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Scientist I - Relation Extraction
Raytheon Company | Cambridge, Massachusetts
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Job Description

Are you an experienced, passionate pioneer in technology \u2013 who is versatile, displays leadership qualities and is enthusiastic about tackling new problems? Do you enjoy creating experiments, prototyping implementations or designing new learning algorithms? If so, then BBN is the place for you.

Who we are
For more than 70 years, scientists and engineers in diverse disciplines at BBN have collaborated to solve real-world problems through research, exploration, development and prototyping. We partner with the best technical talent in academia and industry to challenge the status quo, pioneer new technologies, and create transformative solutions.

Our Analytics & Machine Intelligence team has the expertise to apply deep knowledge of machine learning approaches and other artificial intelligence techniques, learned and refined in human language technologies, to myriad problems faced by our current and future customers. We are seeking creative and talented Natural Language Processing researchers to join us in our research and development efforts.

We combine deep knowledge of linguistic structures with state-of-the-art statistical approaches to find critical patterns in language to help in translation, event extraction, and profile generation. We apply this knowledge in challenging tasks: finding and summarizing key information in multi-lingual corpora, understanding the relations between world events, predicting future events, and forming multiple interpretations of real-world situations.

What you will do
\u2022Design and implement experiments to test new hypotheses regarding \u25e6Information Extraction
\u25e6Cross-lingual NLP
\u25e6Cross-lingual Information Retrieval
\u25e6Machine Translation
\u25e6Abstractive Summarization
\u25e6Automatic Knowledge Base Construction
\u25e6Ontology Grounding

\u2022Test new methods against a variety of challenging datasets
\u2022Participate in collaborative evaluations that test our implementations on new data
\u2022Write and present conference papers about your work at peer-reviewed venues

What you will gain
\u2022Experience with cutting-edge research and prototype development
\u2022A deeper understanding of language structure and usage in a variety of domains, including social media and formal contexts
\u2022Familiarity with state-of-the-art machine learning techniques and programming packages
\u2022Opportunities to propose new ideas and solutions to challenging scientific and technological problems
\u2022Empowerment to satisfy your scientific curiosity and entrepreneurial drive
\u2022Flexibility to work on the schedule that fits your lifestyle and needs
\u2022A dedicated office where you can design your ideal working environment and express your own personality

What you need
\u2022BS with 6+ years, or MS with 4+ years, or PhD with 0-3 years
\u2022Degrees in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, Computational Linguistics, Electrical Engineering, and other related fields are all welcome
\u2022One or more publications in natural language processing or human language technologies.
\u2022Proven ability to carry out a research project from idea to design, implementation, testing, and publication.
\u2022Familiarity with state-of-the-art techniques used in addressing NLP challenges.
\u2022Excellent written and oral communication skills, and a willingness to work closely with customers and partners.
\u2022Comfortable supporting research codebases written in Python or Java.
\u2022Experience working on code collaboratively, including use of tools such as git and issue tracking.

Additional Skills that make you an ideal candidate
\u2022Strong communicator with demonstrated ability to address customer needs in a dynamic environment
\u2022Participation in research regarding cross-lingual or non-English natural language data.
\u2022Background in probability, statistics, or machine learning
\u2022Strong programming skills, e.g. system design and implementation
\u2022Project experience with reinforcement learning
\u2022Previous participation on government research programs, such as LORELEI, MATERIAL, or AIDA.
\u2022Eligibility for a security clearance (NOT REQUIRED)
\u2022We also welcome applications from non-U.S. persons.

Why Us
At BBN you will find an exciting, collaborative environment that offers the opportunity to contribute to revolutionary research that solves important problems. Career growth is encouraged through support for on-site training, mentoring, 100% tuition program, publications and participating in leading research conferences. If you have a growth mindset and you thrive under pressure, Come Join Our Team! We offer outstanding benefits that include flexible work schedules, a 5% 401k company match, a 5% Retirement Contribution plan, performance based incentive plans, an onsite gym (in Cambridge), paid parental leave, paid time off, and all kinds of employee discounts.
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Raytheon is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, age, color, religion, creed, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or protected Veteran status.


About Raytheon Company

Raytheon Company is a technology and innovation leader specializing in defense, civil government and cybersecurity markets throughout the world. With a history of innovation spanning 92 years, Raytheon provides state-of-the-art electronics, mission systems integration and other capabilities in the areas of sensing; effects; and command, control, communications and intelligence systems; as well as a broad range of mission support services

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