Principal Data Scientist

Full time



Who We Are?

Ranked as one of the fastest growing technology companies on the Deloitte Fast 50 India 2014 survey, at Talentica our vision is to be the # 1 company doing core product development work for start-ups ! So far we’ve built over 130+ innovative products and have worked with some of the hottest start-ups across the globe. We hire technology addicts and encourage them “to create” by understanding the product vision, business context and practical usage.

What we do?

  • Build products - Be it building a payment gateway from scratch or Setting up world’s # 1 ad Serving platform or Innovating premium video-mailing software for corporates, we transform our customer’s ideas into successful products.
  • Learn Continuously - Innovation is our DNA. We explore and add value to our customer’s business by being on top of technology.

Our Culture

  • Colleagues, who inspire, challenge and match up – We’ve flocked some of the finest engineering potential in the country, we hire ONLY from a select few premium engineering institutes
  • Open work culture - Openness and Transparency is the way we are, we express, hear and enable your ease and growth

Your Role

  • Build Talentica as a thought leader in ML / AI technologies
  • Add value to our customers through technical innovation and building technical competence across Talentica in ML / AI.

Top Accountabilities

  • Solving customer problems through innovation and technical expertise
  • Identify new tools and technology areas that would benefit our customers and ensure that some of them get adapted by the customers
  • Showcase our AI / ML expertise by presenting in conferences and by contributing to open source projects
  • Building a team of Data Scientists / ML experts.
  • Building a culture of innovation and technology expertise


  • Own the budget for the team
  • Own all staffing decisions for the team
  • Team participation in conferences - as per the allocated budget

Desired Skills and Experience

  • Strong expertise and / or demonstrated ability to learn, architect and implement solutions to AI / ML problems
  • Being hands on with an ability to build quick prototypes to demonstrate new technology / algorithm benefits to our customers and internal stakeholders.
  • Positive “Can do” attitude a must. Results oriented with discipline to deliver on commitments.
  • Leadership to motivate the team and to set a high bar for technical excellence.
  • Strong orientation towards customer satisfaction and high quality of deliverables
  • Experience of speaking at conferences

Technical background

  • Industry experience in solving problems in Machine Learning, Deep Learning, Natural Language processing, Statistical modelling and Visualization techniques
  • Should have published papers in or been a speaker at A / B level conferences
  • Experience in Python, R etc.
  • PhD in Computer science, Mathematics or related disciplines from a premium institute

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