Deep Learning Research Positions

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Are you interested in building intelligent applications that impact millions of people on a daily basis? Do you have experience in Deep Learning and its applications in at least one or more of the following areas –NLP, Computer Vision, Recommendation Systems, or Data Science? Do you want to conduct industry-leading research to help millions of households discover and enjoy video and music content on their TV, PC, and Mobile devices and be delighted by smart internet and home experiences? Do you want to help us build the interfaces that will allow our customers to interact with our products using natural speech?

Comcast Labs Washington DC is currently looking to grow their machine learning research group with senior and junior researchers that focus on using Deep Learning for NLP, Video Analytics, Personalized Search and Recommendations, and other Artificial Intelligence applications.

We are an innovative research group within Comcast’s Technology & Product organization that does groundbreaking research to support the development of novel Deep Learning and Machine learning based products for Comcast’s 22+ Million consumers.

Comcast is the largest provider of TV and Broadband Services in North America, the largest provider of TV search and discovery applications in North America, & the 6th largest provider of search on the web, and leading provider of smart home solutions.

The ideal candidate will have experience working as a technical lead or researcher in an industrial, government, or academic lab setting on deep learning projects and applicants with a Ph.D. are preferred.

Applicants should have good programming and software development skills, and be comfortable working in an interdisciplinary, team-oriented, applied research environment.  Familiarity with Python, Java or Scala, C++ and knowledge of deep learning frameworks such as TensorFlow, MXNet, Caffe, Torch, Keras, etc. is preferred.

The position will be located in our Washington, DC office. We feature an informal, open atmosphere, and a location in downtown Washington convenient to several public transit lines and many of the city’s museums, monuments, and other attractions. The salary is competitive and commensurate with experience.

To apply, please send a CV or resume, along with a brief statement explaining why you are interested in the position, to Jan_Neumann@cable.comcast.com.

For more information about our group please go to: http://dclabs.comcast.com/research

Core Responsibilities:

– Develops algorithmic solution and technical requirements of custom designs for future products and applications.
– Leads research projects in one or more of the following areas: Deep Learning, Recommendation Systems, Information Retrieval, and Large-scale Machine Learning.
– Works with other Technical Leads, Product Managers and Business Partners to lead development of prototypes that demonstrate Research work, help with Product Discovery and integrate research output into engineering code base.
– Works with various team members both within and outside Research. Ensures timely progress of work. Conducts Research in an incremental manner thereby enabling faster integration of technology into products. Able to evaluate prototype systems, write technical papers, and help with technology transfer.
– Keeps track of developments in field both in academia and in industry. Attending relevant conferences and publishing research results is encouraged.

Education Level: Master’s Degree or Equivalent; Ph.D. strongly preferred.

Field of Study: Computer Science, Data Science or Applied Math with experience in one or more of the following areas: Deep Learning, Recommendation Systems, Information Retrieval, Large Scale Machine Learning, Data Science, NLP, or Computer Vision.

Years of Experience: Generally requires 7-10 years related experience after Bachelors, 5-8 years after Master’s, or 2-3 years after Ph.D for lead positions, and 5-8 years related experience after Bachelors, 2-3 years after Master’s, or a recent Ph. for junior research positions.

Compliance: Comcast is an EEO/AA/Drug Free Workplace.

Disclaimer: The above information has been designed to indicate the general nature and level of work performed by employees in this role. It is not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities and qualifications.

Research Internship Positions

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Are you interested in large-scale machine learning and deep learning? Do you want to work with truly big data, huge multimedia content libraries, security videos from thousands of cameras, or the most advanced voice remote for the TV? Help millions of households discover video and music content on TV, Web, and Mobile?

If you have research experience in at least one or more of the following areas –Deep Learning, Recommendation Systems, NLP, Computer Vision, Information Retrieval, and Large-scale Machine Learning, we’re looking for you!

Comcast Labs Washington DC is currently looking to fill multiple graduate student intern positions for this summer (minimum of 12 weeks, May through September).

Potential projects will focus on (but are not limited to):

  • Personalized recommendations and search for TV
  • Multi-domain natural language understanding
  • Knowledge generation, representation and inference for question answering systems using deep learning
  • Deep learning based annotation, segmentation and recognition of broadcast videos and ads
  • Object and activity recognition for home security

We are an innovative research group within Comcast’s Technology & Product organization that does groundbreaking research to support the development of novel Deep Learning and Machine learning based products for Comcast’s 22+ Million consumers.

Comcast is the largest provider of TV and Broadband Services in North America, the largest provider of TV search and discovery applications in North America, & the 6th largest provider of search on the web, and leading provider of smart home solutions.

The ideal applicant will be currently enrolled in a university PhD program and has 2+ years research experience in one of the relevant areas. Applicants should also have good programming and software development skills, and be comfortable working in an interdisciplinary, team-oriented, applied research environment.

Internships will be on-site in our Washington, DC office. We feature an informal, open atmosphere, and a location in downtown Washington convenient to several public transit lines and many of the city’s museums, monuments, and other attractions. The salary is competitive and commensurate with experience.

To apply, please send a CV or resume, along with a brief statement explaining why you are interested in the position, to Jan_Neumann(at)cable.comcast.com. We anticipate filling these positions latest by early 2016.

For more information please go to: http://dclabs.comcast.com/research/

Software Dev & Engineering – Java

Comcast brings together the best in media and technology. We drive innovation to create the world’s best entertainment and online experiences. As a Fortune 50 leader, we set the pace in a variety of innovative and fascinating businesses and create career opportunities across a wide range of locations and disciplines. We are at the forefront of change and move at an amazing pace, thanks to our remarkable people, who bring cutting-edge products and services to life for millions of customers every day. If you share in our passion for teamwork, our vision to revolutionize industries and our goal to lead the future in media and technology, we want you to fast-forward your career at Comcast.

 
Job Summary:
The Voice Control Platform is part of Comcast Cable’s Technology & Product (T&P) organization and serves the larger company with advanced NLP technologies for searching and discovering any type of content in the entertainment catalog available.
The Voice control Platform needs an engineer that is familiar with scalability principles and micro-services. We will be handling voice requests of millions of customers and are transitioning our platform that operates reliably and efficiently with the latest at-scale technologies.
You will work with other engineers and researchers with backgrounds in advanced fields such as natural language processing, information retrieval, and knowledge representation.  As a key member of the team, you will help define, refine, and test state of the art algorithms, and scale the associated systems for high performance, stability, and availability.
Comcast T&P encourages career development with regular opportunities for training and programs for innovative cross-team projects such as week-long Hackathon and job rotation programs over the summer.

Responsible for planning and designing new software and web applications. Analyzes, tests, and assists with the integration of new applications. Oversees the documentation of all development activity.
Trains non-technical personnel. Assists with tracking performance metrics. Integrates knowledge of business and functional priorities.
Acts as a key contributor in a complex and crucial environment. May lead teams or projects and shares expertise.
The job involves:

– Writing production-quality, tested code.
– Understanding the code base for your components in depth.
– Producing technical designs and documentation at varying levels of granularity
– Collaborating with our quality assurance and technical operations teams.
– Participating in code reviews and helping the team to be effective and agile.
– Staying educated on technical developments and tools necessary for the design and maintenance of complex, distributed platforms.
– BS in Computer Science, Computer Engineering or related technical field.
– 4+ years of relevant work experience, including extensive programming experience and strong object-oriented skills including Java server-side development.
– Experience as part of a team doing state-of-the art, object-oriented software development including continuous integration, test-driven-development, automated unit and integration testing.
– Experience with versioning tools. GIT a plus.
– Must demonstrate an understanding of software design patterns and the practical application of those patterns.
– Experience with high-scale, distributed web service development (hands-on experience with RESTful web services).
– Experience with SQL and distributed databases.  Cassandra a plus.
– Experience developing service oriented architectures and an understanding of design for scalability, performance and reliability.
– Knowledge of major open frameworks and platforms including Spring, Docker and Zookeeper.
– Experience with Agile development methodologies and practices.
– Experience with edge services like Zuul.
– UNIX/Linux background: facility with command-line utilities; familiarity with system administration tools and concepts.
– Familiarity with distributed systems and micro-services a plus.
– Experience with Elasticsearch and Lucene.
– Experience with various data interchange and representation formats such as JSON, XML.
– Strong initiative: must be able to take high-level requirements, ask questions and get clarifications, decompose into deliverable software components, design and implement solution to meet functional, performance, and quality acceptance criteria.
– Excellent communication: must be a good listener, willing to ask questions, and able to clearly communicate ideas with team members and external groups.
Core Responsibilities:

– Collaborates with project stakeholders to identify product and technical requirements. Conducts analysis to determine integration needs.
– Designs new software and web applications, supports applications under development, and customizes current applications. Develops software update process for existing applications. Assists in the roll-out of software releases.
– Trains junior Software Development Engineers on internally developed software applications.
– Oversees the researching, writing, and editing of documentation and technical requirements, including evaluation plans, test results,technical manuals, and formal recommendations and reports.
– Keeps current with technological developments within the industry.
Monitors and evaluates competitive applications and products. Reviews literature, patents, and current practices relevant to the solution of assigned projects.
– Provides technical leadership throughout the design process and guidance with regards to practices, procedures, and techniques. Serves as a guide and mentor for junior level Software Development Engineers.
– Assists in tracking and evaluating performance metrics. Ensures team delivers software on time, to specification, and within budget.
– Works with Quality Assurance team to determine if applications fit specification and technical requirements.
– Displays expertise in knowledge of engineering methodologies, concepts, and skills and their application in the area of specified engineering specialty.
– Displays expertise in process design and redesign skills. Presents and defends architectural, design, and technical choices to internal audiences.
– Consistent exercise of independent judgment and discretion in matters of significance.
– Regular, consistent and punctual attendance. Must be able to work nights and weekends, variable schedule(s) as necessary.
– Other duties and responsibilities as assigned.

Job Specification:

– Bachelors Degree or Equivalent
– Engineering, Computer Science
– Generally requires 7-11 years related experience

Comcast is an EOE/Veterans/Disabled/LGBT employer

 Apply here!

Sr. Eng, Software Dev. & Engineering – NLP

Comcast brings together the best in media and technology. We drive innovation to create the world’s best entertainment and online experiences. As a Fortune 50 leader, we set the pace in a variety of innovative and fascinating businesses and create career opportunities across a wide range of locations and disciplines. We are at the forefront of change and move at an amazing pace, thanks to our remarkable people, who bring cutting-edge products and services to life for millions of customers every day. If you share in our passion for teamwork, our vision to revolutionize industries and our goal to lead the future in media and technology, we want you to fast-forward your career at Comcast.

 
Summary:

 

The Voice Control Platform is part of Comcast Cable’s Technology & Product (T&P) organization and serves the larger company with advanced NLP technologies for searching and discovering any type of content in the entertainment catalog

available.
The Voice control Platform needs an NLP engineer to continue to expand and grow the capabilities of our products.
You will work with other engineers and researchers with backgrounds in advanced fields such as natural language processing, information retrieval, and knowledge representation.  As a key member of the team, you will help define, refine,

and test state of the art algorithms, and scale the associated systems for high performance, stability, and availability.
Comcast T&P encourages career development with regular opportunities for training and programs for innovative cross-team projects such as week-long Hackathon and job rotation programs over the summer.

Job Summary:

Responsible for planning and designing new software and web applications. Analyzes, tests, and assists with the integration of new applications. Oversees the documentation of all development activity.
Trains non-technical personnel. Assists with tracking performance metrics. Integrates knowledge of business and functional priorities. Acts as a key contributor in a complex and crucial environment. May lead teams or projects and shares

expertise.

 

Core Responsibilities:

To develop new technology and adapt/apply existing technologies to NLP problems for the Comcast Voice Control Platform.  This position is part of a team that uses Speech Recognition, Natural Language Understanding/Processing, and Machine

Learning along with search technologies such as SOLR/Lucene, tf/idf and relevance ranking, to extract contextually correct entity and verb semantics from speech and apply them to real world solutions across millions of connected homes.
This is a hands on development position and you will be expected to code in a typical linux environment using technologies such as Hibernate and MySQL, as well as work with devops technologies such as Splunk and Zookeeper.  You will be

an integral component of a team that building a scalable system that will be deployed in the largest Cable MSO in the US.  We implement an Agile process and you will be expected to be familiar with and use scrum and bi-weekly sprints to

deploy features very quickly and document problems using tools such as Jira or Rally.
An ideal candidate would have exposure to NLP and general statistical/modeling techniques such as word embedding, CRF, HMM, SVM, KNN, and deep learning, and would have published in the area.  He or she might have worked on Topic

Classification, Parsing, Narrative Thread analysis, parts of speech tagging, or recommendations engines, Sphinx, metadata extraction and machine learning.

 

The candidate also:

– Collaborates with project stakeholders to identify product and technical requirements. Conducts analysis to determine integration needs.
– Designs new software and web applications, supports applications under development, and customizes current applications. Develops software update process for existing applications. Assists in the roll-out of software releases.
– Trains junior Software Development Engineers on internally developed software applications.
– Oversees the researching, writing, and editing of documentation and technical requirements, including evaluation plans, test results, technical manuals, and formal recommendations and reports.
– Keeps current with technological developments within the industry. Monitors and evaluates competitive applications and products. Reviews literature, patents, and current practices relevant to the solution of assigned projects.
– Provides technical leadership throughout the design process and guidance with regards to practices, procedures, and techniques. Serves as a guide and mentor for junior level Software Development Engineers.
– Assists in tracking and evaluating performance metrics. Ensures team delivers software on time, to specification, and within budget.
– Works with Quality Assurance team to determine if applications fit specification and technical requirements.
– Displays expertise in knowledge of engineering methodologies, concepts, and skills and their application in the area of specified engineering specialty.
– Displays expertise in process design and redesign skills. Presents and defends architectural, design, and technical choices to internal audiences.
– Consistent exercise of independent judgment and discretion in matters of significance.
– Regular, consistent and punctual attendance. Must be able to work nights and weekends, variable schedule(s) as necessary.
– Other duties and responsibilities as assigned.
– Collaborates with project stakeholders to identify product and technical requirements. Conducts analysis to determine integration needs.
– Designs new software and web applications, supports applications under development, and customizes current applications. Develops software
update process for existing applications. Assists in the roll-out of software releases.
– Trains junior Software Development Engineers on internally developed software applications.
– Oversees the researching, writing, and editing of documentation and technical requirements, including evaluation plans, test results, technical manuals, and formal recommendations and reports.
– Keeps current with technological developments within the industry.
Monitors and evaluates competitive applications and products. Reviews literature, patents, and current practices relevant to the solution of assigned projects.
– Provides technical leadership throughout the design process and guidance with regards to practices, procedures, and techniques. Serves as a guide and mentor for junior level Software Development Engineers.
– Assists in tracking and evaluating performance metrics. Ensures team delivers software on time, to specification, and within budget.
– Works with Quality Assurance team to determine if applications fit specification and technical requirements.
– Displays expertise in knowledge of engineering methodologies, concepts, and skills and their application in the area of specified engineering specialty.
– Displays expertise in process design and redesign skills. Presents and defends architectural, design, and technical choices to internal audiences.
– Consistent exercise of independent judgment and discretion in matters of significance.
– Regular, consistent and punctual attendance. Must be able to work nights and weekends, variable schedule(s) as necessary.
– Other duties and responsibilities as assigned.

Job Specification:

– Bachelor’s Degree or Equivalent
– Engineering, Computer Science
– Generally requires 7-11 years related experience

Comcast is an EOE/Veterans/Disabled/LGBT employer

 Apply here!