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AI Scientist (Bangalore)

ZS is a professional services firm that works side by side with companies to help develop and deliver products that drive customer value and company results. From R&D to portfolio strategy, customer insights, marketing and sales strategy, operations and technology, we leverage our deep industry expertise and leading-edge analytics to create solutions that work in the real world. Our most valuable asset is our people—a fact that’s reflected in our values-driven organization in which new perspectives are integral and new ideas are celebrated. ZSers are passionately committed to helping companies and their customers thrive in industries ranging from healthcare and life sciences, to high-tech, financial services, travel and transportation, and beyond.

ZS’s India Capability & Expertise Center (CEC) houses more than 60% of ZS people across three offices in New Delhi, Pune and Bengaluru. Our teams work with colleagues across North America, Europe and East Asia to create and deliver real world solutions to the clients who drive our business. The CEC maintains standards of analytical, operational and technological excellence across our capability groups. Together, our collective knowledge enables each ZS team to deliver superior results to our clients.

ZS’s Artificial Intelligence Center of Excellence (AI CoE) drives frontier innovations for our clients through applied AI research. The AI CoE charter is to solve complex problems leveraging state of the art advanced algorithms spanning emerging Deep Learning architectures for Natural Language Process (NLP) and Computer Vision, Generative Adversarial Networks (GANs), Representation learning, Graph-based algorithms, Causal models, Bayesian methods, Reinforcement Learning, Agent-based Simulation, and more.  

As an AI Scientist, you will design algorithmic experiments for challenging problems across multiple domains, implement the algorithms, and translate results into thought leadership POVs. You will also support the shaping of the research agenda by engaging with our clients and ZS domain expert's 



  • Own research activities pertaining to the overall AI COE research agenda;
  • Conduct background literature review related to specific research problems;
  • Frame the research problems mathematically and design algorithmic experiments;
  • Lead the technical execution of the experiments working with small teams;
  • Translate outcomes into thought leadership content for publication;
  • Prepare the abstracts & articles, and submit to leading AI and industry specific journals;
  • Present the research in selected conferences;
  • Interact with multiple research and product teams;
  • Collaborate with ZS colleagues and client stakeholders to communicate ZS POV

Qualification :

  • PhD degree in Computer Science, AI, Electrical Engineering, Statistics, or related discipline; plus 2+ years of relevant post-PhD work experience
  • In lieu of a PhD, 4-6 years of relevant post-collegiate job experience;
  • Experience with conducting research / publishing in AI areas of interest to the CoE (e.g., NLP, Computer Vision, Reinforcement Learning, Causal Models, Bayesian Methods, Graph-based algorithms, etc.)
  • Relevant programming experience (Python preferred)
  • Relevant domain knowledge preferred; (healthcare/hi-tech/insurance/ Retail/ Financial services)
  • Strong attention to detail, with a research-focused mindset
  • Excellent critical thinking and problem-solving skills
  • High motivation, good work ethic and maturity

ZS is a global consulting firm; fluency in English is required, additional fluency in at least one European or Asian language is desirable. 
Candidates must possess work authorization for their intended country of employment. An on-line application, including a cover letter expressing interest and a full set of transcripts (official or unofficial), is required to be considered.
ZS offers a competitive compensation package with salary and bonus incentives, plus an attractive benefits package.


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