Salesforce.com, Inc Director, Salesforce Research in Palo Alto, California
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Director, Salesforce Research
Location: Palo Alto, CA
The Salesforce Research team is looking for a Director who is a thought leader with a track record of innovative research publications in artificial intelligence and experience working with peers in academic, corporate or industry settings. This leader will manage a team of highly motivated Research Scientists exploring research in the fields of computer vision, speech, natural language understanding. The leader will have autonomy and space to drive the focus of their research team. There will also be opportunities to convert research models and ideas into products that integrate into the CRM platform.
The Director will lead and help deliver Salesforce Research’s goals of publishing at and participating in top conferences in AI, developing and growing partnerships for applications of research findings into products, evangelizing AI at Salesforce to greatly influence the future of all Salesforce products and most importantly attracting, retaining and growing the talent in the team.
Contribute to the state-of-the-art research by supporting and participating in delivering to high quality publications and/or patent submissions
Representing Salesforce Research at conferences such as NIPS, ICML, ICLR, ACL, CVPR, etc.
Lead the way within Salesforce on how we can leverage our data and assets to create intelligence for our customers
Deliver prototypes from research findings that can help the broader set of internal and external stakeholders visualize and understand the implications of the research
Partner with product management and engineering organizations, where possible to create real-world applications that bring research into Salesforce products
Work with Data Engineers and deep learning software engineers to convert models to production functioning apps
Engage with thought leaders in the industry and in academia to exchange ideas, partner on joint research and lead in the growth and evolution of the field of AI
Attract and bring in highly talented research scientists to Salesforce
Mentor, peer review work and provide advisory input into ongoing research within the team
Work with the Chief Scientist at Salesforce to expand global awareness of Salesforce Research through talks and presentations
PhD in Computer Science or related discipline or similar publication record and focus in industry
8+ Years experience either in Academia or industry in machine learning or related fields (PhD years count ;).
Strong understanding of deep learning techniques
Strong fundamentals in applied mathematics
Experience mentoring and advising Researchers in AI
Strong verbal and written communications skills
Hands on development experience in Python/Java, PyTorch/TensorFlow, AWS/Cloud Platform and Data mining tools
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