Data Operations Manager at AMP Robotics

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AMP Robotics is a pioneer and industry leader in artificial intelligence (AI), robotics, and infrastructure for the waste and recycling industry. We’re working to reimagine and actively modernize recycling by applying AI and automation to increase recycling rates and economically recover recyclables reclaimed as raw materials for the global supply chain. We build and deploy cutting-edge technology solutions that solve many of the central challenges of recycling to make it more efficient, cost-effective, scalable, and sustainable. 

Headquartered in Louisville, Colorado, the Denver Post named AMP one of the 2021 Top Workplaces in Colorado. We’re fostering an environment where talented, driven individuals can grow and create impact. We seek unconventional thinkers to join our mission to enable a world without waste; at AMP, your contributions have meaning and can spur change. With backing from top-tier investors and national recognition including Fortune’s Impact 20, Fast Company’s Most Innovative Companies, and Forbes’ most promising AI companies, we’re always seeking ways to better our operations, raising the bar on innovation, and looking to collaborate and improve each day in what we do. Learn more at AMPRobotics.com.

AMP Robotics is hiring a Data Operations Manager reporting to the Engineering Manager of Team Brain to focus on managing our team of AI data experts. AMP’s Data Ops team works alongside machine learning to build datasets and models that improve AMP’s AI performance on business critical objectives. This role is focused on providing support and organization to the existing team, working cross functionally with machine learning infrastructure and modeling teams to plan key initiatives, scaling the data ops function through hiring or efficiency improvements, and representing the data team’s work to the AMP organization.

As our Data Operations Manager, you will work to:

  • Manage our data projects team
  • Propose and implement our quarterly data projects roadmap
  • Advocate for the data teams’ tooling needs to supercharge efficiency
  • Interface with sales to manage non-standard deals that require data support
  • Interface with service and support to remediate poorly performing AI in the fleet
  • Manage the relationship with our offshore teams, and recommend growth plans for AMP’s offshore spend
  • Dive into data projects to directly impact performance targets for our AI
  • Grow the team by recruiting

Innovations delivered by the Data Ops team mean that AMP’s systems will recycle more material. This generates revenue directly, and delivers value to customers. This role will supercharge our effort by implementing scalable, operational processes for the Data Ops team.

Supervisory Responsibilities: 

  • Direct manager for the data team, which consists of 4+ skilled individuals
  • Point of contact for the offshore annotation teams AMP uses to generate data
  • Hiring manager for new roles in the data team

The successful candidate will have:

Required:

  • 2+ years of experience managing technical teams
  • 2+ years of process engineering and group efficiency experience
  • Degree in a technical field, with professional experience with data analysis tools like SQL
  • Skilled in setting up and iterating systems for work management and execution
  • Capable of high level planning and detail oriented follow through

Preferred

  • Experience as a hiring manager
  • Proficiency in data science
  • Candid, empathic leadership style
  • Comfort using work management tools like Jira
  • Experience working adjacent to software development teams

Education:

  • Bachelor’s degree, preferably in a technical field

Experience: 

  • 2+ years of project management, process engineering, or operations optimization experience
  • 2+ years as a people manager for technical roles, like product operations management, program management, annotation lead, annotation supervisor, etc.

Working Conditions/Physical Demands:

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.  

  • Prolonged periods of sitting at a desk and working on a computer.
  • Must be able to lift up to 15 pounds at times.

Working Location(s): 

  • Louisville, CO or remote

Travel Requirements: 

  • None

AMP provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws.

This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training.

Other duties: 

Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities, and activities may change at any time with or without notice.

Salary & Compensation Information: $130,000 - $148,000

Benefits Information:

  • Medical - The company covers up 85% to 100% of the premium for Cigna healthcare plans depending on the selection. Employees pay the difference in premium if they select a more expensive plan. Up to 75% for dependents. 
  • Dental, Vision, Short and Long Term Disability.
  • 401(k) retirement plan (non-matching).
  • 14 days PTO and 6 paid sick days.
  • Nine (9) paid holidays – 7 company designated and 2 floating holidays. 
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Technology we use

  • Engineering
  • Sales & Marketing
    • C++Languages
    • PythonLanguages
    • D3JSLibraries
    • AngularJSFrameworks
    • TensorFlowFrameworks
    • ROSFrameworks
    • Kubernetes Frameworks
    • MySQLDatabases
    • InfluxDatabases
    • SalesforceCRM
    • MailChimpEmail

Location

Nestled in the heart of a thriving tech park - complete with brewery and climbing gym! - and adjacent to the quaint downtown of Louisville, Colorado.

An Insider's view of AMP Robotics

What are some social events your company does?

Bringing our team together during Covid has been so easy because everyone genuinely cares about staying connected. We've hosted a socially-distanced trivia night in our parking lot with a drive-in sized projector screen, and have even run a few of our own cooking shows where people followed along from home and learned a recipe through video.

Russ

Office and Human Resources Manager

What's the biggest problem your team is solving?

Supporting remote systems in unforgiving environments across the world is hard work. It requires foresight from the initial stages of a project and a tight, honest feedback loop. I'm proud to be in a group focused on creative and proactive service solutions for our customers to increase the profitability of recycling. It's exciting work!

Chase

Robotics Operations Engineer

How has your career grown since starting at the company?

I've always wanted to contribute to something sustainable that I believed in and could be proud of. Working at AMP is a dream not only because I can see the immediate impact of my contribution but because it is a group of hard working, passionate, and lively people I love working with.

Siena

Quality Engineer

How do you empower your team to be more creative?

Recognize you have a lot to offer, yet also a lot to potentially learn—and be open to how and from who you learn, as well as how and who you can teach. Leading with respect for everyone’s different perspectives opens up so many ways we can unify them for the benefit of ourselves, our teams, and the customers we serve.

Maria

Production Team Lead

What unique initiatives do you have that encourage innovation?

AMP strikes a rare balance by melding the pursuit of a mission that benefits the planet with a set of ground-breaking technical challenges. Every difficult project at AMP directly leads to diversion of material from landfills, and as an engineer, that promise naturally ignites a passion for creative invention and determined problem solving.

Cameron

Mechanical Engineer

What are AMP Robotics Perks + Benefits

AMP Robotics Benefits Overview

AMP Robotics is an exciting place to work, and we have fun at the intersection of recycling, robotics, and artificial intelligence! The company offers employees benefits such as 401k, healthcare insurance, vision insurance, dental insurance, life insurance, short term disability coverage, and long term disability coverage. Many of these benefits extend to dependents as well.

Culture
Friends outside of work
Eat lunch together
Daily sync
Team owned deliverables
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Disability Insurance
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Life Insurance
Pet Insurance
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K)
Company Equity
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
6 weeks maternity/paternity paid leave
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Generous PTO
AMP offers two floating holidays that our team can use at their discretion throughout the year. Election Day is also a paid company holiday.
Paid Holidays
Paid Sick Days
Perks & Discounts
Casual Dress
Game Room
Our game room includes board games.
Stocked Kitchen
Some Meals Provided
Employees get free lunch on Friday.
Parking
Pet Friendly
AMP welcomes well-behaved pets.
Recreational Clubs
AMP has a number of active social clubs, with outlets for those who like board games, gardening, fly fishing, hiking/climbing 14ers, and many more! We've hosted two virtual cooking demos this year.
Professional Development Benefits
Lunch and learns

Additional Perks + Benefits

Other stuff we do at AMP:

We recently introduced Zestful, an employee recognition tool. Our team members recognize each other for excellent work through Zestful, tying peer-to-peer recognitions to our core values. Team members accrue points in Zestful that can be used for rewards like HeadSpace subscriptions, meal kit deliveries, books, and even limited-run swag!

We leverage our engagement survey results at AMP. Gathering info from everyone on the team about what they want goes a long way so we can then execute on initiatives to continue to grow AMP in all the best ways.

And we have some pretty awesome weekly all hands meetings!

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