VP of AI Engineering

Austin, Texas
Product – Engineering /
Full-Time /
Hybrid
About Cognite
Embark on a transformative journey with Cognite, a global SaaS forerunner in leveraging data to unravel complex business challenges through our cutting-edge Cognite Data Fusion (CDF) platform. We were awarded the 2022 Technology Innovation Leader for Global Digital Industrial Platforms. In the realm of industrial digitalization, we stand at the forefront, reshaping the future of Oil & Gas, Manufacturing and Energy sectors. As an integral part of the esteemed Aker family, Cognite brings forth a legacy of innovation and excellence. Excitingly, we are set to extend our footprint to the vibrant landscapes of India, which opens the door for you to be part of the expansion from the beginning. Join us in this venture where data meets ingenuity, and together, we forge the path to a smarter, more connected industrial future.

Cognite is a global leader in industrial software with our Industrial DataOps platform, Cognite Data Fusion®, at the core. We were awarded the 2022 Technology Innovation Leader for Global Digital Industrial Platforms

The Product team is the team responsible for developing Cognite Data Fusion as a robust and scalable platform for solving industrial data problems at Cognite. The industrial data problem is at the heart of transforming asset-intensive industries to be safer, more sustainable and more profitable. Cognite’s Cognite Data Fusion makes the operational data available at scale and adds value to the data through data processing. This enables asset-intensive industries to make data-driven decisions. Our platform is built on many different technologies, each good at solving various challenges.

To build the best possible product, we believe in autonomous teams with developers, designers and product managers working closely together. We use the latest technologies ☁️ and work closely with end users to iterate quickly towards better product experiences 💻. That means that our users have the best data quality possible and ensure better insights for the user through data science and physical process modeling.

The rapid advances of Artificial intelligence (AI), especially around Generative AI, and in particular LLMs like OpenAI GPT family of models, have driven innovations starting to disrupt existing market spaces across industry. Many businesses are betting on AI as the next growth opportunity.

What You'll Do

    • The VP of Applied AI Engineering will work closely and collaboratively across Product Management, Product Engineering, and Technical Program Management to develop and focus on adding Generative AI and Machine Learning different layers of Cognite Data Fusion Platform that can lock step with the evolution of the best of breed AI technology. This will allow us to continue our leadership in the Industrial Data Cloud domain, and to build best in class capabilities and product experiences that are delightful to use and to operate.
    • To lock-step with the evolution of the best of breed AI technology and human ingenuity, the system will enable the AI model to learn from SMEs, and will have the flexibility to utilize LLMs and State of The Art as the AI technology advances.
    • This leader will build an efficient engineering system and team by attracting world-class AI architecture and engineering talent and by utilizing engineering best practices to deliver solid quality software, and fast.

Who You Are

    • You understand the overall architecture of Transformer models, and Generative AI including LLMs
    • You understand the overall software architecture, including cloud software, device software, Kubernetes container orchestration, and modern software design patterns   
    • You are familiar with modern techniques for Language Understanding, Computer Vision, and other Machine Learning and AI technologies  
    • You're excited about working on a local and global team of engineers, researchers, program managers, and product managers.
    • A Masters degree in Computer Science, Electrical Engineering or related fields with focus on software engineering
    • 20+ years of industry experience in Software Engineering, Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning

Why choose Cognite? 🏆 🚀

A snapshot of our many perks and benefits as a Cogniter

    • Competitive Compensation including base plus bonus
    • 401(k) with 4% employer matching
    • Health, Dental, Vision & Disability Coverages with premiums fully covered for employees and all dependents
    • Unlimited PTO + flexibility to enjoy it
    • 18 Company Holidays including the week between Christmas & New Years
    • Paid Parental Leave Program
    • Employee Stock Purchase Program (ESPP)
    • Employee Referral Program
    • Company Paid Friday Lunch via DoorDash + Fully Stocked Fridges in the offices
    • Join a team of 70 different nationalities 🌐 with Diversity, Equality and Inclusion (DEI) in focus 🤝.
    • A highly modern and fun working environment with sublime culture across the organization, follow us on Instagram @cognitedata 📷 to know more
    • Opportunity to work with and learn from some of the best people on some of the most ambitious projects found anywhere, across industries
    • Join our HUB 🗣️ to be part of the conversation directly with Cogniters and our partners.
    • Paid mobile phone and WiFI
    • A pet lover? Get the chance to meet Spot 🐶!
Cognite is a global industrial SaaS company that was established with one clear vision: to rapidly empower industrial companies with contextualized, trustworthy, and accessible data to help drive the full-scale digital transformation of asset-heavy industries around the world. Our core Industrial DataOps platform, Cognite Data Fusion™, enables industrial data and domain users to collaborate quickly and safely to develop, operationalize, and scale industrial AI solutions and applications to deliver both profitability and sustainability. Visit us at www.cognite.com and follow us on Twitter @CogniteData or LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/cognitedata

Equal Opportunity
Cognite is committed to creating a diverse and inclusive environment at work and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive the same level of consideration for employment; everyone we hire will receive the same level of consideration for training, compensation, and promotion. 
We ask for gender as part of our application because we want to ensure equal assessment in the recruitment process. Your answer will help us reach this commitment! However, the question about gender is optional and your choice not to answer will not affect the assessment of your application in any way.