Director / Senior Director of Cloud Architecture for Artificial Intelligence

Lehi, Utah, United States

Full Time Senior level / Expert
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At Talkdesk, our ambition is to become the avenue by which brands talk with their customers. We’re looking for a cloud systems architect to create the blueprints for the construction, growth, and sustainability of this avenue. Working with our AI team of 100+ engineers and data scientists, you’ll be in the prime position to have a massive impact on the team, product, and company trajectory. 

Talkdesk is the fastest growing SaaS Contact Center startup with over 1800 customers like Peloton, Canon, and Campaign Monitor and over 1000 employees. It was named twice in the Forbes Cloud 100 list, was listed as Forbes next Billion-Dollar company and It is also the youngest company ever to make Gartner's CCaaS Magic Quadrant.

As Director / Sr. Director of Cloud Architecture for AI, you’ll work with the leaders of our AI Business Unit to make the technical decisions upon which our products are built. This role reports to the VP of AI and works as a partner to the Sr. Director of AI Engineering. 


  • Design technical systems for scalability, availability, security, and maintainability.
  • Work with teams to ensure that architecture/technical decisions are contributing to pace, momentum, and customer delight and aligned with the overall architectural vision. 
  • Maintain system diagrams describing cloud infrastructure, product infrastructure and data flow
  • Hands-on prototyping to guide the team in creating solutions. 
  • Support team of 100+ engineers and data scientists by designing and promoting a framework for making technical decisions.
  • Unblock technical decisions by facilitating technical discussions at the team level.
  • Collaborate with other Business Units at Talkdesk to deliver interoperability and to make use of services/infrastructure across the company. 


  • Track record of architecting and delivering cloud systems for enterprise clients
  • Experience building and maintaining machine learning pipelines
  • Experience building data pipelines and ETL systems
  • Experience building CI/CD systems for machine learning
  • Demonstrated hands-on development with Java, Microservices Architecture, REST, Docker, Kubernetes
  • Knowledge of issues facing companies in the era of GDPR
  • Experience with infrastructure as codeautomation systems (Terraform)
  • A get it done / fast to market attitude
  • Ideally experience working with Spark
The Talkdesk story hinges on empathy and acceptance. It is the shared goal among all Talkdeskers to empower a new kind of customer hero through our innovative software solution, and we firmly believe that the best path to success for our mission is inclusivity, diversity, and genuine acceptance. To that end, we will hire, promote, work along, cheer for, bond with, and warmly welcome into the Talkdesk family all persons without regard to ethnic and racial identity, indigenous heritage, national origin, religion, gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, age, disability, marital status, veteran status, genetic information, or any other legally protected status.
Job tags: AI Engineering ETL Java Kubernetes Machine Learning Security Spark
Job region(s): North America
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