Consumer Reports, Inc.

Lead AI / ML Engineer

Job Locations US-CA
Data and Insights


Join our Team and help inspire the next generation of Data+AI Professionals.  

CR is actively looking for a lead AI/ML engineer to join our Data Office to execute on a strategic multi-year roadmap focussed on generative AI . We are a mission based organization pursuing an AI Strategy that will drive value for our customers, give our employees superpowers, and address AI harms in the digital marketplace.


The Lead AI/ML Engineer will leverage emerging data technologies and applied AI/ML techniques/frameworks to build reliable, scalable and maintainable production-ready applications.


Under our CRFlex program, this position is eligible for Fully Remote status for candidates who live more than 75 miles from one of our main office locations (Yonkers, NY, Washington DC, Colchester, CT). Additionally, the successful candidate must reside in one of the following locations: Arizona, California, Connecticut, Illinois, Massachusetts, Michigan, New Hampshire, New York, Texas, Vermont, Washington D.C. 


The AI/ML Engineer will leverage modern data technologies and applied AI techniques to accelerate business growth. Collaborating with cross functioning teams and  translating business challenges to specific AI/ML problems with measurable outcomes will be key.


As a Lead AI/ML Engineer you will:

  • Analyze business requirements from cross functional teams and translate to technical AI/ML  problems
  • Lead the AI/ML initiatives in designing, developing and deploying AI Solutions
  • Collaborate with business, product, UI/UX and engineering teams to build automated end-to-end AI/ML  pipelines -
  • Research and stay updated on the latest AI/ML technologies and frameworks to drive innovation and improve the organization’s AI/ML capabilities
  • Advocate for responsible AI practices, ensuring the ethical use of AI/ML and adherence to data privacy and compliance standards.
  • Mentor and guide team members on AI/ML engineering best practices, providing technical leadership and support.


You’ll Be Highly Rated If:


  • Bachelor's degree in Computer Science, Data Science, Machine Learning, Artificial Intelligence, or related field
  • 7+ years of professional working experience in AI/ML engineering projects
  • Strong foundations in Computer Science, Math, Probability, Statistics, Machine Learning, Image Processing , Natural Language Processing (NLP), and Generative AI concepts, 
  • Expert in Python, SQL, Unix Scripting and related libraries and frameworks.
  • Experience building end-to-end production grade AI/ML pipelines in cloud (AWS + Databricks)
  • Excellent communication and collaboration skills to partner with business and technology  


You'll be one of our top picks if:

  • Exposure to LLMs (OpenAI GPT3.5/4, BERT, BART, Dolly etc)






Consumer Reports is an independent, nonprofit organization dedicated to a fair and just marketplace for consumers. Our team is made up of truth tellers, change agents, and consumer advocates who investigate and build coalitions to fight for fairness and justice in the marketplace. We leverage our evidence-based approach to demand safer products, a healthier environment, and equitable services for everyone.

Our mission starts with you. We offer medical benefits from that start on your first day as a CR employee that include behavioral health coverage and unlimited sick days. There’s also generous family planning benefits and a generous 401K match. Learn more about how CR’s advocates for strong benefits on behalf of their employees here:


At Consumer Reports, we are committed to fair, transparent pay and we strive to provide competitive, market-informed compensation. The target salary range for this position is $150k to $180k. It is anticipated that most qualified candidates will fall near the middle of this range. Compensation for the successful candidate will be informed by the candidate’s particular combination of knowledge, skills, competencies, and experience.

Consumer Reports proudly seeks to build a richly diverse workforce by hiring people with a diversity of thoughts, identities, perspectives, and experiences that help advance the difference we make for consumers, and by ensuring our people experience equity and inclusion in their work lives. We encourage members of traditionally underrepresented communities to apply, including women, LGBTQIA people, people of color, and people with disabilities.


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