Data Scientist (ML Engineer)

About the job

About Mobai

In Mobai, we aim to simply live for a better tomorrow by leveraging biometrics so that everyone – everywhere and without effort – can verify who they are, gain access, or approve actions by simply being themselves.
Mobai is one of the leading providers of solutions for Fraud & ID theft prevention in Europe using certified ML/AI based face biometrics. We started with Face Biometrics and have grown into becoming a fully integrated vendor for identity verification for onboarding and authentication to enable our partners to build services that make their customers’ lives simpler, more secure, and better.

Mobai has our roots from the leading Northern European biometrics competency hub at the Norwegian Biometrics Laboratory that is part of the Cyber Security Department at NTNU. Our technologies are the results of multiple national and international R&D projects with partners in border agencies and law enforcement in the Schengen area, as well as financial services associations in Europe.

Our solutions are used by financial services providers and government agencies for a range of purposes from KYC and AML to securing access to buildings and property. Our unique technology ensures flexible user experiences and is built to secure privacy.

Mobai is growing fast and has recently secured additional financing to support our journey in Norway and abroad. We are keen to get in touch with potential candidates who want to be part of a great team that brings Mobai biometrics to the rest of the world.

About the Role:

In this role, you will work as a data scientist. The role is responsible for researching, designing, and implementing state-of-the-art AI models that can complement and advance our existing solutions. These AI models include but are not limited to face biometrics aspects such as presentation attack detection (PAD), injection attack detection (including deepfake detection), face morphing & image manipulation detection. As a part of the R&D team at Mobai, you will work alongside computer vision experts and system developers to build world-class products to prevent fraud & ID thefts that threaten our society.

What you will do:

  • Research and design the state-of-the-art face PAD, injection attack detection, and image manipulation models;

  • Train, refine, and evaluate the algorithms & models;

  • Implement and integrate the algorithms & models to the backend by collaborating with the tech team and developers;

  • Stay up-to-date with the latest developments in face biometrics, liveness detection/PAD/injection attack detection technologies both from the industrial side and the academic side;

  • Contribute to the continuous improvement of our AI models;

  • Document the progress along the way and maintain the source code using our version control system.

We expect you to have:

  • Minimum master’s degree in CS, EE, or equivalent. We are looking for both senior and junior candidates. For fresh graduates, good academic grades (i.e. average grade of B or better) are preferred. 

  • Industry or academic experience developing and optimizing deep learning algorithms in computer vision;

  • Deep understanding of convolutional neural networks and transformer architectures;

  • Proficiency with at least one deep learning framework such as PyTorch or TensorFlow;

  • Strong programming skills with Python and C/C++ , and experience using image processing libraries;

  • Familiar with software development tools and frameworks, and version control systems;

  • Experience with CUDA, and Triton would be a plus;

  • Research or industry experience in face biometrics would be a plus;

  • Experience with ML Ops is a plus;

  • An interest in building real-life products and being part of a start-up team that wants to improve the world

We believe you are:

  • Creative, motivated, and looking to work hard for an aggressive growth company;

  • Have the passion and curiosity to build the world´s best product for fraud prevention;

  • Collaborative – able to work effectively with cross-functional teams;

  • Result-driven – motivated by achieving tangible results;

  • Excellent English written and verbal language skills;

  • Strong problem solver and an independent worker with grit and drive

We offer:

  • Competitive salary

  • Opportunity for ownership

  • Flexible work hours and hybrid work opportunities

  • Opportunity to become a part of a passionate team within an international company which is growing fast across Europe

  • Dedicated time during working hours each week for training and development activities

  • Dedication to your continuous development and growth through quarterly development talks.

Working location:

  • Gjøvik, Innlandet, Norway

Please send your CV to:

The deadline for application is the 20th of April. We will contact you if you are selected for interviews.

In case of any questions, please contact the Director of R&D at or the CEO at