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Principal Applied Scientist (Hybrid)

REQ: REQ-143151 Engineering

Panasonic Avionics Corporation
  • Irvine, CA, United States
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Our new global headquarters is conveniently located in Irvine, CA near John Wayne Airport in the Park Place development. For our onsite and hybrid employees you will be able to enjoy amenities such as access to many restaurants and shops, running trails, a fitness deck, outdoor seating, dry cleaning, car wash, free garage parking, car charging stations, shuttle service for train commuters, outdoor games like bocce, horseshoes, gaming tables, pickle ball, and basketball. For more information on Park Place visit     
Who We Are:    
Ever wonder who brings the entertainment to your flights? Panasonic Avionics Corporation is #1 in the industry for delivering inflight products such as movies, games, WiFi, and now Bluetooth headphone connectivity!       How exciting would it be to be a part of the innovation that goes into creating technology that delights millions of people in an industry that’s here to stay! With our company’s history spanning over 40 years, you will have stability, career growth opportunities, and will work with the brightest minds in the industry. And we are committed to a diverse and inclusive culture that will help our organization thrive! We seek diversity in many areas such as background, culture, gender, ways of thinking, skills and more. If you want to learn more about us visit us at
And for a full listing of open job opportunities go to      Job Summary:  
Strategic technical advisory leader, responsible for driving and owning long-term and short-term goals in the development and implementation of Artificial Intelligence (AI) initiatives and high-profile projects among all PAC products, such as predictive maintenance, video and image understanding, ensuring preemptive problem-solving to enhance system reliability, and passenger satisfaction. Leverages AI capabilities to minimize disruptions and optimize operational efficiencies. Mentors technical staff.      
What you will be doing:     Applied Science:      
  • Architectural Design: Drive the architectural design of scalable and robust solutions, integrating advanced algorithms into our systems and ensuring alignment with the overall technical strategy.
  • Research and Innovation: Lead applied science research to develop cutting-edge algorithms and models for data-driven personalization.
  • Algorithm Development: Design, implement, and optimize machine learning and AI algorithms to enhance content recommendation systems, user profiling, and personalized experiences.
  • Spearheads the design and implementation of AI systems across all products, ensuring tailored and customer-centric solutions for In-flight Entertainment and Connectivity (IFEC).
  • Utilizes AI to minimize downtime and optimize system reliability, prioritizing a seamless and superior customer experience throughout their journey.
  • Collaborates with and leads cross-functional teams as a technical leader to develop and deploy solutions.
  • Provides technical guidance and support to key stakeholders, acts as a mentor to technical staff.
  • Stays up-to-date with the latest trends and technologies in the field and shares knowledge with department staff.
The salary range of $185,000 - $300,000 is just one component of Panasonic’s total package. The final offer amount may vary based on factors including but not limited to individual’s knowledge, skills, experience, and location. In addition, this role may be eligible for discretionary bonuses and incentives.  Base pay offered may vary depending on skills, experience, job-related knowledge and location.    
What we are looking for: Required:     
  • Bachelor's degree in Computer Science, Mathematics, Machine Learning, Data Science or a related quantitative field. Master's or Ph.D. preferred.    
  • 12+ years combined experience in software development and machine learning.     
  • Learning: Expertise in developing and implementing advanced machine learning algorithms for personalization, recommendation systems, and AI-driven features.    
  • Programming Languages: Proficiency in programming languages such as Python, Java, C++, or similar, with the ability to guide science and software engineering teams.    
  • Cloud Services: In-depth knowledge and practical experience with cloud platforms, such as AWS, Azure, or Google Cloud, for scalable and efficient data processing and storage.    
  • Modeling:    
    • Statistical Analysis: Profound understanding and application of statistical models to derive insights and evaluate the effectiveness of personalization strategies.
    • Language Models: Understanding in applying Natural Language Processing techniques and leveraging language models to enhance personalization and user experiences.
  • Big Data Technologies: Experience with big data technologies (e.g., Spark) and distributed computing for processing large datasets.    
  • AI Model Deployment: Hands-on experience in deploying machine learning and AI models into production systems (such as docker), ensuring scalability and performance.    
  • Excellent written and verbal communication, and collaboration skills.    
  • Demonstrated experience mentoring technical staff.     
 Our Principles:    
Contribution to Society | Fairness & Honesty | Cooperation & Team Spirit | Untiring Effort for Improvement | Courtesy & Humility | Adaptability | Gratitude      What we offer:    
At Panasonic Avionics Corporation we realize the most important aspects in leading our industry are the bright minds behind everything we do. We are proud to offer our employees a highly competitive, comprehensive and flexible benefits program.    
  • Paid time off: Exempt Salaried employees receive unlimited PTO. This means that there is no fixed number, range, or limit to the amount of Personal and Vacation Days that may be taken for exempt employees. Non-exempt hourly employees accrue 14 vacation days per year + 7 sick days + 3 personal days. Accrual rate increases with tenure. All employees receive 11 company paid holidays per year plus a paid company-wide shut down in the U.S. between Christmas and New Year.    
  • Insurance: Medical insurance offerings from Aetna and Kaiser (CA &HI). Options for Employee Only, Employee + Spouse/Domestic Partner, Employee + Children, or Family. Dental PPO and DMO options & Vision insurance through EyeMed or VSP.    
  • 401K with 50% match on up to 8% contribution, full vested from day 1    
  • Other offerings include: Wellness Program, Counseling services, FSA & HSA, Life Insurance for employee, spouse and child, AD&D Insurance, Long-term and Short-term disability, Critical Illness Insurance, Accident Insurance, Legal Assistance, Pet Insurance, Identity Theft Protection, Dependent Care FLSA, Education Assistance, Commuter Program, Employee Purchase Program, Service Award Program.    
 All applicants are subject to Company policies, third party customer and worksite requirements, and government requirements, regarding vaccination and/or testing for COVID-19.  Where permitted by applicable law, applicants may be required to be fully vaccinated with an authorized COVID-19 vaccine as a condition of employment, unless they are eligible for and obtain an exemption based on a reasonable accommodation because of a disability or a sincerely held religious belief, practice, or observance. While the Company strongly encourages COVID-19 vaccinations, it may require vaccination and/or testing for positions in which third party customer, worksite, or government requirements apply, in accordance with applicable law. At those locations where requirements apply, exemptions will be considered based on applicable law.    
Panasonic is proud to be an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, and any other characteristic protected by law or company policy. All qualified individuals are required to perform the essential functions of the job with or without reasonable accommodation. Pre-employment drug testing is required for safety sensitive positions or as may otherwise be required by contract or law. Due to the high volume of responses, we will only be able to respond to candidates of interest. All candidates must have valid authorization to work in the U.S. Thank you for your interest in Panasonic Avionics Corporation.  #LI-WS1    

REQ: REQ-143151 Engineering

  • Irvine, CA, United States
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