MIT is looking for a Research Software Engineer, NLP in Cambridge, MA. The post states, "The lab will develop technologies and methods to enable new modes of social engagement in news, politics, and government. Will help the lab build a high performance data pipeline designed to ingest and analyze large-scale streams of heterogeneous media data. Responsibilities include creating language models from petabytes of text data using Hadoop, working closely with researchers to implement algorithms that power research experiments, and measuring and continually optimizing performance of NLP (neuro-linguistic programming) algorithms. Will report to Professor Deb Roy."
Qualifications for the position include: "an M.S. or Ph.D. in computer science, machine learning, or NLP; the ability to write efficient code in Java, C, or other high-performance language; and experience with scripting languages such as Python, Perl, and shell scripts. The ideal candidate will have industry or research experience solving language-related problems using statistical methods on vast quantities of data. Should be an expert in machine learning, text mining, or data harvesting and have experience working on topic modeling, word-sense disambiguation, sentiment analysis, etc. Experience with Hadoop or Mapreduce a plus."