Engineering Director
Machine Learning
Updated on 11/30/2023

5,001-10,000 employees

Web-based collaborative platform for product design
Company Overview
Figma stands out as an exemplary workplace due to its commitment to fostering a collaborative culture, its unique competitive advantage in consolidating design tools and workflows, and its industry leadership in web-based design platforms. The company's technical innovation is evident in products like FigJam, an online whiteboard that enhances team collaboration, demonstrating their dedication to improving efficiency and communication in product development. Figma's ability to simplify complex processes and facilitate teamwork across different time zones positions it as a leader in the design industry, making it an exciting and rewarding place to work.

Company Stage


Total Funding





San Francisco, California

Growth & Insights

6 month growth


1 year growth


2 year growth

Seattle, WA, USA • San Francisco, CA, USA • Remote in USA • New York, NY...
Experience Level
Desired Skills
Natural Language Processing (NLP)
AI & Machine Learning
  • 5+ years of experience hiring and leading teams as an engineering leader with at least 2 years of experience managing managers
  • Demonstrated experience in building and leading high-performing engineering teams, with a focus on AI/ML platform development and applied research.
  • Deep domain knowledge and understanding of machine learning research, frameworks, data pipelines, and platform architecture.
  • Excellent collaboration and communication skills, able to work effectively across disciplines and levels of the organization.
  • Provide hands-on technical leadership, guiding the ML Platform Team in building and maintaining a robust and scalable machine learning platform that supports Figma's design ecosystem.
  • Lead the team in exploring and conducting applied research in the domain of Language Models (LLMs) and other relevant areas of AI. Translate research findings into practical solutions that elevate Figma's design capabilities.
  • Develop and execute a clear technical roadmap for the ML platform, aligning with Figma's mission and business objectives. Continuously innovate and drive the adoption of AI technologies to enhance product experiences.
  • Collaborate closely with cross-functional teams including product managers, designers, and other engineering teams to ensure seamless integration of AI capabilities into Figma's products.
  • Recruit, mentor, and retain a high-performing team of engineers. Foster a culture of collaboration, innovation, and continuous learning within the ML Platform Team.
  • Set and maintain a high bar for technical excellence, ensuring the team follows best practices in software development, machine learning, and platform architecture.
Desired Qualifications
  • Strong understanding of Language Models (LLMs) and related technologies.
  • Experience with natural language processing and generation.