Technical Program Manager, Machine Learning Platforms

San Francisco

Pinterest brings millions of people the inspiration to create a life they love. We're looking for a highly motivated and analytical Technical Program Manager to drive the future of our ML platforms. You’ll work with Engineering teams to understand customer needs, build a roadmap and deliver one of Pinterest’s most critical technical platforms.  

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What you’ll do :
  • Become the expert on internal use of ML infra and signals to build and operationalize models
  • Understand how internal Engineering teams across Pinterest use Machine Learning. Dig deep into how ML solves critical problems, current risks and pain points for customers.
  • Understand the current landscape of ML at Pinterest, including key systems, customers, stakeholders and leaders
  • Establish the vision, strategy, technical direction and success metrics for complex, cross-functional ML platforms
  • Establish effective cross-functional processes to anticipate, understand, prioritize and exceed the needs and requirements of customers
  • Build clear and transparent communication channels to align internal stakeholders and delivery teams
What we’re looking for :
  • BS in a technical discipline or equivalent experience (4+ years in a technical or analytical role)
  • 5+ years experience in a technology management role (engineering manager, product manager, program manager or technical consulting engagement manager)
  • Exposure to machine learning, data mining or data analytics products and solutions
  • Prior software development experience, especially with highly scalable and distributed systems
  • Prior Product Management experience and strong technical breadth and judgement - ability to quickly ramp up and go deep on a range of technologies, ability to identify technical risks and tradeoffs
  • Comfort with a fast-changing environment and ability to manage ambiguity, while focusing on execution and delivery in a data-informed environment
  • Excellent communication skills and ability to work cross-functionally to identify opportunities and deliver solutions
  • As a role that straddles the line between Product and Technical Program Management, prior experience as a PM or TPM is highly desirable 

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