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Research Scientist - Mail Science

Company: Yahoo!
Location: Sunnyvale
Posted on: November 17, 2022

Job Description:

Yahoo Mail is the ultimate consumer inbox with over 220 million users. It's the best way to access your email and stay organized from a computer, phone or tablet. With its beautiful design and lightning fast speed, Yahoo Mail makes reading, organizing, and sending emails easier than ever.About YahooYahoo is a global media and tech company that connects people to their passions. We reach nearly 900M people around the world, bringing them closer to what they love-from finance and sports, to shopping, gaming and news-with the trusted products, content and tech that fuel their day. For partners, we provide a full-stack platform for businesses to amplify growth and drive more meaningful connections across advertising, communications, search and media.About the TeamThe Mail Science team consists of Research Scientists and Research Engineers who pioneer and provide solutions and technologies in machine learning, classification, recommendation, personalization, information extraction, and information retrieval. Our team's work has a direct impact on Yahoo Mail, the second largest email provider in the US, and an array of other Yahoo products, and is seen and used by hundreds of millions of active users worldwide. The team has vast knowledge and expertise in turning huge amounts of user data into knowledge and applications using state-of-the-art techniques in machine learning and data science. It provides intellectual leadership and scientific acumen to the design and development of future products and services, and often facilitates Yahoo's academic collaboration by publishing its results in worldwide conferences.About YouYou love science and technology and want to use them to improve the daily experiences of hundreds of millions of people. You are a team player who will enjoy collaborating with a diverse, multinational, cross-disciplinary group of extremely talented people. You are not afraid to take risks, love experimenting with new ideas, and are capable of delivering under uncertainty. Finally, you are an excellent communicator, capable of abstracting complex solutions and presenting your work to internal partners as well as researchers in the academic community.ResponsibilitiesAs a Research Scientist in the Mail Science team, you will apply and advance state-of-the-art machine learning techniques in areas such as classification, recommendation, personalization, information extraction, and information retrieval.Leveraging your scientific expertise, technical skills, and relevant data, you will:

  • Identify, scope, and formulate new problems
  • Design metrics and experiments to analyze problems and measure results
  • Review state-of-the-art approaches, explore new ones, propose appropriate solutions
  • Prototype and evaluate effective solutions based on agreed-upon goals and metrics
  • Work and communicate effectively with engineering partners to put research results into action
  • Provide thought leadership to guide the direction of products and servicesYou will also:
    • Generate intellectual property with patent applications and publications at relevant forums
    • Stay current on state-of-the-art research and emerging technologies in related disciplines
    • Maintain world-class credentials through publications, collaborations, and service to the research communityRequirements
      • Master's degree with five years relevant experience or Ph.D. in Computer Science, Electrical Engineering, Statistics, Applied Math or related field
      • Expertise in machine learning, web mining, or natural language processing, and experience in information extraction, classification, information retrieval or related field
      • Solid programming skills in high-level languages such as Java, Scala, Python or similar
      • Experience with collaborative research, as evidenced through solid publications
      • Strong communication, collaboration and interpersonal skills#LI-SO1Yahoo is proud to be an equal opportunity workplace. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to, and will not be discriminated against based on age, race, gender, color, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, veteran status, disability or any other protected category. Yahoo is dedicated to providing an accessible environment for all candidates during the application process and for employees during their employment. If you need accessibility assistance and/or a reasonable accommodation due to a disability, please submit a request via the Accommodation Request Form ( or call 408-336-1409. Requests and calls received for non-disability related issues, such as following up on an application, will not receive a response.At Yahoo, we know that diversity makes us stronger. We are committed to a collaborative, inclusive environment that encourages authenticity and fosters a sense of belonging. We strive for everyone to feel valued, connected, and empowered to reach their potential and contribute their best. Check out our diversity and inclusion ( page to learn more.US Only: Please be aware that Yahoo requires all employees entering a U.S. Yahoo office and/or attending a company event (including client events) are required to be vaccinated for COVID-19. This position will require the successful candidate to obtain and show proof of a vaccination to enter a U.S. Yahoo office and/or attending a company event (including client events). Yahoo is an equal opportunity employer, and will provide reasonable accommodation to those individuals who are unable to be vaccinated consistent with federal, state, and local law.The compensation for this position ranges from $117,000.00 - $243,125.00/yr and will vary depending on factors such as your location, skills and experience. The compensation package may also include incentive compensation opportunities in the form of discretionary annual bonus or commissions, in addition to equity incentives. Yahoo provides industry-leading benefits including healthcare, 401K savings plan, company holidays, vacation, sick time, parental leave and an employee assistance program.Currently work for Yahoo? Please apply on our internal career site.

Keywords: Yahoo!, Sunnyvale , Research Scientist - Mail Science, Other , Sunnyvale, California

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