Senior AI Safety Engineer - Artificial Intelligence

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New York, NY

Posted May 16, 2024 - Requisition No. 125331

Bloomberg’s Engineering AI department has 300+ AI practitioners building highly sought after products and features that often require novel innovations. We are investing in AI to build better search, discovery, and workflow  solutions using technologies such as transformers, gradient boosted decision trees, large language models, and dense vector databases. We are expanding our group and seeking highly skilled individuals who will be responsible for contributing to the team (or teams) of Machine Learning (ML) and Software Engineers that are bringing innovative solutions to AI-driven customer-facing products. 

At Bloomberg, we believe in fostering a transparent and efficient financial marketplace. Our business is built on technology that makes news, research, financial data, and analytics on over 35 million financial instruments searchable, discoverable, and actionable across the global capital markets.

Bloomberg has been building Artificial Intelligence applications that offer solutions to these problems with high accuracy and low latency since 2009. We build AI systems to help process and organize the ever-increasing volume of structured and unstructured information needed to make informed decisions. Our use of AI uncovers signals, helps us produce analytics about financial instruments in all asset classes, and delivers clarity when our clients need it most.

As a Senior AI Safety Specialist, you will develop risk detection and mitigation systems using a wide range of technologies including BloombergGPT and other LLMs. You will have access to vast amounts of high quality data for training and evaluation, and the support of dedicated data, risk, and policy experts with decades of experience. You will be expected to lead the way in characterizing, assessing, and mitigating novel GenAI risks, especially in the financial services domain, and to evangelize best practices and technologies throughout the company. 

Join the AI Group as a Senior AI Safety Engineer and you have the opportunity to:

  • Collaborate with teams across the company to ensure best practices around GenAI risks.
  • Identify novel GenAI risks and develop new models and mitigation strategies to address them.
  • Stay current with the latest research in AI Safety and Alignment and incorporate new findings into our models and methodologies
  • Evangelize AI Safety best practices to application teams across Bloomberg, and help them to develop solutions.

We are looking for AI Safety Engineers with the following experience:

  • A Master’s or PhD in Computer Science, Engineering, Mathematics, similar field of study or equivalent work experience.
  • Relevant work experience in AI Safety, AI Alignment, or AI Cybersecurity (5+ years after Masters or 2+ years after Ph.D.)
  • An understanding of Computer Science fundamentals such as data structures and algorithms.

Bloomberg is an equal opportunity employer and we value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of age, ancestry, color, gender identity or expression, genetic predisposition or carrier status, marital status, national or ethnic origin, race, religion or belief, sex, sexual orientation, sexual and other reproductive health decisions, parental or caring status, physical or mental disability, pregnancy or parental leave, protected veteran status, status as a victim of domestic violence, or any other classification protected by applicable law. 

Bloomberg is a disability inclusive employer. Please let us know if you require any reasonable adjustments to be made for the recruitment process. If you would prefer to discuss this confidentially, please email amer_recruit@bloomberg.net

We give back to the technology community and you can read more about our outreach at: http://www.techatbloomberg.com/ai


Salary Range: 165,000 - 260,000 USD Annually + Benefits + Bonus

The referenced salary range is based on the Company's good faith belief at the time of posting. Actual compensation may vary based on factors such as geographic location, work experience, market conditions, education/training and skill level.

We offer one of the most comprehensive and generous benefits plans available and offer a range of total rewards that may include merit increases, incentive compensation [Exempt roles only], paid holidays, paid time off, medical, dental, vision, short and long term disability benefits, 401(k) +match, life insurance, and various wellness programs, among others. The Company does not provide benefits directly to contingent workers/contractors and interns.

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