Natural Language Processing (NLP) Engineer

Afni is hiring a Natural Language Processing (NLP) Engineer who's responsibilities include transforming natural language data into useful features using NLP techniques to feed classification algorithms. To succeed in this role, you should possess outstanding skills in statistical analysis, machine learning methods and text representation techniques. Your ultimate goal is to develop efficient self-learning NLP applications and processes.

What you will be doing:

  • Study and transform data science prototypes
  • Design NLP applications
  • Select appropriate annotated datasets for Supervised Learning methods
  • Use effective text representations to transform natural language into useful features
  • Find and implement the right algorithms and tools for NLP tasks
  • Develop NLP systems according to requirements
  • Train the developed model and run evaluation experiments
  • Perform statistical analysis of results and refine models
  • Extend ML libraries and frameworks to apply in NLP tasks
  • Remain updated in the rapidly changing field of machine learning, Artificial Intelligence and natural language processing

Requirements

What you will need:
  • Degree in Computer Science, Mathematics, Computational Linguistics or similar field preferred with relevant experience.
  • Proven experience as an NLP Engineer or similar role
  • Understanding of NLP techniques for text representation, semantic extraction techniques, data structures and modeling
  • Ability to effectively design software architecture
  • Deep understanding of text representation techniques (such as n-grams, bag of words, sentiment analysis etc), statistics and classification algorithms
  • Knowledge of Python, Java and R
  • Ability to write robust and testable code
  • Experience with machine learning frameworks (like Keras or PyTorch) and libraries (like scikit-learn)
  • Experience with Microsoft Azure ML Studio and NLP Applications
  • Strong communication skills
  • An analytical mind with problem-solving abilities

Looking for a fun place where you can fit in, fuel your passions, help people, and take charge of your career? You’re in the right place. Join the Afni family and be part of our talented global team passionate about helping people and pursuing the life we dream about.  

Do Your Best Work and Grow Your Career

When you join Afni, we'll instantly make you part of our global family of friendly people focused on making really good customer experiences happen. If you're like us, you want to belong to something special, have meaningful work to do, and know how to achieve your career and life goals. 

Our award-winning training and development programs get you ready to work and grow. If you’re the kind of person who wants to build a career and learn new things, we’ll provide the path and the tools to get you there. You bring the motivation and commitment. 

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Are you the kind of person who loves to get involved in community events and non-profit organizations? We love it and make it a habit to respond to the needs of the Bloomington-Normal community through fund raisers, community events, and other service opportunities. 

When you work here, you’ll have plenty of chances to get involved. In Bloomington-Normal, we regularly support the United Way, Big Brothers and Big Sisters, St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, Easter Seals, American Heart Association, CISAR Animal Shelter, and more.

The Perks

Incentives + Bonus
Incentives + Bonus
Competitive Pay
Competitive Pay
Dress for Your Day
Dress for Your Day
Paid Time Off
Paid Time Off
Tuition Reimbursement
Tuition Reimbursement
Fun Events
Fun Events
Referral Bonus
Referral Bonus