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Location: Santa Clara, California, United States
Job ID: R0031489
Date Posted: Jan 8, 2024
Segment: Others (Including Headquarters and R&D )
Business Unit: Hitachi Regional Headquarters
Profession (Job Category): Administration & Facilities
Job Type (Experience Level): Internship
Job Schedule: Full time
Remote: No

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Research Science Intern, Financial Innovation Lab

Company: Hitachi America, Ltd.

Division: R&D/Financial Innovation Lab

Location: Santa Clara, CA

Status: Intern

The Company

Hitachi drives Social Innovation Business, creating a sustainable society through the use of data and technology. We solve customers' and society's challenges with Lumada solutions leveraging IT, OT (Operational Technology) and products. Hitachi operates under the business structure of “Digital Systems & Services” - supporting our customers’ digital transformation; “Green Energy & Mobility” - contributing to a decarbonized society through energy and railway systems, and “Connective Industries” - connecting products through digital technology to provide solutions in various industries. Driven by Digital, Green, and Innovation, we aim for growth through co-creation with our customers. The company’s consolidated revenues for fiscal year 2022 (ended March 31, 2023) totaled 10,881.1 billion yen, with 696 consolidated subsidiaries and approximately 320,000 employees worldwide. For more information on Hitachi, please visit the company's website at


Hitachi America, Ltd. ( has openings for Research Science Interns in the Financial Intelligence Laboratory (FIL) located in Silicon Valley. FIL is part of a bigger research center. We work on a variety of research problems on the leading edge of innovation in Fintech and Insuretech. Our research is practical, with the goal of addressing customer pain points; however, like academia we do publish as well. IP generation (patents etc.) are highly encouraged.

We are seeking research scientists to create innovative algorithms and solutions for the financial and insurance industries.  The successful candidate will have an opportunity to solve challenging real-world problems, work on large data sets and to build practical solutions. This position is a perfect match for a visionary scientist who is passionate about the unlimited potential of machine learning/AI/data mining/statistics for creating a better human society in an economically viable and environmentally conscious way.

As an intern, you will be given a few problems, of which you may work on one or more that best fit your skills, interests, and personality. You will be paired with a mentor to guide you through your journey. We want to make this a wonderful experience where you gain practical knowledge while advancing our most cutting-edge solutions. We expect you to be productive, proactive, and a team player.

More information about the research done at the laboratory can be found at:

More information about Hitachi Industrial IoT technology can be found at:


  • Research and develop innovative algorithms and solutions for finance, insurance, and the Internet of Things.

  • Prepare and execute proof-of-concepts of the solutions in collaboration with other researchers and interns.

  • Protect Hitachi’s IP through patents and other activities and publish technical results in leading venues to establish Hitachi as a leader in advanced analytics and A.I.


  • Ph.D (or a Ph.D candidate) in Computer Science, Engineering, Mathematics, Quantitative Finance, Operational Research, or related field will be considered for a research intern role. Non-Ph.Ds with solid strong track records may be considered for a research developer intern role.

  • Strong research experience in data science, artificial intelligence, machine learning, financial mathematics, or an applied field.

  • Good programming skills and knowledge of data science tools and libraries in Python (highly preferred) or similar.

  • Self-motivated and passionate about solving real-world problems and building innovative systems with big data analytics.

  • Experience with multicore programming and databases is a plus.

  • Experience with building processes and deploying codes on cloud platforms is a plus.

  • Knowledge of time series analysis techniques is a plus.

  • Demonstrated ability to effectively create and deliver technical communications, including patent applications, presentations, papers, and reports.

  • Ability to collaborate successfully with R&D co-workers.

Our Values

We are proud to say we are an equal opportunity employer and welcome all applicants for employment without attention to any factor that doesn’t impact your ability to do the job, including race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran or disability status.  We are proud of Japanese heritage, with our values expressed through the Hitachi Spirit:

Wa – Harmony, Trust, Respect

Makoto – Sincerity, Fairness, Honesty, Integrity

Kaitakusha-Seishin – Pioneering Spirit, Challenge 

EOE-Females/Minorities/Protected Veterans/Individuals with DisabilitiesIf you need a reasonable accommodation to apply for a job at Hitachi, please send the nature of request and contact information to [email protected]. Queries other than accommodation requests will not be responded to. 

For California only (as required by California’s Pay Transparency for Pay Equity Act (SB 1162): The expected hourly rate for this position in our California office is $40 per hour. Pay is determined based on a variety of factors including, but not limited to, depth of experience in the practice area. Employees are eligible to participate in Hitachi America’s variable pay program, subject to the program’s conditions and restrictions.

Equal Opportunity Employer (EOE)-Females/Minorities/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities

If you need a reasonable accommodation to apply for a job at Hitachi, please send the nature of request and contact information to [email protected]. Queries other than accommodation requests will not be responded to.

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