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Senior Principal Research Scientist

Location: Santa Clara, California, United States
Job ID: R0006636
Date Posted: Jan 28, 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): Senior Management
Job Schedule: Full time
Remote: No

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Senior Principal Research Scientist

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


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 bringing transformative changes across multiple industry segments leveraging emerging technologies including 5G, IoT/AI, and Robotics. Being a customer facing R&D center, our researchers get first hand exposure to real-life problems leading to more focused approach to research and technology innovation. We also work closely with Hitachi product and business divisions to contribute to Hitachi’s IoT business across multiple industry segments with special focus on optimized manufacturing, fleet management, healthcare, and IIoT.

We are looking for a Senior Principal Research Scientist to join our team. In this role, you will offer technical leadership encompassing entire 5G ecosystem involving both infrastructure as well as applications. 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 an engineer who is passionate about empowering society through the tremendous potential of 5G, Industrial IoT and ML/AI.


  • Define, develop, and execute 5G infrastructure and application strategy and roadmap for Hitachi’s R&D Center, Santa Clara.
  • Identify key opportunities that can be pursued with internal and external partners to empower society using Hitachi’s technologies and applications in 5G, IIoT, and ML/AI.
  • 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.
  • Provide thought leadership to address business challenges using research, technologies, and services by leveraging Hitachi’s research and technology innovations.
  • Conceptualize and create GTM models through joint collaboration with internal and external partners to monetize and grow existing and new business opportunities.
  • Develop and execute joint business and technology initiatives with internal and external partners to delight Hitachi’s customers.


  • MS in Electrical and Computer Engineering, or related field is required. PhD is preferred.
  • 10+ years of industry experience encompassing wireless communication technologies such as  4G/5G is required.
  • 10+ years of experience in developing technology strategy to drive business growth is required.
  • Strong technology leadership skills with track record to create and drive technology vision across internal and external partners.
  • Solid understanding of technical and business dynamics of 5G/IIoT/ML/AI industries is required.
  • 5+ years of experience in creation and execution of new product and service offerings in IIoT/ML/AI industries is required
  • Ability to take research and technology innovations into products and services for society
  • Strong interpersonal and team building skills; proven ability to work with cross functional teams

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