Head of AI & Automation


 150k - 250k
 United States  (Columbia)
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This position is only open to individuals who are currently residing in the United States. We regret that we are unable to consider applicants who live outside of the United States at this time.

This is a unique opportunity to lead the AI and automation department for a large, fast-growing digital agency.

You'll be primarily responsible for developing and implementing AI-powered solutions, automation strategies, and cutting-edge technologies across the agency's portfolio of large brands. You'll be responsible for building a department of talented AI engineers, data scientists, and automation specialists. And help redefine the standards for AI and automation agency-wide.

You'll report directly to the CTO.

Your gift is creating AI-powered solutions and automation that drive measurable, meaningful growth for any brand lucky enough to work with you.

You have a strong background in AI, machine learning, and automation, with a deep understanding of how these technologies can be leveraged to improve performance across digital advertising, customer experience, and internal processes.

You're knowledgeable about the latest developments in AI, machine learning, and natural language processing, and you have experience working with platforms like ChatGPT.

You're confident, innovative, and driven.

You don't just want to automate tasks; you want to revolutionize the way digital agencies operate.

You're looking for an awesome agency to call home... and you're keen on spending some time mentoring and managing up-and-coming leaders in the field.


Here’s what you’ll do:

80% – Developing and implementing AI-powered solutions and automation strategies

  • Research and identify opportunities for AI and automation within the agency and client campaigns
  • Develop and deploy AI models, machine learning algorithms, and automation tools to improve performance across various aspects of the business
  • Collaborate with other departments to ensure seamless integration of AI-powered solutions and automation strategies
  • Monitor and optimize AI and automation performance, making adjustments as needed
  • Stay up-to-date on the latest developments in AI, machine learning, and automation, and continuously explore new tools and techniques

NOTE: You won't personally develop all solutions. You'll have a talented team and a budget to hire. Can you drive innovation and deliver results consistently?

20% of your time will go toward managing people and processes

  • Mentor and manage a team of AI engineers, data scientists, and automation specialists
  • Bridge the gap between technical and non-technical teams, ensuring clear communication and understanding of AI and automation projects
  • Manage and optimize the AI and automation development process
  • Build the team to handle increased demand and scale
  • Develop and maintain relationships with external AI and automation vendors and partners


Here’s what you’ll have:

  • Must have experience in AI, machine learning, and automation within a digital agency or similar environment
  • Demonstrated ability to develop and deploy AI-powered solutions and automation strategies that deliver results
  • Strong knowledge of digital advertising, customer experience, and internal processes
  • Experience with platforms like ChatGPT and other AI technologies
  • Strong data analysis and problem-solving skills
  • Proficient in programming languages like Python, R, or similar
  • Experience with managing and growing technical teams
  • Ability to communicate complex technical concepts to non-technical stakeholders
  • Excellent communication skills and the ability to interact well with multiple departments


Here’s what we offer:

  • 🌴 Unlimited Paid Time Off (w/ a 2-week minimum usage per year)
  • 👶 8 Weeks Paid Family Leave (for the birth of a new child or to treat yourself or family members for an illness)
  • 👩‍⚕️ Health Insurance
    • CareFirst Advantage HSA & Non-HSA Option
    • Carefirst Dental and Vision
    • Weighted contributions covering varying portions of individuals and families
  • 💰 401(k) and 401(k) Roth Retirement Plans w/ 3% employer match
  • 🖥️ $500 initial equipment stipend (in addition to company-issued computer, monitor, and peripherals)
  • 🕝 Flexible working hours based on your timezone
  • 💻 Fully remote (but we have an office in Columbia, MD if on-site is important for you!)
  • 📅 13.5 Paid Holidays
  • 👩‍🏫 Monthly Mentorship Meetings to ensure there is always time dedicated to you with your manager
  • 👕 Casual Dress Code (be comfortable! Suit & Tie not required)
  • ...and more! Ask us about our favorite benefits! ❤️

Here’s where to learn more:


WebMechanix is committed to the principles of Equal Employment Opportunity for all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability, genetic information, sexual orientation, or any other category covered by law.

U.S. Residents Only

The estimated salary range for this position is $150,000 - $250,000.


If you don't feel that you meet all of the requirements listed in this job description, don't worry! Even if your past experience doesn't match up perfectly with the job description, we still encourage you to apply. Research indicates that women and people of color are less likely to submit job applications unless they feel they meet all the requirements. At WebMechanix, we are committed to creating a diverse, inclusive, and equitable workplace. Therefore, we encourage you to submit an application if you are interested so we can keep you in mind not only for this role and similar roles but future openings too.

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