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Research Scientist, 5G and Industry 4.0

Location: Santa Clara, California, United States
Job ID: R0013574
Date Posted: Nov 26, 2022
Segment: Others (Including Headquarters and R&D )
Business Unit: Hitachi Regional Headquarters
Company Name: Hitachi America, Ltd.
Profession (Job Category): Engineering & Science
Job Type (Experience Level): Experienced
Job Schedule: Full time
Remote: No

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Research Scientist, 5G x Industry 4.0

Company: Hitachi America, Ltd.
Division: R&D/IEL
Location: Santa Clara, CA
Status: Regular, Full Time


Hitachi’s R&D Center located in Santa Clara, CA is a leading technology provider to support Hitachi’s global Social Innovation business. We focus on original and applied research, technology innovation, creating intellectual property and solving challenging real-life problems. We also work closely with Hitachi product and business divisions to engage with customers and contribute to Hitachi’s IoT business across multiple industry segments with a special focus on optimized manufacturing and Industrial IoT.

We are looking for a Research Scientist to join our team. In this role, you will offer technical leadership encompassing entire 5G ecosystem involving both infrastructure as well as Industry 4.0 applications encompassing computer vision and robotics. Additionally, you will work with our business partners towards defining 5G application roadmap as well as multiple go-to-market (GTM) models. This position is a perfect match for a researcher who is passionate about empowering society through the tremendous potential of 5G, Industrial IoT and ML/AI.

More information about Hitachi America’s IoT/ML/AI R&D for industrial applications can be found at

Also, one example of Hitachi America R&D’s 5G related activities can be found at


  • Contribute towards architecture design and implementation of private 5G testbed as an innovation platform for Industry 4.0 applications.  
  • Contribute towards intellectual property targeting optimization of private 5G for Industry 4.0 applications encompassing computer vision, robotics, XR etc.
  • Work in a cross-disciplinary team with software, network, sensing and domain experts and be able to understand and build upon previous design and architecture and add differentiators.
  • Collaborate with Hitachi’s customers, internal teams, and external partners to define and manage transformational changes and process to accelerate design, development, and deployment of 5G/IIoT/ML/AI products and services from Hitachi’s global Social Innovation business.
  • Conceptualize and create GTM models through collaboration with internal and external partners to monetize and grow existing and new business opportunities.


  • PhD in Electrical and Computer Engineering, or related field is required.
  • 2+ years of hands on industry experience on system side of communication networks such as private networks/5G is needed. Familiarity with O-RAN, free5GC, Magma Core is a plus.
  • Familiarity with AI/ML application development lifecycle is required.
  • Extensive experience in Python/C/C++ is required.
  • Experience with the software development or configuration/management for network components such as a layer-2 switch, a router, and a gateway, a base station is required.
  • Experience with network management and configuration protocols such as SNMP, NETCONF as well as open source network monitoring platforms such as Zabbix is preferred.
  • Ability to take research and technology innovations to customer/partner engagements leading to deployments is required.
  • Strong interpersonal and team building skills; proven ability to work with cross functional teams

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