I would have definitely said yes back in the day; but not so sure now.
(Admittedly might be biased. I'm the founder of Synthetic Minds. We're building program synthesizers; basically all compilers work: https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=19059922)
Out of curiosity: if not the language platform team, then which team does PL research? My email is in my profile of you'd rather ping there.