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Distinguished Engineer

Company: Linkedin
Location: Sunnyvale
Posted on: January 13, 2022

Job Description:

Company Description

LinkedIn is the worlds largest professional network, built to help members of all backgrounds and experiences achieve more in their careers. Our vision is to create economic opportunity for every member of the global workforce. Every day our members use our products to make connections, discover opportunities, build skills and gain insights. We believe amazing things happen when we work together in an environment where everyone feels a true sense of belonging, and that what matters most in a candidate is having the skills needed to succeed. It inspires us to invest in our talent and support career growth. Join us to challenge yourself with work that matters.

Job Description

LinkedIn is looking for a Distinguished Engineer with expertise in AI to provide thought leadership for engineering organizations.

As a Distinguished Engineer at LinkedIn, you will architect and lead the next generation of AI solutions that powers everything LinkedIn does. From consumer to enterprise, from search to recommendation, from optimization to building knowledge graph, LinkedIn relies on innovative AI research and applications that you will help us build.

As a key leader in the organization you will lead research, design algorithms, build software, anticipate and influence the state of the art in the industry, and leverage and create open source software in the process.

Qualifications

At LinkedIn, we trust each other to do our best work where it works best for us and our teams. This role offers both hybrid or remote work options, meaning you can work from home and commute to a LinkedIn office, depending on whats best for you and when it is important for your team to be together, or this role can be performed remotely in most locations in the country of employment.

Responsibilities:

  • Lead research in advanced AI, majorly focusing on mid/long-term research topics
  • Envision and develop an AI research agenda that (1) is consistent with LinkedIn overall strategy; (2) supports a large pipeline of opportunities for which these technologies are critical; (3) addresses major and emerging AI challenges and advances the state of the art
  • Provide senior technical direction to working teams and inspire a larger community from across engineering working on AI.
  • Publish, present, and contribute as a thought leader in the field of AI. Be a talent magnet for LinkedIn.
  • Advise LinkedIn executives on a broad range of technology, strategy, and policy issues associated with AI.
  • Not just develop evidence of the validity and utility of research projects (e.g. through MVP or prototypes). But equally drive and work with relevant engineering teams to design and build the AI components that deliver value to members and customers.
  • Identify problems and opportunities and lead teams to research, architect, design and operationalize AI solutions.
  • Be part of the Data/AI Leadership team contributing to the overall strategy & roadmap considerations
  • Evangelize and inspire best practices across a large AI engineering surface area
  • Establish a culture that values diverse viewpoints while navigating complex decisions
  • Lead by example to build a culture of craftsmanship and innovation.
  • Provide mentorship to our AI talent across the team to help them grow technically and professionally.
  • Assume hands-on leadership, especially when helping teams resolve complex problems

    Basic Qualifications:
    • PhD in a relevant field or related discipline (machine learning, statistics, computer science etc.), or equivalent research experience
    • 8+ years of relevant work or academic experience
    • Experience leading technical research projects with multiple stakeholders

      Preferred Qualifications:
      • 10+ years experience in research and design AI solutions with at least 5 of those years in a technical or scientific leadership position
      • Experience in designing and implementing large scale AI platforms.
      • Experience in leading large scale AI development projects from concept to multiple releases in production
      • Familiarity with multiple open source machine learning frameworks (pytorch, tensorflow, onnx etc.), and languages (C++, Python, etc.)
      • Experience leading high-impact, cross-company initiatives
      • Established track record of excellence in relevant research areas

        Additional Information

        Equal Opportunity Statement

        LinkedIn is committed to diversity in its workforce and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. LinkedIn considers qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, creed, gender, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, marital status, pregnancy, sex, gender expression or identity, sexual orientation, citizenship, or any other legally protected class. LinkedIn is an Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employer as described in our equal opportunity statement here: https://lnkd.in/equalemploymentopportunity2017. Please reference the following information for more information: https://legal.linkedin.com/content/dam/legal/LinkedIn_EEO_Statement_2020.pdf. Please reference the following information for more information: https://www.eeoc.gov/sites/default/files/migrated_files/employers/poster_screen_reader_optimized.pdf and https://www.dol.gov/ofccp/regs/compliance/posters/pdf/OFCCP_EEO_Supplement_Final_JRF_QA_508c.pdf for more information.

        LinkedIn is committed to offering an inclusive and accessible experience for all job seekers, including individuals with disabilities. Our goal is to foster an inclusive and accessible workplace where everyone has the opportunity to be successful.

        If you need a reasonable accommodation to search for a job opening, apply for a position, or participate in the interview process, connect with us at accommodations@linkedin.com and describe the specific accommodation requested for a disability-related limitation.

        Reasonable accommodations are modifications or adjustments to the application or hiring process that would enable you to fully participate in that process. Examples of reasonable accommodations include but are not limited to:
        • Documents in alternate formats or read aloud to you
        • Having interviews in an accessible location
        • Being accompanied by a service dog
        • Having a sign language interpreter present for the interview

          A request for an accommodation will be responded to within three business days. However, non-disability related requests, such as following up on an application, will not receive a response.

          LinkedIn will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by LinkedIn, or (c) consistent with LinkedIn's legal duty to furnish information.

          San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance

          Pursuant to the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance, LinkedIn will consider for employment qualified applicants with arrest and conviction records.

          Pay Transparency Policy Statement

          As a federal contractor, LinkedIn follows the Pay Transparency and non-discrimination provisions described at this link: https://lnkd.in/paytransparency.

          Global Data Privacy Notice for Job Candidates

          Please follow this link to access the document that provides transparency around the way in which LinkedIn handles personal data of employees and job applicants: https://legal.linkedin.com/candidate-portal.


          Equal Opportunity Statement

          LinkedIn is committed to diversity in its workforce and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. LinkedIn considers qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, creed, gender, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, marital status, pregnancy, sex, gender expression or identity, sexual orientation, citizenship, or any other legally protected class. LinkedIn is an Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employer as described in our equal opportunity statement here:
          https://legal.linkedin.com/content/dam/legal/LinkedIn_EEO_Statement_2020.pdf. Please reference https://www.eeoc.gov/sites/default/files/migrated_files/employers/poster_screen_reader_optimized.pdf and https://www.dol.gov/ofccp/regs/compliance/posters/pdf/OFCCP_EEO_Supplement_Final_JRF_QA_508c.pdf for more information.

          LinkedIn is an equal employment opportunity employer offering opportunities to all job seekers, including individuals with disabilities. If you believe you need a reasonable accommodation in order to search for a job opening or to apply for a position, please contact us by sending an email to accommodations@linkedin.com. This email box is designed to assist disabled job seekers who seek a reasonable accommodation to the application process. Emails sent for non-disability related issues, such as following up on an application, will not receive a response.

          In your email, please include the following: (1) confirm you have a disability; (2) identify the disability-related limitation that needs to be accommodated, and (3) if known, describe the specific accommodation requested for the disability-related limitation. A response to your request may take up to three business days.

          LinkedIn will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by LinkedIn, or (c) consistent with LinkedIn's legal duty to furnish information.

          Pay Transparency Policy Statement

          As a federal contractor, LinkedIn follows the Pay Transparency and non-discrimination provisions described at this link: https://lnkd.in/paytransparency.

          Global Data Privacy Notice for Job Candidates

          This document provides transparency around the way in which LinkedIn handles personal data of employees and job applicants: https://lnkd.in/GlobalDataPrivacyNotice
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