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Research Intern

Company: Yahoo!
Location: Sunnyvale
Posted on: March 18, 2023

Job Description:

It takes powerful technology to connect our brands and partners with an audience of nearly 900 million. Whether you're looking to write mobile app code, engineer the servers behind our massive ad tech stacks, or develop algorithms to help us process trillions of data points a day, what you do here will have a huge impact on our business-and the world. Want in?Research Intern - machine learningYahoo Research is pioneering new sciences underlying innovations in search and user assistance. As the center of scientific excellence for Yahoo, Yahoo Research delivers both fundamental and applied scientific leadership through published research, product innovations, leadership, and new technologies powering the company's most significant products. We are looking for outstanding applied research interns with strong skills in machine learning, big data processing, statistical analysis, or experimentation. Application areas include information retrieval, search, and personalization. Specifically, we are seeking students with the following skills:Required Skills/Experience:

  • Currently pursuing Ph.D. in Computer Science, Physics, Math, Statistics, or other computation or experimentation-based field
  • Strong expertise and hands-on skills in machine learning, data analysis, or statistics
  • Fluency with Pig, Hive, R, Python, Perl, or other data or scripting language.
  • Strong communication, collaboration, and interpersonal skills.Preferred Skills/Experience:
    • Coursework or research in one or more of the research areas discussed above.
    • Excellent academic track record of conducting (guided) research, and reporting/publishing results of original research.
    • Familiarity with applications of machine learning and data mining.Job responsibilities:
      • Apply and advance state-of-the-art techniques to new research areas for new Yahoo products
      • Deep dive into the data to understand and apply patterns
      • Design scientifically sound experiments to study and improve Yahoo products
      • Work closely with colleagues on engineering teams to put research results into actionYahoo 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 $45,760.00 - $135,200.00/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. Eligibility requirements apply.Yahoo has a high degree of flexibility around employee location and hybrid working. In fact, our flexible-hybrid approach to work is one of the things our employees rave about. Most roles don't require specific regular patterns of in-person office attendance. If you join Yahoo, you may be asked to attend (or travel to attend) on-site work sessions, team-building, or other in-person events. When these occur, you'll be given notice to make arrangements.If you're curious about how this factors into this role, please discuss with the recruiter.Currently work for Yahoo? Please apply on our internal career site.

Keywords: Yahoo!, Sunnyvale , Research Intern, Other , Sunnyvale, California

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