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Principal Data Scientist I (Remote)

Job description

** Please note that we are open to hiring remotely within the United States, Canada or South Africa for this role **

Are you looking to develop your Data Scientist career?

Do you enjoy coaching others to achieve high standards?

Join us in shaping a more just world.

About Us

LexisNexis, a part of RELX, is a leading global provider of legal, regulatory, and business information. We help customers increase productivity and improve decision-making and outcomes. Our 10,500 experts and innovative tools help us shape a better world for our customers and communities.

About The Role

As a Senior Data Scientist, you will become a subject matter expert, defining projects and their execution. Leading small teams of indirect reports, you'll influence and mentor teams in best practices and methodologies.

For this role, we are seeking candidates who are highly experienced inleading the development and deployment of advanced AI and machine learning models. The ideal candidate will have a deep understanding of machine learning algorithms, experience working with large datasets, and a track record of delivering high-quality results. You will be working closely with other data scientists and engineers to design, develop, and deploy cutting-edge AI solutions.


  • Leading the development of advanced AI and machine learning models to solve complex business problems
  • Working closely with other data scientists and engineers to design, develop, and deploy AI solutions
  • Collaborating with cross-functional teams to ensure AI solutions are aligned with business goals and customer needs
  • Analyzing large datasets to identify patterns and trends that can inform AI development
  • Communicating findings and insights to stakeholders in a clear and concise manner
  • Staying current with the latest AI and machine learning trends and technologies
  • Mentoring junior data scientists and provide guidance on AI and machine learning best practices
  • Driving best practices across our data science functions
  • Setting strategy and team direction, with a clear vision for Data Science
  • Working with product leaders to apply data science solutions.
  • Evaluating and creating new frameworks and defining methodologies and governance
  • Leading small- to medium-sized teams (direct or indirect)
  • Setting a high-bar for model development


  • Have substantial experience in a senior data scientist role
  • Have experience in leading complex projects and customer relationships
  • Have significant experience in managing larger Technical teams (direct or indirect)
  • Have experience in mentoring or training others, acting as a subject matter expert to guide colleagues
  • Be a natural problem solver, able to take a lead in collaborating to resolve issues
  • Have excellent communication skills and the ability to convey information clearly to senior stakeholders

Highly Desired Skills And Experience

  • PhD or Master's degree in Computer Science, Mathematics, Statistics, or a related field
  • 10+ years of experience in AI and machine learning
  • Deep understanding of machine learning algorithms, including deep learning, gradient boosting, and random forests
  • Experience working directly with large language models and Transformer based architectures including BERT, RoBERTa, T5 etc.
  • Working knowledge of applying recent LLMs including ChatGPT, GPT 3.5, OPT, BLOOM, etc.
  • Experience with reinforcement learning, prompt engineering, hallucination mitigation
  • Working understanding of the business risks associated with applying LLM in a business
  • Experience working with large datasets and distributed computing systems (e.g., Hadoop, Spark)
  • Strong coding skills in Python or another programming language
  • Excellent communicator, with the ability to translate complex technical concepts to non-technical stakeholders
  • Strong problem-solving skills and the ability to think outside the box

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