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Principal Software Engineer

DataRobot

DataRobot

Software Engineering
Multiple locations
Posted on Thursday, May 9, 2024

Job Description:

DataRobot is the leader in Value-Driven AI, a unique and collaborative approach to generative and predictive AI that combines an open platform, deep expertise and broad use-case experience to improve how organizations run, grow and optimize their business. The DataRobot AI Platform is the only complete AI lifecycle platform that interoperates with an organization’s existing investments in data, applications and business processes, and can be deployed on prem or on any cloud environment. Global organizations, including 40% of the Fortune 50, rely on DataRobot to drive greater impact and value from AI.

As a Principal Software Engineer, you will work on DataRobot’s machine learning platform and actively contribute to strategy, planning and development of our Generative AI and Deep Learning products. Together with our engineering teams, you will help our customers leverage Generative AI to achieve real impact.

We are looking for talented people with excellent engineering skills and knowledge of machine learning who can analyze problems, design unprecedented solutions, and implement them for real-world use on top of our platform. Our engineers are also depended upon to lift up everyone around them and contribute to the excellence of every engineer in the organization.

Key Responsibilities

  • Design, build and operate products for end-users powered by machine learning and Generative AI

  • Write maintainable, testable, production-grade Python code

  • Co-own Generative AI platform at DataRobot, proactively propose and implement improvements involving multiple departments

  • Scale GenerativeAI platform to enable new use-cases for our customers

  • Provide technical guidance and mentorship to other engineers, influencing and guiding their work when needed

  • Research and propose new technologies

  • Collaborate with multiple teams and departments within R&D, contributing to the entire platform

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • 10+ years of professional software development

  • Experience working in a multi-cloud environment, building containerized applications

  • Experience building Generative AI applications in production

  • Experience building and operating applications in Kubernetes

  • Experience building applications for various business domains

  • Strong Python ecosystem knowledge

  • Ability to plan and lead projects from start to completion, explain your design decisions

  • Strong communication skills, sense of ownership and the ability to collaborate across teams and departments

  • Proactiveness in identifying and solving the most complex problems

  • Track record of improving software systems that are critical to the business

  • Ability to anticipate implementation issues based on technical designs and offer suggestions

  • Ability to stay on top of recent developments in Generative AI, effectively integrating them with existing platform

  • Ability to plan several quarters ahead and build clear technical vision together with other stakeholders

The talent and dedication of our employees are at the core of DataRobot’s journey to be an iconic company. We strive to attract and retain the best talent by providing competitive pay and benefits with our employees’ well-being at the core. Here’s what your benefits package may include depending on your location and local legal requirements: Medical, Dental & Vision Insurance, Flexible Time Off Program, Paid Holidays, Paid Parental Leave, Global Employee Assistance Program (EAP) and more!

DataRobot Operating Principles:

  • Wow Our Customers
  • Set High Standards
  • Be Better Than Yesterday
  • Be Rigorous
  • Assume Positive Intent
  • Have the Tough Conversations
  • Be Better Together
  • Debate, Decide, Commit
  • Deliver Results
  • Overcommunicate


Research shows that many women only apply to jobs when they meet 100% of the qualifications while many men apply to jobs when they meet 60%. At DataRobot we encourage ALL candidates, especially women, people of color, LGBTQ+ identifying people, differently abled, and other people from marginalized groups to apply to our jobs, even if you do not check every box. We’d love to have a conversation with you and see if you might be a great fit.

All U.S. DataRobot employees must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19. If there is a medical, religious, or other legally protected reason that prevents you from receiving an available COVID-19 vaccination, and you are selected as a candidate for consideration, we have a process in place to evaluate requests for accommodation.

DataRobot is proud to be an Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action employer. We do not discriminate based upon race, religion, color, national origin, gender (including pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions), sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, status as a protected veteran, status as an individual with a disability, or other applicable legally protected characteristics. DataRobot is committed to working with and providing reasonable accommodations to applicants with physical and mental disabilities. Please see the United States Department of Labor’s EEO poster and EEO poster supplement for additional information.

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