AI Engineer

Job Requisition ID:  51789

Founded in 1920, Eastman is a global specialty materials company that produces a broad range of products found in items people use every day. With the purpose of enhancing the quality of life in a material way, Eastman works with customers to deliver innovative products and solutions while maintaining a commitment to safety and sustainability. The company’s innovation-driven growth model takes advantage of world-class technology platforms, deep customer engagement, and differentiated application development to grow its leading positions in attractive end markets such as transportation, building and construction, and consumables. As a globally inclusive and diverse company, Eastman employs approximately 14,000 people around the world and serves customers in more than 100 countries. The company had 2023 revenue of approximately $9.2 billion and is headquartered in Kingsport, Tennessee, USA. For more information, visit




                                                                                ****** Kingsport, TN location highly preferred, but will consider remote candidates ******


As part of the Data Science organization at Eastman, the Generative AI team is working on digital transformation. We are developing enterprise solutions for Commercial, Technology and Operations functions. As an AI Engineer you will lead the design, development and adoption of new technology and analytics, help contribute to our AI strategy, and partner with leaders across the company. The role will involve collaborating with cross-functional teams to ensure the successful creation and roll-out of AI driven solutions.


AI Engineers at Eastman will perform work including:

•    Design, develop, and implement systems leveraging Large Language Models (LLMs) for various applications.
•    Prepare data, fine-tune models, and build data, analytics and ML Pipelines to support AI applications
•    Perform statistical analysis and data manipulation using language models.
•    Collaborate with business partners and key stakeholders to understand their needs and present insights and solutions.
•    Architect and design innovative AI solutions tailored to business requirements.
•    Utilize cloud technologies in Azure and/or AWS for deploying and managing AI models and solutions.
•    Communicate complex technical concepts and results to non-technical audiences effectively.
•    Contribute to the development of AI strategies and governance for the organization.
•    Stay current with advancements in AI and machine learning technologies and apply them to solve business challenges.
•    Lead efforts to improve enterprise adoption and proficiency in the use of AI tools



•    10+ years of experience in data science, AI, or a related field preferred.
•    Proficiency in software development and statistical analysis.
•    Experience with Large Language Models and their applications.
•    Strong communication skills and the ability to present technical results to business stakeholders.
•    Experience with solution architecting and design preferred.
•    Hands-on experience with cloud platforms such as Azure and/or AWS.
•    Proficiency in programming languages such as Python, R, or similar.
•    Strong problem-solving skills and the ability to work independently as well as part of a team.
•    Bachelor's in Computer Science, Mathematics, Statistics, or a similar field.  Master's or Ph.D. preferred.


Preferred Qualifications:

•    Experience with large language models and supporting workflows
•    History of project leadership and development
•    Familiarity with Agile development
•    Experience in applications related to sales, marketing, and market research a plus

Eastman Chemical Company is an equal opportunity employer.  All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, pregnancy, veteran status or any other protected classes as designated by law.


Eastman is committed to creating a powerfully diverse workforce and a broadly inclusive workplace, where everyone can contribute to their fullest potential each day.

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Nearest Secondary Market: Knoxville

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