Research Engineer

at Yahoo
Published November 10, 2022
Location Taiwan (Remote), Taiwan
Category Machine Learning  
Job Type Full-time  


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?

A Little About Us

Taiwan Media team develops and operates 30+ websites and mobile apps including Homepage, News, Finance, Entertainment, TV Lives, and Commerce; providing premium digital content to millions of users every day and helping us dominate in the TW/HK market. The team pioneers and provides solutions and technologies in machine learning, recommendation and personalization, information extraction, knowledge graph construction and management, and information retrieval. Our team’s work has a direct impact on the quality of various products and services at Yahoo.

A Lot About You

Yahoo Media and E-commerce are top in the market. With this opportunity, you can work on powerful technologies, real-life web-scale challenges, unique domains, access to internet-scale amounts of data, and complex challenges with top-notch engineers. What you do will meaningfully contribute to the bigger success of the company.We are looking for backend engineers with strong coding skills, and reasonable understanding in machine learning. You will be coding in Java and/or Python on Unix platform to build up a platform with capability to handle huge scale of data/traffic within seconds, and to enhance current platform for the coming growth. If you have a desire to be part of building the fastest, biggest, and most innovative products on the planet, come talk to us.

Your Day

You are expected to work with our research engineers to apply scientific thinking and techniques to improve the performance and effectiveness of our products, as well as retrieval system engineering. You might also need to perform metrics analysis for further model enhancement and build up a fast prototype to demonstrate the algorithm. You will have the opportunity to publish your work and expand the horizons of web science and the experience of building online systems.


  • Master’s degree or Ph.D. in Computer Science, Electrical Engineering, Statistics, Applied Math or related field
  • Experience in statistical modeling, machine learning, computational linguistics, NLP, feature extraction, and data mining, ideally on a Web scale.
  • Experience in recommendation engines, user behavior modeling, revenue optimization.
  • Good communication and collaboration skills to work with people from a variety of technical backgrounds and geographical locations. Enjoys helping people, remains friendly and constructive under stress.

Yahoo 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.

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.

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