NLP Specialist

Remote/Wokingham UK

We’ve got a unique opportunity for an NLP Specialist to join our talented team of innovators to conduct research on, test and apply state-of-the-art NLP methods.

As our NLP Specialist, you’ll be involved in conducting research in both state-of-the-art NLP methods and applications of standard NLP knowledge. You’ll put these through testing in order to be able to generate proofs of concept that can be applied to a variety of business-specific use cases.

It’ll be your responsibility to use existing language models for inference and search for new cutting-edge AI techniques that will generate new results with the aim of producing scalable and high-performing NLU models. You’ll be involved in a variety of NLP-related projects, some of which may relate to the chatbots we currently design.

Within this role, you’ll take on training to become proficient in AI processes, and work with the current team to share ideas and challenge thinking. You’ll therefore need to demonstrate strong analytical skills, and to be self-directed and a forward-thinker.

Your responsibilities

  • Build conversational NLU models and training data sets
  • Pre-process text data for various downstream tasks
  • Extract relevant information from text data for analysis
  • Conduct research to determine which state-of-the-art models/methods are best for our use cases, this may include altering existing models or re-thinking about how to apply them
  • Lead the development of ML products and models from inception to production
  • Maintain and expand your knowledge of ML/AI and current technology through training opportunities, conferences, webinars, etc.

This list of responsibilities is not exhaustive and is subject to review on a regular basis.

Your skills

  • Degree within a technology, AI, mathematical or equivalent course
  • A passion for data, and strong analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Knowledge of Python (preferably) or other ML-relevant languages
  • Understanding of the technology concepts behind NLU/NLP technology
  • Deep interest in learning about new technology and techniques in the AI space
  • Excellent verbal/written communication skills with the ability to present complex problems to an audience
  • Ability to work with others who have different technology-awareness levels
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced, dynamic environment
  • Excellent organisational and time-management skills
  • Great attention to detail

Your skills

  • Experience in building training data sets and NLU models on Microsoft LUIS, IBM Watson, Facebook WIT, Amazon Lex or Google Dialogflow
  • Knowledge of PowerBI and SQL
  • Experience with RASA

This is a UK-based role so candidates applying must have valid right to work in the UK.

What we offer

The essentials

  • Simplyhealth
  • Personal pension
  • Personal Accident and Sickness (PA&S) scheme
  • Group life assurance
  • Annual leave
  • Birthday day off
  • Tea & Coffee
  • Office Fruit

Added extras

  • Private Medical Insurance (PMI) scheme
  • Cycle-to-work scheme
  • Techscheme
  • Chiropractic discounts
  • Food and drink discount
  • Show & Tell/Learn at Lunch
  • Optical discount

Health and wellbeing

  • Fruit infused water stations
  • Fitness classes
  • Health MOTs
  • Beauty discounts
  • Gym membership discount

And more...

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