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Principal Data Scientist II (AI)



Software Engineering, Data Science
Indianapolis, IN, USA · San Diego, CA, USA · Boston, MA, USA · Indianapolis, IN, USA · Remote
Posted on Saturday, June 22, 2024

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Seismic, a rapidly growing Forbes Cloud 100 company, is the global leader in enablement, helping make sales teams better by becoming more productive and engaging with buyers in a compelling way. Seismic’s platform provides continuous guidance to improve behavior, content, and skills to win more deals and deliver better experiences. Nearly 2,000 organizations including IBM and American Express have made Seismic their enablement platform of choice. Seismic integrates with business-critical platforms including Microsoft, Salesforce, Google and Adobe. Seismic is headquartered in San Diego, with offices across North America, Europe, Australia and China.

Seismic is committed to building an inclusive workplace that ignites growth for our employees and creates a culture of belonging that allows all employees to be seen and valued for who they are. Learn more about DEI at Seismic here.

At Seismic, we believe that AI, particularly Generative AI, will empower and transform how go-to-market and enablement teams operate and interact with customers. Seismic Aura, our AI engine, is powering this change and is being infused across the Seismic enablement cloud. Our focus is to leverage AI to make sellers and enablers more productive and efficient in their day-to-day tasks, and to drive more successful sales outcomes.

AI is one of the fastest growing product areas in Seismic. We have announced and are launching our Aura Copilot AI assistant suite. In addition, AI is an integral part of our Seismic for Meetings conversational & engagement intelligence suite.

As a Principal Data Scientist II - AI Architect, you will play a crucial role in shaping the AI strategy and driving the development of innovative AI solutions across our platform. You will collaborate with cross-functional teams to design, architect, build and integrate advanced AI capabilities that enhance our AI product offerings and deliver exceptional value to our customers. This position offers a unique opportunity to make a significant impact on our company's growth and success by leading AI technology and architectural initiatives and ensuring their alignment with our business objectives.

What you will do:

  • AI Technology and Architecture Development: Define and drive the AI Technology and Architectural directions for Seismic, ensuring alignment with business goals and product roadmaps.
  • AI Use Case Development: Work hands-on with Data Scientists and Machine Learning Engineers to build AI & ML applications, assessing tradeoffs and evaluating options to deliver high quality and high value product solutions.
  • Integration: Lead the integration of AI capabilities across the Seismic platform, including data foundation, conversational intelligence, video analysis, content management and discovery systems.
  • Technical Leadership: Provide strong technical leadership and guidance to the data science and engineering teams, fostering a culture of collaboration, innovation, and continuous learning. Stay abreast of the latest trends and techniques in AI and ML, conducting research and experimentation to drive innovation and maintain a competitive edge.
  • Product Innovation: Collaborate with product managers, engineers, designers and other stakeholders to identify opportunities for AI-driven product enhancements and collaborate on AI product roadmap development.
  • Performance Optimization: Define and analyze key metrics to measure the success of AI initiatives, ensuring high-quality, high-performance, scalable, and reliable solutions.

Who you are:

  • Experience: 15+ years of experience (or 12+ years of experience with advanced degrees) in data science and AI, with a proven track record of building AI software products, and leading technical efforts.
  • Technical Expertise: Strong expertise in AI & ML model and use case development, including hands-on experience with Python or related languages for data analytics, GenAI and machine learning.
  • SaaS Knowledge: Extensive experience in SaaS application development and cloud technologies, with a deep understanding of modern machine learning technologies and operational infrastructure. Familiarity with cloud platforms like AWS, Google Cloud Platform (GCP), or Microsoft Azure. Experience with kubernete-based microservice architecture.
  • Product Development: Experience in collaborating with product management and design, with the ability to translate business requirements into technical solutions that drive successful delivery.
  • Leadership Skills: Excellent leadership and communication skills, with the ability to inspire and motivate teams to achieve their full potential.
  • Strategic Mindset: Strong problem-solving and decision-making skills, with a strategic mindset and the ability to develop a strong point of view and drive vision forward.
  • Education: Bachelor's or master's degree or higher in Computer Science, Engineering or a related field.
  • Fast-paced Environment: Experience working in a fast-paced, dynamic environment, preferably in a SaaS or technology-driven company.

Why Join Us:

  • Opportunity to be a key technical leader in a rapidly growing company and drive innovation in the SaaS industry.
  • Work with cutting-edge technologies and be at the forefront of AI advancements.
  • Competitive compensation package, including salary, bonus, and equity options.
  • A supportive, inclusive work culture.
  • Professional development opportunities and career growth potential in a dynamic and collaborative environment.

Our values:

Here at Seismic, we ignite growth for our company, industry, and people. We are enablement innovators seeking the best, brightest teammates who are mission-driven and empowered by our values.

  • We are inclusive.
  • We are vulnerable.
  • We seek to understand.
  • We strive for excellence.
  • We champion the customer.
  • We celebrate success.

What we have for you:


  • Take time to rest and recharge with generous time off, paid company holidays and end of year company shutdown.
  • Medical, dental, vision, employer-paid life insurance and disability benefits
  • Access to Health Savings Account (HSA) with $1,000 Single/$2,000 annual employer contribution
  • Access to free paid telemedicine and wellness offers through medical plan
  • Fertility and family planning benefits with financial assistance for adoption and surrogacy
  • Paid parental leave and family caregiver leaves
  • Annual professional development reimbursement
  • Mental health support with 12 free counseling sessions for you and your family members
  • 401k with annual employer match
  • Equity program and performance-based bonuses
  • Bring Your Own Device technology stipend
  • Seismic Cares Program with charitable donation matching


  • Take time to rest and recharge with paid time off, paid company holidays, and end of year company shutdown
  • Fertility and family planning benefits with financial assistance for adoption and surrogacy
  • 100% employer-paid Medical, dental, vision and 2x life insurance
  • Retirement savings plan with annual employer contribution
  • Equity program and performance-based bonuses
  • Paid parental leave
  • Access to free paid telemedicine
  • Mental health support with 12 free counseling sessions for you and your family members
  • Annual professional development reimbursement
  • Bring Your Own Device technology stipend
  • Seismic Cares Program with charitable donation matching
  • Communities of Belonging (employee resource/affinity groups)

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We are committed to fair and equitable compensation practices.

Seismic’s annual base salary range for this position will vary based on applicant’s location, experience, job level, skills, and abilities as well as internal equity and alignment with market data. The range listed below is the minimum to the maximum of our target hiring range. ​​

This position is also eligible to participate in Seismic’s incentive plans in addition to base salary. The actual incentive amount will vary and will be subject to the terms and conditions set in the applicable incentive plan.

Seismic's salary range for this position
$158,100$272,700 USD

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Headquartered in San Diego and with employees across the globe, Seismic is the global leader in sales enablement, backed by firms such as Permira, Ameriprise Financial, EDBI, Lightspeed Venture Partners, and T. Rowe Price. Seismic also recently expanded its team and product portfolio with the acquisition of Percolate, Grapevine6, and Lessonly. Our board of directors is composed of several industry luminaries including John Thompson, former Chairman of the Board for Microsoft.

Seismic is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to gender, age, race, religion, or any other classification which is protected by applicable law.

Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without notice.