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ETCH Jobs of the Week 8/25
The best AI/ML roles in Education
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Before we get to the jobs, let’s take a look at the controversy surrounding the open AI/ML positions at Netflix offering up to $900K in total compensation.
Comedian, Catastrophe star, and Black Mirror actor Rob Delaney called Netflix “ghoulish” for offering “$900K per soldier to their godless AI army.” One wonders if they could have avoided catching flack from Mr. Delaney if they lowered their annual comp range $300K to $699K, just below the $700K per year that Mr. Delaney apparently makes.
The breadth of the comp range for this and other positions at Netflix is also causing some confusion. How could the range for an Engineering Manager (EM) be $180K to $900K? Most likely due to California's pay transparency law, which compels an employer to disclose salary ranges in job postings. Netflix describes these ranges as a "market range," which is "based on total compensation (vs. only base salary)," so it likely varies widely by team and experience.
However, Glassdoor does provide an interesting, though self-reported, breakdown of what this compensation structure could look like:
Using the above proportions, my “back of the napkin” $900K pay package for the AI/ML Ghoul position breaks down as follows:
If Netflix were interested in a more transparent approach to posting open roles, they might break up these postings into different levels (e.g., EM I, EM II, EM III), with smaller compensation ranges and specific job responsibilities.
Regardless, if you get an interview at Netflix and they ask what your comp requirements are, one possible way to answer that question is... "fortunately, I'm in a position in my career where I really don't need a penny over $900K."
Now, let’s get to the Jobs of the Week…
This week, we feature a selection of AI/ML jobs in education. Spoiler alert: none of the ranges below touch the $900K mark, but I’m pretty confident most mortals will be able to make a living off of them.
Location: Remote (Boston, DC, Oakland)
EdFocus: Student Loans
Mission: Credible is a marketplace where users can compare personalized, prequalified rates and quotes from multiple lenders and carriers, for student loans, mortgages, personal loans, and insurance. They believe in a world where ‘ethical’, ‘lending’, and ‘insurance’ can coexist, and are on a mission is to help people find the best loan or insurance policy possible by giving power to consumers.
Job Summary: Credible is hiring a Senior Product Manager to lead their central AI-focused team, shaping the future of AI capabilities and enhancing user experiences. This impactful role involves developing and executing Credible’s AI strategy, collaborating with cross-functional teams, and managing AI-powered product development. The Senior Product Manager will drive AI capability building, engage stakeholders, track performance, and leverage their technical expertise to achieve business goals. Candidates should have a degree in a related field, 5+ years of product management experience including AI-powered products, strong analytical and communication skills, and the ability to navigate ambiguity and lead effectively.
Compensation: Salary range for this role is based on education, skills, experience, and location. California, New York City, and Westchester County, NY Pay Range: $129,600—$159,600 USD. Colorado and Washington Pay Range: $108,000—$133,000 USD. This role is also eligible for an annual discretionary bonus, various benefits, including medical/dental/vision, insurance, a 401(k) plan, paid time off
Mission: Gt.school is challenging traditional educational paradigms with cutting-edge technology and innovative thinking. Their mission is to empower students and educators by creating exceptional EdTech tools that revolutionize the learning experience at scale, encouraging learning, growth, and empowerment for American students nationwide.
Job Summary: As the AI Prompt Engineer you’ll play a crucial role in the Academic team, focusing on refining generative AI prompts for AP, SAT, and K-12 education levels. This position involves designing and enhancing AI prompts, evaluating content quality, collaborating with the academic team, improving AI models, and troubleshooting content-related issues. The role requires experience in generative AI, strong educational achievements, coding skills
Compensation: This is a full time independent contractor position through Crossover. The role pays $50/hr or approximately $100,000 a year
Location: Hybrid, Redwood City, CA
EdFocus: Educational Products & Tools
Mission: The work of CZI Education’s organization is aimed at ensuring that every student — not just a lucky few — can get an education that’s tailored to their individual needs and supports every aspect of their development. The Product team’s culture is mission-driven, entrepreneurial, and committed to building transformative education products. .
Job Summary: As a Group Product Manager for Education you will source and evaluate ideas for instructors by identifying top pain points, opportunities to improve existing processes and building new solutions. You’re also responsible for establishing the overarching product vision and strategy for your area. The ideal candidate will have a proven track record of building successful EdTech products developing and executing on the vision, strategy, and go-to-market plans for the 0 to 1 product efforts by using data and customer feedback to drive product decisions. They will have a track record of success collaborating with internal and external partners to achieve business and customer goals. The ideal candidate enjoys building and scaling a product, thrives on ambiguity and getting things done, and thinks in terms of outcomes rather than outputs.
Compensation: Base pay range for this role is 241,000 - 362,000. New hires are typically hired into the lower end of the range, enabling employee growth over time. Actual compensation is based on job-related skills and experience
EdFocus: STEM, K12, Higher Ed
Mission: Numerade is on a mission to democratize access to STEM content by building a virtual learning platform for everyone. Their purpose goes beyond helping students get good grades – they want to support true understanding and help students and educators alike find meaning in education.
Job Summary: As an AI/ML Product Manager, you will be responsible for driving the execution of machine learning initiatives from start to finish, liaising between various teams and stakeholders, and ensuring that our solutions are designed and implemented to the highest technical standards. The successful candidate will have a robust technical background, a keen interest in AI/ML, and exceptional project management skills.
Compensation: Competitive salary with a significant upside in equity. Health + dental + vision coverage offered for both employees and their dependents, 401k plan, PTO, and opportunities for advancement.
EdFocus: Professional Training and Development
Mission: Sourcegraph is the leading Code AI platform revolutionizing how developers understand, fix, and automate their code. Their mission is to make it so that everyone can code, not just ~0.1% of the population.
Job Summary: As the Product Manager for Sourcegraph's Code AI Platform, you'll be at the forefront of shaping their technical capabilities. You'll navigate challenges like measuring the impact of LLM choices on user experience, building trust with secure organizations, and standing out in a competitive market. In your first month, build trust and learn from customers; within three, define experiences and gather feedback; and within six, unlock differentiated experiences and meaningful value. Bring your 5+ years of enterprise SaaS Product Management expertise, technical background, and curiosity to contribute to their ambitious journey.
Compensation: The target compensation for this role is $190,000 base in addition to equity and a generous perks & benefits package.
EdFocus: Professional Training and Development
Mission: DeepLearning.AI’s mission is to grow and connect the global AI community. We do that by providing a world-class education to people around the globe so that we can all benefit from an AI-powered future.
Job Summary: DeepLearning.AI is looking for a Curriculum Product Manager to work with our network of world experts in the AI space to create high quality education content. In this role, you will leverage your expertise in learning experience design to help AI experts produce high-quality courses and effective learning experiences. Your experience as an educator, your technical skills in the AI space and your ability to communicate and work well with a team will all be critical for this role.
Compensation: The salary for this position is $130,000 - $160,000 as well as additional compensation through a virtual shares program. Flexible PTO, paid parental leave, medical, dental and vision coverage.
EdFocus: Workforce Education
Mission: Squint simplifies augmented reality into an app that anyone can quickly and easily use. Squint Procedures make operating complex machinery safer and Squint Notes enable knowledge sharing across the factory floor. Greatly reducing operator training time and errors on the floor.
Job Summary: Squint is seeking a Software Engineer to lead their AI efforts and contribute to the Squint platform's development across AR, mobile, web, and backend projects. You'll shape the technology stack, influence the product roadmap, and foster a top-tier engineering culture. Responsibilities include all aspects of development, architecture creation, code review, and collaboration with stakeholders. Apply customer insights to projects, aid in building a strong engineering culture, and contribute flexibly as a key early team member. Candidates should have a Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science, 2+ years of Software Engineer experience, expertise in AI, AR, iOS, Android, Python, Typescript, React.js, Next.js, Google Cloud Platform, and a collaborative and adaptable mindset
Compensation: The base salary range for this role is $125K-$170K.
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