NLP Engineer

  • location: New York, NY
  • type: Temp to Perm
  • salary: $65 - $75 per hour
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job description

NLP Engineer

job summary:
We are looking for an experienced engineer with specialties in natural language processing and machine learning. This position's primary focus will be our platform's core natural language understanding (NLU) engine, including accuracy improvements, performance evaluation, and the development of new features. The ideal candidate will have experience with machine learning-based approaches to text classification, named entity recognition, parameter extraction, and/or representation learning, as well as with the creation and evaluation of annotated training corpora. As our client has an international customer-base, we welcome candidates with experience in languages besides English.

You should have the ability to work independently within a small, creative, deadline-driven environment. This is an excellent opportunity for someone looking to grow professionally within a fast-moving tech startup with a global reach.

 
location: New York, New York
job type: Contract
salary: $65 - 75 per hour
work hours: 9am to 5pm
education: High School
 
responsibilities:
What you will be doing

  • Improving the accuracy of our platform's NLU system by researching, prototyping, and implementing new approaches to our core problems (see above)
  • Developing new systems for evaluating NLU accuracy and performance
  • Building better-annotated training corpora by assessing data collection and annotation processes
  • Assisting in the implementation of new features and tools for both internal and external consumption
 
qualifications:
What you need in this position

  • 3+ years professional experience with NLP and machine learning
  • Strong proficiency in Java; Python or Scala experience a plus
  • Experience with deploying machine learning-based systems in production environments
  • Experience with multilingual NLP systems a plus
  • Familiarity with a major machine learning/deep learning framework a plus (Keras, Tensorflow, Torch, Spark-ML, h2o.ai, etc.)
 
skills: What you need in this position

  • 3+ years professional experience with NLP and machine learning
  • Strong proficiency in Java; Python or Scala experience a plus
  • Experience with deploying machine learning-based systems in production environments
  • Experience with multilingual NLP systems a plus
  • Familiarity with a major machine learning/deep learning framework a plus (Keras, Tensorflow, Torch, Spark-ML, h2o.ai, etc.)

Equal Opportunity Employer: Race, Color, Religion, Sex, Sexual Orientation, Gender Identity, National Origin, Age, Genetic Information, Disability, Protected Veteran Status, or any other legally protected group status.

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