Senior Research Scientist
Boston, MA 
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Sony Corporation of America, located in New York, NY, is the U.S. headquarters of Sony Group Corporation, based in Tokyo, Japan. Sony's principal U.S. businesses include Sony Electronics Inc., Sony Interactive Entertainment LLC, Sony Music Entertainment, Sony Music Publishing and Sony Pictures Entertainment Inc. With some 900 million Sony devices in hands and homes worldwide today, a vast array of Sony movies, television shows and music, and the PlayStation Network, Sony creates and delivers more entertainment experiences to more people than anyone else on earth. To learn more: .

Position Summary:

Sony AI America (SAIA) is seeking a highly motivated, self-driven Senior Research Scientist with expertise in deep reinforcement learning (deep RL). We're 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, and gastronomy. Sony AI America is a remote-work organization - location is flexible.

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

Qualifications:

  • Requires a Ph.D. in reinforcement learning or equivalent in education and experience

  • Must have 3 or more years of industry experience

  • Experience managing and 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

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Sony is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religious creed, sex (including pregnancy), gender, national origin, citizenship, ancestry, age, physical or mental disability, military status, status as a veteran or disabled veteran, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital or family status, genetic information, medical condition, or any other basis protected by applicable federal, state, or local law, ordinance, or regulation.

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Sony is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, pregnancy, national origin, ancestry, citizenship, age, legally protected physical or mental disability, protected veteran status, status in the U.S. uniformed services, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status, genetic information or membership in any other legally protected category.

 

Job Summary
Start Date
As soon as possible
Employment Term and Type
Regular, Full Time
Required Education
Doctorate
Required Experience
3+ years
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