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Associate Director, Ethical AI

Company: Verizon Communications
Location: Basking Ridge
Posted on: April 9, 2021

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  • Associate Director, Ethical AI Associate Director, Ethical AI
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  • Date posted - 2021-03-23 Share this Job Email Twitter Share on Facebook Share on LinkedIn When you join Verizon Verizon is a leading provider of technology, communications, information and entertainment products, transforming the way we connect across the globe. We're a diverse network of people driven by our ambition and united in our shared purpose to shape a better future. Here, we have the ability to learn and grow at the speed of technology, and the space to create within every role. Together, we are moving the world forward - and you can too. Dream it. Build it. Do it here.What you'll be doing... As a leader, you'll use deep technical expertise in data science and AI methods, experience with implementation of AI in commercial applications and experience in leading and building a team. You and your team will focus on proactive research on the next generation of AI methods, with a focus on building ethical AI capabilities and designing models, model testing and validation practices that eliminate potential for biases. You'll work closely with data science teams and the entire data scientist community at Verizon in proactively designing and developing unbiased and ethical AI capabilities. These AI capabilities will include predictive, prescriptive and adaptive applications for all predictions and inferences at Verizon. Models will typically get implemented on premise, in cloud and/or on the edge and in both real-time and batch mode depending upon the business applications. At Verizon, we are on a multi-year journey to industrialize our data science and AI capabilities. Very simply, this means that AI will fuel all decisions and business processes across the company. At hundred and thirty billion dollars plus in annual revenue, this is a pioneering opportunity to design and shape AI at scale in the Telco industry. With our leadership in bringing 5G network nationwide, the opportunity for AI will only grow exponentially in going from enabling billions of predictions to possibly trillions of predictions that are automated and real-time. Therefore, it will be critical that you possess previous experience in research and validation of AI and data science techniques.
    • Lead in developing the next generation of AI that protects the privacy of our customers and ensures that our modeling practices are ethical and bias free. Bring thought leadership in this space by introducing ways of identifying and testing for biases in our models. Introduce new methods to protect the confidentiality of our data.
    • Develop testing and validation rigor for all new and next generation AI methods.
    • Collaborate with data scientist teams and senior leaders to ensure model testing and validation discipline is followed for all models including models deployed in production.
    • Build a high performing team of data scientists that is highly engaged, operates with high degree to autonomy, accountability and a sense to urgency in delivering on business outcomes.
    • Build a diverse team with an inclusive culture.
    • Attract and retain top talent with deep technical expertise to Verizon.
    • Enable career development via access to training resources, on the job coaching and mentoring.
    • Help create an environment where our scientists are engaged in pioneering work that can be shared with the world in a number of ways like open source, publications, etc.
    • Operate as an expert and thought leader both within Verizon and externally within industry.
    • Serve as trusted advisor to all stakeholders at Verizon.
    • Coach and mentor our high potential talent.
    • Partner with academia and startup ecosystem to identify and potentially bring in new AI approach that can be of value to Verizon.
    • Stay informed on the latest advancements in AI and technology space, finding ways to deliver value by applying and customizing these to our specific problem space.
    • Help create an environment where our scientists are engaged in pioneering work that can be shared with the world in a number of ways like open source, publications, etc.
    • Inspire our team to create AI applications designed with bias considerations and that promotes ethical AI both within Verizon and externally with Verizon's partners.
    • Establish best practices and governance routines to ensure adherence to model management policies, peer reviews, and compliance to our policy standards for privacy, ethics, and bias. What we're looking for... You get excited by the possibilities that technology creates and how it can improve the way we do business. Applying your analytical skills and expertise to tackle complex problems is personally rewarding. With strong written and verbal communication abilities, you're able to cut through technical jargon to describe complex concepts in a way everyone can understand. People know you for your strong leadership and the way you encourage teams to perform at their best. No stranger to working in a fast-paced environment, you convey a sense of urgency and lead multiple challenging priorities with ease, never missing a deadline. You'll need to have:
      • Bachelor's degree or four or more years of work experience.
      • Six or more years of relevant work experience.
      • Five or more years of direct experience with leading models research and validation with a focus on topics like bias and ethical AI, at least 2 years in a manager capacity managing research oriented talent.
      • Ability to explain both the code and the underlying math used in algorithms/models.
      • Coding experience with demonstrated expertise in Python, java, R, etc.
      • Expert level knowledge of AI/ML models, frameworks(keras, pytorch, etc.) and libraries/packages/apis (e.g., scikit).
      • Experience developing models and algorithms independently, writing your own code, developing strategy for algorithmic experimentation, and deploying in production.
      • Experience with both batch and streaming models in production.
      • Experience with Hadoop, AWS or other distributed compute services.
      • Knowledge of data structures, data modeling and software architecture skills.
      • Willingness to travel. Even better if you have one or more of the following:
        • A degree. Advanced degree in Computer Science, Mathematics or similar field.
        • Communication skills, critical thinking, and strategic thinking skills above and beyond the technical knowledge and commercial application experience required.
        • Cross-functional collaboration skills.
        • Outstanding analytical and problem solving skills. Equal Employment Opportunity We're proud to be an equal opportunity employer - and celebrate our employees' differences, including race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, and Veteran status. At Verizon, we know that diversity makes us stronger. We are committed to a collaborative, inclusive environment that encourages authenticity and fosters a sense of belonging. We strive for everyone to feel valued, connected, and empowered to reach their potential and contribute their best.Check out our diversity and inclusion page to learn more. Share this Job Email Twitter Share on Facebook Share on LinkedIn BACK TO SEARCH RESULTS Moving the world forward togetherOur credo is at the core of the
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