At SDL Research, we are launching an exciting new product line based on our R&D investment in Neural Machine Translation (NMT). We are offering the opportunity for talented software professionals to work with us in a dynamic setting where you can have an enormous impact on this exciting technology and new product development.

SDL is the global leader and innovator in language and content management technology and services. We enable companies to create meaningful digital journeys and form important emotional connections with their global customers by powering the creation, translation and delivery of relevant, personalized content to make understanding possible. We are a dynamic, collaborative and globally diverse team, working together to completely transform how the world communicates and connects with one another through content. If you like making an impact, helping others, taking a fresh look at processes and tools, furthering an open an innovative culture and tend to generally look at even the smallest task in the context of how it impacts the overall organization – we should talk!

What is the role?

As a Research Scientist, you will assist in shaping the research agenda and strike a balance between theory and practice, offering clean and elegant solutions that scale to real-world use cases. You will work on problems that bring scientific advances to the business world and enable users to experience the latest research achievements within SDL products. In addition, you will stay connected to your research roots as we encourage you to develop novel algorithms and methods, to write articles for publication, and to present your work at conferences.


Design, implement and evaluate models and software prototypes for machine learning problems with a focus on natural language processing and machine translation
Report and present research findings to both internal and external audiences
Engage in team collaboration to meet research goals
Support the efforts to productize research prototypes


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Ph.D. in Computer Science or equivalent work experience
Strong background in machine translation, natural language processing and/or machine learning
Experience with C++, Java or Python
Preferred Qualifications

3 (+) years of academic/industrial research experience
Hands-on experience with large-scale data processing
Significant research contribution in machine learning, machine translation, natural language processing or a related field

Educational level:

Ph. D.

How to apply:

Please mention NLP People as a source when applying


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About SDL plc

SDL (LSE: SDL) is the leader in global customer experience. With a completely integrated cloud solution for content management, analytics, language and documentation, SDL solves the complexity of managing your brand’s digital footprint as it grows across multiple languages, cultures, websites, devices and channels. Seventy-nine of the top 100 global companies trust SDL to help them create authentic, in-context customer experiences that drive demand and loyalty. SDL brings your brand to the world, and the world to your brand. Learn more at SDL.com. Follow SDL on Facebook and Twitter.