ML Research Manager, Siri Search Relevance

Website Apple

The Siri Search Relevance team is creating groundbreaking technology for artificial intelligence, machine learning and natural language processing. The features we create are redefining how hundreds of millions of people use their computers and mobile devices to search and find what they are looking for. Siri’s universal search engine powers search features across a variety of Apple products, including Siri, Spotlight, Safari, Messages and Lookup. As part of this group, you will be leading large scale machine learning and deep learning to improve Query Understanding and Ranking of Siri Search and developing fundamental building blocks needed for Artificial Intelligence. This involves developing sophisticated machine learning models, using word embeddings and deep learning to understand the quality of matches, online learning to react quickly to change, natural language processing to understand queries, taking advantage of petabytes of data and signals from millions of users and combining information from multiple sources to provide the user with results that best satisfies their intent and information seeking needs.

Key Qualifications
7+ years experience building successful search relevance, online advertisement or recommendation systems that utilize big data and machine learning
7+ years experience leading and growing successful applied ML teams that consists of data scientists and engineers
5+ years of hands on experience in the fields of ML, AI and NLP
Proven ability to apply ML modeling to product requirements
Proven leader and team player with an excellent communication skills and track record
Applied experience with a major search engine / social network is a strong plus

As a member of our fast-paced group, you’ll have the unique and rewarding opportunity to shape upcoming products from Apple. This role focuses on leading the development of algorithms and ranking systems that drive the quality experience of Siri Search features that are integrated through out Apple products, including Siri, Spotlight, Safari, Lookup, Messages. You will lead and grow a team of data scientists, machine learning specialists, and infrastructure engineers. This role will have the following responsibilities:

* Work with product to define requirements for search ranking
* Analyze, measure and evaluate the search ranking quality in the production system
* Define the architecture and roadmap of search ranking
* Identify and define search ranking projects, including ranking algorithms, the training and evaluation system, and the runtime ranking stack
* Lead and drive
* ML modeling for search ranking
* Measurement and evaluation
* Ranking improvement iterations
* Runtime stack and offline system improvements
* Lead and grow the search ranking team, which includes
* Data scientists that work on modeling, ML, NLP
* Engineers that build runtime ranking system and offline pipelines
* Work with partner teams to build high quality Siri Search products

Education & Experience
MS or Ph.D in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, Machine Learning, Data Science or related field

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