Head of AI

Belgrade, Serbia

Year 2021 marks the second decade of existence for Two Desperados and the launch of our third game – MuffinVille. Player-centric, led by innovation and focused on technology, we explore the usage of artificial intelligence in the gaming industry. Innovation lies within the team and the knowledge of our employees is what powers the change and enables us to present different approaches to the gaming scene. Well known for creating #1 marble shooter games – Woka Woka and Viola’s Quest – we’ve hit the number of 30 million players worldwide.

Two Desperados is looking for a Head of AI to join our team. For this position we are seeking a candidate that has a track record of delivering complex AI projects from inception to completion and possess strong expertise in ML. You will guide a team of technology professionals building artificial intelligence solutions enabling us to drive forward technology advancements for long-term strategic success of our company. You will have the chance to  work with product, marketing, and technical teams in defining requirements and designing appropriate AI solutions.

Here’s what you will be doing:

  • Planning and setting the strategy and roadmap for AI Infrastructure and projects, based on the company's vision and long-term priorities;
  • Responsibility for technical leadership of the Data team - oversee execution of AI strategies and projects with clear objectives;
  • Ensuring smooth and timely delivery of projects with performance metrics aligned with business goals;
  • Work hands on in all phases of models development, from definition of business questions and hypothesis, through data sourcing and preparation to solution deployment;
  • Responsibility for guidance in building and maintaining AI infrastructure in order to make adaptable and scalable AI products;
  • Understanding industry trends and identifying technology advancements that can be implemented or developed at Two Desperados;
  • Responsibility for tech consulting at the leadership team level (e.g. managers, project leaders) in order to drive innovation and help them to setup strategies that will include innovative technology in products and work processes;
  • Developing Data team by recognizing and developing the best talent in Data Science, Data Engineering and ML fields.

Desired skills and experiences:

  • BSc in Computer Science, Mathematics, Physics, Engineering, Statistics, Operations Research, or other equivalent quantitative fields (MSc or PhD is a plus);
  • 7+ years of work experience in Machine Learning, AI and Data Science with a proven track record to drive innovation and business impacts;
  • 4+ years of direct senior leadership experience;
  • Knowledge of cloud-based data warehousing platforms and data lake technology (Big Data, Hadoop, No SQL, graph DB, SQL);
  • Deep expertise and knowledge of Machine Learning/Artificial Intelligence methods and models, and advanced Statistical models and methods;
  • Expertise/experience in Python or R, Spark, PySpark, Numpy, Pandas, and Scikit-Learn;
  • Knowledge of cloud computing services (AWS, GCP);
  • Strong machine learning, deep learning, and experience in deploying machine learning algorithms and advanced modelling solutions;
  • Self-starter and self-motivated with the proven ability to deliver results in a fast-paced, high-energy environment;
  • Strong communication skills and the ability to explain complex analysis and algorithms to a non-technical audience;
  • Works effectively in cross-functional teams to build a trusted partnership;
  • Working experience in consumer-focused finance industry preferred;
  • Experience with Agile methodologies;
  • English language proficiency.

We are committed to developing and nurturing great teams, believing they drive creation of amazing games. Led and inspired by our shared thirst for both knowledge and challenging each other, it is our dedication to move boundaries of entertainment and offer the opportunity to support you in expanding your creative capabilities. Join our team as we are entering exciting growth times. 

Send your CV and support us in creating entertaining moments and memorable experiences for millions of our players worldwide!

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