Applied Researcher - NLP and ML

Location:

Amsterdam, North Holland, Netherlands
Requisition Number:
R0055485

Applied Researcher - NLP and ML

Looking for a company that inspires passion, courage and creativity, where you can be on 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 crafting an ambitious and inclusive work environment, join eBay – a company you can be proud to be with.

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 with Artificial intelligence, cloud computing, large-scale optimization, and machine learning excite you? If you answered yes, the Core AI team at eBay is the right place for you! We are looking for Research Scientists with a diverse set of backgrounds to join our office in the historic city of Amsterdam, Netherlands.

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 Machine Learning (ML) and Natural Language Processing (NLP), driving the future of NLP 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 small, focused, collaborative project teams following an agile methodology. You will feel like you’re working in a start-up, while at the same time having the resources of a large company.

Areas of work include (but not limited to):

  • Natural Language Processing: Language Understanding, Language modeling, Machine Translation, and Text Generation

  • Deep Learning

  • Weakly Supervised, Semi-Supervised, and Active Learning

  • Transfer learning and domain adaptation

  • Representation learning

  • Low-resource NLP

Responsibilities

  • Provide technical leadership on one or more technical areas of research and development of ML/NLP technologies to prototype and product ionize promising methods

  • Work closely with the team director to define and propose R&D projects

  • Develop and improve NLP applications

  • Work with engineers and other multi-functional teams, including Research, Project Management, Quality Assurance, and Operations, etc.

  • Highly visible across major engineering organizations, and regularly visible through external forums such as conferences, workshops, or open source initiatives

  • Collaborate with other research & development teams in eBay to build the best of breed experience

  • Research and stay up-to-date with pioneering works in Deep Learning and NLP. Publishing is strongly encouraged.

Requirements:

  • A Ph.D. or equivalent degree in Computer Science or related fields

  • Proficient in machine learning with a focus on neural networks

  • 3+ years of experience leading large scale research projects which will eventually yield working and scalable products

  • Strong research track record, multiple publications in at least one outstanding machine learning or NLP conference such as ACL, NeurIPS, EMNLP, ICML, etc. is a bonus.

  • Hands-on experience with deep learning tools, e.g., PyTorch or TensorFlow

  • Can rapidly experiment and prototype in your favorable programming language and are capable of working on production systems and programming in either Python or C/C++

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

  • Strong written and oral communication skills

  • Excellent analytical skills

  • Hands on experience with NLP algorithms and sequence to sequence modeling is a plus

What do we offer:

  • A comprehensive field of responsibility

  • An inclusive team with exciting personalities, passion for e-commerce, integrity and a good sense of humor

  • International career opportunities throughout eBay Inc.

  • 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 talent@ebay.com. We will make every effort to respond to your request for disability assistance as soon as possible.

Benefits are an essential part of your total compensation for the work you do every day. Whether you’re single, in a growing family, or nearing retirement, eBay offers a variety of comprehensive and competitive benefit programs to meet your needs. Including maternal & paternal leave, paid sabbatical, and plans to help ensure your financial security today and in the years ahead because we know feeling financially secure during your working years and through retirement is important.

Here at eBay, we love creating opportunities for others by connecting people from widely diverse backgrounds, perspectives, and geographies. So, being diverse and inclusive isn’t just something we strive for, it is who we are, and part of what we do each and every single day. We want to ensure that as an employee, you feel eBay is a place where, no matter who you are, you feel safe, included, and that you have the opportunity to bring your unique self to work. To learn about eBay’s Diversity & Inclusion click here: https://www.ebayinc.com/company/diversity-inclusion/

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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 talent@ebay.com.  We will make every effort to respond to your request for disability assistance as soon as possible. Jobs posted with location as "Remote - United States (Excludes CO, HI, NM)" excludes Colorado, Hawaii and New Mexico.

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Applied Researcher - NLP and ML

Amsterdam, North Holland, Netherlands Requisition Number R0055485 Subsidiary eBay

Applied Researcher - NLP and ML

Looking for a company that inspires passion, courage and creativity, where you can be on 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 crafting an ambitious and inclusive work environment, join eBay – a company you can be proud to be with.

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 with Artificial intelligence, cloud computing, large-scale optimization, and machine learning excite you? If you answered yes, the Core AI team at eBay is the right place for you! We are looking for Research Scientists with a diverse set of backgrounds to join our office in the historic city of Amsterdam, Netherlands.

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 Machine Learning (ML) and Natural Language Processing (NLP), driving the future of NLP 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 small, focused, collaborative project teams following an agile methodology. You will feel like you’re working in a start-up, while at the same time having the resources of a large company.

Areas of work include (but not limited to):

  • Natural Language Processing: Language Understanding, Language modeling, Machine Translation, and Text Generation

  • Deep Learning

  • Weakly Supervised, Semi-Supervised, and Active Learning

  • Transfer learning and domain adaptation

  • Representation learning

  • Low-resource NLP

Responsibilities

  • Provide technical leadership on one or more technical areas of research and development of ML/NLP technologies to prototype and product ionize promising methods

  • Work closely with the team director to define and propose R&D projects

  • Develop and improve NLP applications

  • Work with engineers and other multi-functional teams, including Research, Project Management, Quality Assurance, and Operations, etc.

  • Highly visible across major engineering organizations, and regularly visible through external forums such as conferences, workshops, or open source initiatives

  • Collaborate with other research & development teams in eBay to build the best of breed experience

  • Research and stay up-to-date with pioneering works in Deep Learning and NLP. Publishing is strongly encouraged.

Requirements:

  • A Ph.D. or equivalent degree in Computer Science or related fields

  • Proficient in machine learning with a focus on neural networks

  • 3+ years of experience leading large scale research projects which will eventually yield working and scalable products

  • Strong research track record, multiple publications in at least one outstanding machine learning or NLP conference such as ACL, NeurIPS, EMNLP, ICML, etc. is a bonus.

  • Hands-on experience with deep learning tools, e.g., PyTorch or TensorFlow

  • Can rapidly experiment and prototype in your favorable programming language and are capable of working on production systems and programming in either Python or C/C++

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

  • Strong written and oral communication skills

  • Excellent analytical skills

  • Hands on experience with NLP algorithms and sequence to sequence modeling is a plus

What do we offer:

  • A comprehensive field of responsibility

  • An inclusive team with exciting personalities, passion for e-commerce, integrity and a good sense of humor

  • International career opportunities throughout eBay Inc.

  • 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 talent@ebay.com. We will make every effort to respond to your request for disability assistance as soon as possible.

Benefits are an essential part of your total compensation for the work you do every day. Whether you’re single, in a growing family, or nearing retirement, eBay offers a variety of comprehensive and competitive benefit programs to meet your needs. Including maternal & paternal leave, paid sabbatical, and plans to help ensure your financial security today and in the years ahead because we know feeling financially secure during your working years and through retirement is important.

Here at eBay, we love creating opportunities for others by connecting people from widely diverse backgrounds, perspectives, and geographies. So, being diverse and inclusive isn’t just something we strive for, it is who we are, and part of what we do each and every single day. We want to ensure that as an employee, you feel eBay is a place where, no matter who you are, you feel safe, included, and that you have the opportunity to bring your unique self to work. To learn about eBay’s Diversity & Inclusion click here: https://www.ebayinc.com/company/diversity-inclusion/

#LI-AZ1

#LI-Hybrid

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 talent@ebay.com.  We will make every effort to respond to your request for disability assistance as soon as possible. Jobs posted with location as "Remote - United States (Excludes CO, HI, NM)" excludes Colorado, Hawaii and New Mexico.

For more information see:  EEO is the Law Poster and EEO is the Law Poster Supplement

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