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R&D Scientist
Rakuten, Inc.
00007891 Requisition #
Position Summary:
We are looking for candidates who possess a strong R&D background related to both hardware and software in the fields of robotics and embedded devices. In particular, we are looking for candidates who can envision and develop prototype solutions for future delivery, mobility, communications, and IoT applications. Strong communication, innovation and prototyping skills are a prerequisite. Japanese language skills are a plus but not required.
Come up with ideas for future robotics and IoT solutions both on your own and in a team
Develop these ideas into prototypes that benefit the society as well as Rakuten.
Present and explain your activities to both researches and business partners (inside and outside the company).
Minimum Qualifications:
  • M.Sc. / Ph.D. in computer science, robotics, mechatronics or related fields
  • Good programming skills in C++ or C
  • R&D mindset
  • Good communication skills
  • Ability to work in a diverse team as well as autonomously 
Preferred Qualifications (subset depending on research area):
  • Programming experience in C++, Unix experience
  • Large-scale system design and software development experience
  • Experience with electric circuit design and PCB CAD
  • Ability to solve complex problems in unique and inventive ways
  • Ability to sell your work to the business
  • Experience in designing Machine Learning algorithms, working with, and / or applying Machine Learning to solve complex problems
  • Experience with Caffe, Tensorflow, Eras, Hadoop, Spark, etc.
  • Experience in making presentation for high level academic conferences and in publishing high-visibility academic papers
  • All skills and experience useful for the R&D areas mentioned above

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