[Corpora-List] Senior NLP Scientist

Danushka Bollegala danushka.bollegala at gmail.com
Wed Mar 11 04:54:56 CET 2020

Forgot to include the link to the job advert. https://www.amazon.jobs/en/jobs/1077216/senior-nlp-scientist <https://www.amazon.jobs/en/jobs/1077216/senior-nlp-scientist>
> Dear NLPers,
> We are looking for a senior NLP scientist to work in Amazon Berlin as follows.
> As a Senior Applied Scientist on this growing team, you will take on a key role in the Natural Language Processing (NLP) teams for Amazon Search. We are developing NLP components that cover a wide range of languages, from English and other Indo-European languages to Turkish, Arabic, Japanese and many more, and play a central role in search query processing, product description indexing, string normalization and vector embeddings for queries and products.
> You will use machine learning, tuned on terabytes of product and traffic data, to build or improve NLP technology that you will integrate with and evaluate, using techniques like A/B tests, in production. The approaches you choose for model architecture and training methods will balance business-defined performance indicators with the needs of millisecond response times. You will propose and explore publication-worthy innovation.
> You will build relationships with stakeholders and partner teams across multiple countries, analyze data for trends, track down the source and meaning of anomalies, select suitable rule-based or machine-learning based techniques and increment over improvements, closing the loop through data, model, application and customer feedback.
> Responsibilities
> Analyze customer-focused problems in an industrial setting and provide accurate, efficient and innovative NLP/ML solutions
> Build NLP models that can be applied to multiple languages
> Evaluate the proposed solutions via offline benchmark tests, online A/B tests in production
> Publish the developed innovative solutions in leading academic scientific venues in NLP/ML
> PhD degree or equivalent, in a quantitative field (computer science, mathematics, natural language processing, artificial intelligence, or similar)
> At least one publication, as first author, in a leading journal or conference related to computer science, natural language processing or applied mathematics
> 5+ years experience using machine learning or other NLP techniques
> 2+ years experience implementing machine learning related techniques using Python or Scala in a distributed system, suitable for large scale
> 2+ years experience working in a Linux environment
> Fluency in written and spoken English (German is not required)
> Experience working in data or applied science in a consumer product company
> Experience in a leading role, deciding approaches, setting direction and/or mentoring others on the team
> Experience using Deep Learning to solve NLP tasks
> Experience using Java or C++ writing production-ready code
> Familiarity with deep learning and machine learning frameworks such as SageMaker, PyTorch or TensorFlow
> Experience in low-level optimization of large-scale neural networks
> Fluency in one or more languages other than English

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