Full Time / Part Time

Lead Data Scientist

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Job Description

JOSA, a Jordanian organisation dedicated to promote and develop open-source technology for social good, seeks a highly motivated and mission-driven individual to join our team as a Lead Data Scientist.

JOSA is looking for a Lead Data Scientist to join our newly formed Data Science team. Our Data Science team, in coordination with the rest of JOSA, will leverage Artificial Intelligence to projects of a socially conscious nature that aligns with JOSA’s values. If you’re excited to use your technical skills for the social betterment of humanity and want to contribute to the open-source community; consider applying to JOSA.

What You’ll Do:

  • You'll lead a diverse and talented group of Data Scientists and Engineers, fostering collaboration and innovation.
  • Pre-train, fine-tune, and serve Large Language Models (LLMs) and LLM-based pipelines, contributing to the development of open-source AI systems.
  • Experiment with the latest machine learning models and integrate them seamlessly with JOSA's ongoing projects.
  • Be part of a fun and inclusive team that values diverse backgrounds and opinions, united by JOSA's social values and a commitment to open-source development.



  • Passionate about JOSA's values and mission.
  • Master’s degree in Machine Learning, Data Science, or an equivalent work experience.
  • At least 3 years of experience in research and/or development of Machine learning models.
  • A proven record in delivering software products.
  • Proficient theoretical Knowledge in Machine learning and Natural Language Processing, preferably, with previous exposure to Large Language Models and Transformers models like BERT.
  • Excellent communication in Arabic and English and interpersonal skills.



  • Fine-tune and pre-train large language models for classificatory and generative AI applications.
  • Apply, discover, and research techniques to optimise existing LLM training and serving, as well as improving the model quality.
  • Develop and deploy the LLMs for classification tasks.
  • Develop ETL processes to convert raw data into an acceptable format to train machine learning models.
  • Continuously research and stay up-to-date with recent advancements in Natural language processing and large language models, applying novel techniques and methodologies to improve JOSA’s and open-source models.
  • Log and track model metrics and outcomes on a suitable open-source platform.
  • Work effectively with program and technology teams to implement the machine learning model that accomplishes both JOSA’s objectives and the project’s requirements.
  • Share your discoveries, learnings and results with other peers, partners and the wider open-source community.


About JOSA

JOSA is a social enterprise on a mission to make technology a force for good. We believe in Open Source; where collaboration fuels innovation to benefit everyone. We develop and promote open, transparent and accessible technology for the betterment of our communities.

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JOSA is an equal opportunity employer. We value diversity and don’t discriminate on the basis of race, color, marital status, religion, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, or disability status.



How to apply

Apply here: https://www.careers-page.com/jordan-open-source-association/job/QVX8YWR6/apply

Publish Date

Tuesday 2 July 2024


Amman, Jordan or Remote


Full Time

Part Time


Data Science Team