Principal Researcher

Last updated 7 days ago
Location:Redmond, Washington
Job Type:Full Time

Are you excited about developing large scale deep learning models that help crossing language barriers and get used by billions of users?  The Machine Translation team builds and runs the translation service that powers translations in Teams, Skype, Bing, Office and Windows, as well as translation apps on iOS and Android. The service is also used by thousands of companies around the world to translate everything from social media to technical documents.

Responsibilities

We are looking for a Principal Researcher to help us build world class machine translation systems that are used by many internal and external customers. You will work on achieving the world’s best Machine Translation quality, developing novel approaches to state-of-the-art neural MT. You will solve real-world problems with innovative solutions, lead research projects, direct their productization, and ship cutting edge technology directly to billions of users. You should be prepared and enjoy having your research ideas challenged and verified by real-word problems and applications.

We are a small team, and you will be able to define your role and drive your ideas from conception to end-user. You will have the opportunity to provide leadership, influence the direction of our products, inspire the research work of your colleagues, and direct the research of junior researchers.

Qualifications

  • Ph.D. in Machine Translation or closely related Natural Language Processing field
  • At least 10 years’ experience in Machine Translation or closely related NLP field
  • At least 5 years’ experience in building deep learning models with Pytorch, Tensorflow or similar tools.
  • At least 10 years' experiencein C++, Python, C# or Java
  • Ability to define and solve research problems and transfer to production
  • Ability to direct research of junior researchers
  • Ability to work effectively by yourself and in teams.
  • Proven Leadership and collaboration skills across teams   
  • A proven track record of open source tools is a plus

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