Senior AI Specialist



Senior AI Specialist


Reserve Bank Innovation Hub (RBIH)




Chief Digital Officer

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The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has set up the Innovation Hub (Termed: RBIH), to promote innovation across the financial sector. The Hub leverages technology to help create an environment that facilitates and fosters innovation. RBIH collaborates with financial sector institutions, the technology industry, and academic institutions to coordinate efforts for the exchange of ideas and the development of prototypes related to financial innovation. The Hub helps develop internal infrastructure to promote FinTech research and facilitate engagement with innovators and start-ups.


As a Senior AI Specialist at RBI's Innovation Hub (RBIH), you will play a pivotal role in driving cutting-edge AI projects within the financial sector. You will be collaborating with Industry leaders, thought champions, technology partners, academic institutions, user groups and forums to envisage tech based financial solutions for the citizens. Your expertise in AI, Machine Learning, large language models, model fine-tuning, and proficiency in Python programming will be instrumental in driving the team to create innovative AI-driven products. This role offers a unique opportunity to contribute to the growth and transformation of the Indian Banking & Finance sector.

Required Technical and Professional Expertise

  • Proven ability to lead large-scale AI projects
  • Proficiency in Python and ML/DL algorithms
  • Proficiency in developing customer facing solutions using large language models and NLP for finance. Well versed with Pre-training and Fine-tuning of AI models.
  • Establish and nurture strategic relationships with academic institutions, partners and vendors.
  • Prior experience of working in Banking & Finance industry will be preferred.

Soft Skills

  • Excellent thought leader with deep understanding of current AI landscape.
  • Effective communication skills to articulate complex technical concepts to non-technical stakeholders.
  • Ability to work with the different functions to translate business problems into mathematical models and solutions
  • Excellent problem-solving skills and the ability to motivate & drive the team during difficult situations.
  • Willingness to go the extra mile to achieve project goals and exceed expectations.

Key Responsibilities

  • Lead and drive AI projects from inception to implementation and manage large-scale AI initiatives within the financial sector.
  • Spearhead the development of innovative AI-driven financial products, platforms, and solutions that enhance the efficiency and effectiveness of the banking system, ensuring RBIH is at the forefront of financial innovation.
  • Position RBIH as a thought leader in the financial AI, Analytics, and Data Sciences space by contributing to industry discourse, publishing research, and participating in relevant forums and conferences.
  • Identify, establish, and nurture strategic relationships with academic institutions, industry partners, and technology vendors to foster collaboration and access cutting-edge resources for AI projects.
  • Build and lead a high-calibre team of architects, specialists, and data scientists, fostering a culture of innovation and excellence within RBIH.
  • Utilize deep understanding of popular large language models and natural language processing techniques to develop AI solutions tailored to the financial sector’s needs.
  • Leverage experience in model pre-training and fine-tuning using custom datasets to optimize AI models for specific financial applications.
  • Apply proficiency in Python programming and knowledge of various Machine Learning and Deep Learning algorithms to develop AI solutions that address complex financial challenges.
  • Utilize expertise in the Banking & Finance industry to ensure that AI projects align with sector-specific needs and regulations.


15-20 years of total experience in AI/Machine Learning/ Deep Learning.


  • Essential: Post Graduation or an equivalent degree or certificate from a reputed college in India or abroad
  • Desirable: Senior professional with industry wide recognition in technology


Bengaluru, India

Last date for applications

Candidates are advised to apply latest by January 15th, 2024 by sending email to

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