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General Manager of Affectiva Cairo

This position is responsible for managing Affectiva’s Egyptian organization based in Cairo.  You will be the senior leader in this office responsible for managing growth and ensuring that the quality of work, effectiveness and culture in the Cairo office remain exemplary.

 

The Cairo Operations team will report directly to you and you will jointly manage the Cairo Data Annotation team along with the US-based Director of Data. The Director of Data is responsible for setting department wide strategy and goals, as well as providing technical direction. Your role will be to provide day-to-day supervision and guidance, as well as personnel management for this large team. You are jointly responsible to see that project goals and milestones are met. 

 

As executive leader of a critical division of Affectiva, you will work with Affectiva’s leadership and partner closely with Affectiva’s VP of AI, Director of Data and Director of Research to ensure the Cairo office performs at maximum effectiveness to meet their objectives.

 

This position is located in Cairo, Egypt.

 

Responsibilities

  • Lead, manage and oversee Affectiva’s Cairo-based operations
  • Work with US-based leadership team to define and execute on Cairo organizational growth strategy in support of overall business goals
  • Directly oversee and manage the Cairo operations team
  • Partner with the US-based Director of Data to oversee and manage the Cairo Data Annotation team
  • Support US-based managers of the Cairo-based Science, Data Engineering, Platform and Customer Success teams.
  • Work with Cairo’s Director of Operations to manage all operational aspects of the Cairo office, including office budget, money handling, accounting and bank processes
  • Implement and lead regular performance reviews to ensure engaged and skilled workforce
  • Oversee employee productivity
  • Build an environment of collective responsibility and accountability
  • Ensure adherence to key performance objectives to meet business and customer expectations

 

Qualifications

  • 10+ years of experience managing large teams working across multiple simultaneous projects
  • Demonstrated success as autonomous leader
  • Proficient operational and financial acumen
  • Proven ability to manage budgets in a similar role
  • Analytical skills to evaluate data and make operational decisions
  • Excellent written/verbal communication skills
  • Strong ethical leadership abilities & people skills
  • Outstanding organizational skills

About Affectiva

Affectiva is an MIT Media Lab spin-off focused understanding human emotion. Our vision is that technology needs the ability to sense, adapt and respond to not just commands but also nonverbal signals. We are building artificial emotional intelligence (Emotion AI).

As you can imagine, such an ambitious vision takes an outstanding team with a strong desire to explore and innovate. We are growing our team to improve and expand our core technologies and help solve many unique and interesting problems focused around sensing, understanding and adapting to human emotion.

Our first technology measures human emotion through sensing and analyzing facial expressions. This technology is already being used commercially in a number of different verticals and use cases, and has been released to the public in the form of SDKs so that developers around the world can begin to use it to create a new breed of apps, websites and experiences.


We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status. 

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