status, family or parental status, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by applicable federal, state or local law.

Thrive is also committed to providing reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with disabilities and disabled veterans in our job application procedures. Please inform Thrive’s Recruiting team if you need any assistance completing any forms or to otherwise participate in the application process.