DEEP LEARNING & NLP

NATURAL LANGUAGE PROCESSING ENGINEER

ObEN’s mission is to enable everyone in the world to create their own Personal AI (PAI), intelligent 3D avatars that look, sound, and behave like the individual user. Secured and authenticated on the Project PAI blockchain, ObEN’s technology creates more productive, more personalized digital interactions. ObEN is a K11, Tencent, Softbank Ventures Korea and HTC Vive X portfolio company, and we work with our strategic investors to expand PAI technology across multiple verticals including hospitality, retail, healthcare, and entertainment.

Working at ObEN means taking on extraordinary transformations every day, in an environment that celebrates and encourages innovation. You’ll be working in small, agile teams (including world class researchers in areas of NLP, computer vision, machine learning,  speech, and blockchain). We are blazing new trails in AI and blockchain technology, and we encourage and support publications to top conferences and journals. Learn more about working at ObEN in our blog post.

JOB DESCRIPTION

As a member of ObEN’s NLP team, you will be part of the team building the brain behind ObEN’s full stack AI avatar technology. Here is some information about ObEN: https://goo.gl/gxpxwT

Your responsibilities:

  • Build, improve and extend NLP capabilities for ObEN’s Full Stack AI
  • Research and evaluate new/different approaches to NLP problems
  • Produce deliverable results and take them from development to production in collaboration with our engineers

You must have:

  • Expertise in one or more of the following domains: Natural Language Understanding (NLU) and Natural Language Generation (NLG), Knowledge Base Management
  • Strong background in developing Question Answering systems and Multi-Domain Goal-Oriented Dialogue systems
  • for Knowledge Base Management: Expertise in Graph-Based Knowledge Base Construction
  • for Natural Language Generation (NLG): Expertise in applying DNN for natural language generation
  • Strong knowledge of Java or Python and general software development skills (source code management, debugging, testing, deployment, etc.)
  • Ability to collaborate with bigger teams and excellent communication skills
  • MSc./PhD in Computer Science, Computational Linguistics or related fields from top tier university

Great to have:

  • Familiarity with state of the art Chatbot APIs and technologies
  • Experience with non-English language resources
  • Experience with application of Deep Learning to Natural Language Processing tasks
  • Experience with open-source NLP toolkits such as CoreNLP, OpenNLP, NLTK, gensim, LingPipe, Mallet, etc.
  • Experience with open-source ML/DL/math toolkits such as scikit-learn, WEKA, MLlib, Theano, TensorFlow, NumPy, etc.
  • Experience with noisy and/or unstructured textual data
  • Published work in academic conferences/journals or industry circles

Application Requirements:

Please send the following to careers@oben.com

Detailed resume and/or LinkedIn profile
Links to any research / papers you have been an instrumental part of and are proud of
Name of instructor / adviser, if any along with link to their profile
Cover Letter identifying your five favorite apps on your phone
Introduction to ObEN: https://goo.gl/gxpxwT

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ObEN's proprietary artificial intelligence technology quickly combines a person's 2D image and voice to create a personal 3D avatar. Transport your personal avatar into virtual reality and augmented reality environments and enjoy deeper, social, more memorable experiences. Founded in 2014, ObEN is an HTC VIVE X portfolio company and is located in Pasadena, California at leading technology incubator Idealab.