Researcher Internship - Finance, Data Science and Machine Learning at Rakuten (Setagaya, Japan)


Position Summary:

Rakuten Institute of Technology (RIT) creates a vision anticipating trends of the world centering on the Internet in the near future, provides critical insights and develops exciting, new business services by focusing on new and innovative technologies.

We are looking for passionate R&D members to develop new technology solutions for improving and expanding Rakuten's business.  Successful candidates will also demonstrate enthusiasm and possess a commendable work ethic, team spirit, and communication skills.

  • Research and core technology development based on analysis of the data generated everyday across the Rakuten group.

  • In this position, you are expected to leverage your expertise in data analysis and machine learning to provide cutting edge solutions supporting the wide range of Rakuten businesses with a focus on financial services.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Master's or Ph.D. student in a quantitative field such as computer science, mathematics, physics, electrical engineering or equivalent(please note your graduation on CV).

  • Experience or knowledge of statistics, data mining, machine learning, recommender systems or developing and analyzing predictive models.

  • Experience with general-purpose programming languages such as Python or C++.

  • Experience working in Unix/Linux environments.

  • Interest in the financial services industry.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Strong research and analytical skills.

  • Good data visualization and presentation skills.

  • Substantial experience in software development with Python and its scientific stack.

  • Working knowledge of SQL and databases such as PostgreSQL.

  • Experience in the financial services industry or knowledge of financial concepts.