The Data Science team is a growing group that works closely with executives and leaders across the company to support the business strategy. As a Lead Data Scientist, you will use rigorous quantitative methods to deliver value to the customers and enable data-driven product development. This would be an outstanding fit for a hands-on individual, has the ability to work autonomously, and can drive technical efforts in building robust AI/ML solutions. If you love to apply your data science skills against massive interconnected datasets with immediate business impact, then this will be the role for you.


  • Technically lead AI/ML initiatives with other data scientists through the design, development, and deployment phases of ML-oriented product features.
  • Follow data science methodologies around model selection, training data set sampling strategy, model validation and monitoring.
  • Develop the technical skills of junior team members by providing hands-on reviews and mentorship.
  • Partner with the Data Science Infrastructure team through every stage of ML workflow including data ingestion, model building, and model ops.
  • Collaborate actively with Product Management, Engineering and UX to measure the impact of product launches, including validating behavior tracking, defining success metrics, aligning on experimental approaches and communicating metrics impact.


  • 8+ years of Data Science experience for software products, e.g. networking software, online shopping, social media, financial services etc..
  • Demonstrated leadership in delivering on high-visibility projects with minimal oversight.
  • Proficiency with Python, SQL, Statistical modeling, Machine learning, MLOps tools.
  • Strong written and oral presentation skills. Able to communicate complex concepts to a variety of audiences


  • 5+ years of data mining experience with large datasets.
  • 2+ years of experience with online experiment
  • 1+ years of experience with large language models
  • 1+ years of experience in the Networking industry

We encourage you to drop us a line even if you don’t have all the points above. That’s a lot of different areas of responsibility! We will help you pick them up because we believe that great engineers come from diverse backgrounds.

At Cisco Meraki, we’re challenging the status quo with the power of diversity, inclusion, and collaboration. When we connect different perspectives, we can imagine new possibilities, inspire innovation, and release the full potential of our people. We’re building an employee experience that includes appreciation, belonging, growth, and purpose for everyone.

Cisco is an Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, genetic information, age, disability, veteran status, or any other legally protected basis. Cisco will consider for employment, on a case by case basis, qualified applicants with arrest and conviction records.

Compensation Range:
$136,300$249,500 USD
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