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Staff/Lead AI Scientist

Staff/Lead AI Scientist

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

    Machine Learning
    Deep Learning
    Data Science

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 Scientist (text and audio processing) 

Role: Full time, 40 hrs/week 

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

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

About you & skills that will help you to be successful in this role 

  • Deep understanding of cutting-edge NLP methods and models 
  • Skilled in developing AI systems for text and audio, ready for real-world use 
  • Expertise in Python and familiarity with current frameworks such as PyTorch 
  • Well-versed in MLOps practices, Git, Linux, and cloud services like AWS and Azure 
  • Proven track record of collaborating with teams outside of tech 
  • Ability to work with vaguely defined and evolving requirements 
  • Strong ability to communicate complex ideas clearly 
  • Working proficiency both in English and Polish 


Your daily work: 


  • Doing hands-on R&D on AI systems. You'll focus on evaluating responses to open activities, enhancing a variety of e-learning products and mobile apps we've got at Pearson. 
  • Sometimes, you'll explore new ideas or work on some proof-of-concept projects 
  • Present findings and developments to both internal stakeholders and external audiences. 
  • Being the go-to person for your mini-team. You'll help coordinate projects and be the spark that keeps everyone moving forward together 


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