пятница, 16 ноября 2012 г.

NLP developer at Grammarly. com


We are looking for a very special developer. In addition to our usual requirements, like high professionalism, great social qualities and an excellent sense of humor, we need a person with a passion for learning and a high interest in research work. You will be joining our small but diverse NLP team.

Overall responsibilities involve the development of distributed systems, related to perfecting written English, which includes:

  • Analysis and mining of linguistic data
  • Research, development, and optimization of NLP and related algorithms
  • Development of auxiliary network servers

Meet your future colleague

Jordi Carrera Ventura

Jordi Carrera Ventura

Natural Language Processing Engineer at Grammarly, Co-Founder at Sumplify
Computational linguist and self-made public speaker. Strong background in both statistical and knowledge-based natural language processing. Expertise in data-driven approaches, precise experimental designs and daunting methodological controls. Passionate about best practices, standardization and abstraction. Effective problem-solver both with algorithms and people. Good command of defensive scheduling, conflict resolution, discourse analysis and Rogerian argumentation. Serious motivator, fast bike rider.

In your first weeks with us, you would:

  • Work with one of the core team members on improving parts of Grammarly’s algorithms.
  • Analyze data for different language-oriented tasks.
  • Study and suggest improvements to our algorithms.

Over time, you would:

  • Work on improving major components of our core, like spelling and grammar checking engines.
  • Research and develop algorithms for solving NLP tasks on different levels of Grammarly’s language core.
  • Develop fast and scalable back-end components, implementing those algorithms.
  • Brainstorm and implement ways to make Grammarly «smarter».
If you are interested in implementation of such tasks, I'll be more than happy to tell you in detail because Grammarly is a very special company to me. :)

To introduce the company a little bit inside, there are some interviews of our guys on DOU website: 1) Garik, who manages product development:http://dou.ua/lenta/interviews/profit-show-xiv-george-serebrennikov-grammarly/

and 2) Grammarly founders, Max and Lesha: http://dou.ua/lenta/interviews/profit-show-xxvi-aleksey-shevchenko-i-maksim-litvin-grammarly/

Also we do have an Artificial Intelligence Clubhttp://www.youtube.com/grammarlylabs, probably you will be interested to see some videos of these meetings.

Candidates should have the following skills and qualities:

  • Approximately 3–5 years of software development experience
  • Unix as the main development platform
  • Experience with server-side Java or Python
  • Experience in NLP is highly desirable, otherwise experience in at least one of the following areas: ML, AI/Robotics, Information Retrieval, Data Mining and Analysis, Digital Signal Processing, theoretical Computer Science
  • Knowledge of functional programming is highly desirable
  • Completion/enrollment in AI-related Stanford courses (AI, ML, NLP) is a plus
  • Ability to communicate effectively in written and spoken English
  • We love people who are open, honest, kind, cheerful and have a decent sense of humor.

Goodies we provide:

  • Work in a unique product company (no outsourcing!) with exceptional people
  • Work with state-of-the-art NLP technologies, powering products used by hundreds of thousands people
  • Work with unique professionals in research, engineering & design
  • Opportunity to do a lot of research work
  • Superb office space in the city center
  • Paid attendance of conferences and seminars
  • Once-a-year company retreat
  • Competitive salary, reviewed regularly
  • Relocation support for people willing to move to Kyiv, including transportation costs, first month’s rent, etc.
I will be happy to meet you :). Please write me at vpridatko@yandex.ru, skype: vprydatko.

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