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Qosmo is a small team of passionate creatives based in the heart of Nakameguro, one of Tokyo’s most vibrant neighborhoods, only a short distance away from the bustling center of Shibuya. Our projects include both commercial projects for well-established Japanese and international clients, as well as purely artistic projects that have reached a global audience and have been part of events, festivals, and exhibitions worldwide.

With our vision “Advance the creativity of mankind with Art and Technology,” Qosmo is exploring new possibilities of creativity and expression by making use of the latest technology including artificial intelligence in the process of creation, and is looking for people who share these values with us.

We are also flexible in designing our working style so that each member can proactively exercise their creativity in the best possible environment. We actively encourage our members to be involved in projects that lead to the improvement of their personal skills and branding.

Environment・Support remote work
・Super flextime system (no core time)
・No limit on the number of vacation days per year
・Japanese lesson expenses paid
・Individual research expenses paid
・Individual conference participation fee paid

Current open positions

Work conditions, benefits, trial period, etc. will depend on experience.

  • Front-end Engineer
OverviewAt Qosmo, we strive to create a unique environment for AI/ML Engineers to succeed in the field of creativity. Successful candidate will work within the industry leading AI Engineering team of Qosmo under the direction of Nao Tokui. Successful candidate will have the opportunity to develop an innovative new service that will advance musical creativity using AI, helping Qosmo establish a global presence.
Work・Front-end design and continuous development of music AI platform which consist of a web service and VST plugins
・Contribute to Qosmo’s co-R&D client projects as front-end lead
・Contribute to the broad community of AI × Creativity by giving knowledge sharing lectures and presentations
Required experience/skills・2+ years of professional experience in modern Javascript development with React
・Real-time graphics rendering using tools such as three.js, WebGL, OpenGL, Unity or other tools
・Experience with production-level stacks and infrastructures
・Good understanding of UX and UI design
・Ability and willingness to work effectively in a team environment
・Fluent in English and have willingness to learn Japanese (or the other way around)
・Passion to contribute to Qosmo’s vision: Advance the creativity of mankind with Art and Technology
Optional experience/skills・Machine learning / data processing skills
・Interest in Media art and/or other creative fields
LocationDetermined upon discussion. We support diverse work styles in consideration as affected by COVID.

  • Audio DSP Engineer
OverviewAt Qosmo, we strive to create a unique environment for Engineers to succeed in the field of creativity. Successful candidate will work within the industry leading AI Engineering team of Qosmo under the direction of Nao Tokui. Successful candidate will have the opportunity to play a central role in continuous development of an innovative new product that will advance musical creativity using AI.
Work・Design, enhancement and software development of Neutone plugin, a real-time AI audio plugin
・Development of deep learning audio modules teaming up with the community of AI researchers
・Work with professional musicians and creators to assist creation of cutting edge performances and contents
・Develop and maintain working relationships with AI researchers in the Neutone and other communities
Required experience/skills・Experience with PyTorch or TensorFlow
・Experience in building deep-learning models in music generation and audio processing for real-time audio processing
・Knowledge of audio post process plugins
・Experience with DSP code optimization and implementation of numerical algorithms
・Portfolio of original music production, audio art works and audio/visual contents
OthersPosition open for full-time or part-time engagement
LocationDetermined upon discussion. We support diverse work styles in consideration as affected by COVID.
  • Back-end Engineer
OverviewAt Qosmo, we strive to create a unique environment for AI/ML Engineers to succeed in the field of creativity. Successful candidate will work within the industry leading AI Engineering team of Qosmo under the direction of Nao Tokui. Successful candidate will have the opportunity to develop an innovative new service that will advance musical creativity using AI, helping Qosmo establish a global presence.
Work・Architect, design, develop, deploy and productionalize a music AI platform back-end
・Contribute to Qosmo’s co-R&D client projects as back-end lead
・Contribute to the broad community of AI× Creativity by giving knowledge sharing lectures and presentations
Required experience/skills・2+ years of professional programming experience with Python
・2+ years of developing back-end system for SaaS
・1+ years of experience of deploying ML models to a scalable production system that serve users continuously
・Strong data processing skills including but not limited to images, signals, and structured data
・Ability and willingness to work effectively in a team environment
・Fluent in English and have willingness to learn Japanese (or the other way around)
・Bachelor or Masters in computer science, physics, engineering or related field
・Passion to contribute to Qosmo’s vision: Advance the creativity of mankind with Art and Technology
Optional experience/skills・Familiarity with audio production tools like Ableton
・Experience in building ML models in music generation and audio processing for real-time performances
LocationDetermined upon discussion. We support diverse work styles in consideration as affected by COVID.
  • AI Engineer
OverviewAt Qosmo, we strive to create a unique enviroment for AI Engineers to succeed in the field of creativity. Successful candidate will work within the industry leading AI Engineering team of Qosmo under the direction of Nao Tokui. Successful candidate will have the opportunity to lead and/or contribute to a diverse range of internal and client projects, pushing the boundaries of Art and Technology, helping Qosmo establish a global presence. You can propose art projects which may be approved when aligned to the company strategy.
Work・Architect, design, develop, deploy and productionize AI systems for project delivery
・Develop methodology to and conduct evaluation of accuracy and quality of the output generated by the system
・Communicate with clients to agree on the requirements and explain details of work conducted in layman’s terms
・Research and keep up to date with the latest technologies of AI & Creativity
・Contribute to the broad community of AI x Creativity by giving knowledge sharing lectures and presentations
Required experience/skills・3+ years of professional programming experience with at least one of Python, Java or C++
・2+ years of professional experience with Machine Learning, especially Deep Learning with familiarity with modern development frameworks such as PyTorch and TensorFlow
・Strong data processing skills including but not limited to images, signals, and structured data
・Ability and willingness to work effectively in a team environment
・Fluent in English and have willingness to learn Japanese
・Masters or PhD in computer science, physics, engineering or related field
・Passion to contribute to Qosmo’s vision: Advance the creativity of mankind with Art and Technology
Optional experience/skills・Experience in taking ML models to a production system that scales to serve users continuously
・Portfolio of media and traditional art is a strong plus
LocationDetermined upon discussion. We support diverse work styles in consideration as affected by COVID.
  • Music Generation AI Engineer
OverviewThe exciting role of Music Generation AI Engineer is primarily to develop an innovative music generation engine and take it to a service at scale, which will be a strategic part of Qosmo’s future growth plan. In this role, you will work within the industry leading AI Engineering team of Qosmo under the direction of Nao Tokui. Given the early stage of development, this role requires that you understand product-market fit and adjust accordingly to the requirements that may change within a short period of time.
You will also have opportunities to contribute to other Qosmo projects where there is a skill fit and can propose art projects which may be approved when aligned to company strategy.
Work・Research and keep up to date with the latest technologies, especially in the field of music generation
・Build dataset and develop algorithms based on the appropriate technologies needed to establish an industry-leading music generation engine
・Architect, design, develop, deploy and produce a music generation service that will serve users in real-time
・Setup a development framework to continuously improve the core engine and the service
・Contribute to the broad community of AI x Creativity by giving knowledge sharing lectures and presentations
Required experience/skills・3+ years of professional programming experience with at least one of Python, Java or C++
・2+ years of professional experience with Machine Learning, especially Deep Learning with familiarity with modern development frameworks such as PyTorch and TensorFlow
・2+ years of experience contributing to the architecture and design (architecture, design patterns, reliability and scaling) of new and current systems
・Experience in one or more areas of music intelligence and deep learning, including but not limited to:
 - Music information retrieval
 - AI music generation
 - Digital signal processing for music and audio
 - Interactive music system
 - Sequence models and generative models
 - Multimodal ML with music, audio and video
・Strong data processing skills including but not limited to raw audio, MIDI and structured data
・Proficiency and ability to pull together backend technologies to serve up the system reliably at scale including but not limited to databases, web/API servers and system monitoring.
・Ability to apply the above-mentioned skills and experiences to business applications
・Ability and willingness to work effectively in a team environment
・Fluent in English and have willingness to learn Japanese (or the other way around)
・Masters or PhD in computer science, physics, engineering or related field
・Passion to contribute to Qosmo’s vision: Advance the creativity of mankind with Art and Technology
LocationDetermined upon discussion. We support diverse work styles in consideration as affected by COVID.
  • Long-term Internship for AI × Music Project
OverviewCurrently, we are actively seeking long-term interns (3 months or more) who are interested in AI and music projects.
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Required experience/skills・Experience processing audio data
・Experience applying techniques based on machine learning on audio data
・Experience with one of the modern frameworks: PyTorch, TensorFlow, etc
・Able to communicate in English
Optional experience/skills・Recommender systems
・Data embedding and visualisation 

We are always looking for talented and driven individuals to join our team. Besides technical skills, we highly value culture and are happy to discuss the working conditions such as remote work to find a solution that works best for everyone. Having experience in a relevant field is definitely a plus, but we are also open to students looking for an internship or experienced professionals wanting to explore a new career path.

Besides the available positions listed below, we also generally accept open applications. Some general skills that we are looking for are

  • Applications of AI technology
  • Audio / Language / Image processing using Deep Learning
  • Experience in Media Art

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