Strategic Projects Lead, International Public Sector

Scale is growing rapidly, and joining the Global International Public Sector team is an opportunity to work on one of the most rapidly expanding teams at Scale. This team is responsible for generating, executing, and fostering Scale’s work with governments and government-backed entities outside of the United States. There are three core types of work involved:

  • Building custom LLMs
  • Providing high-quality training data for research institutions building LLMs from scratch
  • Partnerships, upskilling, and advisory

As a Strategic Projects Lead (SPL), you will be leading the development of some of our custom LLM solutions or leading data production initiatives for premier research institutions in the Middle East. These initiatives are $XXM+ in revenue for the business. You will wear many hats such as Operator, Product Manager, and customer-facing Engagement Manager. 

The ideal SPL has a strong entrepreneurial mindset, understands business and go-to-market dynamics, is excellent at building relationships with clients, is comfortable getting into the weeds and nuances of problems, and is excited about intense, impactful work that leads to accelerated career progression.

In essence, you will be a founding lead operator on the team that is the most promising startup organization within Scale.

You will:

  • Lead cross-functional development of custom LLMs with diverse stakeholders (Engineering + Ops + Go-to-Market)
  • Consistently read AI/ML research papers to keep up-to-date on the best approaches for customizing / training LLMs
  • Lead fine-tuning (post-training) data production pipelines to improve the custom LLM solutions as needed
  • Lead the continuous evaluation of custom LLMs
  • Drive the technical and operational partnership with research institutions
  • Give regular progress updates to the International Public Sector leadership team
  • Native or proficient in Arabic

Ideally, you’d have:

  • Strong technical background
  • 2+ years of experience leading a team, developing product or operational processes, or as a SWE. 
  • Strong problem-solving capabilities (experience working on operational challenges or as a consultant is a plus). 
  • Entrepreneurial experience and mindset - you are excited about building things from scratch

About Us:

At Scale, we believe that the transition from traditional software to AI is one of the most important shifts of our time. Our mission is to make that happen faster across every industry, and our team is transforming how organizations build and deploy AI.  Our products power the world's most advanced LLMs, generative models, and computer vision models. We are trusted by generative AI companies such as OpenAI, Meta, and Microsoft, government agencies like the U.S. Army and U.S. Air Force, and enterprises including GM and Accenture. We are expanding our team to accelerate the development of AI applications.

We believe that everyone should be able to bring their whole selves to work, which is why we are proud to be an affirmative action employer and inclusive and equal opportunity workplace. We are committed to equal employment opportunity regardless of race, color, ancestry, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, age, citizenship, marital status, disability status, gender identity or Veteran status. 

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