Rakuten Institute of Technology (RIT)
A Permanent position - September 2020
Paris - 75002
Rakuten is the largest e-commerce company in Japan and one of the largest e-commerce marketplaces worldwide. Along with the global marketplaces, Rakuten supports an ever-expanding list of acquisitions and strategic investments in disruptive industries and growing markets, such as communications, financial services, digital contents, and gathers more than one billion users in an international ecosystem.
Rakuten Institute of Technology (RIT) is the dedicated Research and Innovation department of Rakuten, with teams in Tokyo, Paris, Boston, Singapore, Bengaluru. RIT is a unique environment for scientific research and innovation in the core domains of applied machine learning, computer vision and natural language processing. RIT also provides its employees with many opportunities for training and learning on the job.
Rakuten companies rely on RIT’s research activity to introduce innovative features in their services and improve both user experience and business performances.
We are looking for a data scientist with generalist skills to join our team, in the context of a collaboration with Rakuten marketplaces. Heaps of unannotated data are found on marketplaces in the form of items with images, titles, descriptions, etc.: a core objective of RIT is to leverage these data in a beneficial way to the business. Current research and development focuses on multimodal information extraction and self/weakly supervised learning.
As part of the candidate’s mission, they will join a RIT team dedicated to this problem.
We are looking for a candidate very interested in machine learning and especially deep learning, both as a domain for business applications and as a research domain. Presentation of personal projects is encouraged. In details, the list of skills and qualifications required is, by order of priority: