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Deep Learning, Researcher/Research Engineer/Software Engineer

*You MUST apply by October 16th, 11:59 PM Japan Standard Time through our website (here:, NOT through Handshake. We will not review Handshake applications.

*Please refer to our website linked above for more detailed information about the role below, including job responsibilities, required/preferred qualifications, and links to submit an application.

Position Summary

Our Deep Learning team in Sony R&D is building a software platform that accelerates and enhances the development of deep learning models dedicated for Sony's businesses such as entertainment businesses, including games, music, motion pictures, animation and other content intellectual property (IP); and electronics businesses including image sensors, digital imaging, audio & visual, mobile, and robots.

Our mission to make our platform unique and strong is
  1. To develop novel fundamental techniques and reusable components of deep learning, and submit papers to top AI conferences to contribute the community and get feedback.
  2. To explore new applications of emerging techniques in the deep learning community and to bridge the gap between research and production while closely communicating with business units, for example, Sony Pictures Entertainment, Sony Interactive Entertainment, and Sony Electronics.
  3. To develop core libraries and GUI tools, including Neural Network Libraries which is our own high performance deep learning framework which has broken the world record of a distributed training benchmark on ImageNet classification task and is provided as an open-source, and Neural Network Console, a unique and professional-grade GUI for deep learning development.

Our team is located in Tokyo, Japan, but closely collaborating with diverse and talented teams in Germany, China, India and the United States.

*Note that internship start and end dates are flexible, and that most will commence in late spring/early summer 2023.