Sr. Eng, Software Dev. & Engineering – NLP

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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

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