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Research Scientist


Oath Inc
Headquarters: Sunnyvale, CA

Oath, a subsidiary of Verizon, is a values-led company committed to building brands people love. We reach over one billion people around the world with a dynamic house of 50+ media and technology brands. A global leader in digital and mobile, Oath is shaping the future of media.

A little about Yahoo Research:
Yahoo Research is pioneering new sciences underlying innovations in conversational user assistance. As a center of scientific excellence, Yahoo Research delivers both fundamental and applied scientific leadership through published research, product innovations, leadership, and new technologies powering the company's most significant products.

Yahoo Research’s Oath in Three Words: Innovation through science

Apply and advance state-of-the-art artificial intelligence techniques to new research areas in dialogue systems, natural language information retrieval, search, and personalization
Propose innovative ideas to improve the performance and quality of learned systems
Dive deeply into data and user behavior to identify optimization strategies, to understand strategic problems, and to apply patterns, all while maintaining a sense of the big picture
Perform statistical analyses on large data sets, identify problems, and propose solutions
Design scientifically sound online experiments and offline simulations to study and improve products
Work closely with colleagues on engineering teams to put research results into action
Provide thought leadership to guide the direction of products and services
Generate intellectual property with patent applications and publications at relevant forums
Stay current on published state-of-the-art research and emerging technologies in related disciplines
Maintain world-class academic credentials through publications, presentations, external collaborations and service to the research community

Minimum Qualifications:
Ph.D. in Computer Science, Electrical Engineering, Statistics, Applied Math, or other computation or experimentation-based field
Strong expertise and hands-on skills in any of: machine learning, natural language understanding, dialogue systems, personalization, data mining, information retrieval, statistical analysis, or online experimentation
Solid programming skills in Java, C++, or similar, OR fluency with at least one of: Pig, Hive, R, Python, Perl, or other data or scripting language.
Past experience with collaborative research, as evidenced through solid publications
Strong communication, collaboration, and interpersonal skills.
Ability to thrive in a fast-paced entrepreneurial culture

Preferred Qualifications:
Excellent academic or industrial track record of proposing, conducting and reporting results of original research addressing real world problems
Hands-on skills in cleaning, manipulating, analyzing, visualizing, and modeling large data sets
Experience with large scale data processing on Hadoop is a plus
All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to, and will not be discriminated against based on, race, gender, color, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, veteran status, disability or other protected category.

Submission of this information is voluntary and refusal to provide it will not subject you to any adverse treatment.

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