With two early successes — the acquisition of KITT.ai by Baidu and the successful $2.6M funding of XNOR.ai — we are doubling down on our efforts to launch more startup companies via our incubator.
Specifically, we are looking to hire a few successful (highly-technical) entrepreneurs to collaborate with leading AI researchers, engineers, and PhDs to incubate and launch world-changing startups, together.
What you’ll do
Provide technical leadership in evaluating and working to commercialize emerging AI technologies.
Provide real-world insights about the commercialization process for highly technical innovations along with expertise in product design, customer pain point validation, and business model development.
Collaborate with multiple departments, people, and partners to develop business cases.
Roll up your sleeves and help with initial customer validation and early revenue generation activities.
Potentially, take one of these new companies to market as CTO or CEO.
What we’re looking for
Experience leading technical projects from concept to production.
Experience handling multiple competing priorities in a fast-paced environment.
Experience communicating with senior executives and non-technical leaders.
10+ years of experience, including a proven track record managing an innovation team and bringing significant innovations to market.
Experience working with computer vision, machine learning, natural language processing, or other related AI technologies.
What we offer
A full-time role, doing what you love: Building companies that make a dent in the universe.
The chance to partner with the best of the best in Artificial Intelligence (the hottest field in tech).
The intellectual stimulation of working daily on ground-breaking technologies that will shape the future.
A world-class facility: Gorgeous view of Lake Union and all the perks of a well-funded tech startup.
Fast-track access to venture capital funding through our myriad industry partners.
The Allen Institute for Artificial Intelligence is a non-profit research institute in Seattle founded by Paul Allen and headed by Professor Oren Etzioni. The core mission of AI2 is to contribute to humanity through high-impact research in artificial intelligence.
In addition to AI2’s core mission, we also aim to contribute to humanity through our treatment of each member of the AI2 Team. Some highlights are:
We are a learning organization – because everything AI2 does is ground-breaking, we are learning every day. Similarly, through weekly AI2 Academy lectures, a wide variety of world-class AI experts as guest speakers, and our commitment to your personal on-going education, AI2 is place where you will have opportunities to continue learning alongside your coworkers.
We value diversity - We seek to hire, support, and promote people from all genders, ethnicities, and all levels of experience regardless of age. We particularly encourage applications from women, non-binary individuals, people of color, members of the LGBTQA+ community, and people with disabilities of any kind.
We value inclusion - We understand the value that people's individual experiences and perspectives can bring to an organization, and we are building a culture in which all voices are heard, respected and considered.
We emphasize a healthy work/life balance – we believe our team members are happiest and most productive when their work/life balance is optimized. While we value powerful research results which drive our mission forward, we also value dinner with family, weekend time, and vacation time. We offer generous paid vacation and sick leave as well as family leave.
We are collaborative and transparent – we consider ourselves a team, all moving with a common purpose. We are quick to cheer our successes, and even quicker to share and jointly problem solve our failures.
We are in Seattle – and our office is on the water! We have mountains, we have lakes, we have four seasons, we bike to work, we have a vibrant theater scene, and we have so much else. We even have kayaks for you to paddle right outside our front door. We welcome interest from applicants from outside of the United States.
We are friendly – chances are you will like every one of the 70+ (and growing) people who work here. We do.
AI2 is proud to be an Equal Opportunity employer. We do not discriminate based upon race, religion, color, national origin, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions), sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, gender expression, transgender status, sexual stereotypes, age, status as a protected veteran, status as an individual with a disability, or other applicable legally protected characteristics.