Principal/Senior Researcher in Artificial Intelligence (Req. 10046)

Reports to: Chief Scientist


We are looking for a Principal/Senior Researcher in Artificial Intelligence, with focus in either machine learning or knowledge representation, to join our Applied Science team in Bellevue, WA. Our team supports the Maana Platform with R&D in the areas of artificial intelligence, machine learning, knowledge management, natural language programming, and customer-specific data science work. Our work is math/computer science heavy and requires knowledge of algorithms, programming, distributed systems, machine learning, knowledge representation, and artificial intelligence. We have fun, work as a team, solve hard problems, create intellectual property, write papers, and provide the company with unique capabilities that will help us differentiate in a crowded market.

Being authorized to work in the U.S. is a precondition of employment. At this time Maana does not sponsor applicants for work visas.

Essential Functions

Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • This person has a passion for technology, and strong communication skills (including presenting and writing).
  • Technical skills required include excellent programming ability in multiple languages, ability to invent new ways of solving hard problems and to take an idea from prototyping to production.
  • The applicant should have research depth in a one of the following areas of artificial intelligence: machine learning, knowledge representation and reasoning, or natural language processing.
  • Excellent teamwork, communication, and collaboration is a must.
  • This position will have ownership of large projects and drive results within and across teams, as well as help attract and grow talent to meet the company's needs

Required Education & Experience

  • The ideal applicant has a Masters/PhD in Computer Science (or a related field/equivalent experience).
  • Applicants with only a Masters should have 7+ years of real-world experience
  • Research publications should reflect the applicants’ research expertise and depth
  • Leading organizational or project-based teams
  • Performing professional duties like reviewing papers, organizing workshops, mentoring others
  • Industrial or commercial applications of artificial intelligence solutions
  • Self-motivation/energy must be able to demonstrate initiative and be proactive with a can-do attitude

Preferred Experience and Skills

  • 3+ years of experience with micro/service based and cloud / as-a-service architectures, production quality information retrieval, search and knowledge-based systems. 
  • 3+ years of experience with software engineering tools like source code revision control, task and project management, Agile and scrum


AAP/EEO Statement

Maana provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability or genetics. In addition to federal law requirements, Maana complies with applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment in every location in which the company has facilities. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training.


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