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Director, Engineering

San Jose, CA

Changing the world through digital experiences is what Adobe’s all about. We give everyone—from emerging artists to global brands—everything they need to design and deliver exceptional digital experiences! We’re passionate about empowering people to create beautiful and powerful images, videos, and apps, and transform how companies interact with customers across every screen. 

We’re on a mission to hire the very best and are committed to creating exceptional employee experiences where everyone is respected and has access to equal opportunity. We realize that new ideas can come from everywhere in the organization, and we know the next big idea could be yours!


At Adobe, we’re changing the world. How? We give people the tools to bring their ideas to life and create content that makes life more fun and work more meaningful. We give businesses and organizations the power to truly engage their customers. We’re the ones behind the gorgeously designed content that streams across your laptop, TV, phone, and tablet every day—and we’re the ones who harness the massive power of big data to help companies move from data to insight and insight to action by delivering content that people crave most.

We are applying innovative AI and ML technologies to power digital businesses, helping companies design and deliver personalized experiences to their customers.

Customer AI in Adobe Real-time Customer Data Platform (RTCDP) and Adobe Mix Modeler (AMM) are two notable examples. Customer AI enables marketers to generate individual level scores for a specific outcome such as conversions or churn. Customer AI predictions and insights enable personalizing customer experiences by serving the most appropriate offers and messaging. AMM is bringing measurement and planning together using both a bottom-up and top-down machine learning service framework. With AMM, customers can now forecast, focus, and target resources for future campaigns more effectively.

We are looking for an exceptional leader to evolve our strategy and execution of applying AI/ML technologies across various areas, including personalization, measurement, and planning.

What You'll Do

  • Hire, lead, and mentor a diverse engineering team of world-class ML engineers, data scientists and software engineers to build and enhance RTCDP and AMM services powered by AI/ML technologies.
  • Establish strong partnerships with cross-functional teams including product management and design to drive product vision, roadmap, and business strategy.
  • Drive all aspects of ML product development and software engineering lifecycle including ML modeling, data/ML pipelines, quality evaluations, API integration, and ML Ops.
  • Create and instill a team culture that focuses on sound scientific processes and encourages deep engagement with our customers.
  • Create an engineering culture that supports innovation and creativity while delivering high quality products with predictability and reliability.
  • Handle project scope and risks with data, analytics and creative problem solving.
  • Ensure engineering excellence and rigor in architecture, execution, and delivery.

What You Need to Succeed

  • A minimum of ten years of technical leadership experience in applying AI/ML techniques to build ML features/products.
  • Proven record of leading and managing engineering teams and fostering an innovative and collaborative environment.
  • Track record of delivering cloud-scale, data-driven products and services that are widely adopted with large customer bases.
  • A relentless pursuit of great customer experiences and continuous improvements to the product.
  • Strong interpersonal, analytical, problem-solving, and conflict resolution skills.
  • Excellent speaking, writing, and presentation skills, and the ability to persuade, encourage, and empower others.
  • Ability to clearly communicate technical concepts to non-technical internal stakeholders and customers.
  • Advanced degree or equivalent experience in computer science or a related field of study.

Our compensation reflects the cost of labor across several  U.S. geographic markets, and we pay differently based on those defined markets. The U.S. pay range for this position is $174,100 -- $346,800 annually. Pay within this range varies by work location and may also depend on job-related knowledge, skills, and experience.

Your recruiter can share more about the specific salary range for the job location during the hiring process.At Adobe, for sales roles starting salaries are expressed as total target compensation (TTC = base + commission), and short-term incentives are in the form of sales commission plans.  Non-sales roles starting salaries are expressed as base salary and short-term incentives are in the form of the Annual Incentive Plan (AIP).

In addition, certain roles may be eligible for long-term incentives in the form of a new hire equity award.

Adobe is proud to be an Equal Employment Opportunity and affirmative action employer. We do not discriminate based on gender, race or color, ethnicity or national origin, age, disability, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, veteran status, or any other applicable characteristics protected by law. Learn more.


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