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Manager, Software Engineering (Machine Learning)

Figma

Figma

Software Engineering
San Francisco, CA, USA
Posted on Saturday, August 26, 2023

Figma is growing our team of passionate people on a mission to make design accessible to all. Born on the Web, Figma helps entire product teams brainstorm, create, test, and ship better designs, together. From great products to long-lasting companies, we believe that nothing great is made alone—come make with us!

Figma is growing our team of passionate people on a mission to make design accessible to all. Born on the Web, Figma helps entire product teams brainstorm, create, test, and ship better designs, together. From great products to long-lasting companies, we believe that nothing great is made alone—come make with us!

We’re looking for a leader for our Machine Learning Engineering team that is bringing cutting-edge Machine Learning and AI technology to Figma’s industry-leading design and collaboration products. You will be leading a team that is driving fundamental and applied research in this area, combining industry best practices and a first-principles approach to design and build ML models and infrastructure that will improve Figma’s products. You will be building, leading and supporting a world-class team of ML Engineers to bring this innovative research to a new space and support Figma users all over the world.

This is a full time role that can be held from one of our US hubs or remotely in the United States.

What you’ll do at Figma:

  • Manage a team of ML Engineers that are driving fundamental and applied research in ML/AI. You and the team will explore the boundaries of what is possible with the current technology set
  • Hire and develop a world-class team of engineers
  • Combine industry best practices and a first-principles approach to design and build ML models and infrastructure
  • Work in concert with other product and infrastructure engineers to improve Figma’s design and collaboration products

We'd love to hear from you if you have:

  • 8+ years of experience in one or more of the following areas: machine learning, recommendation systems, natural language understanding/generation or artificial intelligence
  • 2+ years of experience managing high-performing engineering and/or applied research teams
  • Experience building and productionizing ML models within highly used products and services
  • Advanced education in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, relevant technical field OR relevant experience preferred
  • Experience communicating and working across functions to drive solutions
  • Experience in mentoring/influencing senior engineers across organizations
  • Proven track record of planning multi-year roadmap in which shorter-term projects ladder to the long-term vision
At Figma, one of our values is Grow as you go. We believe in hiring smart, curious people who are excited to learn and develop their skills. If you’re excited about this role but your past experience doesn’t align perfectly with the points outlined in the job description, we encourage you to apply anyways. You may be just the right candidate for this or other roles.

Pay Transparency Disclosure

If based in Figma’s San Francisco or New York hub offices, this role has the annual base salary range stated below.

Job level and actual compensation will be decided based on factors including, but not limited to, individual qualifications objectively assessed during the interview process (including skills and prior relevant experience, potential impact, and scope of role), market demands, and specific work location. The listed range is a guideline, and the range for this role may be modified. For roles that are available to be filled remotely, the pay range is localized according to employee work location by a factor of between 80% and 100% of range. Please discuss your specific work location with your recruiter for more information.

Figma offers equity to employees, as well a competitive package of additional benefits, including health, dental & vision, retirement with company contribution, parental leave & reproductive or family planning support, mental health & wellness benefits, generous PTO, company recharge days, a learning & development stipend, a work from home stipend, and cell phone reimbursement. Figma also offers sales incentive pay for most sales roles. Figma’s compensation and benefits are subject to change and may be modified in the future.

Annual Base Salary Range (SF/NY Hub):
$233,000$372,000 USD

We will work to ensure individuals with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodation to participate in the interview process, to perform essential job functions, and to receive other benefits and privileges of employment. Please let your recruiter know if you require accommodation.


About Figma

Dylan Field and Evan Wallace co-founded Figma in 2012 with the vision of building tools for designers in the browser. Their goal was to create the first design tool that combined the accessibility of the Web with the functionality of a native app. Today Figma is a platform with tools and spaces to support the entire product development process—idea to design to build—and has simplified collaboration for companies like Microsoft, Uber, and The New York Times to name a few.

At Figma, we celebrate and support our differences. We know employing a team rich in diverse backgrounds, experiences, and opinions allows our employees, products, and community to flourish. Figma is an equal opportunity workplace—we are dedicated to equal employment opportunities regardless of race, color, ancestry, religion, sex, national orientation, sexual orientation, age, citizenship, marital status, disability, gender identity, or Veteran status. We also consider qualified applicants regardless of criminal histories, consistent with legal requirements.

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