NLP Engineer

AYLIEN Published: September 23, 2015
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AYLIEN is hiring an NLP Engineer to join the Text and Image Analysis startup in Dublin, Ireland.

This is a unique opportunity to work with a team of talented Scientists and Engineers at AYLIEN to push the boundaries of NLP.


AYLIEN is a leading Text and Image Analysis solution provider in Europe, helping thousands of developers and data scientists in more than 500 cities globally to extract meaning and insights from unstructured data.

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Job Description

Your responsibilities:

    • Improve and extend NLP capabilities of AYLIEN’s Text Analysis engine.
    • Research and evaluate new/different approaches to NLP problems.
    • Produce deliverable results and take them from development to production in collaboration with our engineers.
    • Engage in knowledge sharing with rest of the team.

You must have:

    • Strong Machine Learning background and familiarity with R, WEKA, RapidMiner, etc.
    • Expertise in at least 3 of the following: Sentiment Analysis, Entity Extraction, Document Classification, Topic Modeling, Natural Language Understanding (NLU) and Natural Language Generation (NLG).
    • Strong understanding of text pre-processing and normalization techniques, such as tokenization, POS tagging and parsing and how they work at a low level.
    • Strong knowledge of Java or Python, and general software development skills (source code management, debugging, testing, deployment, etc.)
    • Expertise in producing, processing, evaluating and utilizing training data.

Would be great if you have:

    • MSc./PhD in Computer Science, Computational Linguistics or related fields.
    • Good understanding of linguistics and language as a phenomenon.
      Strong interest in, and knowledge of Artificial Intelligence and its subfields.
    • Experience with non-English NLP.
    • Experience with Deep Learning and Word Embeddings.
    • Experience with open-source NLP toolkits such as CoreNLP, OpenNLP, NLTK, gensim, LingPipe, Mallet, etc.
    • Experience with open-source ML/math toolkits such as scikit-learn, MLlib, Theano, NumPy, etc.
  • Experience with noisy and/or unstructured textual data (e.g. tweets)
    Published work in academic conferences/journals or industry circles.

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