KKSTREAM

Senior Research Engineer (Taipei/Kaohsiung)

Taipei / KKStream - DS/ML / Permanent

KKStream’s mission is to empower global media broadcasters to transcend their existing business boundaries with powerful cloud, streaming, and AI media technologies. As a media technology company, we devote ourselves to improving what we have achieved to the next generation. As the Research Advancement in KKStream, our mission is to lead the direction and drive the progress of core tech in KKStream. 

In this role, there are, at least, several applications you can foresee contributing to: encoding, streaming, multimedia processing, recommender systems, and future AI-solvable fields. You will work in the Research Advancement department, conducting pioneering research by conceptualizing, designing, implementing, and validating potential algorithmic improvements or applications.

Your job scope can be across all AI-related fields including video encoding, multimedia processing, personalization, and further others.

1. You assume end-to-end responsibility for solving technical problems. You can drive multiple stages of software projects - from requirements gatherings to launch and validation. You often look for what can be improved and you have a proactive attitude in helping users.
2. You work well within teams. You have worked on multi-person software.You participate in technical discussions, ask insightful questions, and work with the team to pull together scoping, schedules, and solutions to issues.
3. You are a good communicator. You know how to document software and best practices. You clearly and effectively communicate your ideas, your work, and your results to team members, team leaders and senior managers.
4. You have an interest in our mission and AI / Machine Learning.

Responsibilities:

  • Conducting engineering research with the independent evaluation, selection, and substantial adaptation of technical engineering and scientific techniques.
  • Designing industry-relevant products, equipment or technology based on concepts and ensuring functionality.
  • Building product and system prototypes for testing purposes.
  • Applying an analytical approach to the solution of problems in selecting and evaluating approaches to unforeseen or novel problems.
  • Reviewing and evaluating results and conclusions of research projects.
  • Coordinating activities of engineering functions and encouraging interchange of information, ideas, and techniques among various engineering fields.
  • Writing research and grant proposals.
  • Preparing reports summarizing research tests and their findings.
  • Maintaining currency of knowledge with respect to relevant state-of-the-art technology, equipment, and/or systems.
  • Requirements:

  • 5+ years of research experience with a track record of delivering quality results.
  • Experience in Natural Language Processing, Computer Vision, Machine Learning, Algorithmic Foundations of Optimization, Data Mining or Machine Intelligence (Artificial Intelligence).
  • Experience in successfully applying machine learning to real-world problems.
  • Strong software development experience in languages such as Python, C, C++, Scala, or Java.
  • Strong mathematical skills with knowledge of statistical methods.
  • Great interpersonal skills.
  • PhD or MS in Computer Science, Statistics, or related field.
  • Nice to Have:

  • Relevant work experience, including full time industry experience or as a researcher in a lab.
  • Experience in contributing to research communities/efforts, including publishing papers in machine learning.
  • Experience using Deep Learning or Reinforcement Learning in real applications.
  • Experience in Video Streaming, Recommendation Systems, Personalized, Search, Computational Advertising, Multimedia, or Codecs.
  • Experience with Spark, TensorFlow, Keras, or PyTorch.
  • Experience with cloud computing platforms and large web-scale distributed systems.
  • Open source contributions.
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