Principal AI Engineer

Seattle (hybrid)

About Proprio: Proprio advances surgery through a proprietary platform that synthesizes artificial intelligence, computer vision, and augmented reality. Proprio’s flagship Paradigm system is an advanced surgical navigation system that can provide critical information unifying pre-operative imaging and planning with intraoperative performance data. This singular longitudinal data set can deliver significant value to the entire surgical ecosystem.  

At Proprio, you will enjoy the ability to influence our company as we grow, work across multiple domains, and have a voice in developing our culture. We value diversity in all forms and have at our core a strong sense of ethics and what it means to be a company actively pursuing social good. Our team works closely with leading medical and research institutions and has a deep background in neurosurgery, medical devices, entrepreneurship, robotics, and computer vision.

Job Summary: The primary focus of the Principal AI Engineer role within Proprio’s Advanced Technology team is to develop new AI/ML based applications that exploit the wealth of data that Proprio’s Paradigm system gathers during its use in surgery.


·      Ownership of the full machine learning development cycle for AI features in our device and independent AI-based projects.

·      Quick Proof-of-Concept feature ownership around Machine Learning, Deep Learning including Computer Vision as well Natural Language Processing.

·      Working with other groups in Software Engineering and collaborating with the overall team in delivering value-driven AI features that are innovative, customer-driven and deployable on our device.

·      Maintaining a research and development outlook by continuously keeping in touch with the latest developments in AI that could be relevant to Proprio’s future product development needs.

Minimum Qualifications:

·      Master’s or PhD in computer science, electrical engineering, mathematics or related field.

·      6 years of commercial experience in software engineering.

·      At least 4 years of AI/ML/DL experience.

·      Knowledge of python.

·      Knowledge and experience in a range of deep learning areas including CV, NLP and LLMs.

·      Expertise in handling video data as input to building complex AI apps.

Preferred Qualifications:

·      All of the above plus experience developing and commercializing an AI based product preferably in the medical device space.

·     Previous experience developing Foundational Models is highly preferred.

Proprio offers its employees a generous range of compensation and benefits.

·      Salary Range: $165,000- $200,000: Our compensation philosophy is to bring people into new roles in the range of the mid-point of that role. Factors considered for pay include the level of skill, experience, training, external market factors, and internal equity. 

·      Generous, early-stage stock options 

·      Unlimited PTO (Paid Time Off) and paid sick leave

·      Paid family and medical leave, plus paid parental leave

·      10 paid holidays

·      Fully covered medical, dental and vision benefits for employees, and 50% of spouse/domestic partner and dependent premiums

·      Life and long-term disability coverage

·      Employee assistance program

·      Commuter and health benefits

·      Company sponsored matching 401(k)

·      Pet friendly work environment

The job description is representative of typical duties and responsibilities for the position and is not all-inclusive. Other duties and responsibilities may be assigned in accordance with business needs. A background check will be conducted after a conditional offer of employment is extended.

Proprio is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified candidates will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, creed, religion, sex, age, gender, nation of origin, disability, sexual orientation, US Veteran status, or any other factor protected by law. We thrive on diversity and encourage people from all walks of life to apply to Proprio’s open positions.

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