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Strategic Projects Lead, Generative AI

Scale AI

Scale AI

Software Engineering, Data Science
San Francisco, CA, USA
Posted on Thursday, June 15, 2023

Scale is at the forefront of enabling AI across multiple industries. As a Technical Program Manager, you will take on some of the boldest and most challenging AI use cases and turn them into business lines that drive the company’s top-line growth. This will generally involve delivering results for strategic customers or solving novel challenges to move key company metrics.

The role involves a combination of roll-up-your-sleeves operations, engineering, and product management. You will be responsible for designing, building, and deploying new systems, processes, tools, and products so that our delivery can scale from initial prototypes to fully-ramped production. The ideal candidate has a strong entrepreneurial mindset and is comfortable leading a team and working with them under ambiguity, and owning “must win” outcomes.

You will:

  • Lead projects with diverse cross-functional stakeholders (Operations, Engineering, Sales) to execute successfully against all deliverables and milestones

  • Manage diverse internal Scale and external customer stakeholders and leaders to ensure project goals are clear and delivery unblocked at all times

  • Develop new systems, processes, workflows, and products and/or enhance existing ones to fulfill the needs of strategic customers and their initiatives

  • Own the execution of our data labeling operations for strategic projects

  • Work on some of the most impactful problems at the company

Ideally, you’d have:

  • Strong technical background (a degree in engineering computer science or equivalent experience) - the role will involve some coding, and you should be prepared for that

  • 3+ years of experience leading a team and owning deliverables/outcomes

  • Excited to do intense, high impact work (you should be prepared to work long weeks when necessary)

  • Experience working on operational problems (or a desire to do so)

  • Ability to solve difficult problems in high-stakes environments. This will usually involve getting into the weeds to ensure the success of “must win” projects

  • Entrepreneurial experience and mindset - you are excited about building things from scratch

The base salary range for this full-time position in our hub locations of San Francisco, New York, or Seattle, is $140,800 – $168,960. Compensation packages at Scale include base salary, equity, and benefits. The range displayed on each job posting reflects the minimum and maximum target for new hire salaries for the position, determined by work location and additional factors, including job-related skills, experience, interview performance, and relevant education or training. Your recruiter can share more about the specific salary range for your preferred location during the hiring process.Scale employees are also granted Stock Options that are awarded upon board of director approval. You’ll also receive benefits including, but not limited to: Comprehensive health, dental and vision coverage, retirement benefits, a learning and development stipend, and generous PTO. Additionally, this role may be eligible for additional benefits such as a commuter stipend.

About Us:

At Scale, we believe that the transition from traditional software to AI is one of the most important shifts of our time. Our mission is to make that happen faster across every industry, and our team is transforming how machine learning can build innovative products. Our products provide access to human-powered data for hundreds of use cases and are used by industry leaders such as Open AI, Lyft, Meta, GM, Samsung, Airbnb, NVIDIA, and many more. We’ve recently raised $325 million in Series E funding at a valuation of $7B+ and are expanding our team to accelerate the development of AI applications.

We believe that everyone should be able to bring their whole selves to work, which is why we are proud to be an inclusive and equal opportunity workplace. We are committed to equal employment opportunity regardless of race, color, ancestry, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, age, citizenship, marital status, disability status, gender identity or Veteran status.

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