Research Scientist, Machine Learning

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POST DATE 8/14/2016
END DATE 1/28/2017

Hitachi America, Ltd. Santa Clara, CA

Santa Clara, CA
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Bachelors Degree


COMPANY: Hitachi America, Ltd.

DIVISION: R&D/Big Data Lab

LOCATION: Santa Clara, CA

STATUS: Regular, Full-Time


Hitachi America, Ltd. ( has an opening for a Research Scientist, Machine Learning in the Big Data Laboratory located in Silicon Valley. The mission of this laboratory is to help create new and innovative solutions in big data and advanced analytics. The laboratory focuses on research, technology innovation, proof-of-concept activities, technical marketing and business development for novel big data solutions, leveraging Hitachis technologies, reinforcing Hitachis messaging around big data, and establishing Hitachi as a leader in big data.

We are seeking machine learning scientists to create innovate algorithms and solutions for smart industry, social infrastructure and IoT. The successful candidate will have an opportunity to solve challenging real world problems, work on massive industrial data and to create solutions that will benefit society. This position is a perfect match for a visionary scientist who is passionate about the unlimited potential of machine learning/AI/data mining/statistics for solving real problems and empowering society, industry and the things that matter.

More information about the research done at the Big Data Laboratory can be found at:

More information about Hitachi IoT technology in Smart Industry can be found at:


Research and develop innovative data analytics algorithms and solutions for smart industry, social innovation and the Internet of Things

Prepare and execute proof-of-concepts of the solutions with customers

Work with business units to commercialize the successful proof-of-concepts

Protect Hitachis IP through patents and other activities, and publish technical results in leading venues to establish Hitachi as a leader in big data and advanced analytics.

Ph. D degree in Computer Science or related field

Strong research experience in machine learning algorithms such as classification, regression, and clustering - Knowledge of time series analysis techniques is a plus.

Good programming skills and knowledge of data science tools and libraries in R, Python or MATLAB - Knowledge of big data platforms such as Hadoop and Spark is a plus.

Self-motivated and passionate about solving real-world problems and building innovative systems with big data analytics.

Demonstrated ability to effectively create and deliver technical communications, including patent applications, presentations, papers, and reports.

Ability to collaborate successfully with R&D co-workers, Hitachi group company customers, partners, engineers, and business units in Hitachi with the goal of commercializing the proposed solution.

Ability to travel within the US and internationally as needed.