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Researcher, NLP - Rakuten Institute of Technology

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R&D Scientist
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Rakuten, Inc.
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00011465 Requisition #
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Founded in 1997, Rakuten Group is headquartered in Tokyo, with over 14,000 employees worldwide. We are the largest eCommerce company in Japan. Rakuten provides the opportunities where they can grow in a large dynamic and innovative company, along with the entrepreneurial environment of a startup. Our global footprint spans six continents and multiple industries. 


Rakuten Institute of Technology (RIT) is the corporate R&D department of the Rakuten Group and is responsible for leading strategic technological progress. RIT’s targets vary from basic technologies to innovative new services. RIT consists of highly motivated research scientists located in Tokyo, Singapore, Paris, Boston, San Mateo, Bangalore and so on, who are driven by strong curiosity and interests.

RIT Tokyo is calling for machine learning research scientists and interns. As a research scientist, you will lead a research project to conduct research in a small team, collaborating on global projects in a friendly work environment. Some of the research projects can involve parsing, language modelling, machine translation, sentiment analysis, recommendation systems, deep learning, belief propagation for dynamic networks, virtual assistants, etc.

 

Responsibilities:

  • Conduct research to advance the state of the art in neural networks and natural language processing
  • Identify opportunities and define research proposals through communication with stakeholders (business and engineering teams)
  • Develop innovative solutions and prototypes, possibly collaborating with RIT researchers from different fields to maximize the added value
  • Keep close contact with stakeholders to communicate the benefits of the solutions and align with the requirements
  • Support the engineering teams towards the implementation and use of the prototypes in production
  • Follow up on the production status and iteratively upgrade the solution when possible

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Master’s degree in computer science, electrical engineering, statistics, mathematics or a related field
  • Proficient in one of or more of the following: Python, C++, or other programming language
  • Experience pre-processing datasets using scripting and query languages
  • Experience with development in Unix/Linux environment
  • Research capabilities in related quantitative areas
  • Passion for contributing to businesses by applying innovative solutions to real-world problems
  • Good understanding of Machine Learning Algorithms
 
Preferred Qualifications:
  • Proven experience as an NLP Researcher with publications at workshops or conferences, such as ACL, NAACL, EMNLP, or similar
  • Ability to work in a highly collaborative and interdisciplinary environment
  • Experience in distributed computing such as Spark and Hadoop
  • Creative thinker with strong problem solving and analytical skills

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