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Director of AI (NYC or Remote US)

Trunk Tools

Trunk Tools

Software Engineering, Data Science
United States · New York, NY, USA · Fairfax, VA, USA · Remote
Posted on Tuesday, April 23, 2024

At Trunk Tools, we are tackling the massive $13 trillion+ construction industry. We’re an exceptional team of serial entrepreneurs, brought together by our shared mission: automating construction. Our founding team (SpaceX, Stanford, MIT, Carta, etc.) has successfully built and deployed software in construction for 140k+ users, millions of users beyond the construction space, and worked on +$2 billion of built-environment projects. We aren’t another out-of-touch tech startup, most of our team comes from construction.

We spent the last few years building the brain behind construction. Now we are deploying workflows/ agents, starting with Q&A document chatbot, to be ingrained in construction teams’ workflows, ultimately to automate construction. Given our immense traction with several Fortune 500 construction companies, we are doubling our team in order to deploy several more agents this year. You will have an opportunity to drive the transformation of a multi-trillion-dollar industry full of waste, risks and inefficiencies.

Position Overview:

As the Director of Artificial Intelligence & Machine Learning, you will play a pivotal role in shaping and executing our AI and ML strategy. You will lead a team of experienced professionals, driving the development of innovative solutions that solve complex problems and deliver tangible business value. This position requires a dynamic leader with a strong technical background in AI and ML, excellent strategic thinking, and a passion for driving results.

What you will do and achieve:

  • Strategic Leadership:

    • Lead and scale the AI team and technology stack, from conceptualization to implementation.

    • Collaborate with executive leadership to identify and prioritize AI & ML opportunities.

  • Team Management:

    • Recruit a high performing AI engineering team.

    • Lead, mentor, and inspire a cross-functional team of data scientists, machine learning engineers, and AI specialists.

  • Technical Oversight:

    • Research, build, and deploy applications on top of large language/vision models.

    • Function as an AI & Machine Learning expert and stay at the forefront of cutting edge trends and relevant methodologies.

  • Project Execution:

    • Oversee the end-to-end delivery of AI & ML projects, ensuring high-quality, scalable, and timely solutions.

    • Collaborate with cross-functional teams to integrate AI & ML capabilities into existing and new products.

  • Stakeholder Engagement:

    • Collaborate with product to understand customer needs and architect solutions with engineering.

    • Communicate complex technical concepts to non-technical stakeholders effectively.

Who you are:

  • Advanced degree in Computer Science, Data Science, Machine Learning, Statistics, Mathematics, Engineering, or a related field.

  • A minimum of 10 years of professional experience in ML Engineering, computer programming, Data Science, or Data Engineering.

  • Demonstrated ability in leading and scaling teams, with a knack for hiring, coaching, and managing talent.

  • Expertise in Generative AI, Large Language Models (LLMs) and computer vision.

  • Proficient in Python and familiar with AI/ML technologies, frameworks, and applications.

  • Proven experience in deploying ML/AI models in production settings, ideally within a SaaS startup environment.

  • Outstanding communication and interpersonal abilities.

  • Exceptional leadership qualities, with a clear vision and strategy for data deployment.

What we offer 😎

  • 🎖️ A close-knit and collaborative early-stage startup environment where every voice is heard and every opinion matters; currently we're 17 team members

  • 💰 Competitive salary and stock option equity packages

  • 🏥 3 Medical Plans to choose from including 100% covered option. Plus Dental and Vision Insurance!

  • 💰 401K

  • 🤓 Learning & Growth stipend

  • 🏠 Flexible long-term work options (remote and hybrid)

  • 🥨 Free lunch provided in the office in NYC - you’ll never go hungry with us!

  • 🛫 Unlimited PTO; We truly believe in work-life balance and that hard work should be balanced with time for rest and rejuvenation

  • 🏝 IRL / In-Person retreats throughout the year

Salary range: $250,000 - $300,000 / year + equity

We realize applying for jobs can feel daunting at times. We don’t expect you to check all the qualification boxes and encourage you to apply if you have experience in some of the areas.

At Trunk Tools, we’re working hard to build a more productive and safer environment within the construction industry, and we strive to live by these same values here at Trunk Tools HQ. As an equal-opportunity employer, we are committed to building an inclusive environment where you can be you. We work hard to evaluate all employees and job applicants consistently, without regard to race, color, religion, gender, national origin, age, disability, pregnancy, gender expression or identity, sexual orientation, or any other legally protected class.