Director of Machine Learning

San Francisco, California

  Machine Learning


Our client are a dynamic fintech startup revolutionizing their industry with innovative LLM-powered SaaS solutions. They are hiring a Director of Machine Learning to lead their machine learning initiatives and drive the development of high-performance enterprise solutions that leverage LLMs and RAG architectures.


  • As the Director of Machine Learning, you will lead the development and execution of the machine learning roadmap, aligning with business objectives and customer needs.

  • Build and mentor a high-performing machine learning team, fostering a culture of collaboration, innovation and continuous learning.

  • Drive the design, development and optimization of LLM-powered SaaS solutions, ensuring scalability, reliability and performance.

  • Collaborate closely with cross-functional teams, including product management, engineering and data science, to translate business requirements into technical solutions.

  • Stay abreast of the latest advancements in machine learning, NLP and related fields, and evaluate emerging technologies for potential integration into their platform.

  • Provide technical leadership and guidance, ensuring best practices, coding standards and quality assurance processes are followed.

  • Drive the adoption of fine-tuning and instruction fine-tuning techniques to optimize model performance and adaptability to specific domains.


  • PhD or Master’s degree in Computer Science, Engineering, Mathematics, or a related quantitative discipline.

  • Minimum of eight years of experience in machine learning, with at least three years in a hands-on leadership role.

  • Proven track record of building and leading high-performing machine learning teams, delivering successful enterprise solutions from concept to production.

  • Extensive experience with LLMs, RAG architectures and other advanced machine learning techniques, with a focus on natural language processing.

  • Strong background in fine-tuning and instruction fine-tuning, with a deep understanding of model optimization techniques.

  • Experience working in the fintech industry or related domains is highly desirable.

  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, with the ability to effectively communicate complex technical concepts to non-technical stakeholders.

  • Strong problem-solving abilities and strategic thinking, with a passion for driving innovation and delivering impactful results.

Salary: TBC by our client

Interested? Apply now in the link below or email you resume directly to for consideration.