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Head of AI Engineering


Vise


New York City, NY, US

  • Job Type: Full-Time
  • Function: Data Science
  • Industry: Fintech
  • Post Date: 04/01/2024
  • Website: vise.com
  • Company Address: 521 Broadway, 3rd Floor, New York, NY 10012, US

About Vise

Vise
AI-driven portfolio management.

Job Description

We are not working with external recruiting partners at this time, please apply directly to the role if you have further interest in joining Vise

Engineering at Vise has the unique opportunity to use technology to revolutionize the investment industry. Team members are given ownership and trust with the understanding that they are supported by industry experts and together can build a best-in-class product. We are a small and fast-paced team where everyone has a voice in the development of our product and technology.

We are looking for an entrepreneurial individual to lead our AI organization. You will work regularly with the founders to develop Vise’s AI vision and lead a team of engineers to execute on that vision. Vise has steadfastly pursued a belief that AI can transform the wealth management space and unlock personalized portfolios at a level previously unheard of. As we continue to introduce AI products into an industry that is excited and ready for a change, we are looking for a leader that will steward the technical vision in a similarly innovative manner. 

We believe that truly revolutionary AI products will require a carefully thought out technical strategy optimized for LLMs. This is an exciting opportunity for someone who shares that belief and wants to influence how AI shapes the wealth management industry. 

What You Will Own

  • The technical direction of AI products at Vise.
  • Architect and primary owner of Vise’s AI infrastructure
  • Thoughtfully build and scale the Vise AI team by hiring and retaining exceptional talent.
  • Developing Vise’s AI strategy and roadmap in collaboration with the CEO and broader team.

What You Bring on Day One

  • 5+ years of software development experience outside of education and internships
  • Experience designing and deploying distributed systems.
  • Able and willing to simultaneously manage and execute.  
    • Comfort with backend and frontend languages. Our stack includes Python, Golang, TypeScript, so direct experience working with these is a big plus.
  • A deep curiosity for AI. You don’t need to have technical experience with large language models, but you should have a sophisticated understanding of the theory and be comfortable experimenting with them.
  • Interest in FinTech and/or wealth management.
  • Excellent writing and verbal communication skills.

Personal Qualities

  • An entrepreneurial mindset: you should be motivated to drive forward business outcomes without guardrails or guidance.
  • A sense of urgency: you should have an innate motivation to ship products as fast as possible.
  • Curiosity: you should have a hunger for knowledge that you can apply to AI and the wealth management industry.

Through the internal and market data Vise has collected, we expect the salary range for this position to be $200,000 - $280,000 per year, plus a competitive equity package. Your actual compensation will be determined based on your skills, qualifications, and experience. In addition, Vise offers a wide range of comprehensive and inclusive employee benefits. To learn more about Benefits go here

 

About Us

Vise is an artificial intelligence (AI) powered asset management platform designed specifically for financial advisors to build, manage and explain personalized portfolios. In today's world, AI is driving personalization across various industries, enhancing the way we shop, consume content, and engage with technology. Embracing this trend, Vise is leading the charge to bring this level of personalization to how we invest. Vise ushers in Wealth 3.0, moving beyond mutual funds and ETFs to offer personalized and automated portfolios. By harnessing the power of AI, Vise enables financial advisors to create tailored investment strategies that cater to each client's unique financial needs and goals.

Financial advisors are at the heart of this transformation, as their relationships with clients are essential to understanding and meeting each client's unique financial needs. With Vise, advisors can focus on nurturing these relationships instead of spending time building and managing portfolios. Our platform empowers advisors to create institutional-grade, personalized portfolios, automate their management, and explain valuable insights that enhance their expertise and service to clients. Vise is the outsourced sub-advisor, doing trading, rebalancing, and managing client portfolios fully automated on the advisor's behalf; Vise charges an AUM fee for its services. 

Our exceptional New York team comprises world-class Ph.D. quants, investment researchers, and engineers with experience at industry-leading firms like Citadel, Blackrock, Stripe, and Stanford. Combining top financial and engineering talent, we pride ourselves on delivering products faster and understanding our customers' needs better than anyone else in the market. Vise has garnered the support of prominent venture capital firms, raising over $130M from Sequoia Capital and Founders Fund, among others.

Vise celebrates and embraces diversity and is committed to building a team that represents a variety of experiences, backgrounds, and skills. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, marital status, age, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, non-disqualifying physical or mental disability, national origin, veteran status, or other applicable legally protected characteristics.

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