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Remote Engineering Manager - GenAI

OLX

OLX

Software Engineering, Other Engineering
Barcelona, Spain
Posted on Friday, June 28, 2024
WELCOME TO OLX
At OLX, we work together to build a more sustainable world through trade.
We make it safe, smart, and convenient to buy and sell cars, find housing, get jobs, buy and sell household goods, and more. Our colleagues around the world help to serve millions of people around the world every month, through its well-loved consumer brands including OLX, Otodom, Property24.
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This role will be based in Spain and you need to be residing in the country already.
JOIN OLX GENERATIVE AI ENGINEERING TEAM
The person we are looking to hire will lead engineering efforts for our newly formed Generative AI (GenAI) team, which is aiming to provide a major boost to our customers’ experiences. We see a myriad of opportunities to apply GenAI to our products, in enhancing user-facing applications (e.g. assisting in making posting an advert easier and improving discoverability through search relevance), further improving safety for customers with more advanced moderation techniques, and improving internal operations such as customer support.
As an Engineering Manager, you will lead a group of 5-6 engineers (back-end and mobile) sitting in the “Platform” organization, reporting to the Head of Engineering. This group of engineers will be teamed to deliver on two main areas: GenAI-enabled infrastructure and customer-facing solutions.
Together with your Product and Data Science counterparts and all your internal customers, you will figure out how we best create an internal GenAI back-end service that helps make it easy for teams to integrate GenAI in their domains, in a cost-effective way. This may include a system for model routing, integrating with 3rd-parties such as AWS Bedrock, internal model building and/or fine-tuning, and the like.

What you will be doing:

  • Lead and manage a team of talented engineers, providing technical guidance, mentorship, and career development support;
  • Collaborate with cross-functional teams, including data science and data engineering managers, and product managers to define project goals, scope, and deliverables;
  • Drive the end-to-end development process, from design to implementation and deployment, ensuring high-quality and scalable solutions (with controlled cost);
  • Identify and prioritize technical initiatives, considering ROI, scalability, and performance requirements;
  • Implement modern software development practices, including agile methodologies, continuous integration, and deployment, to ensure efficient and effective project delivery;
  • Collaborate with stakeholders to gather and analyze requirements, ensuring that the platform meets customer needs and provides an exceptional user experience;
  • Foster a collaborative and inclusive team culture, promoting knowledge sharing, innovation, and continuous improvement.

What you have:

  • Bachelor's or Master's degree in Computer Science or a related field;
  • Track record of proven people management experience (3+ years) focused on developing and growing people;
  • 5+ years of professional experience in software development, with a strong focus on Kotlin/Java or Python;
  • Proven experience in designing and developing large-scale, high-traffic systems;
  • Familiarity with microservices architecture and container orchestration (e.g. Docker, Kubernetes, Streaming architectures);
  • Strong knowledge of data structures, and software design patterns;
  • Good understanding and ideally successful application of AI/ML;
  • Experience with modern software development practices, such as agile methodologies, continuous integration, and deployment;
  • Excellent problem-solving skills and the ability to work effectively in a team environment;
  • Proficient in English, with strong verbal and written communication skills.

What we'll give you:

  • Competitive salary and annual bonus up to 20% of your annual salary
  • Unique opportunity to become a part of an international team of top engineers learning from one another and contributing to the global OLX Group success
  • Working with and impacting all Classifieds websites in Europe, collaborating with European and other International Hubs
  • An extraordinary place to learn and develop within fast-growing, global classifieds leader which opens further career opportunities in a diverse world of OLX and Prosus
  • Work in a multicultural and international environment. We currently have 50+ nationalities!
  • Great Perks as a baseline, including 100% remote working (if you wish), opportunity to go for courses and conferences, etc
At OLX, we unlock value in our people. We invest in ourselves and each other to reach our full potential. We avoid bureaucracy and empower our teams to innovate; with opportunities, training and leadership behaviors a focus for all. Our commitment to inclusion ensures we listen to a diverse range of voices when making decisions. And, we combine the spirit and agility of a startup with our global scale and the backing of Prosus, one of the largest consumer internet groups in the world.
We also unlock value for our stakeholders. We are proud of the positive contribution we make to our planet, by enabling more conscious consumption and helping the world make the most of its limited resources through more efficient trade.
And last but not least, we love to unlock value for our customers. Every single month, over 300 million people use our platforms to easily, safely, and conveniently find their perfect home, buy or sell a car, find a great job, sell things they no longer need, or strike a great deal on something they need. And we help thousands of entrepreneurs and businesses find their customers too.
Why join OLX?
At OLX, we invest in ourselves and each other to reach our full potential. We avoid bureaucracy and empower our teams to innovate; with opportunities, training, and leadership behaviors a key focus for all. Our commitment to inclusion ensures we listen to a diverse range of voices when making decisions. And, we combine the spirit and agility of a startup with our global scale and the backing of Prosus, one of the largest consumer internet groups in the world.
Diversity, Equity and Inclusion at OLX
At OLX, we are committed to creating a diverse, inclusive, and authentic workplace. We strongly encourage people of all races, ethnicities, disabilities, ages, gender identities or expressions, sexual orientations, religions, backgrounds, and experiences to apply.
If you are excited about this role, and your past experiences do not align perfectly with every criteria asked for in the job description, we would still like you to apply. You may be just the right candidate for this or other opportunities across the business, and we'd like to hear from you.
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