Your responsibilities:

Build, Improve and extend NLP capabilities.
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:

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.
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:

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.

Application Requirements:

Please send the following to

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
Interview process:

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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.