Work location: London Salary: Competitive Applications Open: 4 October 2017 Applications Close: 4 November 2017 We are looking for Research Scientists to join a team focused on how people, data and machines talk to each other about music, with applications in speech, NLU and music recommendations. 

What you’ll do

  • You will apply your scientific knowledge and research skills to design studies into people’s reactions to Machine Learning-based interactions.
  • You will design and plan studies, analyze product engagement data, and gather large-scale NLU data sets that cover those aspects you establish as impactful on people’s experience.
  • You will work in collaboration with other scientists, user researchers, analysts and engineers across Spotify to design creative solutions to challenging problems.
  • You will work on projects that cut across Spotify’s organization, including areas such as product, marketing, and content.
  • You will have product impact, while working on and further develop a long-term research roadmap.

Who you are

  • You have a PhD in human-computer interaction, psychology, NLU, statistics, IR/search/agents, data science or related area.
  • You have publications in communities such as WWW, CHI, UbiComp, SIGIR, Interspeech, HRI, CSCW, RecSys, or related.
  • You are intrigued by how interaction design, data collection strategies, and people’s perceptions affect Machine Learning outcomes.
  • You have a demonstrated interest in speech/natural language, personalized recommendations, crowdsourcing, diversity in AI – and music.
  • You are a creative problem-solver who is passionate about digging into complex problems and devising new approaches to reach results.
  • You have experience with the complexities of real-world data, and understand the value of both in-depth, qualitative and web-scale, quantitative data working together to create a deep understanding of people’s interaction with technology.

We are proud to foster a workplace free from discrimination. We strongly believe that diversity of experience, perspectives and background will lead to a better environment for our employees and a better product for our users and our creators. This is something we value deeply, and we encourage everyone to come be a part of changing the way the world listens to music.

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