Senior Research Scientist

Reinforcement Learning

Full Time

Tokyo or United States (location flexible)

General Information

Sony AI is seeking highly motivated, self-driven individuals with expertise in deep reinforcement learning (deep RL) and Machine Learning. Weʼre currently looking for smart, enthusiastic people who want to join our team of world renowned researchers as we push the boundaries applying AI in support of human creativity. In this role, the successful candidate will apply reinforcement learning and other forms of machine learning to challenging domains like computer games, robotics, gastronomy and ethics.

Roles and Responsibilities

  • Lead research programs applying deep RL to real domains
  • Investigate new algorithms and approaches to solving AI problems
  • Write code to support research, usually in python
  • Write reports and give presentations for internal audiences
  • Write papers for, and give presentations at academic conferences
  • Work closely with a team of AI researchers and programmers on ambitious demonstration projects

Required Qualifications and Skills

  • Ph. D. in reinforcement learning or equivalent experience
  • 3 or more years of industry experience
  • Experience managing or mentoring small teams
  • Experience designing and debugging neural networks
  • Passion for making AI work in realistic domains
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills, as well as interpersonal skills including the ability to articulate to both technical and non-technical audiences

Other Required Knowledge

  • The ability to deliver on tight deadlines and adapt to evolving or changing requirements
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills in English, and willingness in learning Japanese

Preferable major

Computer Science, Machine Learning, Artificial Intelligence

Working Location

Tokyo or United States (location flexible)