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American Water AI Researcher - Natural Language Processing (NLP) in Camden, New Jersey

American Water is purpose-driven, people-powered, customer-obsessed and the trusted source of everything water. Our Technology & Innovation teams work with cutting-edge technologies to create adaptive solutions that have an impact on the environment and people’s lives. If you’re interested in working as a member of a fast-paced team that loves to innovate and do amazing things, with the purpose of making the world a better place by inventing the future of the water industry, then enroll in our vision today! Apply now or visit American Water Careers to review all of the amazing opportunities we have to offer.

Primary Role

  • Helping to develop efficient unstructured data extraction and self-learning NLP applications and/or deep learning

  • Work closely with Software Engineers and internal teams to discover, invent, and build at the largest scale. Ideas may come from internal projects as well as from collaborations with peer researchers. From creating experiments and prototyping implementations to designing new learning algorithms and deploying them

  • Participate in cutting edge research in NLP and/or deep learning applications

  • Develop and deploy solutions for real world, large scale problems

Key Accountabilities

  • Exploring and developing new Machine Learning models and techniques

  • Introduces creative approaches to research topics and generates new approaches, perspectives and solutions to research topics

  • Planning and designing research projects: specifying the problem and defining the project scope

  • Realizing solutions through prototypes

  • Exploring new data sources and discovering techniques for best leveraging data

  • Collecting and performing data analysis to validate and further new theories and discoveries

  • Working closely with product engineers to design, develop and incorporate AI solutions into new products

  • Thinking strategically about research directions

Knowledge/Skills

  • Hands-on experience in popular NLP libraries (e.g. NLTK, Stanford CoreNLP, spaCy, Gensim)

  • Experience with machine learning/deep learning frameworks/packages (e.g. Keras, Tensorflow, PyTorch)

  • Solid background in statistical learning techniques for NLP (e.g. Naïve Bayes, HMMs, CRFs, LDA, LSI, MRFs)

  • Knowledge/experience with state-of-the-art methods in NLP (e.g. word/paragraph embedding, LSTM, attention)

Experience/Education

  • 2+ years of full-time industry experience in NLP and/or deep learning, and machine learning, from concept to production

  • 2+ years’ experience in Python or any object-oriented programming languages. Experience in big data (e.g. Hive, Spark) and cloud computing platforms (e.g. AWS) is a plus

  • Experience in one or more of the following areas in NLP: entity/relation extraction, question answering (QA) system, information extraction, summarization, semantics, document classification, ontology, chatbot, and/or in deep learning:

  • Hands-on experiences in deep-learning models (e.g. CNN, RNN, LSTM, GANS, transformers)

  • Experience working in Agile development process and deep understanding of various phases of the data-science project development life cycle

Travel Requirements

As necessary, up to 30%.

Competencies

Champions safety

Collaborates

Cultivates innovation

Customer obsessed

Drives Results

Nimble learning

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  • American Water is firmly committed to Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) and prohibits employment discrimination for employees and applicants* based on his or her age, race, color, pregnancy, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, religion, marital status, citizenship, or because he or she is an individual with a disability, protected veteran or other status protected by federal, state, and local laws.

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