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Head of Training

San Francisco, CA; New York, NY
Full Time

Scale is at the forefront of powering AI and LLMs across multiple industries. Our thesis is that to build exceptional LLMs you need exceptional human beings to train them. Humans are essential in providing the best training data for these models, and Scale operates the largest network of humans in the world to provide this training data.

As the Head of Training, you will be responsible for ensuring that our human taskers are as effective, efficient, and capable as possible. This is one of the most critical functions at the company, and you will report to the Head of Quality Operations. Our taskers include both domain experts (PhDs, Master’s students, etc.) and “generalists” (typically high-school or college grads).

The role involves a combination of strategic thinking, data analysis, roll-up-your-sleeves operations, and face-time with our taskers. You will be responsible for ideating our training curriculum,  designing and refining our training materials, and monitoring the efficacy of your approach. The ideal candidate has a strong entrepreneurial mindset, is comfortable leading a team and working with them under ambiguity, can command an audience, and is exceptionally personable.


Responsibilities Include:

  • Investigate the most pressing challenges with delivering high-quality data + the most common errors our taskers make and why
  • Design a curriculum and/or set of courses to teach our taskers how to produce great training data
  • Lead a team of 2-3 people to develop materials, run live training sessions, and other creative ways of teaching taskers
  • Analyze data on the effectiveness of your training materials, and quickly iterate / test out new ideas 
  • Work with project teams across Scale to develop more targeted trainings to accommodate the nuances of their specific projects

Who We’re Looking For:

  • 10+ years of experience in education and instructional design
  • Experience developing and designing curriculums
  • Excited to solve ambiguous problems
  • A relentless attitude of testing and iterating
  • Own your outcomes

Compensation packages at Scale include base salary, equity, and benefits. The range displayed on each job posting reflects the minimum and maximum target for new hire salaries for the position, determined by work location and additional factors, including job-related skills, experience, interview performance, and relevant education or training. Your recruiter can share more about the specific salary range for your preferred location during the hiring process. Scale employees are also granted Stock Options that are awarded upon board of director approval. You’ll also receive benefits including, but not limited to: Comprehensive health, dental and vision coverage, retirement benefits, a learning and development stipend, and generous PTO. Additionally, this role may be eligible for additional benefits such as a commuter stipend.

The base salary range for this full-time position in the locations of San Francisco, New York, Seattle is:
$188,000$225,600 USD

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. 

We are committed to working with and providing reasonable accommodations to applicants with physical and mental disabilities. If you need assistance and/or a reasonable accommodation in the application or recruiting process due to a disability, please contact us at accommodations@scale.com. Please see the United States Department of Labor's Know Your Rights poster for additional information.

We comply with the United States Department of Labor's Pay Transparency provision

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