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R&D Scientist
Rakuten USA, Inc.
00010570 Requisition #

We are looking for an experienced data scientist to help extend the capabilities of our product catalog platform. This is an opportunity to apply advanced ML techniques and make a difference to one of the largest product catalogs in the world.


Key Responsibilities:
• Data mining using off the shelf and researched methods

• Design and maintain highly scalable data systems (Hadoop, Spark, TensorFlow)

• Work with engineers to bring research prototypes into production to perform at massive scale

• Design and develop ML solutions for entity extraction, taxonomy generation and product classification using text and image-bases features.

• Selecting features, building and optimizing machine learning models

• Processing, cleansing, and verifying the integrity of data used for analysis

• Doing ad-hoc analysis and presenting results in a clear manner


Required Skills:
• 1+ years of software development
• 5+ years of data science work
• Strong communication skills
• Proficient with SQL or variants
• Data-oriented personality

• Can work closely with engineers, data scientists and researchers

• Excellent understanding of common machine learning techniques

• Highly Experienced with at least one data science toolkit

• Good applied statistics skills, such as distributions, statistical testing, regression, etc.


Preferred Skills:
• Knowledge of graph-based models a plus
• Solid engineering and design skills
• Strong knowledge of Spark

• Experience with data visualization tools, such as D3.js, GGplot, or matplotlib etc.

• Good scripting and programming skills Java or Scala preferred

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