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Global Data Work Placement – (4 - 6 Month Work Placement)

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Posted Jan 15, 2019 - Requisition No. 72952

You're the type of person who loves unstructured data. You have probably run projects at university or for yourself with data scraped from the web or a social media platform. You are passionate about natural language processing and have practiced applying some of the main NLP methodologies for yourself. You are a fast learner and are excited by the challenge of working in a stripped down Linux environment with access to state-of-the-art computing resources.

A key aspect of our work as part of Bloomberg's Global Data department is finding, extracting, and understanding the data in financial documents. To aid this process we develop machine-learning algorithms to classify financial documents or extract key pieces of information our clients are interested in. We use state of the art big data and machine learning technologies such as Spark, GPU clusters and machine learning libraries like scikit-learn and tensorflow in our work.

You will develop algorithms in this technology stack that add meaningful value for our clients. Example projects could include the full range of NLP problems from classification, to named entity extraction, to sentiment analysis. We will expect you to take the lead on your work and collaborate with stakeholders to find opportunities for the application of NLP in our business.

We will trust you to:

  • Take ownership of your projects under the guidance of your mentor
  • Come up with innovative applications of NLP in our business
  • Liaise with internal stakeholders
  • Write production code
  • Expand on our existing classification and data-point extraction solutions

You'll need to:

  • Be comfortable working in a bare bones Linux environment
  • Be able to write python to a high standard (we will consider people who can write Java, C++, or R as well)
  • Be studying for a degree where you study machine learning, stats or NLP
  • Have availability to commit to the entire 4 to 6 month work placement, ideally starting before June 2019
  • Have availability to start a full-time position after the work placement

It would be great if you had:

  • Experience using Spark
  • Experience of GPU computing
  • Experience of developing neural networks

Does this sound like you?

Apply if you think we're a good match. We'll get in touch to let you know what the next steps are!

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