Research Scientist, System Engineering

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POST DATE 8/20/2016
END DATE 4/8/2017

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 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 a person with experience in building systems that can be used for creating solutions for smart industry, social infrastructure and IoT. The successful candidate will have an opportunity to solve challenging real world problems, work with massive industrial data and to contribute solutions that will benefit society. This position is a perfect match for engineers who are passionate about building end-to-end scalable solutions in a variety of industries, from energy, healthcare, mining, to fleet management. Ideal candidate would be motivated towards 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 new architectures, systems and solutions that solve analytic problems across industries.

Develop new theoretical paradigms for industrial analytic problems.

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.

Masters or Ph. D degree in Computer Science or related field.

Strong experience in system engineering, query optimization, and distributed systems.

Knowledge of data science tools and libraries in R, Python or MATLAB.

Strong foundation in computer science.

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.