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Principal AI/ML Engineer

Location: Redwood City, California US


Job Number: 29585

Position Title: Senior Software Engineer

External Description:


Informatica is currently looking for a principal AI/ML engineer with experience in developing and productionizing ML models to join our team in Redwood City, CA. 

Job Summary

The data science group, known as CLAIRE, is a rapidly expanding group responsible for developing AI/ML-based solutions that radically improve a wide variety of Informatica’s products. We have multiple openings and are seeking a principal AI/ML engineer to join the group. 

As a principal AI/ML engineer, you will be responsible for developing ML models and using them to radically improve Informatica’s data management products that impact thousands of enterprise customers. You will research techniques to use deep learning and other cutting-edge ML/NLP methods.

In the role of principal AI/ML engineer, you must be able to work and adapt in a fluid, fast-paced environment. You must have strong technical, communication, collaboration, and leadership skills. We need independent thinkers who can operate with minimal guidance from product managers and architects. Ideally, you should have experience in using ML to improve commercially successful products in either enterprise or consumer space. You can work with structured and unstructured datasets, and extract business insights from them. You provide AI thought leadership and effectively drive innovation in our products.

Technology You’ll Use:  

  • Python, Java, or Scala
  • ML frameworks and libraries such as TensorFlow, Keras, MLlib
  • Distributed processing frameworks such as Spark. 

What You’ll Do

  • Be very hands-on and deeply understand the inner working of the products
  • Drive the expansion of Informatica’s AI
  • Find product areas that can be improved with effective use of machine learning & metadata and deliver a delightful experience to users
  • Champion and communicate the value proposition and differentiation of AI/ML to internal audiences
  • Write blogs and papers, submit patents, attend and present at conferences.

Key Essentials

  • MS or above in Computer Science or related fields with a focus on artificial intelligence, machine learning or data mining.
  • 3-4 years of meaningful experience in building and deploying models in production use
  • Experience with supervised and unsupervised machine learning algorithms
  • Expert level programming skills in Python, Java, or Scala
  • Expert experience with ML frameworks and libraries like TensorFlow, Keras, MLlib (Spark)
  • Ability to learn new technologies quickly and mentor other team members in machine learning
  • Strong analytical and interpersonal skills. 

Nice to Have

  • Experience working with distributed processing frameworks.
  • Experience working with Kubernetes and cloud-native cloud-first platforms.

City: Redwood City

State: California

Seniority Level: Mid-Senior Level

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Unleash Your Potential

A career with Informatica gives you all the opportunities and benefits that can only come from working for the trusted industry leader.  By joining our team, you'll be able to solve real-life problems, make a difference, have a global impact, and join a supportive group of globally diverse teammates.  We encourage you to be yourself, grow with us and unleash your potential.

EEO Employer Verbiage:

Informatica is the enterprise cloud data management leader, helping enterprises overcome critical business challenges by leading with the power of data. Processing over 15 trillion cloud transactions a month, Informatica enables the world’s most innovative companies to take a cloud-first, cloud-native approach to modernize their data infrastructure, gain a 360-degree view of their business, and drive data governance and privacy. Informatica is the market leader in all five key categories of enterprise data management and has been the trusted partner to more than 9,500 customers.  Connect with Informatica at, LinkedIn, Twitter, and Facebook.

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All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, sex, color, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status, or on the basis of disability.


Travel Requirement: Limited

Location_formattedLocationLong: Redwood City, California US

The Hiring Process

Apply for an open role via our Career Page or through an Internal Referral. While you're waiting to hear back from our Talent Acquisition Team, visit, our Informatica social channels, and Glassdoor. Doing so will give you insight into who we are, what we do, and why you should join our team.

If you're a great fit, one of our Recruiter's will reach out to you to schedule an initial screen via a video call. Use this time to share your experience with the Recruiter, and why you're the best person for the job.

After speaking to the Recruiter, you'll have a chance to meet with the Hiring Manager and team via a video call. Use this step as a chance to learn more about the team, and as a chance to sell yourself and impress the team.

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