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Watson Machine Learning Engineer

Location: San Francisco, CA
Date Posted: 04-12-2017
Job Location:  San Francisco, CA

Job description:

This is your chance to work on IBM Watson's cognitive computing platform. Join IBM in creating business platform integrating artificial intelligence and machine learning into everyday decision making. We live in a moment of remarkable change and opportunity. The convergence of data and technology is transforming industries, society and even the workplace. IBM Watson is now looking for talent to usher in the next era of cognitive computing. Embark on the journey with us at IBM Watson.

The successful candidate will have a keen interest on both practical and fundamental research on text mining and natural language understanding especially with regard to entity extraction and document classification. The focus is to study and design novel approaches for learning representations from textual data to enhance information discovery and improve human decision making. Implementation skills and the ability to create early-stage prototypes are also desirable.

Necessary Skills / Attributes
Common Essential Duties & Responsibilities:
  • Develop and implement novel text mining and natural language processing/understanding algorithms for a variety of real world applications
  • Participate and lead some of our groups research efforts
  • Generate creative solutions
Expertise in one or more of the following areas:
    Expertise in text mining (probabilistic topic model, ontology learning, semantic similarity, etc.)
    Expertise in natural language processing/understanding (word representation, relation extraction, semantic parsing, etc.)
    Excellent background in machine learning (clustering, neural network, regression, classification, etc.)
    Proficiency in a neural network library (e.g., TensorFlow, Caffe, Theano, Torch…) is a plus
    Experience in deep learning on NLP/NLU is a big plus
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