Generative AI Architect

Position at HNI Corporation

HNI Corporation is a global family of brands for the workplace and home dedicated to enhancing the spaces where we live, work, and gather. We pride ourselves on fostering an environment where we make a positive impact on others; upholding our beliefs in integrity, inclusion and belonging.

Your Impact Starts the Day You Do!

What We Need

We are looking for a Generative AI Architect to join our Information Technology organization. In this position, you will develop and implement generative artificial intelligence solutions across the enterprise. You will act consultatively to understand and develop robust GenAI strategies, design scalable GenAI systems, and implement generative AI solutions across the enterprise that give HNI a competitive edge.

This position requires a deep understanding of the generative AI landscape including tools and technologies used and will have a strong grasp of deployment architecture and industry best practices.

What You Will Do

Develop and design end-to-end generative AI solutions that support business needs as defined by IT and business leadership.
Refine the architecture and framework for generative AI cloud applications, ensuring scalability, reliability, and performance.
Create high-level and detailed design plans for generative AI production solutions, including selecting appropriate GenAI models, appropriately sized LLMs, the RAG patterns, and applications.
Conduct thorough testing and evaluation of generative AI models to ensure their accuracy, efficiency, and usefulness in the domain. Continuously monitor and evaluate the performance, making recommendations for improvements and optimizations.
Provide technical leadership and guidance to multidisciplinary and cross function teams. Lead the technical discussions that enable generative artificial intelligence capabilities to be adopted by the HNI corporation.
Evaluate new generative AI technologies, tools, and frameworks to stay abreast of industry trends and incorporate advancements into the organization’s generative AI ecosystem.
Operate with a “risk-aware” mindset to anticipate unintended consequences of recommendations and decision making.

What You Have

Bachelor’s degree in Computer, Engineering, Data Science, or related field. Master’s degree preferred.
Minimum 7 years of experience as an AI Architect, Engineer, or similar role. Specific experience designing reference architecture and solutions in partnership with other technical resources and business.
Experience in designing and delivering solutions that leverage GenAI technologies, such as LLMs (Large Language Models) or Foundation Models for other data modalities.
Deep expertise with relevant concepts (transformer model architectures, prompt engineering, model fine tuning, retrieval augmented generation architectures (RAG) and patterns and models/technologies (such as OpenAI, Hugging Face, Vicuna, Palm, Cohere, LLama, Gemini, CoPilot, Falcon 40B, Mistral)
Experience working with smaller LLM from 2 billion parameters to larger LLM with 1.7 to 2 trillion parameters.
Basic understanding of software development principles and experience working closely with developers, architects, and IT.
Strong communication and interpersonal skills, with the ability to consult stakeholders on the benefits of AI solutions.

HNI Corporation (NYSE: HNI) is a manufacturer of workplace furnishings and building products, operating under two segments. The workplace furnishings segment is a leading global designer and provider of commercial furnishings, going to market under multiple unique brands. The residential building products segment is the nation’s leading manufacturer and marketer of hearth products.

As one of the larger employers in Iowa, HNI Corporation was recognized in 2018, 2019, and 2020 for the diversity of our Board of Directors and was named in 2020, 2021, and #6 in 2022 as one of America’s Most Responsible Companies by Newsweek.

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Diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI), are not just core beliefs at HNI – they are operational imperatives. We value each other’s differences in experiences and ideas to solve problems and better serve our customers. Take a look at our DEI goals here:

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