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NLP Engineer HRI

Location : On-Site (Pasadena)
Job Type : Direct
Hours : Full Time
Required Years of Experience : 3+
Required Education : Ph.D in Computer Science, Electrical Engineering, or related fields.
Travel : No
Relocation : No

Job Description :

Role Summary:  


As an NLP Engineer for Human-Robot Interactions at the North America Research and Development Center, you will work with our talented team members to drive our innovative research and development for our next-generation service robotic product.  

Job Type: Full-Time 

Essential Responsibilities:  


  • Define and execute both the short-term and long-term R&D and engineering plans for NLP technologies to support current and next-generation product development and frontier research. 

  • Work with the local and global business, product, and R&D teams to define the requirements of the HRI and NLP functionalities of our new service robot platform and products. Convert the designs into technical development requirements. 

  • As the owner of NLP subsystems, responsible for creating core technical components and interfaces for voice HRI, including, but not limited to spoken dialogue systems, acoustic scene analysis, multi-modal emotion detection, etc. 

  • Track the state-of-the-art technology and conduct frontier fundamental and applied R&D. 

  • Actively attend international conferences and forums, present our work, publish research articles, and file invention patents. 

  • Build connections and collaborations with academia institutions and industrial partners. 

Required Qualifications :

Basic Qualifications/Requirements: 


  • Ph.D in Computer Science, Electrical Engineering, or related fields. 

  • Strong Machine Learning and Natural Language Processing background. 

  • Hands on experience in Deep Learning and Natural Language Understanding 

  • Proficient in Python. Ability to write clean and efficient code without supervision. 

  • Experience with deep learning / NLP toolkits, e.g. TensorFlow, PyTorch, Spacy, NLTK. 

  • Comfortable working on Linux platform, e.g., Ubuntu. 

  • Trackable research work with strong publications in the area of Natural Language Processing and Machine Learning. 

  • Excellent communication and teamwork skills. Self-motivated and passionate about the robotics and AI. 

  • Full proficiency in English and Chinese (Mandarin) 



Preferred Qualifications: 


  • 2 or more years of experience in successfully conducting applied research or developing products in industrial domains. 

  • Hands-on experience in designing conversational systems for Spoken Dialogue Systems.  

  • Signal processing skills. 

  • Experience in C++ and ROS. 

  • Experience working in speech technologies such as Automatic Speech Recognition, Speech Synthesis or Speaker Recognition. 

  • Passionate about exploring new areas and implement innovative ideas and concepts of Speech and NLP algorithms in company’s products. 

  • Strong connection with global technical leaders, and academia researchers.  

  • Work both independently and with other team members in a dynamic, and face-paced environment. 

  • Excellent skills of communicating with executive management team. 

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