The Machine Translation team recently achieved an exciting milestone, demonstrating parity with human translators in translation of Chinese-English news. Our team builds and runs the translation service that powers translations in Skype, Bing, Office and Windows, as well as translation apps on iOS and Android. The service is also used by thousands of companies around the world to translate everything from social media to technical documents. We are looking for a Principal Research Scientist to help us achieve best-in-the-world translation quality. Your work will include solving open research problems in state-of-the-art neural MT, including handling of names, model customization, low-resource languages, syntactic and semantic divergence between languages and more. You will also be challenged to come up with creative and efficient ways to bring your research results to our production systems.
We are a small team, and you will be able to take on a variety of roles and drive your ideas from conception to end-user. As a team member, you will solve real-world problems using innovative solutions, write research and production code, and ship cutting edge technology directly to billions of users, attend academic conferences, and publish on your innovations.
Ph.D. in Machine Translation or equivalent AND at least 5 years' experience post-doctoral experience in research and development Deep experience with Deep Neural Networks (DNNs) for translation or NLP tasks Strong publication record Proficiency in C++, C# or Java