At DOCOMO Innovations, we aspire to work with the most talented and brightest researchers and support staff available. Our researchers work in an environment of discovery, technology, and innovation and all of our employees benefit from a supportive, collegial corporate culture. DOCOMO Innovations is located in the heart of Silicon Valley, less than one hour away from metropolitan San Francisco.
DOCOMO Innovations is an equal opportunity employer!


Summer Internship in MNTG


DOCOMO Innovations, Inc. is seeking a strong Ph.D. student for a summer internship in emerging radio access and positioning technologies.   The candidate will be expected to work on the development optimization and evaluation of algorithms whose goal is to enable location based services over wireless networks.


The intern for the position should have an in-depth background on wireless communication systems, localization techniques, and a solid foundation in wireless propagation channels, detection and estimation theory, and optimization theory. Familiarity and/or in depth knowledge of one or more of the following is highly desirable:  classical localization techniques, convex and non-convex optimization, small and large-scale optimization tools and algorithms. The candidate should also have strong analytical and synthesis skills and be proficient in Matlab and C.

LENGTH OF INTERNSHIP: 12 weeks with flexible start/end dates. 






Senior Research Engineer-Knowledge Acquisition

DOCOMO Innovations, Inc. (DII) is a subsidiary of NTT DOCOMO, Inc. in Japan, a world leader in mobile operations and a growing provider of comprehensive mobile services.

Data Ninja team at DII collects and manages large data sets by using state of the art tools and techniques to build and support Data Ninja services: Smart Content, Smart Data, Smart Sentiment and Smart Learning. Please check us out at


Create and apply existing state of the art Data Mining and Machine Learning tools and techniques to acquire and create high quality data sets.

Develop software packages, prototypes and workflows. Demonstrate leadership through concrete action and result-oriented approach. Design and implement concrete Knowledge Management solutions on large-scale production systems. Actively participate in planning, updates on ongoing project progress and deliverables with other members of Data Ninja team.

Skills and Experience

  • B. S. (M. S. or Ph. D.  preferred) in Computer Science or Engineering
  • 5+ years of experience in Data Mining and Machine Learning
  • Experience with Natural Language Processing, Computational Linguistics and Text Mining
  • Experience in Web-scale data acquisition and mining
  • Taxonomies, dictionaries and theasauri acquisition for Classification, Entity Extraction, Concept Identification, Semantic Search
  • Design and implementation skills in your language of choice: Java, C++, Python, Scala
    Familiarity with agile software development methodology and QA processes.
  • Familiarity with Open Services Innovation approach.
  • Experience with large-scale data analysis frameworks: Hadoop ecosystem, NoSQL
  • Excellent communication  and presentation skills

Desired Skills:

  • Experience with Knowledge Management for Natural Language Processing and Information Retrieval applications and services: clustering, routing, classification, search.
  • Experience with Open Source Data Mining packages like Weka, MOA, libSVM or pLDA.
  • Experience with streaming algorithms and practical analysis of real-time data streams
  • Experience with parallel and distributed approaches to Data Analytics and Text Mining
  • Experience with Data Analytics in the Cloud

Job Title:  Senior Research Engineer (Knowledge Acquisition)

Job Type: Full-Time Employee onsite (Applicants must have the relevant authorization to work in a U.S. company)

Starting Date: May 2nd

Location: Palo Alto, CA 94304

Wage: Flexible

Email Address:

How to Apply: by Email

Software Development Engineer (Contract) – Information Retrieval, Security


  • Develop high-quality code to meet the product acceptance criteria and deliver on-time
  • Conduct design and code review to ensure compliance with standards
  • Estimate level of effort to develop code to meet acceptance criteria
  • Ensure adherence to continuous improvement practices as required to meet quality / time to market imperatives


  • Bachelors or Master degree in Computer science or Equivalent
  • Java Certification preferred


  • 7+ years of Java/JEE development experience along with Spring, MVC, REST, and API Services
  • Solid experience in Information Retrieval with applications in text classification, clustering, and indexing
  • Familiarity with various encryption algorithms and security protocols
  • Hands-on experience with Java Web Servers, preferably with large, complex implementations, (including consuming and publishing API’s)
  • Experience in OOP and OOAD methodologies and principles
  • Deep understanding of common algorithms, data structures and design patterns
  • Experience with agile software development methodologies and principles
  • Experience developing database driven applications, both in SQL (e.g. MySQL) and NoSQL (e.g. MongoDB)
  • Prior experience of developing and deploying applications to the Amazon Web Services (using EC2, RDS, ELB, SQS, SNS, etc.)
  • Familiarity with Java Application Servers such as Jetty, Glassfish or Tomcat


  • Ability to communicate complex technical concepts to technical and non-technical audiences
  • Experience with horizontally and vertically scaling-up web applications
  • Appreciation for Test Driven Development (TDD) and test automation
  • Experience with open source Natural Language Processing tools
  • Exposure to open source search technologies, such as Solr or ElasticSearch

Job Type: Full-Time Contractor onsite position (Applicants must have the relevant authorization to work in a U.S. company)

Starting Date: Immediately (Initial assignments will be 3 months with possibility for renewals.)

Location: Palo Alto, CA 94304

Wage: Flexible

Email Address:

How to Apply: by Email


Exceptional Benefits for Exceptional people at DOCOMO Innovations, Inc.

DOCOMO Innovations, Inc. employee and family benefits have been designed to promote our employees’ health, wealth, and security. We make sure that our employees can enjoy life and are able to plan for a comfortable future. Our benefit package offers a full range of benefits designed to build a strong relationship with our employees and their families and provide for their needs. Your satisfaction, safety, and trust are important to DOCOMO Innovations, Inc.

Cash Compensation Scheme

The Company operates a cash compensation scheme based on fixed and variable components. The company recognizes the importance of remaining competitive in this area and for that reason the compensation structure is under continuous review in addition to the scheduled review program described below.

Retirement Planning

401(k) Plan Employees are eligible to join the 401(k) plan after 90 days of employment with DOCOMO Innovations, Inc. Employees may participate in the plan by contributing any percentage of their salary (up to the federal government set total dollar amount limit) into the plan. DOCOMO Innovations, Inc. will match employee contributions, dollar for dollar up to the first 5% of employee contributions. Contributions are made on a tax-deferred basis.

Employee and Family Benefits

Holiday and Time Off Benefits

Income Continuation Benefits

Additional DOCOMO Benefits and Incentives

Employee Referral Bonus

Company Sponsorship of H-1B Status Applications & Permanent Resident Status Application