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Staff/Lead AI Engineer

Staff/Lead AI Engineer

Type of work
Employment Type
Operating mode


At Pearson, we create learning experiences designed for real-life impact. We build learning platforms, digital content and inventive solutions to support students all around the world. We are one of the 10 most innovative education companies of 2022.

Company profile

Tech stack

    Generative AI
    Deep Learning
    Machine Learning

Job description

Online interview
Friendly offer

Fantastic opportunity for Staff AI Scientist !

About Pearson 

Did you know Pearson is one of the 10 most innovative education companies of 2022? 

At Pearson, we add life to a lifetime of learning so everyone can realize the life they imagine. We do this by creating vibrant and enriching learning experiences designed for real-life impact. 

We’re on a journey to be 100% digital to ensure we can deliver direct to consumers everywhere. This has only been accelerated by COVID-19. To meet the changing needs of the global population we have developed a new strategy with ambitious targets. Our Purpose | Add Life to a Lifetime of Learning 

About the AI Capabilities (AIC) team 

The AI Capabilities (AIC) team at the Pearson Poznań office is an R&D unit that creates AI Capabilities (i.e. systems that use AI methods to facilitate the process of human learning). The team consists of AI Scientists, AI Engineers, and Technical Project Managers. Our role is to: Design, build, and continuously improve customer-facing Intelligent Learning Capabilities across Pearson. Provide technical leadership in the application of AI at Pearson. 

We specialise in a variety of intelligent capabilities: Cutting edge applications of LLMs to create new kinds of learning experience 

Adaptive modelling & diagnostic capabilities that fast-track learners through a course of learning and identify struggling learners. 

Natural language processing-based assessment capabilities that evaluate a learner's soft & hard skills through text or speech. 

In our work, we often innovate around implementing psychometric ideas using the latest machine learning methods and prototyping innovative natural language processing methods. We proudly support the Polish AI community by sponsoring conferences (ML in PL, Why R?, GHOST Day, Cloud & Datacentre Day), hosting meetups with communities like Women in Machine Learning & Data Science and Poznański Horyzont Danych, and hosting our own series of open talks & workshops

About the role

Position: Staff AI Engineer

Mode: Full time, 40 hrs/week 

Salary: 22-27k PLN gross, contract of employment 

Location: Poznań, Poland (hybrid) or Poland (remotely) 

About you & skills you will need every day 


  • Advanced proficiency in Python, with experience in additional languages (e.g., Go, Java, C#, Scala, Rust, C++) beneficial. 
  • Solid understanding of software engineering best practices, including code review, multi-stage testing, and CI/CD processes. 
  • Demonstrated experience in data management and AI/ML tools, including some of the following: PyTorch, ML Flow, or huggingface, Jupyter Notebook, DVC,, Weights & Biases. 
  • Expertise in leveraging Large Language Models (LLMs) and generative AI technologies for system development. 
  • Knowledgeable in scalable architectures using Docker and Kubernetes, and cloud platforms, particularly Azure and AWS 
  • Proficient with Linux/Unix environments. 
  • Capable of working effectively in a diverse, remote, and asynchronous team environment. 
  • Working proficiency in both English and Polish 
  • Strong commitment to continuous learning and professional development. 


Your daily work: 

  • Research and develop systems for e-learning platforms and mobile apps within Pearson. 
  • Collaborate on occasional experimental projects and proof-of-concept work. 
  • Design and develop microservices architecture for backend services. 
  • Ensure high-quality code through peer reviews, CI/CD enhancements, and automated testing.


We got for you a great range of benefits: 

  • Opportunity to work in a global environment and grow your professional network 
  • Personal growth - Unlimited access to rich sources of knowledge (Coursera, A Cloud Guru, Safari Books…) 
  • Attractive benefits including MultiSport Card, cinema and theatre tickets, touristic excursions, etc.) 
  • Private health care, accident insurance for you and your family 
  • Opportunity to master your English skills at daily work and/or by taking companywide English classes 
  • Work-life balance, Flexible working arrangement 
  • Remote work or hybrid (Poznan) work as option 
  • Paid leave for volunteer purposes 
  • PPK at 4% 
  • Annual bonus based on performance 
  • Annual Christmas funding 
  • Holiday funding (biennially) 
  • Invest and Earn money and/ or become a shareholder with Pearson Worldwide programme ‘Save for Shares’ 


  • Please submit your CV in English.
  • We will start contacting selected candidates from mid-April