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Cantos Ventures
Cantos Ventures

VP of Ai



Software Engineering, Data Science
San Francisco, CA, USA
Posted on Wednesday, January 10, 2024

Who We Are

Humane is a team of proven industry experts who have invented, built, and shipped category-defining hardware and software products to billions of people across the globe. We're known for building the audacious, ambitious, and the impossible, and we're doing it again. Our vision for the next shift between humans and computing requires innovation across multiple emerging technologies in hardware and software, from devices to cloud services.

About The Role

As an innovative startup at the forefront of Ai-enabled devices, with a focus on our groundbreaking product, the Ai Pin, we are actively searching for a visionary and forward-looking VP of Ai Research and Infrastructure. This leadership position holds a critical role in defining the trajectory of our products and services, focused on developing unparalleled and transformative experiences within the realm of artificial intelligence.

What You Might Do

  • Leadership & Strategy Development:
    • Lead all Ai & ML departments, setting strategic direction and defining clear objectives aligned with the company's vision.
    • Foster a culture of innovation, excellence, and collaboration within cross functional teams.
    • Collaborate closely with the Co-Founders and other executives to integrate Ai strategies across the company.
  • Product Development & Innovation:
    • Collaborate extensively with the design and engineering teams to develop cutting-edge Ai features and experiences for the Ai Pin and other products.
    • Ensure that product development is aligned with the latest advancements in Ai & ML.
    • Drive the ideation and creation of new Ai experiences that are both innovative and commercially viable.
  • Research & Development:
    • Oversee R&D initiatives in Ai & ML, ensuring they contribute to the company's strategic goals.
    • Establish partnerships with academic and research institutions to support them in the advancement of Ai technologies.
  • Team Management & Development:
    • Build and manage a high-performing team of Ai experts, data scientists, and engineers.
    • Cultivate a learning environment that encourages continuous professional growth and knowledge sharing.

Essential Qualifications

  • Advanced degree in Computer Science, Ai, ML, or related fields.
  • Proven experience in a leadership role within Ai & ML.
  • Strong track record in developing Ai-driven products and solutions.
  • Deep understanding of current Ai & ML technologies and trends.
  • Exceptional leadership and communication skills.
  • Ability to thrive in a fast-paced, innovative startup environment.

Salary range: $290,000 - $390,000

Compensation & Benefits

  • The salary range for this role is listed above. Final salary offered is based upon multiple factors including individual job-related qualifications, education, experience, knowledge and skills
  • At Humane, you'll enjoy benefits that include health & wellness and work/life balance offerings. Our portfolio of benefits include: comprehensive healthcare insurance, disability insurance, life insurance, flexible spending accounts, and a 401K plan
  • Humane employees also enjoy generous paid time off and leave programs, commuter benefits, team events, snacks and other perks

Why Humane?

  • Develop cutting edge technologies in a creative and innovative environment
  • Imagine new opportunities in areas that matter and will impact the world you live in
  • Be a part of a high performing team of the world’s best innovators and executors
  • Flexible work arrangements to support you in working in the way that you work best
  • Our values: trust truth +joy

At Humane, diversity is important to us.

Humane is an equal opportunity employer and makes employment decisions on the basis of merit and business needs. We do not make hiring or employment decisions on the basis of race, color, religion (including, but not necessarily limited to, religious creed, dress, and grooming practices), citizenship, marital status, age, national origin, place of birth, height, weight, ancestry, mental or physical disability, genetic information, medical condition, U.S. (state and federal) military and veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, sex, gender, pregnancy (including childbirth or related medical condition), or any other characteristics protected under applicable federal, state, or local laws (“protected characteristics” or “protected categories”). Pursuant to the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance and other similar state laws and ordinances, we will consider for employment qualified applicants with arrest and conviction records. At Humane, building a healthy and safe workplace is core to our mission. We prohibit harassment of any kind.