Oracle

Lead Data Scientist

Job description

The Oracle Cloud Infrastructure (OCI) team can provide you the opportunity to build and operate a suite of massive scale, integrated cloud services in a broadly distributed, multi-tenant cloud environment. OCI is committed to providing the best in cloud products that meet the needs of our customers who are tackling some of the world’s biggest challenges.

We offer unique opportunities for smart, hands-on engineers with the expertise and passion to solve difficult problems in distributed highly available services and virtualized infrastructure. At every level, our engineers have a significant technical and business impact designing and building innovative new systems to power our customer’s business-critical applications.

Oracle AI Services is an exciting new team in OCI hyper-focused on delivering innovative services addressing challenges at the intersection of artificial intelligence and cutting-edge cloud infrastructure. We are building cloud services in natural language processing (NLP) and speech that work out of the box for enterprises. Our product vision includes the ability for enterprises to customize these services for their specific business need.

As one of the most senior software engineers on the AI Services Team, you will be leading the effort in building distributed, scalable, fault-tolerant software systems in support of our data scientists and AI experts. You will own the entire software lifecycle – development, testing, CI/CD, and production operations. You must balance between product feature development and production operational concerns like writing run books, ops automation, structured logging, instrumentation for metrics and events leveraging a plethora of internal tooling at OCI.

From a technology perspective, this is a greenfield development environment with a huge amount of autonomy, leaving us free to build and innovate without being encumbered by legacy products and services.

About You:

  • You are a seasoned Lead Data Scientist with a proven track record of delivering high-scale, high-impact data science model which is used in large scale production.
  • You are obsessed with the customer, always exceeding expectations
  • You have excellent communication skills. You can clearly explain complex technical concepts and can communicate them in larger forums and Arch review boards
  • You are a self critical Lead data scientist who understands the importance of high standards is never satisfied with mediocrity, and constantly striving for excellence and accountability.
  • You work well with Engineers, PM , and other non-engineers. You can lead a conversation in a room with engineers, product managers, and executives
  • You are comfortable with ambiguity in a chaotic and fluid environment. You have a strong sense of ownership and are able to drive the development of new projects and features to completion
  • You are comfortable working at all levels of the stack but especially strong with infrastructure and distributed computing
  • You are passionate about technology and are not afraid to defend your opinions or position with peers/superiors

Minimum Qualifications

  • Total 18+ years of experience with 10+ years of experience in shipping scalable, cloud-native distributed systems
  • Phd in Computer Science, or equivalent experience
  • Ability to work in a collaborative, cross-functional team environment
  • Strong grasp of Computer Science concepts (data structures, algorithms, and programming paradigms)
  • Proficient in at Java/C++, Python and shell scripting tools
  • Strong experience with building NLP Models for Sentiment Analysis , Text Classification , NER , Profanity Services etc
  • Strong working experience on AI Platform and Pipeline to build the end to end model.
  • Strong working experience on GitHub/Bitbucket, TeamCity/Hudson, Maven/Gradle
  • You are experienced at building highly available services, possessing knowledge of common State of the Art papers on Models and latest trends.
  • Expert in deep learning models and various components of modern infrastructure.
  • Experience with production operations and best practices for putting quality code in production and troubleshoot issues when they arise
  • Ability to take initiative and be responsible for delivering complex software by working effectively with the team and other stakeholders
  • Able to effectively communicate technical ideas verbally and in writing (technical proposals, design specs, architecture diagrams and presentations)

Preferred Qualifications

  • MS in Computer Science
  • Experience in a fast-paced start-up environment
  • Experience building control plane/data plane solutions for cloud-native companies
  • Experience in diagnosing, troubleshooting, and resolving performance issues in complex environments
  • Deep understanding of Unix-like operating systems
  • Production experience with Cloud and ML technologies
  • Data science and machine learning knowledge would be helpful but not required

** HANDS-ON knowledge is a must for this position to help drive the overall culture of the organization while he might have to do advance POC to help drive Jr Architect and Lead on the team on how to do a particular mode and model design.

Detailed Description and Job Requirements

As a member of this emerging software engineering division, you will assist in defining and developing AI Cloud Service You will provide technical leadership to other software developers including mentoring, code reviews, presentations and more. As with any new product delivery, duties and tasks will vary and changes in priority are the norm.


You will assist in the development of short, medium, and long-term plans to achieve strategic objectives and regularly interact across functional areas with senior management or executives to ensure unit objectives are met. Your ability to influence thinking or gain acceptance of others in sensitive situations is important.

Our vision is to provide an immersive AI experience on Oracle Cloud. Aggressive as it might sound, our growth journey is fueled by highly energetic, technology-savvy engineers like YOU who are looking to grow with us to meet the demands of building a powerful next-generation platform. Are you ready to do something big?

Oracle is an Affirmative Action-Equal Employment Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, protected veterans status, age, or any other characteristic protected by law.



Design, develop, troubleshoot and debug software programs for databases, applications, tools, networks etc.

As a member of the software engineering division, you will take an active role in the definition and evolution of standard practices and procedures. Define specifications for significant new projects and specify, design and develop software according to those specifications. You will perform professional software development tasks associated with the developing, designing and debugging of software applications or operating systems.

Provide leadership and expertise in the development of new products/services/processes, frequently operating at the leading edge of technology. Recommends and justifies major changes to existing products/services/processes. BS or MS degree or equivalent experience relevant to functional area. 8 or more years of software engineering or related experience.

Innovation starts with inclusion at Oracle. We are committed to creating a workplace where all kinds of people can be themselves and do their best work. It’s when everyone’s voice is heard and valued, that we are inspired to go beyond what’s been done before. That’s why we need people with diverse backgrounds, beliefs, and abilities to help us create the future, and are proud to be an affirmative-action equal opportunity employer.

Oracle is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability and protected veterans status, age, or any other characteristic protected by law. Oracle will consider for employment qualified applicants with arrest and conviction records pursuant to applicable law.

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