Marqeta is on a mission to change the way money moves. We’re one of the earliest enablers of embedded finance, a market opportunity sized up in the trillions. Our card-issuing platform provides unprecedented flexibility and control for companies to issue cards, authorize transactions, and manage payment operations in real-time.   Marqeta is powering the most well-known brands in the new economy (Block, Cash App, Affirm, Instacart, Doordash, Uber, Walmart, etc.). Today nearly 8 out of 10 Americans use a product powered by Marqeta every week. This is the opportunity of a lifetime to work with innovators around the world and unlock equitable financial access for all.

Chief Artificial Intelligence Officer you will be responsible for the vision and strategy to bring the value of AI and ML techniques to Marqeta’s customers in innovative ways. You will build and lead the team of AI and ML experts to deliver this vision to our customers, working closely with the company's product management, engineering, and sales teams. Educate and show how these technologies can be used in many applications, increasing understanding and innovation across the company.  Revolutionize the cardholder experience!

We work Flexible First. This role can be performed remotely anywhere within United States  or from our Oakland, CA. We’d love for you to join us!

What You’ll Do

  • Collaborate with other company leaders to develop Marqeta’s strategy for AI, ML, and data science.
  • Lead research, prototyping, experimentation, and production development for key initiatives and products.
  • Partner closely with cross-functional teams, including technology and business stakeholders, to define project requirements and deliverables.
  • Recruit, develop, and lead a team of AI, ML, and data science experts
  • Apply advanced statistical and machine learning techniques to analyze large, complex datasets and extract actionable insights.
  • Develop predictive models, algorithms, and data-driven solutions to optimize business processes, improve process transparency, and drive strategic decision-making.
  • Best practices, methodologies, and tools in data science and machine learning.
  • Drive an ethical approach to the development and use of AI technologies.
  • Deliver state-of-the-art AI/ML-powered product innovations to Marqeta’s customers.

What We’re Looking For  

  • 15+ years of experience in AI, ML data science, or similar fields, such as data science and/or analytics leadership.
  • 5+ years of people leadership experience.
  • Master's degree or PhD in Computer Science, Statistics, Data Science, Operations Research, or a related field.
  • Track record of creating successful products that leverage AI, machine learning, and data science solutions that create significant customer value.
  • Excellent problem-solving, critical thinking, and communication skills.
  • Ability to collaborate effectively across organizational boundaries, build relationships, and execute cross-functionally.
  • Ability to take ambiguous ideas from inception to deployment.
  • Experience setting and executing innovation strategies across an organization to drive research and business outcomes a plus.
  • Experience working in a regulated industry is a plus.

Your Manager

  • Randy Kern - CTO

Recruiter For This Role

  • Jake Zerbe

Typical Process

  • Application submission
  • Recruiter phone call
  • Hiring manager video call
  • Virtual “Onsite” consisting of 4-5, 45 min calls
  • Offer!

Compensation and Benefits

Marqeta is a Flex First company which allows you to choose your best working environment, whether that be from home or at a company office. To support Flex First, we calibrate pay to a competitive value according to working location. Compensation is aligned according to three tiers within the United States:

  • National: A baseline tier that applies to most of the geographic territory of the United States.
  • Premium: Slightly elevated from the National tier, and oriented toward a narrower set of higher cost-of-living areas, such as Los Angeles CA and Seattle WA
  • Premium Plus: A tier for the most expensive working areas, like the San Francisco Bay area and New York City.

Visit this page or consult with a Recruiter to determine which tier would be applicable to you.

When determining salaries, we consider several factors including, but not limited to, skills, prior experience, and work location. The new-hire base salary range for this position is:

  • National:  $271,000 - $361,000
  • Premium:  $305,000 - $406,000
  • Premium Plus:  $339,000 - $452,000

We also believe in recognizing the contributions of our people. That's why we award annual bonuses to eligible employees, rewarding both individual performance and the success of the entire company.

Along with monetary compensation, Marqeta offers

  • Multiple health insurance options
  • Flexible time off – take what you need
  • Retirement savings program with company contribution
  • Equity in a publicly-traded company and an Employee Stock Purchase Program
  • Family-forming benefits, fertility support, and up to 20 weeks of Parental Leave
  • Free therapy sessions, financial and professional coaching, and legal advice
  • Monthly stipend to support our remote work model
  • Annual “development dollars” to support our people growth and development

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Marqeta is proud to be an equal opportunity employer that gives consideration to all qualified applicants regardless of race, ancestry, national  origin, color, Indigenous, citizenship, religion/creed, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression marital status, family status, disability, veteran status, criminal histories consistent with legal requirements, or any other characteristic protected by applicable law. 

Our dedication to diversity and inclusion extends beyond the categories above. Review Marqeta’s ESG Report to see that dedication in action. Fostering an environment where everyone feels valued and respected creates a stronger and more innovative team at Marqeta. We celebrate the unique contributions of each individual and empower all members of our organization. Join us in building a company where diversity thrives and everyone can be their authentic selves.

If you require reasonable accommodation for the application process and beyond (including due to a disability), please submit this form and we will be more than happy to assist you. Marqeta will make reasonable accommodations for candidates when needed in accordance with applicable law. The Applicant and Candidate Privacy Notice applies to the personal data that you directly provide to us or that we collect during the application and candidate recruitment process.

 

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