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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.


Voice Privacy
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Audio AI Software Engineer, Voice Program (ASR) 
location Tokyo
Full Time

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.

The Speech Processing Team of the Rakuten Institute of Technology is part of the Global Data Science Department within Rakuten Group, Inc. The team carries out applied research in the speech processing areas primarily in speech recognition and synthesis, keyword spotting, speaker verification, speech diarization, source-channel separation, and other potential areas involving speech and/or audio signals that would support a wide range of applications within the Rakuten ecosystem and its businesses.  Some examples of business use cases include Interactive Voice Response (IVR) systems and automatic transcription of customer engagements for quality enhancement purposes, to name a few.

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.