Director of Machine Intelligence Research

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IMPORTANT NOTE: Numenta is unable to consider employment applications from international applicants unless they are US Citizens, hold a Green Card, are NAFTA (Mexican or Canadian) citizens or have other permission to work in the US.

Today’s machine learning technologies are limited compared to human intelligence.  At Numenta, we are one of the few teams developing large scale theories of the brain that are biologically constrained, testable, and implemented in software. Numenta is looking for a research focused director to manage a team focused on developing technology based on our brain theories.  As a successful candidate, you will have an understanding of how to lead both research and engineering projects, knowledge of efficient algorithms implementations, and academic experience with computational neuroscience or machine learning.

You will lead a team of researchers who are passionate about developing innovative new technologies based on Numenta’s theories of human intelligence.  You will report to, and take technical direction from, the Vice President of Research. Besides managing people and projects, you will spend about 25% doing individual contributor work (coding, algorithms research, and/ or writing academic papers for publication).

Numenta is located on the San Francisco Peninsula in downtown Redwood City, a short walk from the Caltrain station.

Required Qualifications

  • PhD in machine learning, computational neuroscience, computer science, or related field.
  • At least 5 years of engineering or research people management experience, with at least 2 years of experience managing in a research lab environment.
  • Overall software development experience for at least 5 years.
  • Track record of attracting, recruiting, hiring and mentoring great people.
  • Strong multi-tasking skills and excellent problem-solving skills.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Academic publishing experience.
  • Demonstrated ability to work in a team-oriented environment.
  • Strong Python programming skills.
  • Proven project management skills in an Agile environment.
  • Must have received or be willing to receive the COVID-19 vaccine by date of hire to work in the Numenta office. 

Desired Qualifications

  • Experience with machine learning or computational neuroscience is strongly desired.
  • Proximity to the Bay Area and an ability to work in Redwood City at least two days a week is preferred for this position.

How To Apply

Qualified applicants should send a cover letter and resume, including a link to your github repository or other public code repository that contains code you have worked on, to

Numenta is an equal opportunity employer supporting workforce diversity.

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