Why Join
Rakuten Research

01Vast and exciting data

The Rakuten Group offers a full range of services related to daily life, from shopping and online payment to telecommunications, travel, and finance. The vast amount of diverse data we are able to generate and access makes research at RIT dynamic and exciting.

02Real business-related research

At RIT, your research will be put to real use and exposed to millions people around the world every day.

03One global team

Rakuten has six global offices, but no matter where we are in the world, we share the same challenges and successes as one team.

04Choose the best field for your personal growth

We provide an environment to learn, grow and engage with excellent researchers around the world. Receive guidance from renowned scientist and AI researchers and start exciting conversations with you peers.


Full Time
2 Results
(Entry Level) Computer Vision Researcher, Vision Program
location Tokyo
Vision Program

The Vision Program, which is one of our core science programs, aims to process and understand images and videos using advanced computer vision and machine learning. We are working areas such as estimating product attributes for large-scale image datasets for creating catalogs, robust document image understanding for smooth customer onboarding, image generation and enhancement for attractive, personalized recommendations, and other applications to handle the huge amounts of visual data in Rakuten’s businesses. We are interested in leveraging weakly-, semi-, and unsupervised techniques to reduce labeling costs as well as techniques to increase efficiency during model training and deployment.

The Vision Program is looking for a research scientist with strong research background in the field of computer vision & machine learning and motivation to join our team.

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Senior Research Scientist, NLP
location Boston
Language Program

The Senior Research Scientist will be working with Research Scientists who are part of Rakuten Institute of Technology (RIT), Boston to collaborate on global projects in a friendly but agile work environment. RIT is the corporate R&D department of the Rakuten group and is responsible for leading strategic technological progress. The Senior Research Scientist should have strong expertise in the fields of Natural Language Processing (NLP) and Machine Learning (ML) and/or in the field of image captioning. The Senior Research Scientist will primarily be tasked with significantly improving existing production systems with AI solutions based on State-of-the-art ML algorithms and Deep Neural Networks with a focus on converting new innovations into high quality conference papers and patents and hosting workshops and data challenges as part of industry tracks in top tier conferences

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