• NLP Research Scientist / Engineer

    Location IE-Dublin 2
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  • Overview

    UL is seeking a NLP (Natural Language Processing) Research Scientist/Engineer to join the iON Compliance team in Dublin, Ireland.


    iON Compliance is a big data platform combining data ingest, analytics, machine learning and elements of artificial intelligence within a data lake. iON is now looking to add an NLP Research Scientist/Engineer to our team to accelerate the growth of the most innovative UL digital technology investment in its history. Our goal is to enable the UL client base to effectively apply the recent developments in the digital revolution, by giving them the ability to truly leverage their own corpus of data with internal core competences and win in a rapidly evolving digital eco-system.


    • The Natural Language Processing research scientist will be of the subject matter expert in innovative projects where natural language processing analytics will lead to increased efficiencies in businesses.
    • Apply machine, deep learning and probabilistic techniques to design and prototype intelligent, real-world applications that intelligently extract understanding from text and/or audio sources.
    • Keep abreast of the latest developments in the field by participating in conferences and other venues and can champion promising, new methods to explore.
    • Proactively identify new areas of research and in partnership with business groups develop value-based proposals for investment.
    • Apply skills to work at the leading edge of automation in industries such as customer care, healthcare, retail and compliance solutions.
    • Automating the understanding of the intent, the topics, and the sentiment of the conversation for customer experience. In our education services we seek to understand the training needs of our clients and evaluate their effective delivery through free text analysis.
    • Identify use cases, create demonstrations of capabilities, and identify new opportunities in these and other Conduent businesses.
    • Contribute to the external community through conference participation and journal articles.


    • Must be a self-driven problem solver, capable of implementing innovative solutions to problems, performing experiments to show feasibility of their solutions and working to refine the solutions into a real-world context and demonstrated experience of working with teams to solve problems.
    • Practical expertise with NLP, text mining, speech processing, dialog, or multimodal processing systems, experience with machine learning toolkits (e.g., Azure ML and Cognitive services, Weka, scikit-learn), and fluency in  major programming language (e.g. Python, R) is required.
    • Practical experience with deep learning paradigms and toolkits (e.g., TensorFlow, Keras) is required.
    • Familiarity with knowledge graph inference and interfacing with semantic engine preferred
    • Experience in active learning, web scraping, and/or developing and executing a research agenda are ideal
    • Strong communication skills (written and verbal)

    Experience & Education Requirements:

    • MS with 2+ years of experience or Ph.D. in Computer Science, Computation Linguistics or a related field.
    • Experience with the various aspects of Natural Language Processing including named entity recognition, sentiment analysis, semantic computing, content summarization, intent recognition, and experience with an understanding of the algorithms by which these are implemented
    • Experience working in the retail/health care/finance industry is a plus

    Working Conditions:

    • Dynamic, interactive, fast-paced office environment
    • Limited domestic or international travel may be required
    • Authorized to work in Ireland


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