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Oracle Principal Data Scientist, GenAI Platform in Santa Fe, New Mexico

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About the Company and Team

The Infrastructure Industries Global Industry Unit’s (IGIU) mission is to build and deliver technology and solutions that improve the lives of global citizens. For Energy & Water, that’s striving to ensure that every global citizen has access to clean and affordable energy and water. For Construction & Engineering, it’s navigating enormous change to become more efficient, smarter and sustainable.

You’ll be joining a diverse, cross-functional team that’s developing a Generative AI platform product for Infrastructure industries. We operate with a startup mindset providing the best of two worlds -- the autonomy to iterate on new ideas, working on cutting-edge technology, while sitting within a stable, larger organization at Oracle. We’re working on big goals, and we need talented folks with equally big ambitions. Join us!

About the Job

We're seeking a highly skilled Lead Principal Data Scientist to build the platform that will enable IGIU’s product portfolio to quickly uptake GenAI capabilities to make our products smarter, more efficient and a joy to use. You will collaborate closely with cross-functional teams including application product managers, software engineers, data scientists, data engineers, and user experience designers.

As a Principal Data Scientist specializing in Conversational AI, you will play a pivotal role in architecting, developing, and deploying state-of-the-art models to power our conversational AI product suite. You will collaborate closely with cross-functional teams including product managers, software engineers, and data scientists to unlock machine learning capabilities in all our products. Our new platform will be built directly on Oracle Cloud Infrastructure (OCI) based on cloud native principles. We build to scale globally, leveraging state-of-the-art tooling, with zero downtime.

Career Level - IC4


What You’ll Make Happen

  • Design, develop, and optimize RAG (Retrieval-Augmented Generation) models to facilitate effective information retrieval and generation in conversational AI systems

  • Utilize vector databases and advanced indexing techniques to efficiently store and retrieve relevant information for conversational contexts

  • Fine-tune and optimize large language models such as Cohere for specific use cases in the technology, Construction & Engineering and Energy & Water industries.

  • Implement and experiment with cutting-edge NLP, NLU, and NLG techniques to enhance the capabilities and performance of our conversational AI products

  • Collaborate with engineers to integrate machine learning models into production systems, ensuring scalability, reliability, and performance

  • Conduct research and stay abreast of the latest advancements in machine learning, NLP, and conversational AI to drive innovation and maintain competitive advantage

About You

  • Master's degree or higher in Computer Science, Engineering, Mathematics, or related experience.

  • 5+ years of experience in data science, with a focus on building and deploying conversational AI solutions.

  • Strong programming skills in Python and proficiency with machine learning libraries such as TensorFlow, PyTorch, or JAX.

  • Experience with cloud platforms (e.g., AWS, OCI) and containerization technologies (e.g., Docker, Kubernetes).

  • Solid understanding of NLP fundamentals and experience with NLU/NLG techniques such as sentiment analysis, entity recognition, and text generation.

  • Preference for expertise in developing RAG models, working with vector databases, and fine-tuning large language models.

  • Excellent problem-solving abilities and a pragmatic approach to building scalable and robust machine learning systems.

  • Strong communication skills with the ability to collaborate effectively with cross-functional teams and articulate complex technical concepts to non-technical stakeholders

  • You are comfortable with ambiguity. You have a strong sense of ownership, can define your own workplan, set goals for others, and can drive projects to completion.

  • You are excited to learn new technologies and stay on the cutting edge of what’s possible

  • You’ve taken a product or platform from 0 to 1, you know what it takes to launch something novel


Certain US customer or client-facing roles may be required to comply with applicable requirements, such as immunization and occupational health mandates.

Range and benefit information provided in this posting are specific to the stated locations only

US: Hiring Range: from $109,100 to $223,500 per annum. May be eligible for bonus and equity.

Oracle maintains broad salary ranges for its roles in order to account for variations in knowledge, skills, experience, market conditions and locations, as well as reflect Oracle’s differing products, industries and lines of business.

Candidates are typically placed into the range based on the preceding factors as well as internal peer equity.

Oracle US offers a comprehensive benefits package which includes the following:

  1. Medical, dental, and vision insurance, including expert medical opinion

  2. Short term disability and long term disability

  3. Life insurance and AD&D

  4. Supplemental life insurance (Employee/Spouse/Child)

  5. Health care and dependent care Flexible Spending Accounts

  6. Pre-tax commuter and parking benefits

  7. 401(k) Savings and Investment Plan with company match

  8. Paid time off: Flexible Vacation is provided to all eligible employees assigned to a salaried (non-overtime eligible) position. Accrued Vacation is provided to all other employees eligible for vacation benefits. For employees working at least 35 hours per week, the vacation accrual rate is 13 days annually for the first three years of employment and 18 days annually for subsequent years of employment. Vacation accrual is prorated for employees working between 20 and 34 hours per week. Employees working fewer than 20 hours per week are not eligible for vacation.

  9. 11 paid holidays

  10. Paid sick leave: 72 hours of paid sick leave upon date of hire. Refreshes each calendar year. Unused balance will carry over each year up to a maximum cap of 112 hours.

  11. Paid parental leave

  12. Adoption assistance

  13. Employee Stock Purchase Plan

  14. Financial planning and group legal

  15. Voluntary benefits including auto, homeowner and pet insurance

The role will generally accept applications for at least three calendar days from the posting date or as long as the job remains posted.

About Us

As a world leader in cloud solutions, Oracle uses tomorrow’s technology to tackle today’s problems. True innovation starts with diverse perspectives and various abilities and backgrounds.

When everyone’s voice is heard, we’re inspired to go beyond what’s been done before. It’s why we’re committed to expanding our inclusive workforce that promotes diverse insights and perspectives.

We’ve partnered with industry-leaders in almost every sector—and continue to thrive after 40+ years of change by operating with integrity.

Oracle careers open the door to global opportunities where work-life balance flourishes. We offer a highly competitive suite of employee benefits designed on the principles of parity and consistency. We put our people first with flexible medical, life insurance and retirement options. We also encourage employees to give back to their communities through our volunteer programs.

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