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Director of Engineering - Machine Learning



Software Engineering
San Francisco, CA, USA
Posted on Monday, January 31, 2022
Hivemapper is a decentralized map built by people using our dashcams and their smartphones. It represents a fundamental shift in how maps are built. Forward looking businesses use our Map API. Our broad customer base spans enterprise tech, mapping and navigation, transportation and logistics, insurance, real estate, and more.
Hivemapper is currently in alpha mode and already generating billions of frames of 4k street level imagery across 3 continents. We have an internal data QA team who are available for ad-hoc data annotation and qualitative feedback, as well as large-scale relationships with high quality data labeling shops.
Our work is fast-paced, collaborative, and cross-disciplinary. We focus on solving hard problems, and we invest in our rapidly growing team and tech to do so.
Research & Development Team
The R&D team is responsible for bringing — or inventing — state-of-the-art methods from computer vision, machine learning, 3D reconstruction, and data science to our massive imagery network. This includes developing systems for detection, localization, semantic understanding, 3D reconstruction, complex optimization, etc. We run code on massive processing clusters, as well as at the edge on smart phones and embedded devices.


  • Keeping up to date with the state of the art, and working to integrate it into our solutions
  • Manage and hire a top team of ML/CV engineers
  • Work with teams all over the company to design and develop novel solutions to hard problems
  • Publishing novel research, supporting open source initiatives, and presenting at conferences
  • Help foster excellence across R&D


  • Experience leading machine learning teams in large-scale production environments
  • Systems engineering experience with real-time and distributed system architecture
  • Experience building systems that process large volumes of data
  • Experience or interest in using the following: AWS, Typescript, Python, TensorFlow, PyTorch, Rust, ECS, Kubernetes, C++, GPGPU
  • Strong math and analytical skills
  • You are always interested in new challenges and are comfortable learning new technologies.

What we offer

  • Medical, dental, and vision benefits including FSA
  • Family leave
  • 401(k) program
  • Unlimited Flex PTO
  • Paid lunch
  • Commuter benefits
Don’t meet every single requirement? Studies have shown that women and people of color are less likely to apply to jobs unless they meet every single qualification. At Hivemapper, we are dedicated to building a diverse, inclusive and authentic workplace, so if you’re excited about this role but your past experience doesn’t align perfectly with every qualification in the job description, we encourage you to apply anyways. You may be just the right candidate for this or other roles.
We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.
Note to Recruitment Agencies: Hivemapper does not accept unsolicited agency resumes. Furthermore, Hivemapper does not pay placement fees for candidates submitted by any agency other than its approved partners.