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Machine Learning Developer / Data Scientist


Reston, VA, US

Req ID:  1648
Level of experience:  Senior Level
Remote:  No
Travel Required:  0%-25%

Employee Type:  Full - Time 




Ellucian designs technology that powers the educational mission of colleges and universities around the world. Inspired by that goal, Ellucian employees thrive as part of a high-performing global team committed to delivering a modern, connected, industry-leading experience for today’s students and higher education institutions. More than 2,500 institutions in 50 countries around the world look to Ellucian for the ideas and insights that will move education forward, helping people everywhere discover their futures through learning.



Ellucian is looking for a developer with demonstrable practical experience in the field of machine learning. The candidate will help Applied Research identify, define, and create new services that leverage artificial intelligence technologies and techniques. You will work with a team infusing our new services with artificial intelligence.


The successful candidate shall:


  • Bring a specific background in Machine Learning / Artificial Intelligence including proper selection of appropriate plans based on problems
  • Demonstrate strong research skills
  • Deliver functional proof-of-concepts for the Higher Education Administrative space
  • Prepare data sets for analysis and teach other engineers
  • Collaborate with architects and developers to define architectures and select technologies that compliment and evolve Ellucian’s offerings and services.
  • Posses an intense intellectual curiosity for technologies and artificial intelligence techniques.
  • Evaluate, demonstrate, and document whether or not we should adopt and assimilate technologies and techniques into our offerings
  • Work in a diverse and inclusive working environment




  • 4+ years professional software development
  • 2+ years data analysis/data scientist
  • Experience with AWS SageMaker
  • 2+ years programming with Python, .NET, or JavaScript
  • Ability to select the correct machine learning algorithms for different applications
  • Practical applications with machine learning tools/frameworks
  • Ability to self-manage and prioritize work
  • Graduate degree in Machine Learning / Data Science




Ellucian provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, or genetics. In addition to federal law requirements, Ellucian complies with all laws governing nondiscrimination in employment in every location in which the company has facilities. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training.  Ellucian expressly prohibits any form of workplace harassment based on race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, genetic information, disability, or veteran status. Improper interference with the ability of Ellucian employees to perform their job duties may result in discipline up to and including discharge.

Nearest Major Market: Washington DC

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