Lead Machine Learning Engineer


 170k - 210k
 United States  (Mountain View, CA)
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About kea

Launched in 2018, kea is one of the fastest-growing companies changing the way restaurants operate. We've raised $26 million from Tier 1 Silicon Valley investors, and we're not stopping there. Originating in Mountain View, California, and now fully remote, we are building a team that is excited about our mission: drive the worldโ€™s commerce by empowering restaurants to operate more intelligently and own their relationship with customers. The first product in our platform, kea Voice, takes orders over the phone at a high level of efficiency and consistency so that restaurants can focus on making delicious food. That's a win-win!

Our Commitment as a team

Atย kea, we live our values--we are committed to innovation while moving as one unit at high velocity. We are compassionate and care for others. We are open and transparent. We play to win the long game. As you review the below keep Our Commitment in mind. Your uniqueness is valued and differences of opinion, background, and ability are welcomed. If you think you satisfy even just a few of the below points, please apply!

About the role

kea is looking for a Lead Engineer for our Machine Learning team. You should be a seasoned Software Engineer who has led a software team before and shipped a product containing a strong AI/ML component. You are a leader who embraces Software Engineering best practices and uses them to lead a team to shipping reliable, well-tested, and high-quality code. You can code in whatever language you need to and you are not bothered by working on other peopleโ€™s code. You collaborate effortlessly with internal team members and external teams and are able to align on technical vision with other Leads and Architects. When you meet with your team members, you help them not only with their work, their professional development, understand their issues, and help them succeed in their roles. Most importantly, you must relish the challenge of developing ownership of a cutting-edge AI automation platform, containing a blend of Conversational Design, AI/ML Models, and Restaurant-Industry specific technology.

What your day-to-day looks like

  • Set achievable delivery goals with the Product Owner and Project Manager and ensure the team meets them
  • Make strong contributions to the automation platform code, and review the contributions of other team members - ensuring they meet Software Engineering best practices
  • Continually evaluate automation performance and identify areas for improvement
  • Meet regularly with management to highlight issues encountered by the team

What sets you up for success

  • 5+ years of software engineering and 2+ years as a Lead (with people management experience), including Machine Learning experience
  • Strong understanding of Automated Speech Recognition, machine learning models, data analysis, and supervised learning methods
  • End-to-end experience with model design, development, and MLOps
  • Proficiency in writing production-quality code in Python and Typescript / Javascript on Node.js
  • Experience with Conversational Design
  • You enjoy helping to define and solve open-ended problems

What we offer

  • Generous stock option plan
  • 100% employer-paid medical and mental health care benefits. Vision and dental are also available
  • Flexible time off
  • Remote work
  • Ownership, responsibility, and empowerment in what you do
  • Incredible teammates and a caring workplace culture
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