Manager, Software Engineering (Machine Learning)

Figma, Inc.
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Job Description

We’re looking for a leader for our Machine Learning Engineering team that is bringing cutting-edge Machine Learning and AI technology to Figma’s industry-leading design and collaboration products. You will be leading a team that is driving fundamental and applied research in this area, combining industry best practices and a first-principles approach to design and build ML models and infrastructure that will improve Figma’s products. You will be building, leading and supporting a world-class team of ML Engineers to bring this innovative research to a new space and support Figma users all over the world.

This is a full time role that can be held from one of our US hubs or remotely in the United States.

What you’ll do at Figma:

  • Manage a team of ML Engineers that are driving fundamental and applied research in ML/AI. You and the team will explore the boundaries of what is possible with the current technology set
  • Hire and develop a world-class team of engineers
  • Combine industry best practices and a first-principles approach to design and build ML models and infrastructure
  • Work in concert with other product and infrastructure engineers to improve Figma’s design and collaboration products

We'd love to hear from you if you have:

  • 8+ years of experience in one or more of the following areas: machine learning, recommendation systems, natural language understanding/generation or artificial intelligence
  • 2+ years of experience managing high-performing engineering and/or applied research teams
  • Experience communicating and working across functions to drive solutions
  • Experience in mentoring/influencing senior engineers across organizations
  • Deep domain knowledge and understanding of machine learning research, frameworks, data pipelines, and platform architecture

While not required, It’s an added plus if you also have:

  • Proven track record of planning multi-year roadmap in which shorter-term projects ladder to the long-term vision
  • Experience building and productionizing ML models within highly used products and services
  • Strong understanding of Language Models (LLMs) and related technologies

At Figma, one of our values is Grow as you go. We believe in hiring smart, curious people who are excited to learn and develop their skills. If you’re excited about this role but your past experience doesn’t align perfectly with the points outlined in the job description, we encourage you to apply anyways. You may be just the right candidate for this or other roles.

Read more about our team

  • Figma's VP of Design, Noah, presenting on our ML roadmap at our annual conference, ConFig
  • Fast Company awarded Figma the General Excellence award in the 2023 Innovation by Design category
  • Investing in Figma: The Decade of Design
  • Figma's next product is a multiplayer whiteboard called FigJam

Pay Transparency Disclosure

If based in Figma’s San Francisco or New York hub offices, this role has the annual base salary range stated below. 

Job level and actual compensation will be decided based on factors including, but not limited to, individual qualifications objectively assessed during the interview process (including skills and prior relevant experience, potential impact, and scope of role), market demands, and specific work location. The listed range is a guideline, and the range for this role may be modified. For roles that are available to be filled remotely, the pay range is localized according to employee work location by a factor of between 80% and 100% of range. Please discuss your specific work location with your recruiter for more information.

Figma offers equity to employees, as well a competitive package of additional benefits, including health, dental & vision, retirement with company contribution, parental leave & reproductive or family planning support, mental health & wellness benefits, generous PTO, company recharge days, a learning & development stipend, a work from home stipend, and cell phone reimbursement. Figma also offers sales incentive pay for most sales roles. Figma’s compensation and benefits are subject to change and may be modified in the future. You may view our Pay Transparency Policy by clicking on the corresponding link.

Annual Base Salary Range (SF/NY Hub):

$233,000—$372,000 USD

Company Info.

Figma, Inc.

Figma is a collaborative web application for interface design. The feature set of Figma focuses on user interface and user experience design, with an emphasis on real-time collaboration, utilising a variety of vector graphics editor and prototyping tools. Adobe announced on 15 September 2022 that it would acquire Figma for approximately $20 billion in cash and stock.

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    Computer software
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    San Francisco, CA, USA
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