Director - AI/Machine Learning

Mumbai/Bangalore, India
Full Time
Senior Manager/Supervisor

JOB TITLE: Director - AI/Machine Learning



JioSaavn is South Asia’s leading music streaming service. We are over 300 entrepreneurs, across New York, California, Mumbai, Gurgaon, and Bangalore, who help music lovers access, discover, and listen to their favourite songs across languages and genres. In early 2018, a merger between JioMusic and Saavn was announced; creating a combined entity valued at over $1 billion. 

We blend digital technology, data analysis (which we have affectionately coined Music Science), and a strong, fearless business acumen to reach all corners of the globe. Through partnerships with Apple, Google, Amazon, Facebook, Twitter and Shazam - to name a few - JioSaavn reaches more music fans across the world. Our award-winning mobile products, partnerships, innovations and thought leadership have been featured in some of the world’s leading publications, from The New York Times, to The Wall Street Journal, The Economic Times to Forbes, and many more. We are well-funded by some of the world’s most successful institutional investors and global media companies as well as a number of strategic individuals. Beyond investing, they are advisors and supporters of our vision, our passion, and our collective ability to deliver a revolutionary music experience as the leader in India.


At JioSaavn, we ignite passion and performance to work towards a collective goal: creating the perfect mobile entertainment ecosystem that delivers the best possible music experience to millions of listeners around the world. Our default mode is that of perpetual innovation. Together, we form a concerted rhythm that goes beyond borders. We don't just go with the flow, we create it.

JioSaavn offers a dynamic and unconventional work environment, full of fun wholesome experiences – from in-office performances by some of the world’s most beloved musicians to opportunities for international travel. We believe creativity and technology blend together like sweet melodies. When you choose JioSaavn, you join a diverse world of high-calibre techies, artists, and inventors hailing from companies like Yahoo!, Twitter, LinkedIn, Google, Qualcomm, HBO, Microsoft, Flipkart, Amazon, Paytm, Quikr, MSN, and NDTV. We are one of the few digital companies to provide employment opportunities that meet the Silicon Valley benchmark – right here in Mumbai! Figures, since we’ve got Silicon Valley covered, too.

Our value-based, people-first work culture is about empowering every individual in our global team to be catalysts for change in this dynamic digital world. Every day is an opportunity to bring your vision to life, and to expand, learn and grow. No idea is left unconsidered. No voice is left unheard.

With listeners speaking multiple languages in almost every country in the world, we like to think we have the most diverse user base on the planet. This has only been made possible because of the value we place on radical inclusivity in our offices across the globe. We believe different is wonderful, and what sets us apart is also what brings us closer. JioSaavn prides itself on being an equal opportunity employer. We have committed ourselves to creating a safe environment with fair and equal access and opportunities, sans discrimination. We encourage everyone to be open to experiences and perspectives beyond their normal; divergent thinkers create differentiated products, and even better music.

If our vibe matches with yours, we'd love to hear from you.



  • You will be involved in directly driving application of machine learning and AI to solve various product and business problems including ML model lifecycle management with ideation, experimentation, implementation, and maintenance.
  • Your responsibilities will include enabling the team in moving forward with ML/AI solutions to optimise various components across our music streaming platforms.
  • Your work would be impacting millions of users the way they consume music and podcasts, it would involve solving cold start problems, understanding user personas, optimising ranking and improving recommendations for serving relevant content to users.
  • We are looking for a seasoned engineer to orchestrate our recommendations and discovery projects and also be involved in tech management within the team.
  • The team of talented, passionate people in which you’ll work will include ML engineers and data scientists.
  • You’ll be reporting directly to the head of the engineering and will be instrumental in discussing and explaining the progress to top management and other stake holders.
  • You’ll be expected to have regular conversations with product leads and other engineering leads to understand the requirements, and also similar and more frequent conversation with your own team.



  • Who You Are
  • A machine learning software engineer with a passion for working on exciting, user impacting product and business problems
  • Stay updated with latest research in machine learning esp. recommender systems and audio signals
  • Have taken scalable ML services to production, maintained and managed their lifecycle
  • Good understanding of foundational mathematics associated with machine learning such as statistics, linear algebra, optimization, probabilistic models


Minimum Qualifications

  • 8+ years of industry experience doing applied machine learning
  • 3+ years of experience in tech team management
  • Fluent in one or more object oriented languages like Python, C++, Java
  • Knowledgeable about core CS concepts such as common data structures and algorithms
  • Comfortable conducting design and code reviews
  • Comfortable in formalising a product or business problem as a ML problem
  • Preferred Qualifications
  • Master’s or PhD degree in Computer Science, Mathematics or related field
  • Industry experience with large scale recommendation and ranking systems
  • Experience in managing team of 10-15 engineers
  • Hands on experience with Spark, Hive, Flask, Tensorflow, XGBoost, Airflow



  • At JioSaavn, we blur work and play, and you get all the perks of a global company. 
  • You will get to work with a dynamic group of entrepreneurs, who are delivering results and working zealously across time zones to make a difference in the way the world experiences music. 
  • We love what we do, and we think you will too.
  • Group Mediclaim

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