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NLP Researcher

Comcast brings together the best in media and technology. We drive innovation to create the world's best entertainment and online experiences. As a Fortune 50 leader, we set the pace in a variety of innovative and fascinating businesses and create career opportunities across a wide range of locations and disciplines. We are at the forefront of change and move at an amazing pace, thanks to our remarkable people, who bring cutting-edge products and services to life for millions of customers every day. If you share in our passion for teamwork, our vision to revolutionize industries and our goal to lead the future in media and technology, we want you to fast-forward your career at Comcast.

Description
Are you interested in creating intelligent applications that impact millions of people on a daily basis? Do you want to help us invent the future of customer service and build virtual assistants that interact with millions of customers in natural language and automatically finds solutions to their needs?

If yes, come join the Comcast Applied AI group. We are an innovative research group within Comcast's Technology & Product organization with offices in Washington, DC, Silicon Valley, Philadelphia, Denver and Chicago that does groundbreaking research to support the development of novel Machine learning based products for Comcast's 22+ Million consumers.

We are currently looking to grow our group with engineers that have experience in developing and deploying NLP, Reinforcement Learning, Anomaly Detection, Customer Service or similar applications at scale. The ideal candidate will have experience working as a technical lead or junior team member in a start-up, industrial, government, or academic lab setting on artificial intelligence and machine learning projects.

The positions can be located in any of our locations, though Washington, DC, Philadelphia or Sunnyvale, CA are preferred. We feature an informal, open atmosphere, and cultivate a start-up culture with the backing of a Fortune 50 company. To better serve our community, we believe the diversity of our team should reflect the diversity of our customers.

Desired Qualifications
- Bachelor's degree in computer science, computer engineering, mathematics, related technical discipline, or related industry experience
- Experience with machine learning, deep learning, data mining, and/or statistical analysis tools and how to deploy and monitor machine learning models.
- Strong programming and software development skills and familiarity with Python, Java or Scala.
- Knowledge of data pipeline and cloud technologies such as Kafka, Spark, and Docker.
- 5-8 years related experience after Bachelors for lead positions, and at least 2-3 years related experience after Bachelors, or a recent Master's for junior positions.

Core Responsibilities
- Implements, refines and validates machine learning algorithms for products and applications.
- Designs and develops data pipelines consisting of data ingest, data validation, data cleaning, and data monitoring.
- Trains machine learning models, validates the accuracy of the machine learning models once trained, and deploys them into production.
- Designs proof of concept solutions and contributes to studies to support future product or application development.
- Collaborates with teams outside of immediate work group. Represents the work team in providing solutions to technical issues associated with assigned projects.
- Provides guidance and leadership to more junior engineers.

Comcast is an EOE/Veterans/Disabled/LGBT employer