Manager, AI Engineering

Job description

Optimizely is known for content, commerce, and optimization with our Digital Experience Platform (DXP). Millions of experiences are served with our platform every single day, helping organizations grow exponentially online. We have the honor of serving some incredible customers – which makes what we do extremely rewarding. Optimizely has over 9,000 brands, from global organizations such as Visa, Sky, Yamaha, and Wall Street Journal to tech innovators like Atlassian, DocuSign, FitBit, and Zillow.


The AI Engineering Manager/Evangelist is responsible for leading a team of AI Engineers and QA Analysts, driving the development of AI-powered solutions, and promoting the use of AI within the organization. This role requires a combination of technical expertise, leadership skills, and a passion for evangelizing the potential of AI technology.

Job Responsibilities

  • Build, Lead and manage a team of AI Engineers and QA Analysts, providing guidance, mentorship, and performance feedback.
  • Oversee the development and deployment of AI models and solutions, ensuring they meet business requirements and are delivered on time.
  • Collaborate with other teams and stakeholders to identify opportunities for leveraging AI technology to solve business problems.
  • Evangelize the use of AI across, educating employees about its potential, encouraging its adoption and contributing thought leadership to real business problems to effect positive change.
  • Stay up-to-date with the latest developments in AI and machine learning, and incorporate new techniques and technologies into the team's work as appropriate.
  • Ensure the ethical use of AI, adhering to best practices for fairness, transparency, and privacy.
  • Collaborate with the IT AI Team to develop comprehensive test and implementation plans/strategies for AI and machine learning models and systems.
  • Mentor and guide junior AI engineers, fostering a culture of continuous learning and improvement.

Knowledge And Experience

  • Proven experience as an AI Engineer or similar role, with experience in a leadership or managerial role.
  • Strong knowledge of AI and machine learning algorithms and principles.
  • Excellent programming skills, with experience in Python and AI-related libraries and frameworks.
  • Strong communication and presentation skills, with the ability to explain complex AI concepts to non-technical audiences.
  • Passion for AI and a desire to stay at the cutting edge of this rapidly evolving field.
  • Startup mindset, with a track record of taking teams from ideation through implementation
  • Experienced across the technology stack and a variety of tools and languages


Bachelor's degree in Computer Science, Engineering, or a related field, advanced degree preferred. Or equivalent experience.


Delivering High Quality Work

Driving Continuous Improvement

Driving for Results

Driving Projects to Completion

Interacting with People at Different Levels

Our culture is the most important thing we offer. We continuously aim to provide a high-growth space, both virtually and in person, where you can do your best work and, in the process, unlock your boundless potential. We are dedicated to providing meaningful rewards and development opportunities for our employees, recognizing performance and creating a supportive working environment.

At Optimizely, our standardized language is English, and it is crucial to have good English communication skills to be successful in your global role. All our external and cross-location communication is done in US English (en-us), but internally you can speak in whichever native language you most identify with.

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