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VP, Product Engineering

Cohere

Cohere

Product
San Francisco, CA, USA
Posted on Saturday, July 15, 2023
Who are we?
We’re a team of engineers, thinkers, and champions whose aim is to give technology language. Every day our team is breaking new ground, as we build transformational AI technology and products for enterprise and developers that wish to harness the power of Large Language Models.
We're driven by ambition, as we firmly believe that our technology has the potential to revolutionise the way industries engage with natural language. Our strong technical foundation speaks for itself, with our team composed of world-class experts who have collectively accumulated hundreds of thousands of citations in academia.
The Cohere team is a collective of college dropouts, PhDs, alumni of big tech and scrappy start-ups, new grads and career pivots, who believe a diverse team is the key to a safer, more responsible technology. At Cohere, work isn’t the opposite of play, as we build the future of language AI with team members on almost every continent in the world, working from high rises, cabins, tour buses, and dog-friendly offices.
There’s no better time to herald the next step with us as we shape the future of Generative AI.
Why this role?
- Lead a diverse team of engineers in their effort to create high-performance, secure language models for dev-centric enterprise products.
- Create an efficient and effective organizational structure for the Engineering team.
- Help us scale! Provide vision and direction around code principles, project structuring, best practices, team dynamics, and engineering culture.
As VP, Product Engineering your responsibilities include:
- Delivering large-scale dev-centric enterprise products.
- Aligning our teams around a strong product vision and nurturing a culture of innovation, creativity, and collaboration.
- Helping the team thrive by defining paths for professional development among our Engineers.
- Overseeing and participating in the day-to-day running of our Engineering teams.
- Closely partnering with Product, Design, and ML teams.
- Communicating and presenting plans and updates to senior executives and the wider organization
- You tell us! We need someone who has big ideas, and isn't afraid to rock the boat.
You may be a good fit, if you have:
- 10+ years of Engineering experience in a scaling software company including 5+ years in a senior leadership role.
- A proven track record of effectively leading and delivering a suite of external-facing products from conception to production.
- Experience with large-scale dev-centric enterprise products, Large Language Models, and/or AI products.
- A strong technical background, with experience in a variety of Engineering disciplines.
- Experience building, growing, and empowering both front-end and backend teams.
- A scrappy, startup mentality to move fast, iterate quickly, learn on the go, and take initiative.
- Great communication and interpersonal skills working across different teams, personalities, and working styles.
If some of the above doesn’t line up perfectly with your experience, we still encourage you to apply! If you consider yourself a thoughtful worker, a lifelong learner, and a kind and playful team member, Cohere is the place for you.
We value and celebrate diversity and strive to create an inclusive work environment for all. We welcome applicants of all kinds and are committed to providing an equal opportunity process. Cohere provides accessibility accommodations during the recruitment process. Should you require any accommodation, please let us know and we will work with you to meet your needs.
Our Perks:
🤝 An open and inclusive culture and work environment
🧑‍💻 Work closely with a team on the cutting edge of AI research
🍽 Free daily lunch
🦷 Full health and dental benefits, including a separate budget to take care of your mental health
🐣 100% Parental Leave top-up for 6 months for employees based in Canada, the US, and the UK
🎨 Personal enrichment benefits towards arts and culture, fitness and well-being, quality time, and workspace improvement
🏙 Remote-flexible, offices in Toronto, Palo Alto, San-Francisco and London and co-working stipend
✈️ 6 weeks of vacation
Note: This post is co-authored by both Cohere humans and Cohere technology.