Head of AI\/ML Engineering (Charlotte, NC)

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We are currently seeking a Head of Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning Engineering in our Chief Data & Analytics Office. In this role you will lead a team of data scientists responsible for a portfolio of diagnostic, predictive, and prescriptive analytics projects to support data-driven business decision making. Supports the continuous evolution and strategy of Vanguard's data science capabilities.

Core Responsibilities:
  • Lead and manage a team of 10-15 data engineers and machine learning engineers for developing moderate to high complexity end-to-end data and model inference pipelines in support of Vanguard's AI/ML modeling work
  • Drive excellence and operational strategy in the 4 Ds of data engineering - Data Discovery, Data Model Design, Data Pipeline Development, and Data & Model deployment
  • Provide experienced IT technical lead services, including the direction, evaluation, and selection of new technologies while working closely with data scientists and data engineers to build AI and Data products
  • Promote risk mitigation in data management and technology, and engage collaborators and internal partners
  • Identify and recommend opportunities for process improvement and risk control development
  • Comfortable operating on multiple data environments (e.g., multiple cloud and on-prem data environments), integrate with new technologies and coordinate the development of new processes that support teams across the global organization
  • Make decisions and resolve issues regarding team resourcing, objectives and data management/operations area to meet business objectives Collaborate and influence all levels of professionals, including managers and senior leaders
  • Lead team to develop and achieve objectives and OKR's
  • Manage allocation of people and financial resources for Data/Machine Learning Engineering and Management
  • Mentor and guide talent development of direct reports and assist in hiring talent
  • Partnering with Platform Services organization on operational, monitoring and alert processes

  • Minimum of ten years related work experience in analytical roles. Experience with data wrangling required - Programming skills to access, transform and prepare large scale data for statistical modeling. Experience applying statistical and ML methods required
  • Undergraduate degree in Analytics, Applied Mathematics, Economics, Statistics or related analytical field of study or equivalent combination of training and experience. Graduate degree preferred.
  • Experience with
  • data and/or MLE Leadership experience in support of AI/ML model development
  • Proven understanding and application of Model Development Life Cycle (MDLC) principles and solutions
  • Practical understanding and/or application of Machine Learning models such as regression, boosting, bagging, deep learning
  • Demonstrable understand of NLP - preprocessing unstructured data, embeddings (Word2Vec, GloVe, etc)
  • Good understanding of ModelOps processes with tools such as GitHub, Sagemaker, Databricks, Domino etc

About Vanguard

We are Vanguard. Together, we're changing the way the world invests.

For us, investing doesn't just end in value. It starts with values. Because when you invest with courage, when you invest with clarity, and when you invest with care, you can get so much more in return. We invest with purpose - and that's how we've become a global market leader. Here, we grow by doing the right thing for the people we serve. And so can you.

We want to make success accessible to everyone. This is our opportunity. Let's make it count.

Inclusion Statement

Vanguard's continued commitment to diversity and inclusion is firmly rooted in our culture. Every decision we make to best serve our clients, crew (internally employees are referred to as crew), and communities is guided by one simple statement: "Do the right thing."

We believe that a critical aspect of doing the right thing requires building diverse, inclusive, and highly effective teams of individuals who are as unique as the clients they serve. We empower our crew to contribute their distinct strengths to achieving Vanguard's core purpose through our values.

When all crew members feel valued and included, our ability to collaborate and innovate is amplified, and we are united in delivering on Vanguard's core purpose.

Our core purpose: To take a stand for all investors, to treat them fairly, and to give them the best chance for investment success.

Future of Work

During the pandemic, we transitioned to a work from home model for the majority of our crew and we continue to interview, hire, and on-board future crew remotely.

As we have developed the path forward, we have taken a thoughtful approach that both maximizes the advantages of working remotely and the many benefits of coming together and collaborating in a shared workspace. We believe that in-person interactions among our crew are important for preserving our unique culture and advantageous for the personal development of our crew.

When our Crew return to the office, many will work in our hybrid model. A smaller proportion of our crew will operate in the Work from Home work model (for example, field sales crew); or in the Work from Office model (for example, portfolio managers).

The working model that your role falls into will be communicated to you in the interview process - please do ask if you are unsure. We encourage you to make the decision regarding your job interview and offer knowing which model your role will fall into. We will test and learn as our ways of working evolve and will continue to evaluate working models along the way.
More Information on Vanguard
Vanguard operates in the Fintech industry. The company is located in Valley Forge, PA, Charlotte, NC and Scottsdale, AZ. Vanguard was founded in 1975. It has 20252 total employees. It offers perks and benefits such as Flexible Spending Account (FSA), Disability Insurance, Dental Benefits, Vision Benefits, Health Insurance Benefits and Life Insurance. To see all 127 open jobs at Vanguard, click here.
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