Are you an experienced, passionate pioneer in technology who is versatile, displays leadership qualities and is enthusiastic about tackling new problems? Do you enjoy creating experiments, prototyping implementations or designing new learning algorithms? If so, then BBN is the place for you.
Who we are For more than 70 years, scientists and engineers in diverse disciplines at BBN have collaborated to solve real-world problems through research, exploration, development and prototyping. We partner with the best technical talent in academia and industry to challenge the status quo, pioneer new technologies, and create transformative solutions.
Our Analytics & Machine Intelligence team has the expertise to apply deep knowledge of machine learning approaches and other artificial intelligence techniques, learned and refined in human language technologies, to myriad problems faced by our current and future customers. We are seeking creative and talented Natural Language Processing researchers to join us in our research and development efforts.
We combine deep knowledge of linguistic structures with state-of-the-art statistical approaches to find critical patterns in language to help in translation, event extraction, and profile generation. We apply this knowledge in challenging tasks: finding and summarizing key information in multi-lingual corpora, understanding the relations between world events, predicting future events, and forming multiple interpretations of real-world situations.
What you will do
Design and implement experiments to test new hypotheses regarding Information Extraction Cross-lingual NLPCross-lingual Information Retrieval Machine Translation Abstractive Summarization Automatic Knowledge Base Construction Ontology Grounding
Test new methods against a variety of challenging datasets
Participate in collaborative evaluations that test our implementations on new data
Write and present conference papers about your work at peer-reviewed venues
What you will gain
Experience with cutting-edge research and prototype development
A deeper understanding of language structure and usage in a variety of domains, including social media and formal contexts
Familiarity with state-of-the-art machine learning techniques and programming packages
Opportunities to propose new ideas and solutions to challenging scientific and technological problems
Empowerment to satisfy your scientific curiosity and entrepreneurial drive
Flexibility to work on the schedule that fits your lifestyle and needs
A dedicated office where you can design your ideal working environment and express your own personality
What you need
BS with 2+ years, or MS with 0-3 years
Degrees in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, Computational Linguistics, Electrical Engineering, and other related fields are all welcome
Experience with all aspects of carrying out a research project: idea generation, data management, software implementation, and testing.
Familiarity with state-of-the-art techniques used in addressing NLP challenges.
Comfortable supporting research codebases written in Python or Java.
Experience working on code collaboratively, including use of tools such as git and issue tracking.
Additional Skills that make you an ideal candidate
One or more publications in natural language processing or human language technologies.
Excellent written and oral communication skills, and a willingness to work closely with customers and partners.
Strong communicator with demonstrated ability to address customer needs in a dynamic environment
Participation in research regarding cross-lingual or non-English natural language data.
Background in probability, statistics, or machine learning
Strong programming skills, e.g. system design and implementation
Project experience with reinforcement learning
Previous participation on government research programs, such as LORELEI, MATERIAL, or AIDA.
Eligibility for a security clearance (NOT REQUIRED)
We also welcome applications from non-U.S. persons.