As Director for Tweet Understanding, you will lead ML and engineering teams that identify what a Tweet is about. You will also own Twitter's knowledge graph. You will define the vision and technical strategy, identify opportunities and drive collaborations to improve user experience through content understanding
Tweet Understanding is a fairly new organization within Twitter Cortex, the central machine learning organization at Twitter. Cortex’s mission is to empower internal teams to efficiently leverage machine learning by providing platform, modeling, and research expertise while advancing the ML technologies within Twitter.
Understanding what a tweet is about is a nascent but foundational capability at Twitter. It is used in key parts of Twitter's product such as allowing users to receive tweets about topics of interest, identifying events, and improving Twitter's revenue. We leverage NLP and computer vision models built by other teams and build ML models, engineering infrastructure, and tools that help annotate Tweets to indicate what it is about.
You will drive the technical strategy for helping Twitter understand Tweet content to improve various user experiences. You will lead 3 or more teams that own Twitter's knowledge graph, topic modeling and tools, and infrastructure. You will build a compelling vision and technical strategy by partnering with product management and senior technical leaders in your organization. You will lead your organization to identify additional areas where understanding tweet content can add value, motivate additional investment and build out new teams as needed.
You will collaborate with product management to define organizational goals, drive alignment with customers around these and ensure delivery of the goals. You will hire, mentor and grow your teams.