Lead Data Scientist/AI Engineer

Job description

We are seeking a talented Lead Data Scientist/ML Engineer to join an embedded team. In this role, you will be crucial in developing and implementing machine learning solutions for several projects. Your expertise will be essential in driving the success of the company initiatives.

The position entails starting on a bench assignment, where the employee will assist in consulting existing Exadel projects. This includes preparing demos for clients and actively participating in presales activities to engage with new potential opportunities for Exadel with later assignments to a specific project.

Work at Exadel – Who We Are

Since 1998, Exadel has been engineering its products and custom software for clients of all sizes. Headquartered in Walnut Creek, California, Exadel has 2,800+ employees in development centers across America, Europe, and Asia. People drive Exadel’s success and are at the core of our values.


  • Background in the Data Science/Machine Learning area (4+ years)
  • Proven experience starting new Machine Learning projects from scratch: from problem analysis and data collection to PoC and deployment to production
  • Expertise with Generative AI(RAG applications, Prompt Engineering)
  • Confidence in Python, Pandas, Scikit-learn, Matplotlib, SQL, etc.
  • Competency in Machine Learning algorithms, their limitations, and use cases
  • Knowledge of how to set up MLOps
  • A sharp-minded person who can dive into the business domain and emerge with ideas on how to use data to make the business more effective
  • Creative person who can convert the data into a story with plots and insights
  • Strong communicator who can speak to a client face-to-face, understand business needs, and explain the solution in an easily digestible way

Nice to Have

  • MS or BS in computer science or related field
  • Expertise in ML/DL frameworks (PyTorch, TensorFlow, etc.)
  • Familiarity with micro-service architecture, task queues (e.g., Celery), cloud (e.g., AWS or Azure), Docker, OS and networking basics, and database systems (e.g., Postgres, Kaggle or GitHub) account with projects that demonstrate skill level

English level



  • Lead an AI development team
  • Understand business objectives and models that help achieve them
  • Propose and realize new ideas to benefit our customers and the company
  • Fully cover (develop, maintain, and monitor) the entire lifecycle of created models
  • Propose new research, improvements, and best practices
  • Share knowledge, ideas, and new approaches with team members
  • Stay up-to-date with the latest findings in applied data science

Advantages of Working with Exadel

Transparent Career Roadmap

  • The HR manager accompanies each employee on their first steps in the company and assists them in achieving future professional goals
  • Exadel is a global company with 30+ offices in 15+ countries. Employees have the chance to discover new places to live and work and can transfer to any location that has an Exadel production office. The HR manager and the Global Mobility specialist accompany the employee and assist throughout the relocation process
  • Your career growth is in your hands, so each Exadeller decides when to level up and initiate performance assessments. The management team supports career planning and the discovery of new tech stacks and languages

Learning & Development Opportunities

  • We believe in nurturing talent and fostering growth. That’s why we budget every year for your continuous learning journey. From professional development courses to books and certification, we’re invested in your success
  • Employees participate actively and benefit from the knowledge-sharing environment across seven practice units: Digital Marketing Technologies, Content Marketing, AI, QA, QAA, Agile, and DevOps
  • Employees can find recordings from meetups and trainings on Exadel’s Internal Learning System

Work & Life Balance

  • Each Exadeller is in charge of managing their workflow independently without being micromanaged at every step; it is, however, important that an employee always attends meetings, logs their time, and meets deadlines
  • Operating from the office or remotely depends on which mode the employee prefers. Hybrid or remote mode staff will receive the necessary equipment before their first working day. For those who prefer to work in the office, the office network offers up-to-date equipment, good facilities, and a warm, collaborative environment
  • The team meets at two annual team-building events across locations; in addition, there are team events such as Pizza Days, Programmer’s Day, informal meetups, board game parties, and sports initiatives

Employee Perks & Bonuses

  • The Exadel referral program covers all regions and involves recognition for hired recommended professionals. Depending on the location and the position, an employee receives a monetary bonus for recommending a candidate to Exadel who ends up being hired
  • Employees collect coins for numerous project activities, exchanging them for products or services of their choice available at the Exadel store
  • Volunteers for mentoring, interviewing, performing assessments, and participating in community meet-ups get additional monetary bonuses
  • Location-dependent, Exadellers can access benefit platforms with vouchers for online stores, medical insurance reimbursement, sports membership fees, vacations, and childbirth bonuses

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