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Senior Applied Researcher - ASR

Senior Applied Researcher - ASR

Do you want to have a huge impact on a large e-commerce website? Are you interested in solving groundbreaking research problems while impacting all eBay e-commerce channels? Does working on Artificial Intelligence, Speech Recognition, and Machine Learning excite you? If you answered yes, the Core NLP team at eBay is the right place for you! We are looking for Applied Researchers with a diverse set of backgrounds to join our team.

With hundreds of millions of buyers and sellers, 1B+ of live listings at any point of time, millions of daily transactions, and billions of daily queries, eBay provides a phenomenal playground for researchers to work with data and conduct experiments at scale. We actively pursue ideas that result in scalable algorithms and systems.

You will work in the area of Automated Speech Recognition (ASR) and Machine Learning (ML), driving the future of ASR and related applications at eBay. You will approach some of the most interesting AI problems eBay is facing in this area. Join our tightly-knit team of standouts who enjoy working on large-scale, challenging, and exciting problems. We work in focused and collaborative project teams following an agile methodology. You will feel like you’re working in a startup, while at the same time having the resources of a large company.

Areas of work include (but not limited to):

  • Deep Learning

  • Automated Speech Recognition

  • Language Models

  • Audio Partitioning and Processing

  • Audio Fingerprinting

  • Weakly Supervised and Semi-Supervised Learning

  • Language Understanding, and Language Generation

Responsibilities:

  • Actively leads on one or more technical areas of research and development of ASR and Audio processing technologies

  • Develop and improve ASR and Audio applications at eBay.

  • Work with engineers and other multi-functional teams, including Applied Researcher, Project Managers, QA, etc.

  • Operate across different engineering and research organizations.

  • Regularly participate in external forums such as conferences, workshops, or open source initiatives

  • Leads collaboration with other research teams in eBay to build the best of breed experience

  • Research and stay up-to-date with state of the art in Deep Learning and NLP. Publishing is strongly encouraged.

Requirements:

  • Ph.D. program in Computer Science or related disciplines or a Master degree plus three years of research experience

  • Ability to rapidly experiment and prototype in Python and is capable of working on production systems

  • Hands-on experience with PyTorch or TensorFlow

  • Hands-on experience with ASR algorithms

  • Proficient in machine learning with a focus on neural networks

  • Experience in large scale research projects that resulted in working and scalable products

  • Strong research track record, publications in at least one outstanding machine learning or NLP conference such as ACL, NeurIPS, EMNLP, ICML, ICASSP, KDD, AAAI, etc. 

  • Collaboration skills and ability to influence a multi-functional team to deliver results

  • Strong written and oral communication skills

  • Excellent analytical skills

  • Experience in mentoring and guiding junior researchers and research engineers is preferred.

What do we offer:

  • A comprehensive field of responsibility

  • Competitive salary and excellent benefits

  • A diverse and inspiring team with passion for e-commerce, integrity and a good sense of humor

  • An excellent working environment with lots of flexibility

eBay Inc. is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, veteran status, and disability, or other legally protected status. If you are unable to submit an application because of incompatible assistive technology or a disability, please contact us at [email protected] We will make every effort to respond to your request for disability assistance as soon as possible.

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eBay Inc. is an equal opportunity employer.  All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, veteran status, and disability, or other legally protected status.  If you are unable to submit an application because of incompatible assistive technology or a disability, please contact us at [email protected]  We will make every effort to respond to your request for disability assistance as soon as possible.

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