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Sr. Data Scientist/Machine Learning Engineer - GenAI & LLMs



Software Engineering, Data Science
United States
Posted on Thursday, May 23, 2024


This role can be remote. While candidates in the Bay Area are strongly preferred, candidates in other locations in the U.S. will be considered.

The Machine Learning (ML) Practice team is a specialized customer-facing ML team at Databricks facing an increasing demand for Large Language Model (LLM)-based solutions. We deliver professional services engagements to help customers build and improve ML pipelines, and put those pipelines into production. We work with customers to help them shape their long-term initiatives working alongside engineering, product, and developer relations, and internal subject matter expert (SME) teams. The ideal candidate will enjoy being part of a broader team of technologists that love empowering customers, collaborating with teammates, and satisfying your curiosity working with the latest trends in LLMs, MLOps, and ML.

The impact you will have:

  • Develop LLM solutions on customer data such as RAG architectures on enterprise knowledge repos, querying structured data with natural language, and content generation
  • Build and increase customer data science workloads and apply the best MLOps to productionize these workloads across a variety of domains
  • Advise data teams on several data science such as architecture, tooling, and best practices
  • Present at conferences such as Data+AI Summit
  • Provide technical mentorship to the larger ML Subject Matter Expert community in Databricks
  • Collaborate with the product and engineering teams to define priorities and influence the product roadmap

What we look for:

  • Experience with the latest techniques in natural language processing including vector databases, fine-tuning LLMs, and deploying LLMs with tools such as HuggingFace, Langchain, and OpenAI
  • 4+ years of hands-on industry data science experience, using typical machine learning and data science tools including pandas, scikit-learn, gensim, nltk, and TensorFlow/PyTorch
  • Experience building production-grade machine learning deployments on AWS, Azure, or GCP
  • Graduate degree in a quantitative discipline (Computer Science, Engineering, Statistics, Operations Research) or equivalent practical experience
  • Experience communicating and teaching technical concepts to non-technical and technical audiences alike
  • Passion for collaboration, life-long learning, and driving value through ML
  • [Preferred] Experience working with Apache Spark™ to process large-scale distributed datasets


  • Medical, Dental, and Vision
  • 401(k) Plan
  • FSA, HSA and Commuter Benefit Plans
  • Equity Awards
  • Flexible Time Off
  • Paid Parental Leave
  • Family Planning
  • Fitness Reimbursement
  • Annual Career Development Fund
  • Home Office/Work Headphones Reimbursement
  • Employee Assistance Program (EAP)
  • Business Travel Accident Insurance
  • Mental Wellness Resources

Pay Range Transparency

Databricks is committed to fair and equitable compensation practices. The pay range(s) for this role is listed below and represents base salary range for non-commissionable roles or on-target earnings for commissionable roles. Actual compensation packages are based on several factors that are unique to each candidate, including but not limited to job-related skills, depth of experience, relevant certifications and training, and specific work location. Based on the factors above, Databricks utilizes the full width of the range. The total compensation package for this position may also include eligibility for annual performance bonus, equity, and the benefits listed above. For more information regarding which range your location is in visit our page here.

Zone 1 Pay Range
$124,800$220,800 USD
Zone 2 Pay Range
$124,800$220,800 USD
Zone 3 Pay Range
$124,800$220,800 USD
Zone 4 Pay Range
$124,800$220,800 USD

About Databricks

Databricks is the data and AI company. More than 10,000 organizations worldwide — including Comcast, Condé Nast, Grammarly, and over 50% of the Fortune 500 — rely on the Databricks Data Intelligence Platform to unify and democratize data, analytics and AI. Databricks is headquartered in San Francisco, with offices around the globe and was founded by the original creators of Lakehouse, Apache Spark™, Delta Lake and MLflow. To learn more, follow Databricks on Twitter, LinkedIn and Facebook.

Our Commitment to Diversity and Inclusion

At Databricks, we are committed to fostering a diverse and inclusive culture where everyone can excel. We take great care to ensure that our hiring practices are inclusive and meet equal employment opportunity standards. Individuals looking for employment at Databricks are considered without regard to age, color, disability, ethnicity, family or marital status, gender identity or expression, language, national origin, physical and mental ability, political affiliation, race, religion, sexual orientation, socio-economic status, veteran status, and other protected characteristics.


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