Microsoft is looking for a Senior Natural Language Processing Scientist in Redmond, WA. The post states, "Statistical Machine Translation (SMT) is one of the most interesting and best-known applications of Natural Language Processing and Machine Learning. The Microsoft Translator team is a very strong technical team that builds and runs the one of the largest automatic translation services on the Web, and is now expanding into speech translation with the Skype Translator app. We are looking for an experienced Research Scientist to join our team in working towards human quality text and speech translations. We are a small and dedicated group, focused on delivering the best quality translations for our users and internal and external partners. Entrepreneurship, passion, and self-drive are important qualities for the candidate to succeed in the team."
Qualifications for the position include: "Master or PhD in Machine Translation, Computational Linguistics, Speech Recognition or equivalent industry experience; Proven experience leading a team of researchers and engineers in industry or academic setting; Ability to promote and foster collaborations across groups, and work on multiple projects simultaneously; Strong communication skills to drive progress; Formidable mentoring and coaching skills; Ability to work in a fast-paced environment that includes frequent releases; Deep knowledge of C# or equivalent programming language. Experience with parallel computing libraries and map/reduce paradigm is a plus; Ability to architect and implement complex systems involving components and technologies from multiple sources."
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