(Senior) Research Engineer - Privacy-Preserving and Secure AI

Machine Learning, Computer Vision

Full Time

Location flexible (Tokyo, Zurich, US)

General Information

Sony AI is seeking (senior) research engineers to join our Privacy-Preserving Machine Learning (PPML) team. Our team mainly focuses on the fundamental and applied research in CV privacy and security. The role of a research engineer is to build influential platforms, design and prototype novel solutions, and collaborate with research scientists and engineering teams to empower real-world AI applications (e.g., Imaging & Sensing, Entertainment) in Sony.

You will:

  • Design and prototype AI systems related to AI privacy and security on various vision applications (Image classification, object detection, pose detection, semantic image segmentation) to empower real-world AI applications across Sony.
  • Collaborate with research scientists to conduct fundamental and innovative research in trustworthy AI, including but not limited to privacy, security, federated learning, data synthesis by using generative AI, IP protection, etc.
  • Work with research scientists and business units to complete PoC and land AI solutions on Sony’s real products, such as Sony’s Atrios platform, and IMX500/501 sensors.
  • Build long-term collaboration with Research, Engineering, and Product teams, seek high-impact opportunities to launch solutions and advance long-term business growth, specifically Imaging & Sensing business.
  • Produce high-quality code, build impactful systems, and publish influential outcomes.

You will have:

  • Prior experience as a Machine Learning Engineer or similar role
  • Hands-on experience in privacy and security, data synthesis, large vision foundation model development, computer vision, tiny-device learning, distributed/decentralized system design, IP protection, etc.
  • Familiarity with machine learning frameworks (like PyTorch or TensorFlow)
  • Ability to write robust code in Python, C++, Go, etc.
  • Excellent communication and presentation skills
  • Ability to work in a team
  • Passion for technologies and solving challenging problems.
  • BSc in Computer Science or a similar field
  • (Preferred) Experience in leading or participating in significant open-source projects.
  • (Preferred) Experience in computer vision applications and/or AI privacy and security
  • (Preferred) Master's degree or Ph.D. in Computer Science or related technical field.

Life at Sony:

We ensure Competitive Salaries by using established benchmarking with excellent compensation policies, and  encourage healthy Work-Life Balance with hybrid working policies where available. We are a positive Community who dream big together, respect each other, and enjoy a collaborative culture across Europe.

We like to celebrate and reward our colleagues who make a real difference using our Recognition platform, Bravo!. We also provide access to numerous services & platforms for all aspects of Wellbeing. We Listen to our people through conversations and surveys, Respect their suggestions, then act on them.

You can build your career around you with our fantastic range of Learning & Personal Development programs. We also encourage our staff to try an exciting new roles in an exciting new countries, with a fantastic Mobility team to support you if you take that leap!

Bring your uniqueness to Sony:

We recognize that each and every one of us is original and unique. Diversity and inclusion are in our DNA, they drive innovation. We empower our people to achieve one goal: to fill the world with emotion, through the power of creativity and technology.

Working Location

Location flexible (Tokyo, Zurich, US)

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