Have you ever wanted to work on natural language processing and applied machine learning that will make a lasting impact on society? We are looking for brilliant NLP/ML scientists who have the passion to tackle tough problems by bringing bleeding edge machine learning and NLP techniques into a brand new area for Amazon! Together with a highly multi-disciplinary team of scientist, engineers, strategic partners, product managers and subject domain experts you will work on building a product with NLP/ML at its core.




Basic Qualifications

PhD in machine learning (or in a highly related area) or equivalent experience
Solid background in statistical learning techniques for NLP (HMMs, CRFs, SVMs, LDA, LSI, MRFs etc)
Must have ML/NLP algorithm implementation experience as well as the ability to modify standard algorithms (e.g. change objectives, work-out the math and implement)
Strong programming skills in at least one object oriented programming language (Java, Scala, C++, Python, etc.)
Knowledge of or experience in building production quality and large scale deployment of applications related to natural language processing and machine learning.
Fluency with unix
Ability to develop prototypes by manipulating and analyzing complex, high-volume, high-dimensionality data from varying sources
Eager to learn new algorithms, new application areas and new tools.
Excellent communication skills
Preferred Qualifications

PhD in Natural Language Processing or Information Retrieval
Experience in one or more of the following areas: entity/relation extraction, normalization, summarisation, semantic search, word/paragraph/document embedding, ranking, ontology-aware IR, question answering
Experience and/or motivation to work on modern deep learning approaches to NLP: word/paragraph embeddings, representation learning, text/sentiment classification, ambiguity disambiguation
Track-record of having developed novel algorithms, e.g. publications in one or more of the following: KDD, WWW, NIPS, NAACL, ACL, SIGIR, EMNLP, ICML etc
Experience with large scale data analysis tools such asSpark, Hadoop etc
Experience with filesystems, server architectures, and distributed systems

Educational level:

Ph. D.

How to apply:

Please mention NLP People as a source when applying


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