Senior Research Scientist, Natural Language Understanding (NLU)Full time
location Boston
Language Program

The Senior Research Scientist will be working with other research scientists at all levels 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 Understanding (NLU), Natural Language Generation (NLG) and Machine Learning (ML). The Senior Research Scientist should have done original research during his/her doctoral tenure with a focus on research depth versus breadth and improved contemporary State-of-the-art solutions. The Senior Research Scientist will primarily be tasked with understanding and improving existing production systems with AI solutions based on State-of-the-art NLU, NLG, ML algorithms and Deep Neural Networks with a focus on converting new innovations into top tier conference papers.