Staff Data Scientist, Generative AI

Staff Data Scientist, Generative AI

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The worldwide data management software market is massive (IDC forecasts it to be $136 billion by 2027!). At MongoDB we are transforming industries and empowering developers to build amazing apps that people use every day. We are the leading developer data platform and the first database provider to IPO in over 20 years. Join our team and be at the forefront of innovation and creativity.

Staff Data Scientist - Generative AI

The Staff Data Scientist - Generative AI will play a critical role in driving impact at MongoDB through building and tuning models that integrate with critical business flows.  As a GenAI specialist on the centralized Data Science team, this role will align with multiple product and engineering teams to provide subject matter expertise across the development and evaluation of customer-facing LLM-powered solutions.

This role will initially require direct alignment with product and engineering teams based in Australia and thus the candidate should have experience working and delivering technical solutions asynchronously and autonomously. Additionally, we are seeking candidates comfortable with ambiguity and experimenting with cutting edge LLM and traditional Data Science tools as the landscape continues to evolve. The application of this research directly into the product development lifecycle will be critical to the success of this role.

Note: we are looking for candidates expressly able to work during Pacific or Hawaiian-Aleutian (GMT-10) Time Zone business hours


  • Act as the conduit between MongoDB Data Science and the product and engineering teams building Generative AI solutions: communicate concrete product requirements, evaluate and fine-tune AI deliverables, integrate deliverables into an existing codebase
  • Provide thought leadership to the engineering team on the best way of using emerging GenAI technologies, frameworks and approaches to solve different problems
  • Collaborate closely with product managers and other engineers to understand business priorities, propose new solutions
  • Share your knowledge by giving brown bags, tech talks, and evangelizing appropriate tech and engineering best practices
  • Define and improve business & product metrics to optimize the quality and cost of AI usage
  • Make the Data Science team more efficient: Research and implement new tooling/processes to help the team experiment and become productive with Generative AI/LLM technologies 

Skills & attributes

  • 6+ years of hands-on data science and machine learning model development
  • Experience working directly with Generative AI applications, specifically integration of LLMs into production environments
  • Experience working alongside product and engineering teams to deliver measurable value to the customer with predictive solutions
  • Familiarity and comfort working in a large scale environments with unstructured or semi-structured data using SQL and Python (MQL plus) 
  • Clear understanding of the risks and trade-offs involved in choosing different models
  • Demonstrated understanding of the entire data science development lifecycle, including experience delivering data science artifacts to production deployment environments 
  • Ability to seek empirical evidence through proofs of concept, statistical validation and external research
  • Ability to translate efficacy measurements of data science models and products into tangible business impact metrics
  • Effective at communicating technical concepts to non-technical audiences
  • Committed to contributing to a collaborative, enjoyable, and psychologically safe work environment
  • PhD or Masters degree in a quantitative/computational discipline (computer science, applied mathematics, statistics, physics, operations research, etc.)

To drive the personal growth and business impact of our employees, we’re committed to developing a supportive and enriching culture for everyone. From employee affinity groups, to fertility assistance and a generous parental leave policy, we value our employees’ wellbeing and want to support them along every step of their professional and personal journeys. Learn more about what it’s like to work at MongoDB, and help us make an impact on the world!

MongoDB is committed to providing any necessary accommodations for individuals with disabilities within our application and interview process. To request an accommodation due to a disability, please inform your recruiter.

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