Senior Research Scientist, Language Program - Rakuten Institute of Technology Tokyo (RIT)

Job Summary

  • Japan, Tokyo
  • Partial remote
  • Apply from Anywhere
Language Requirements
  • English: Business
  • Japanese: Not required
Key skills
  • Python
  • PyTorch
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Job Description

Job Role

Machine Learning Engineer

Job Description

Business Overview Rakuten is the one of the largest internet service companies globally and provides more than 70 services spanning eCommerce, finance, telecommunications, sports and much more to approximately 1.4 billion customers. Rakuten Institute of Technology (RIT) is the dedicated Research and Innovation department of Rakuten, with teams in Tokyo, Paris, Boston, San Mateo, Singapore, and Bengaluru.   Department Overview The Language program, which is one of our core science programs, aims to automatically create a well-organized product catalog using advanced NLP and ML technologies to generate structured information from unstructured product titles, descriptions, and images. We are also interested in leveraging weakly/semi-supervised and unsupervised techniques to incorporate signals beyond traditional sources, such as customer behavior data, to augment our language understanding. We are looking for research scientists with a strong research background in the NLP field and strong motivation to join the Language program.   Why We Hire We have a huge amount of real business data, powerful and reliable computer environments, and brilliant scientists and engineers that empower people and society through AI technologies. We are hiring more research scientists to scale up our ability of empowerment. You will be excited that the cutting-edge technologies you develop have an enormous impact on real businesses.   Position Details - Design algorithms and build proto-type systems to solve defined, scientific problems - Demonstrate algorithms / proto-type systems to business stakeholders - Collaborate with engineers to deploy algorithms / proto-type systems into production services - Collaborate with other scientists on research and paper publications - Participate in scientific conferences and contribute to scientific community with paper publications

Required skills & Experience

Basic qualifications

- Ph.D. in computer science, related research field or equivalent experience. - Strong publication record at top conferences and journals in NLP, machine learning, information retrieval, data mining, or other related research fields, (e.g., ACL, EMNLP, ICLR, ICML, NeurIPS, SIGIR, The Web Conf (WWW), WSDM, KDD, and AAAI). - English fluency for communicating with researchers, engineers, and business stakeholders - Proficiency in reading and processing Japanese text (our product catalog is written in Japanese) - Coding skills: fluency in Python - Model development skills: fluency in PyTorch - Experience with Linux environment

Preferred qualifications

- Coding skills: fluency in C / C++ / Java - Experience in distributed computing such as Spark and Hadoop - Japanese fluency for communicating with researchers, engineers, and business stakeholders.

Job Details

Employment type
Japan, Tokyo
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Remote work
Partial remote
Working hours
9:00am - 5:30pm (Every Monday, work hours are from 8:00am to 4:30pm due to morning meeting)
・2 days off per week (Saturdays, Sundays, and national holidays are holidays)
・10-20 days of annual paid vacation (the minimum number of days is the number of days granted after six months of employment)
・120 days off per year
In addition, year-end and New Year vacations, paid vacation, congratulation or condolence leave, maternity and paternity leave, etc.
*Once a year, you can take 9 to 12 consecutive holidays by using the long vacation (Success Vacation) system.
Employee benefits
・Commuting allowance
・Housing allowance
・Health insurance
・Employee pension insurance
・Unemployment insurance
・Workers' accident compensation insurance
・Retirement allowance system
Supplemental education and qualification support
・English learning support (in-house TOEIC(R) test IP test, English conversation, etc.)
・Career challenge system (challenge the department of your choice)
・Job return system (rehiring system for those who retired due to marriage, childbirth, nursing care, etc.), etc.
・Stock Option Plan
・Cafeteria system with three free meals
・LILO Club (preferential treatment at sports clubs, accommodations, leisure facilities, movie theaters, etc.)
・LILO Club (sports clubs, lodging, leisure facilities, movie theaters, etc.) (Running, mountain climbing, cooking, etc., part of the expenses paid by the company)
・Reward system
・Free English conversation lessons by native English speakers
・Support system for certification acquisition
・Qualification support system, etc.
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