Data Scientist II – Language Modeling and AI

Full time

Employment Information

Job Overview

Join the Firm Analytics team and help us unlock the power of AI to solve a wide range of business challenges and improve the people-experience through AI-driven capabilities and insights. As a Data Scientist on our team, you will design, develop, and deliver data science solutions requiring LLM and NLP models in support of data driven strategies. You will combine data from multiple sources to develop innovative approaches to solve challenging business problems. You will collaborate with business partners and other data scientists to develop tailored solutions and execute projects from design through implementation and final delivery to internal business partners.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Partner with business partners to design, develop and deploy solutions that enable hyper-personalized interactions.
  • Create features and develop models beyond standard toolset libraries to meet unique business challenges.
  • Build evaluation frameworks to measure LLMs efficacy, ground truth dataset quality.
  • Interpret and communicate findings and insights from the data and models to business partners. Clear communication without technical jargon is important to success.

At Edward Jones, we value and respect our associates and their contributions, and we recognize individual efforts through a rewards program that promotes a long-term career, financial security and well-being. Visit our career site to learn more about our total compensation approach, which in addition to base salary, typically includes benefits, bonuses and profit sharing. The salary range for this role is based on national data and actual pay is based on skills, experience, education, and other relevant factors for a potential new associate:

Hiring Minimum: $92,984 Hiring Maximum: $158,325


  • Master of Science Degree in Applied Mathematics, Statistics, Computer Science, or related field required. PhD desired
  • 5+ years professional experience
  • Experience with NLP, LLMs, deep learning and working with typical data used in such models preferred
  • Proficiency in one or more programming languages (Python, R, Scala), and hands-on experience in popular deep learning frameworks like TensorFlow or PyTorch.
  • Familiarity with cloud computing platforms and distributed systems for large-scale data processing.

Candidates that live within in a commutable distance from our Tempe, AZ and St. Louis, MO home office locations are expected to work in the office three days per week, with preference for Tuesday through Thursday.

Awards & Accolades

  • 100 Best Workplaces for Millennials in 2022, published Fortune July 2022, Great Places to Work® data as of March 2022. Compensation provided for using, not obtaining, the rating.
    • Edward Jones was recognized as one of the Best Workplaces for Millennials by Great Places to Work® and Fortune® magazine. The privately held firm ranked No. 2 overall, in its fourth appearance on the list.
  • 2022 Fortune Best Workplaces for Women, published September 2022, research by Great Places to Work®, data as of August 2021. Compensation provided for using, not obtaining, the rating.
    • Edward Jones has been named to the 2022 Best Workplaces for Women list by Great Places to Work® and Fortune® magazine, ranking No. 45.
  • 2022 Fortune’s 100 Best Companies to Work For, published April 2022, research by Great Place to Work®, data as of August 2021. Compensation provided for using, not obtaining, the rating.
    • For the 23rd time, Edward Jones has earned a spot on the Fortune 100 Best Companies to Work For® ranking by Great Places to Work® and Fortune® magazine. Edward Jones ranked No. 35 on the prestigious 2022 list.
    • 2022 Best Places to Work For LGBTQ+ Equality, Great Place to Work® in partnership with Human Rights Campaign Foundation, published Equity Magazine January 2022, data as of July 2021. Compensation provided for using, not obtaining, the rating.
      • Edward Jones scored 100 percent on the Human Rights Campaign Foundation’s 2022 Corporate Equality Index (CEI) the nation’s foremost benchmarking survey and report measuring corporate policies and practices related to LGBTQ+ workplace equality. The ranking designated Jones as one of the best places to work for LGBTQ+Equality.

About Us

At Edward Jones, we help clients achieve their serious, long-term financial goals by understanding their needs and implementing tailored solutions. To ensure a personal client experience, we have located our 15,000+ branch offices where our more than 7 million clients live and work. In a typical branch office, a financial advisor meets with clients and receives branch office support, so they can focus on building deep relationships with clients. Headquarters associates in St. Louis, Tempe and Mississauga provide support and expertise to help U.S. and Canada branch teams deliver an ideal client experience. We continue to grow to meet the needs of long-term individual investors.

Edward Jones does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender, religion, national origin, age, disability, sexual orientation, pregnancy, veteran status, genetic information or any other basis prohibited by applicable law.


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