Yahoo Research is growing its strategic research teams to enable the company to
build new products and platforms that our customers need, now and in the
future. We have exciting job openings in several technical focus areas that are
located in our New York City office located one block from Times Square.
We hire the best scientific minds who like to roll up their sleeves, make new
discoveries and contribute to the success of the business. We are
looking for Research Scientists with a PhD degree in Computer
Science, Electrical Engineering or Mathematical Optimization. Our
scientists specialize in designing and building scalable and reliable
distributed and parallel systems that serve all the aspects of big data like
data mining, optimization, machine learning, computational economics and
analytics. We design innovative algorithms to push the capacity,
performance and reliability of our platforms, exploit novel hardware and
software architectures, and evaluate the impact in Web-scale production
settings. We actively contribute to the scientific and open source communities
in foundations of Computer Science, Machine Learning, Mathematical Optimization
and Computational Economics.
Here are some reasons to explore this opportunity:1. We have a huge number of
research problems to solve that lie on the intersection of Optimization,
Machine Learning and Computational Economics. If you are an expert in one of
these fields and want to expand your research profile this is an ideal place
for you.2. We work on game changing products and solutions, you can quickly see
how your research ideas and algorithms influence revenue and user engagement.3.
We care about you continuing your fundamental research, publishing papers and
keeping track of the latest technologies developed in your respective field.
Responsibilities Include: · Deep dive into the data to understand and apply
patterns, while maintaining a sense of the big picture.· Work closely with
colleagues on the engineering team to put research results into action.·
Provide thought leadership to guide the direction of Yahoo products and
services. · Push your own research agenda and look to influence our products
and services with your expertise.
Required Skills and Qualifications:· PhD in Computer Science, Electrical
Engineering or Mathematical Optimization.· Strong research track record
(academic or industrial) in one of the following areas: Mathematical
Optimization and Algorithm Design, Data Analytics, Machine Learning,
Computational Economics (auctions, pricing, mechanism design) or
related areas.· Strong design and implementation skills in Java or C++.
Experience with large-scale production code development a plus. · Ability to
conduct research that is justified and guided by business opportunities.·
Strong communication and presentation skills
Please send your CV and a short letter of interest to Maxim Sviridenko (sviri
at yahoo-inc dot com).
M: +1 (646) 206-4832
229 West 43rd Street, Floor 14, New York, NY 10036
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