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MGM Resorts International Head of Engineering, AI & Machine Learning in US, Nevada

Location:

US, Nevada

The experience economy is where it’s at, and MGM Resorts is placed strategically to be in the center of it.

We are a global entertainment company with national and international locations featuring best-in-class hotels, live and theatrical entertainment experiences and an extensive array of restaurants, nightlife, retail and sports offerings. The MGM Resorts portfolio encompasses 30 unique hotel and destination gaming offerings, including some of the most recognizable resort brands in the industry.

Riding on this diversification of offerings and customer focus, MGM Resorts is positioned for its next chapter.

This role sits within the Commercial & Growth group which includes key functions such as marketing, revenue management, analytics, digital, IT, and sales.

The group was formed under the leadership of Atif Rafiq, who recently joined as President, Commercial & Growth. Atif’s transformation experience at McDonald’s and Volvo builds on over 15 years experience in pure play tech companies such as Amazon, Yahoo! and AOL, and his days as Founder / CEO of a Silicon Valley start-up.

MGM Resorts is proud to be recognized as one of Fortune Magazine’s World’s Most Admired Companies and has also become a desirable employer for top talent from leading companies such as Uber, Microsoft, Starbucks and Mastercard over recent years.

Become one of the stars behind The SHOW and become part of the world’s most powerful entertainment brands. Our Company has one exciting mission: To entertain the human race.

PRIMARY PURPOSE:

The Head of Engineering, AI & Machine Learning will form a new organization, help to define and execute a comprehensive strategy for leveraging AI technologies (including cognitive computing, NLP, machine learning, deep learning, and analytics) to develop new customer experiences, improve operational excellence and implement closed loop systems to improve engineering effectiveness across the consumer products. You will champion AI applications and work with multiple organizations on strategic cross-functional initiatives to drive the development and delivery of AI–based solutions. All duties to be performed in accordance with departmental and MGM Resorts International policies, practices, and procedures.

PRINCIPAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Collaborate with cross-functional teams to develop and drive our AI technology strategy and roadmap across the products.

  • Provide technical leadership and expertise for research and development of AI-based applications.

  • Recruit, train and mentor a team of data scientists and data engineers.

  • Investigate new and developing technologies as they appear in industry and academia and determine how to leverage these new technologies into our software solutions.

  • Influence MGM Data strategy and help to drive data platform initiatives.

  • Create and maintain a work environment that promotes client service, teamwork, performance feedback, individual recognition, mutual respect, and employee satisfaction ensuring quality hiring, training, and succession planning processes that encompass the company’s diversity commitment.

  • Perform other duties as assigned.

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS:

  • PhD in Computer Science or related fields with AI specialization.

  • 10+ years of progressive data science and AI experience, with 5+ years in a technology strategy and leadership position.

  • Hands-on experience in the design, development, and delivery of complex, cloud-based AI solutions.

  • Expertise in a broad range of AI areas, including artificial intelligence, cognitive computing, NLP, machine learning, deep learning, analytics and the application of these technologies to solving business problems.

  • Extensive experience in database technologies and ability to manage a group of data engineers.

PREFERRED:

  • Previous experience working in a similar resort setting.

MGM Resorts International is an Equal Opportunity Employer: Women/Minorities/Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities. In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, MGM Resorts International will provide reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities and encourages both prospective and current employees to discuss potential accommodations with the employer.

MGM Resorts International believes in providing opportunity for every employee to grow, develop and succeed in a work environment where you can be your best. We encourage you to explore our job opportunities. If you are an individual with a disability and need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application process, or in order to perform the essential functions of a position, please contact our Corporate Diversity and Disability Outreach department at 1-844-247-0370 or email diversityrecruiting@mgmresorts.com

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