Research Engineer - Artificial Intelligence

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Posted Jan 13, 2020 - Requisition No. 80683

News and social media move financial markets. Bloomberg is one of the largest producers of news in the world and we ingest millions of news stories every day from over 70,000 external news feeds and social media such as Twitter. This data keeps our clients informed, and our team's insights help make sense of it for our customers.
Who are we? Bloomberg's Artificial Intelligence (AI) group is a team of engineers and researchers who have a passion for solving complex problems. Our charter: to extract and identify relevant, meaningful, tradeable, and actionable information (such as pricings, earnings, recommendations and major events) from data (including news, web, social media, and structured data) in real-time, as well as providing advanced ways of accessing this data (such as search, summarization, recommendations, and natural language question answering). Since our customers rely on this information to make swift financial decisions, we guarantee precision, accuracy, and latency numbers beyond most academic and industry standards.
We aren't just building customer-facing products, as the infrastructure and algorithms we develop are themselves used across the company. We also publish papers, attend conferences, organize workshops, and contribute back to the larger data science community whenever we can (see and
Who are you? A research scientist and engineer who wants to work in the areas of machine learning, natural language processing, information extraction, reinforcement learning, graphical models, summarisation, information retrieval, question answering, recommender systems, and/or knowledge graphs. You want to join a close-knit group and make a big impact.
We'll trust you to:

  • work with others in the AI group and the company on production systems and applications
  • publish research findings in leading academic venues and represent Bloomberg at industry conferences
  • write, test and maintain production-quality code, and
  • design, experiment, and evaluate algorithms, and models
    You'll need to have:
  • experience in AI, NLP, ML, Optimization, or related fields
  • experience programming in C++, Python or Java, and
  • a master’s degree (PhD preferred) with industrial experience
    We'd love to see:
  • a quantitative background (Probability, Statistics, Linear Algebra, etc.)
  • experience with distributed computational frameworks (YARN, Spark, Hadoop, Kubernetes, Docker), and
  • publications in top-tier conferences or journals (such as ACL, AAAI, SIGIR, KDD, EMNLP, ICML, NIPS or equivalent)
    Interview process:
    We believe interviewing is a two way street. It's a way for us to get to know you and your skills, and also a way for you to learn more about the team, our technical challenges, and what you'd be working on. The content of each interview round will be tailored to the role and your background, but the general framework can be found here:
    We want to ensure you can put your best foot forward throughout the process, so if you have any questions or need any accommodations to be successful, please let us know! 

If this sounds like you, apply!

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Bloomberg is an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, colour, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.

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