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Lead Data Scientist – Machine Learning & AI



Bungie is looking for a Lead Data Scientist to join their Machine Learning team. The role involves scoping, prototyping, and deploying machine learning models for generative AI initiatives, building machine learning services for games, and creating internal tools for Bungie teams. The Lead Data Scientist will also stay current with emerging trends in generative AI and machine learning, work with partners across the organization, mentor other data scientists and engineers, and have excellent collaboration and communication skills. The ideal candidate should have expertise in generative AI tools and techniques, cloud-based infrastructure, machine learning frameworks, and advanced machine learning algorithms. The role offers a competitive salary, comprehensive healthcare coverage, generous 401(k) matching, flexible time off policies, paid parental leave, and more. Bungie is committed to building a diverse, inclusive, and equitable workplace and encourages candidates to apply even if they don't meet every requirement listed in the job description. The role is open to remote work in Bungie-approved locations.

Job description

Bungie is actively seeking a Lead Data Scientist to play a pivotal role in our recently established Machine Learning team. Reporting to the Director of Machine Learning, you will be entrusted with the responsibility of scoping, prototyping, and deploying machine learning models that will underpin our organization's generative AI initiatives.

As a Data Scientist at Bungie, you will leverage your expertise in data analysis, data science, and engineering to build machine learning services for our games and create internal tools that empower Bungie teams to continue doing what they do best! Most importantly, your work will be essential in creating awe-inspiring entertainment experiences designed to bring people together.


  • Stay current with emerging trends and advancements in the fields of generative AI and machine learning
  • Work with partners across the organization, gathering requirements, designing project plans, determining approaches, and defining success criteria for machine learning solutions 
  • Develop, deploy, and maintain machine learning services end-to-end in a cloud environment 
  • Transform raw data and build efficient pipelines to support modeling and analytical capabilities within our team 
  • Communicate the results of your analyses to both technical and non-technical colleagues 
  • Mentor other data scientists and engineers


  • Demonstrated expertise in generative AI tools and techniques, including but not limited to Large Language Models (LLMs) and diffusion models
  • Ability to utilize cloud-based infrastructure to design, deploy, and manage models at scale within a live service environment
  • Comprehensive knowledge of machine learning frameworks such as scikit-learn, PyTorch, and TensorFlow
  • Expertise in developing and applying advanced machine learning algorithms and statistical models, including regression, simulation, scenario analysis, clustering, decision trees, neural networks, and more
  • Excellent collaboration and communication skills, enabling seamless teamwork across departments and disciplines


  • Masters degree or higher in Computer Science, Statistics, Machine Learning, or a related field 
  • Versatility when working within a variety of different tech-stacks 
Listed below is this role's base pay range. In other locations that Bungie has approved for remote work, this pay range may be adjusted up to +/- 10% and some roles may be classified as non-exempt (hourly). 

This range is determined by an array of factors, including training, transferable skills, work experience, business needs, and market demands. Additionally, it is subject to change and may be modified in the future. 

In the journey to make incredible worlds, Bungie employees don't simply do meaningful work - they receive meaningful support. Competitive salaries and discretionary bonus opportunities are just the start. We offer comprehensive healthcare coverage, generous 401(k) matching, flexible time off policies, paid parental leave, social clubs, and so much more. Check out our benefits page: Benefits - Bungie Careers to see all the perks that come with joining Bungie.
Bellevue Pay Range
$200,000—$235,000 USD
Bungie full-time (non-contract) employees in the U.S. also receive:
  • 20 days of accrued time-off in the form of PTO and sabbatical days, depending on the level of the position
  • 10 paid Floating Days annually, prorated in the first year of employment based on start date
  • 10 paid Bungie-observed holidays annually
  • One hour of Paid Sick Time (PST) for every 30 hours worked 

Contract and International FTE employees receive competitive benefits through their relevant contracting agency.

So you don't meet every requirement listed in this job description? Do you think your experience level is not where it needs to be? Studies show that women and people of color are less likely to apply to jobs unless they believe they meet every single qualification. Bungie is focused on building a diverse, inclusive, and equitable workplace. If you're interested in this position but your past experience doesn't line up perfectly with every qualification in the job description, we want you to apply anyway. The right role for you may be right around the corner!
Most Bungie full-time employees will adopt a digital first approach allowing remote work in Bungie approved locations (outside of positions identified as 100% onsite in Bellevue/Seattle, or individuals preferring a hybrid/flex environment). Prospective full-time employees located outside of CA, CO, DC, FL, GA, IL, MA, MD, MN, NC, NJ, NY, OR, TN, TX, UT, VA, WA, or WI will need to establish residency in one of the states we are compliant in within 45 days of a start date. Contractors will follow a digital first approach adhering to the location guidelines agreed upon by our third-party employer/vendor and Bungie. Bungie’s remote policy is subject to change at the company’s discretion. 

Location: Hybrid / Bungie-Approved Remote Locations

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Date found: 2023-04-29

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