Title: Machine Learning Researcher

Company: Samsung Research America (SRA)

Lab:  Data Science Innovation Lab

Location: Mountain View, CA

Position Summary:

Samsung Research America’s Data Science Innovation Lab is currently seeking a talented, competent, and highly motivated individual to join us as a Machine Learning Researcher. Data Science Innovation Lab is an interdisciplinary and hands-on research group focusing on developing data processing pipelines and machine learning algorithms to support our SW Service Products including Samsung Ad Services, Samsung Pay, Connected TVs and new SW service products in the future.

The successful candidate will research on and develop Machine Learning algorithms to solve challenging problems involving big data and will work with other team members to build machine learning systems for proof-of-concept prototypes and/or commercial software services.


  • Define relevant machine learning problems and effective criteria for evaluating success based on provided data and application scenario.
  • Develop scalable solutions based on state-of-the-art machine learning and AI methodologies.
  • Apply expert software development skills to a wide range of ML coding projects.
  • Develop prototypes and conduct experiments to evaluate the performance of ML/AI architectures/algorithms in large-scale industrial applications.
  • Write well-structured and re-usable code.
  • Create proof-of-concept technology demonstrations.

Basic Qualifications:

  • MS in Computer Science, Electrical Engineering, Mathematics, Statistics, Physics, or similar quantitative fields.
  • Solid background in at least one area of machine learning and/or AI research.
  • Solid background in linear algebra, calculus, and probability theory and foundations of machine learning.
  • In-depth experience in building systems based on machine learning and/or AI methods.
  • Strong programming skills in Python and/or C/C++ and/or Java.
  • Experience in working with numpy, scipy, scikit-learn, pandas.
  • Good verbal and written communication skills with strong capability of critical and scientific thinking.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • PhD in Computer Science with a focus in machine learning, artificial intelligence, and/or optimization.
  • Experience in deep learning, transfer learning.
  • Experience in working with one or few of these tools: Pytorch, Tensorflow, Keras, Edward, FastML. 
  • Good knowledge and hands-on experience in distributed technologies such as Hadoop, Hive, Spark Experience in Scala programming language.
  • Achievements in competitions such as Kaggle, ILSVRC, or WMT a strong plus.
  • Publication record in top conferences (ICML, ICLR, NIPS, KDD, IJCAI, AAAI etc )

Samsung is an EEO/Veterans/Disabled/LGBT employer. We welcome and encourage diversity as we strive to create an inclusive workplace.

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