Research Scientist, Machine Translation

Aachen, Germany Requisition Number R0025109 Subsidiary eBay

Looking for a company that inspires passion, courage and imagination, where you can be part of the team shaping the future of global commerce? Want to shape how millions of people buy, sell, connect, and share around the world? If you’re interested in joining a purpose driven community that is dedicated to creating an ambitious and inclusive workplace, join eBay – a company you can be proud to be a part of.

The Research Scientist, Machine Translation is a scientist in the area of Natural Language Processing (NLP) driving the future of machine translation and related NLP applications at eBay. As a member of our research team, he/she takes on some of the most demanding algorithmic problems eBay is facing in machine translation. She/he develops machine learning and especially deep learning algorithms, with application to e-commerce domain.


  • Develop and enhances machine translation systems beyond state-of-the-art
  • Develop rapid prototypes to showcase advances in areas such as neural machine translation and language generation for the e-commerce domain.
  • Act as a Go-to researcher for research specific to your area
  • Drives the research and development agenda in the sub area of the relevant domain
  • Mentor interns
  • Work closely with product managers, engineers, linguists to ensure the NLP models can be effectively integrated into the platforms and are of good quality.
  • Research and stay up-to-date with state of the art in Deep Learning and Natural Language Processing. Publishing is strongly encouraged.


  • PhD in Computer Science (Natural language processing) or Master in Computer Science plus several years of research experience
  • Deep experience in statistical and/or neural machine translation
  • Deep knowledge of state-of-the-art methods from the disciplines of machine learning, deep learning, and statistical modeling
  • Excellent collaboration skills
  • Engineering background using Java and/or C++, as well as script languages such as Perl, Python, etc.
  • Skilled in looking for and finding innovative ways of delivering results, accomplishing goals through technology, etc.
  • Ability to lead a significant research project and successfully drive from idea to impact
  • Successful research track record, focused on natural language processing and machine translation
  • Fluent written and spoken English

What we offer?

  • A comprehensive field of responsibility
  • Dynamic team with exciting personalities, passion for e-commerce, professionalism and a good sense of humor
  • International career opportunities throughout eBay Inc.
  • An excellent working environment with lots of flexibility


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