AI and Machine Learning Applied Scientist

Virtual Req #6212
17 January 2024

About Us: Prometric is a leading provider of technology-enabled testing and assessment solutions to many of the world’s most recognized licensing and certification organizations, academic institutions, and government agencies. We support more than 7 million test takers annually at our testing locations in 180 countries around the world. With over three decades of experience working with clients of all sizes across a multitude of industry sectors, our mission is to design and deliver the highest quality and most innovative testing solutions anytime, anywhere.

AI Scientist




Are you looking for an opportunity to apply your expertise in AI in the development of products with high social value? For more than ten years, FineTune (A Prometric Company) has been combining innovative thinking in teaching and learning with expertise in leading-edge technology to create transformational solutions like AP® Classroom, the digital platform we’ve built in partnership with The College Board that is serving more than three million students and 175,00 teachers on a daily basis.


To make these visions a reality, our Boston-based company has assembled a global team of top-tier talent representing more than a dozen countries – working together in a fully remote, intellectually vibrant culture that values collaboration, communication, and the diversity of geography, perspective, and expertise our members bring to the company.


Now, we are drawing on our history of innovation and our commitment to improving education, as we expand into new technological frontiers – and searching for a well-qualified individual to join our exceptional team as an Applied Scientist in AI and Machine Learning.



The person filling this position will join our AI Innovation Squad, reporting directly to our Lead AI Scientists. In this role, the Applied Scientist in AI and Machine Learning will:

  • Make advances in NLP, CV and deep learning to build advanced dynamic models of student learning and assessment
  • Collaborating cross-functionally with product managers, assessment designers, psychometricians, research scientists, engineers, and analysts
  • Capitalizing on advances in AI and Machine Learning to develop high-value products, including automated educational content generation, classification of content against deep taxonomic representation, among others.
  • Impacting product development while working on and further developing a long-term research roadmapServing as major contributors to a long-term research roadmap
  • Conducting research and development using multi-sensory data
  • Making scholarly contributions through research publications, and providing technical documentation of data-science projects


Requirements and Skills

  • Advanced degree (PhD or Masters) in Computer Science, Computational Linguistics, Mathematics or related areas.
  • 2+ years of hands-on AI/ML experience (fresh PhD grads are encouraged to apply) in Computer Science, Computational Linguistics, Mathematics or related areas.
  • A strong knowledge of NLP and/or computer vision with experience in deep learning (Transformers, RNNs, LSTM, CNN etc.)
  • Experience with Transformer models such as GPT series, BERT, USE etc. 
  • Experience with LLMs and prompt engineering is a plus but not necessary
  • Strong programming skills in Python and or R, Java, C, C++
  • Strong grasp of object oriented programming (e.g. SOLID Principles)
  • Experience using cloud computing for machine learning and deep-learning frameworks such as TensorFlow, PyTorch, Keras, etc. 
  • Experience in source management, code reviews, unit testing, and related modern software development methodologies
  • Publication record in NLP, Machine Learning, Computer Vision or related areas is preferred.
  • Hands-on skills in sourcing, cleaning, manipulating, analyzing, visualizing and modeling of real data
  • Experience in educational applications is a plus but not necessary
  • A passion for making sense of user behavior, using any available methods
  • Creative problem-solver who is passionate about digging into complex problems and devising new approaches to reach results
  • Agile and innovative mindset
  • Ability to take initiative

Prometric is an Equal Employment/Affirmative Action employer. We do not discriminate in hiring based on sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, race, color, religious creed, national origin, physical or mental disability, protected Veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state, and local law.

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