American Express – Senior Research Scientist – UDA – R/Python

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Senior Research Scientist – UDA

Location: Bangalore, India

Categories: Operations, Risk Management

Job Description:

The Big Data Labs (BDL) of American Express Corporation based in Bangalore, India is looking for best in class Research Scientists (including Senior and Principal), Research Engineers (including Senior and Principal), Research Managers and Research Directors for Unstructured Data Analytics group to work in a dynamic and rewarding workplace. BDL was started in 2012 and involves dynamic and talented researchers with Ph.D. or Masters degree from top tier institutes in India and abroad having research and product development expertise in Machine Learning, Deep Learning, Data Science, Data Mining, Information Retrieval, High-Performance Computing and related technical areas. The team is working on challenging research problems with real life relevance pertaining to progress the state of the art in science and develop products to solve business problems for American Express.

Roles and Responsibilities:

– Develop new innovative technology solutions to business problems and demonstrate research solutions and prototypes

– Transform research prototypes to products in collaboration with engineering teams and demonstrate quantifiable business benefits

– Actively contribute to relevant scientific communities by publishing scholarly articles and invention disclosures,
attending conferences and delivering presentations

– Identify new research opportunities and spearhead innovation opportunities for the company

– Develop strong collaborations with colleagues from global modelling and engineering teams as well as partners from
business groups in areas of mutual interest

– Pursue breakthrough research in a challenging and stimulating environment and demonstrate thought leadership

In addition, Senior/Principal Research Scientists and Senior/Principal Research Engineers are expected to:

– Lead technical initiatives and mentor Scientists and Engineers respectively.

– Liaise with business partners to create new business opportunities to solve business problems as well as ensure delivery of committed value proposition for American Express through the output of the research projects.

– The candidate should also be visible in the external world through the publishing of papers and attending conferences. Should help in the recruitment of the new talent for BDL.

In addition, Research Manager and Directors are expected to:

– Lead, build and manage a group of research scientists and engineers

– Provide technical leadership to the team members in relevant topics

– Demonstrate the ability to guide multiple projects.

– Demonstrate flexible start-up mindset to be able to drive business value in all the projects. Have a strong partnership with engineering and business teams and drive the projects/prototypes to its natural conclusion. Good communication skill is a must for the role.


– Penchant for creating new projects and executing them from conception to creating business impact through cutting edge research in relevant areas

– Expertise in one or more of the following areas: Deep Learning, Machine Learning, Natural Language Processing (understanding and generation), Document Analysis and Text Mining, Automatic Question Answering, Dialog Systems and Speech Technologies, Neural and word embedding techniques, Web and Social Media Analytics.

– An experience of solving practical problems by developing novel techniques pertaining to above areas. Track record of deploying solution leading to business and societal benefits would be hugely favored.

– Strong programming and coding experience in languages such as R, Python, C, C++, Java; experience on deep learning platforms such as Theano, Torch etc. is desirable

– Strong track record of the creation of intellectual property i.e. patents and papers in reputed conferences and journals, especially for senior positions.

– Qualification and experience: Ph.D., Masters and UGs in Computer Science / Electrical Engineering / Operations Research / Statistics/ Mathematics from institutes of global repute. We are currently looking for candidates at various experience level from none to 10+years of experience. Depending on relevant experience, credentials, as well as available positions band and level, will be decided.

Job type- Full Time

Industry Type – Operations

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