Align Technology, a leading Silicon Valley innovator in medical devices, focused on revolutionizing dental practice is looking to build for a global leader for its Artificial Intelligence & Machine Learning specialists worldwide. The position will be located in our new European headquarters in Zug, Switzerland.
We invented Invisalign, the way to replace wires & brackets by made-to-order plastic transparent aligners, leveraging new 3D computerized treatment simulation and artificial intelligence as well as 3D printing, complex bio-mechanics and advanced materials. We also invented the iTero scanner, able to scan your mouth in a few minutes and generate a 3D model of your jaws and teeth to an incredible micron-level precision. We 3D print around 500,000 unique parts per day, making us the largest custom manufacturer in the world. Additionally, we do treatment planning for all of our doctor’s patient to an incredible level of precision making us leaders in medical treatment simulation.
As the Global Leader & Senior Director for Artificial Intelligence & Machine Learning, you will be responsible for the long-term strategy of all AI focused solutions in our product & operational ecosystem. You will also be functionally managing teams worldwide in our different R&D centers, from Russia to Israel to the USA in additional of Switzerland. You will push forward with innovation and solutions for treatment planning, visualization, optimization of our products and operations at scale. This will involve research, with universities & other research centers, development with our teams worldwide, product definition with our product engineering and product marketing teams as well as active recruiting of capable scientists & engineers worldwide.
The ideal candidate is a great people leader, actively curious, incredibly bright, highly organized, quality obsessed and has at least ten years of using leading teams & managing people in the real world and leveraging AI & Machine Learning.
In our matrix organization, the Sr. Director of AI & Machine Learning works closely with R&D leaders, clinicians, scientists and engineers to build and release our high-quality products. This role is involved in the full life-cycle cycle from vision strategy and concept to product and feature requirements to use cases to actual development and to engineering delivery and maintenance.
The role requires a deep technical foundation in AI, machine learning, computer science & software engineering. It requires a strong ability to develop difficult creative products & solutions. It is a challenging position that requires strong leadership, managerial & engineering skills, excellent communication skills and ability to work across a cross functional set of end users and engineers.
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