Applied Research Scientist

Job description

Are you ready for the adventure of a lifetime?

Aaqua’s purpose is to “empower people to live their passions”.

We are creating a global services platform built around PASSION COMMUNITIES across a wide range of entertainment and lifestyle categories and genres.

We empower and enable our people to contribute to Aaqua’s purpose by bringing their own passion to our workplace community, collaborating with a team of like-minded people who love what they do.

Your Community

You will be a member of the Learning Technologies (LT) team. You will report to the LT Applied Research Science (ARS) Lead, collaborate with Applied Research Engineering (ARE) and Data Engineering (DE) teams, and collaborate across the organization to help drive the innovative and responsible adoption of LT.

Your Focus

Your contribution will include:

  • Contribute towards Aaqua’s vision on LT in NLP or Vision or Recommender System or Graph Learning or LT in general.​
  • Research to advance science and technology of intelligent machines applied to Aaqua's member experience (MX) development.​
  • Work towards long-term ambitions research goals, while identifying intermediate milestones applicable to Aaqua's roadmap.​
  • Actively scout, keep track of, evaluate, and leverage disruptive technologies in academic and technological trends.​
  • Influence progress of relevant research communities by producing publications based on applications of AI at Aaqua.​
  • Contribute to product strategy and initiatives prioritization for Aaqua's roadmap.​
  • Team up with ARE/DE to bring ML models into Aaqua’s platform.
  • Propose AI/ML based solutions for problem modeling.​
  • Cooperate with DE to define data pipelines.​
  • Cooperate with ARE for implementation of ML features.​
  • Work with the MX team on how the ML models will impact users.​
  • Contribute and promote Aaqua's research fellow program with Academia.​
  • Eagerness to keep abreast of relevant academic & professional research.​
  • End-to-end model ownership within applied research topic assigned by Lead ARS.​
  • Mentoring of Junior ARS's.

Your Journey

Ideally your career journey to date will have given you experience in or exposure to the following:​

  • Experience in theoretical and empirical research and for addressing research problems in your ML area (NLP, Vision, Rec. System or Graph Learning).​
  • MS/Ph.D. and publications in machine learning, AI, computer science, statistics, applied mathematics, data science, Physics, or related technical fields.​
  • Experience in communicating research for public audiences of peers.​
  • Experience in research AI projects with industrial applications within multidisciplinary teams.​
  • Experience in mentoring junior level team-mates.​
  • Experience on programming (Python/R/Java/Scala) and design principles.​
  • Experience with Deep Learning and its frameworks like Tensorflow or Pytorch.
Your Qualities

Your qualities are seen, heard and observed every day through your words, actions and behaviours. They are a key part of our DNA.

We seek our team members to be :


Your Attitude

Your attitude is a big part of what you bring to Aaqua. It contributes hugely to our culture, which is why cultural fit is something we take very seriously when we bring on new team members.

We expect everyone to play their part in :

Putting Members First
Building an Inclusive Community
Delivering the Unexpected
Be Always Evolving, and
Keeping it Real

Why work for us

At Aaqua we are committed to real economic value distribution and this extends to our people. Aaqua is creating a work culture that caters to all your YOU's. Our total rewards package is highly attractive, with generous compensation, options programs, comprehensive medical coverage and workplace flexibility.

Developing our people is a given and the exposure you will get at Aaqua will see you always evolving, creating opportunities for rapid career advancement. By putting our "members first" (that includes YOU), you will deliver the unexpected every day. Aaqua's agile focus drives collaboration, ideation and allows you to be your true self, empowers our people and delivers a passionate and fun team.

Aaqua is a diverse and inclusive culture. We want our people to be reflective of our members and commit to a non-discriminatory culture that does not judge by; age, gender, sexual orientation and gender reassignment, race and colour, disability, religion and beliefs, pregnancy and family responsibilities, education level and all of your YOU's.

Aaqua is the place for all YOUR YOUS.

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