Engineering Manager, Semantic Scholar

The Allen Institute for Artificial Intelligence
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Job Description

Who You Are:

Do you love crafting world-class web applications? Are you passionate about delivering the highest level of value to your users? AI2, an artificial intelligence research institute in Seattle, is looking for managers like yourself to expand our application development team in an effort to change the way scientists perform their research.

  • You are a leader who can balance pragmatism and quality 
  • You effectively execute on large ambiguous projects
  • You're a pragmatic engineer who knows how and when to compromise in a forward-looking manner
  • You bring experience in launching many high-impact features / products
  • You're an organic leader with a knack for building trust among your team members
  • You find ways to simplify the big challenges and can drive forward the best solution for the team and the user

Your Next Challenge:

Since its launch in November 2015, Semantic Scholar has indexed and learned from tens of millions of computer science and biomedical research articles from thousands of journals and conferences. Researchers trust our platform to help them discover the information they need.

  • Hire world-class engineers, mentor and develop team members to reach their full potential.
  • Maintain a supportive, inclusive team culture.
  • Drive rapid prototyping and A/B testing.
  • Define and enforce SLAs to maintain a world-class user experience.
  • Deliver an ambitious roadmap of new features while managing technical debt and scaling challenges.
  • Understand our customers and propose technical solutions that meet their needs.
  • Establish and reinforce engineering best practices.
  • Work with Product and Program Management to define and communicate long-term priorities for the engineering team.
  • Implement and manage an effective design review process.
  • Encourage knowledge sharing across the team for effective collaboration.

What You’ll Need:

  • Experience leading development of a distributed, large, complex web application that has been successfully delivered to millions of customers.
  • 5+ years experience working in software development teams, ideally throughout the systems life-cycle in a high-growth environment.
  • 1-3 years experience managing people, preferably in software engineering roles.
  • Proven skills in authoring and evaluating application designs and architecture.
  • Experience with hiring, mentoring, career development, and performance management.
  • Experience with agile/Scrum/Kanban-style iterative software development processes.
  • Experience with modern web development frameworks like React and Vue JS.
  • Knowledge of professional software engineering practices & best practices for the full software development life cycle, including coding standards, code reviews, source control management, build processes, testing, and operations.
  • Experience communicating with users, other technical teams, and senior management to collect requirements, describe software product features, technical designs, and product strategy.

Who We Are:

The Allen Institute for Artificial Intelligence is a non-profit research institute in Seattle founded by Paul Allen and headed by Professor Oren Etzioni. The core mission of AI2 is to contribute to humanity through high-impact research in artificial intelligence.

Company Info.

The Allen Institute for Artificial Intelligence

The Allen Institute for AI (abbreviated AI2) is a research institute founded by late Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen. The institute seeks to achieve scientific breakthroughs by constructing AI systems with reasoning, learning, and reading capabilities. Oren Etzioni was appointed by Paul Allen in September 2013 to direct the research at the institute.

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    Seattle, Washington, USA
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