Data Science Senior Expert- Natural Language Processing
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The Quantitative Research and Analytics Research job family is accountable for serving as a subject matter expert in the discipline of focus and leading or supporting the application of knowledge and techniques to impact business goals. This job family is responsible for teaching and consulting in their discipline across a broad audience and for driving adoption of related principles to innovate and improve the work done across the department and enterprise.
The Data Science Senior Expert- Natural Language Processing is an internal consultant and strategist, responsible for application of both behavioral and technical/data science techniques to impact business results and decision making. The ideal candidate is experienced in both machine learning and natural language processing and can act as a leader to help us develop and execute on an NLP strategy and advance the team’s data science / machine learning projects. This role is accountable for leading opportunity identification along with both research and project based prioritization. The ideal candidate will proactively research and influence the implementation of new skillsets, tools and techniques to improve effectiveness and performance in the department with their unique, cutting-edge knowledge.
- Leads the long-term NLP strategy, definition of research needs and development of appropriate methodologies (develop solutions and tools to support diverse business needs)
- Leverages expert knowledge and serves as a resource for the department on a variety of NLP concepts, tools and languages to achieve results
- Uses best practices to develop statistical, machine learning techniques to build models that address business needs
- Develops and builds alignment for frameworks/prototypes that integrate data and machine learning/predictive modeling to make business decisions
- Champions the sharing and adoption of techniques and methodologies in an analytic environment
- Identifies languages and tools that can bring efficiencies or needed techniques to the team
- Provides thought leadership on opportunities to deliver on business goals and improve performance, leveraging cognitive/ linguistic concepts and methodologies
- Generates actionable insights related to customer needs and patterns of behaviors
- Leverages existing research to inform recommendations and decisions; identify new areas of research and techniques that can solve business problems
- Collaborates with business units in order to improve the effectiveness of business decisions through the use of NLP insights and methodologies
- Communicates findings to ensure deliverables and results are well understood and incorporated into business processes
- Presents business cases and/or research findings and influences senior leaders across the enterprise to take recommended actions
- Influences and/or converts thinking of others or gains acceptance on complex ideas or new methodologies
- Utilizes effective project planning techniques to break down complex projects into tasks, manage scope of projects, and ensure deadlines are kept with a small number of team members
- Acts as an advisor, teacher and subject matter expert to provide support to individuals and teams across the department
- 10+ Years of experience
- Graduate degree strongly preferred in a quantitative field such as computer science, computational linguistics, engineering, applied math, physics etc.
- Deep familiarity with literature in the discipline and ability to research new concepts and stay up-to-date
- Experience applying natural language processing, linguistics, artificial intelligence, cognitive science or related principles in a business environment and can help to develop a competency in these areas
- Strong quantitative and analytical ability with advanced statistical and modeling technique
- Proven experience in using statistical modeling and/or machine learning techniques to build models that have driven company decision making
- Ability to develop and/or revise tactics to support changing business strategies and direction
- Ability to provide written and oral interpretation of highly specialized terms and data and to present this data to audiences with various levels of expertise
- Demonstrated ability to serve as a consultant and act as a liaison in area of expertise
- Ability to manage a wide range of loosely defined moderate to complex situations, which require application of creativity and originality, where guidance and counsel may be unavailable
- Demonstrated ability to code and develop models in languages such as Python, SAS, SPSS, R, etc.
- A functional knowledge about business in general and seasoned, in-depth, multi-dimensional knowledge of industry and company economics
- Ability to lead a project team of various skills levels
The candidate(s) offered this position will be required to submit to a background investigation, which includes a drug screen.
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