Sr. Applied Research Scientist

Posted date: May 10, 2021

Location: Santa Clara, CA, US

Company: Ericsson

Sr. Applied Research Scientist

Location: Santa Clara, CA



As the tech firm that created the mobile world, and with more than 54,000 patents to our name, we’ve made it our business to make a mark. When joining our team at Ericsson you are empowered to learn, lead and perform at your best, shaping the future of technology. This is a place where you're welcomed as your own perfectly unique self, and celebrated for the skills, talent, and perspective you bring to the team. Are you in?

Come, and be where it begins.


Our Exciting Opportunity



Ericsson One, an internal venture studio that brings ground-breaking ideas and new products to market is now looking for a Sr. Applied Research Scientist to help build the 3D future of human connection. 


Our team is built to innovate, adapt quickly, and craft the future for Ericsson. In other words, we have the best of both worlds: the energy of a startup and the impact of a global leader. 


Project Spectre has recently been awarded Ericsson’s 2020 Top Performance Award for Innovation and is now coming out of stealth. Spectre plans to use Ericsson’s worldwide scale to launch a ground-breaking product that sits at the intersection of deep learning, computer vision, computer graphics and XR (VR/AR). 


We are looking for people who have a start-up mentality; people who are creative, passionate, inventive, and capable of helping us launch this innovative business globally. Our vision is to enable a new generation of genuine, connected experiences through the democratization of digital humans. Join us for the adventure of a lifetime. 


You will

  • Be responsible for extending the state-of-the-art in deep generative modeling, deep audio and language modeling, deep and traditional computer vision to push the boundaries of digital human technologies
  • Work closely with research engineers to turn successful experiments and models into robust, optimized algorithms suitable for hand-off to production
  • Work closely with 3D graphics and modeling specialists to develop insights and novel techniques sitting at the intersection of your fields

To be successful in the role you must have

  • 3+ years of hands-on research experience in deep generative modeling, deep computer vision, or deep audio and language modeling (ideal candidate has all three), exemplified by relevant contributions to open-source, industry, or academia
  • Extensive knowledge of neural networks
  • Extensive experience carrying out large-scale neural architecture and hyperparameter searches, particularly with a system like Ray
  • Experience with deep learning frameworks, such as PyTorch
  • Comfortable operating with on-prem or custom machine learning infrastructure
  • Experience with Python
  • M.S. in relevant technical field

Additional Requirements

  • Experience with traditional machine learning techniques, exemplified by important contributions to open-source, industry, or academia
  • Experience with nonlinear optimization, exemplified by significant contributions to open-source, industry, or academia
  • Experience optimizing your research (particularly GPU-based machine learning) for real-time applications on resource-constrained devices
  • Experience driving machine learning systems from research to prototype to production
  • Experience with C++, CUDA
  • Proven publication track record at Tier I conferences such as SIGGRAPH, CVPR, NIPS, ECCV, ICCV, ICML, etc.
  • Ph.D. in relevant technical field



What's in it for you?

Here at Ericsson, our culture is built on over a century of courageous decisions. With us, you will no longer be dreaming of what the future holds – you will be redefining it. You won’t develop for the status quo, but will build what replaces it. Joining us is a way to move your career in any direction you want; with hundreds of career opportunities in locations all over the world, in a place where co-creation and collaboration are embedded into the walls. You will find yourself in a speak-up environment where empathy and humanness serve as cornerstones for how we work, and where work-life balance is a priority. Welcome to an inclusive, global company where your opportunity to make an impact is endless.

What happens once you apply?

To prepare yourself for next steps, please explore here: https://www.ericsson.com/en/careers/job-opportunities/hiring-process


DISCLAIMER: The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by employees in this position. They are not an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required for this position, and may be required to perform additional job tasks required by the manager.

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