Principal Software Engineer, Knowledge and AI



Software Engineering, Data Science
United States · Remote
Posted on Friday, April 19, 2024

See yourself at Dataminr

As a Principal Software Engineer, Knowledge and AI, you will develop industry-leading capabilities in knowledge and AI that power Dataminr's real-time alerting platform. You will apply your experience in software engineering and knowledge graphs to shape the future of Dataminr's automated alert generation at massive scale. Partnering with data scientists, researchers, and product owners, you will lead the development of our Knowledge Platform, tackling complex problems related to big data ingestion, normalization, enrichment, and loading into our multi-million node Knowledge Graph (KG). You will develop and apply AI-powered automations that ensure the recency, consistency, and quality of the information stored in the KG. Additionally, you will leverage your expertise in software engineering and distributed systems to ensure that the Knowledge Platform performs in its mission critical role of enabling actionable alerts that save lives.

At Dataminr, we are creating a team of talented builders, creators and visionaries to have a real-world impact on how organizations respond to fast-emerging events as they unfold. We are over 600 talented individuals, spanning seven global offices, united by our passion to use AI for the greater good and be agents of positive change in our company and in our communities.

We offer a competitive benefits package aimed at keeping you healthy and happy:

  • Comprehensive medical, dental and vision insurance plan options for employees, domestic partners and their dependents

  • Generous PTO, flexible sick days and remote working options

  • Paid parental leave and family forming benefits

  • Mental health benefits and support

  • Company equity (RSUs)

At Dataminr, we serve a global community made up of many cultures and strive to reflect the diversity of the world in which we live. We stand for social justice and we lead with empathy. We foster a culture of allyship, standing up for those who face systemic barriers to equality. We actively condemn racism and discrimination in any form.

We believe our differences give us strength. Our employees are empowered to be their best, authentic selves through various opportunities, such as our robust employee resource group (ERG) network, learning and development funds, and more.

The opportunity

  • Lead the development of Dataminr's Knowledge Platform, including the Knowledge Graph (KG) and all supporting services.

  • Design and develop the data ingestion, normalization, enrichment, and loading pipelines to ensure that the KG is populated with up-to-date and complete information.

  • Partner with data scientists and researchers to develop new capabilities that combine knowledge and AI for automated alerting at scale.

  • Define and implement AI-powered automations to ensure the quality, accuracy, and completeness of data stored in the KG.

  • Partner with Dataminr content experts to develop solutions that simplify access to information stored in the KG.

  • Optimize the Knowledge Platform performance for real-time services such as Named Entity Recognition (NER), Entity Linking (EL), and hallucination mitigation (GenAI/LLM)

What you bring

At Dataminr, we value you for who you are. We encourage you to apply for this role, even if you don’t meet every qualification. Our candidates are reviewed on the basis of their skill and potential to succeed.

  • M.S. in Computer science. Ph.D. studies in any field is a plus.

  • 8+ years of software engineering experience, with knowledge of algorithms, data structures, and software design principles.

  • Deep understanding of knowledge graph concepts, graph database technologies (Neo4j, AWS Neptune, etc.) and graph query languages (Cypher, Gremlin, SPARQL, etc.)

  • Proficiency in programming languages used for data processing and AI, such as Python, Java, Scala, and C/C++

  • Experience with data engineering workflows, including ETL and data enrichment.

  • Experience with cloud-native development and distributed systems.

  • Demonstrated leadership experience, including leading cross-functional teams, mentoring junior engineers, and collaborating with researchers, data scientists, and product managers.

  • Strong problem solving skills, with the ability to deliver concrete and impactful solutions to complex, loosely-defined problems.

About Dataminr

Dataminr, the world’s leading real-time information discovery platform, delivers the earliest warnings on high-impact events, emerging risks and other critical business information far in advance of other sources. Recognized as one of the world’s leading AI businesses, Dataminr enables faster response, more effective risk mitigation and stronger crisis management for public and private sector organizations spanning global corporations, first responders, NGOs and newsrooms. Most recently valued at $4.1B, Dataminr serves more than two-thirds of the Fortune 50 and half of the Fortune 100 companies and over 650 newsrooms worldwide.

Colorado, New York, California, Washington only: The salary range for this position is as indicated below. Base salary ranges may vary by geographic location, applicant skills, and prior relevant experience, among other factors. Please note this salary range does not include any potential bonus or commissions tied to this role and is related to the fixed salary only.

Colorado: $180,000 - $203,000
New York/California/Washington: $200,000 - $222,500



Dataminr is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. Individuals seeking employment at Dataminr are considered without regards to race, sex, color, creed, religion, national origin, age, disability, genetics, marital status, pregnancy, unemployment status, sexual orientation, citizenship status or veteran status.