Senior Researcher in AI - COE (f/m/d)

Salary: Not specified
A few days at home

Decathlon Digital
Decathlon Digital

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Join Our COE Team and make a difference

We are seeking a highly skilled and experienced Senior AI Researcher f/m/d to join our cutting-edge Research and Development team.

This role focuses on building intelligent search and personalized recommendation systems using generative models, specifically Vision-and-Language Models (VLMs). The ideal candidate will have a deep understanding of advanced VLM architectures and a proven track record in optimizing and deploying these models at scale.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Design and develop state-of-the-art VLMs for intelligent search and personalized recommendation systems, including image and video understanding and generation.
  • Innovate and research optimal model architectures for enhancing performance and scalability.
  • Thoroughly test and evaluate candidate models to ensure efficacy and efficiency.
  • Containerize the selected models for scalable deployment across various platforms.
  • Work on reducing latency and enhancing the speed of generative VLMs without compromising on performance.
  • Prepare and manage real-world datasets for the training and evaluation of models.
  • Conduct model training, evaluation, and benchmarking to maintain high standards of accuracy and reliability.
  • Log results and derive actionable insights to continuously improve model training and performance.
  • Maintain up-to-date knowledge of industry and technology trends to incorporate into model development.

Required Skills and Qualifications:

  • Masters or PhD in AI, Computer Science, or a related field from a top-tier institute.
  • Extensive experience in VLM architectures including Vision Transformers, SAM, Long context optimization, and Diffusion models.
  • Strong understanding of various model architectures like Unet, Diff-VIT, and LLava.
  • Proficiency in low-latency and scalable deployment of VLMs.
  • Expertise in special architectural modifications such as patch tokenization, Rope, and grouped attention.
  • Familiarity with interpretable AI and sample-efficient training techniques.
  • Excellent problem-solving abilities and strong analytical skills.
  • Effective communication and collaboration skills.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Publications in relevant AI fields or contributions to open-source projects.


  • Flexibility in work organization (location, pace)
  • Freedom of choice of work tool (Mac, Windows)
  • Local project team and sharing with the global network (international route)
  • Upgrading of skills (diversity of projects, languages and technologies)
  • Internal and external training courses
  • Shareholders
  • Remote Friendly
  • Monthly and quarterly premiums

Joining Decathlon means becoming part of a dynamic team dedicated to driving innovation and making a positive impact on the world of sports.


What if technology allowed us to push the boundaries and take sports experiences to new levels? That's exactly our goal at Decathlon Digital! We are a team of 5,000+ experts in software engineering, product management, data, cloud, and cybersecurity, distributed across Paris, Lille, and Amsterdam. Together, we are creating the largest digital sports platform, leveraging tech innovation from design to value chain optimization, connected experiences and product second life.

Changing the game for good. We are in this for the love of sports. And like everything we love, we want it to last. That’s why we are embarking on a journey to create a more sustainable tech model, reducing our direct environmental impact while maintaining a safe, diverse, and inclusive space for all our people to learn and thrive together. Team up with us to design the digital future of sports.

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