Comcast AI/ML Researcher - Comcast Applied AI in Washington, District Of Columbia

Comcast brings together the best in media and technology. We drive innovation to create the world's best entertainment and online experiences. As a Fortune 50 leader, we set the pace in a variety of innovative and fascinating businesses and create career opportunities across a wide range of locations and disciplines. We are at the forefront of change and move at an amazing pace, thanks to our remarkable people, who bring cutting-edge products and services to life for millions of customers every day. If you share in our passion for teamwork, our vision to revolutionize industries and our goal to lead the future in media and technology, we want you to fast-forward your career at Comcast.

Are you interested in building intelligent applications that impact millions of people on a daily basis? Do you have experience in Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning and its applications in at least one or more of the following areas Deep Learning, NLP, Reinforcement Learning, or Time Series Analysis? Do you want to conduct industry-leading research to build virtual assistants that interact with millions of customers in natural language and understand their needs? Do you want to help us build smart customer service applications that continuously monitor the millions of devices and applications and can recommend the best solutions to make that sure that our customers can enjoy our smart video, internet and home experiences with no or minimal interruptions?

The Comcast Applied AI group is currently looking to grow our group with senior and junior researchers that focus on using AI and Machine Learning for NLP, Deep Reinforcement Learning, Anomaly Detection, Predictive Maintenance and other Artificial Intelligence applications.

We are an innovative research group within Comcast's Technology & Product organization with offices in Washington, DC, Silicon Valley, Philadelphia, Denver and Chicago that does groundbreaking research to support the development of novel Deep Learning and Machine learning based products for Comcast's 22 Million consumers.

Comcast is the largest provider of TV and Broadband Services in North America, the largest provider of TV search and discovery applications in North America, & the 6th largest provider of search on the web, and a leading provider of smart home solutions.

Job Summary:

We are looking for both junior and senior researchers, and the ideal candidate will have experience working as a technical lead or junior researcher in an industrial, government, or academic lab setting on artificial intelligence and machine learning projects. Applicants with a Ph.D. are preferred.

Applicants should have good programming and software development skills, and be comfortable working in an interdisciplinary, team-oriented, applied research environment. Familiarity with Python, Java or Scala, C and knowledge of deep learning frameworks such as TensorFlow, MXNet, PyTorch, Keras, Caffe2, etc. is desired.

The position can be located in any of our locations, though Washington, DC or Sunnyvale, CA are preferred. We feature an informal, open atmosphere, and cultivate a start-up culture with the backing of a Fortune 50 company. The salary is competitive and commensurate with experience.

For more information about our group please go to: http://dclabs.comcast.com/research

Core Responsibilities:

- Develops algorithmic solution and technical requirements of custom designs for future products and applications.

- Leads research in one or more of the following areas: Deep Learning, NLP, Reinforcement Learning, Time Series Analysis, and Large-scale Machine Learning.

- Works with other Technical Leads, Product Managers and Business Partners to lead development of prototypes that demonstrate Research work, help with Product Discovery and integrate research output into engineering code base.

- Works with various team members both within and outside Research. Ensures timely progress of work. Conducts Research in an incremental manner thereby enabling faster integration of technology into products. Able to evaluate prototype systems, write technical papers, and help with technology transfer.

- Keeps track of developments in field both in academia and in industry. Attending relevant conferences and publishing research results is encouraged.

Education Level: Master's Degree or Equivalent; Ph.D. strongly preferred.

Field of Study: Computer Science, Data Science or Applied Math with experience in one or more of the following areas: Deep Learning, Reinforcement Learning, Large Scale Machine Learning, Data Science, NLP, or Computer Vision.

Years of Experience: Generally, requires 7-10 years related experience after Bachelors, 5-8 years after Master's, or 2-3 years after Ph. D. for lead positions, and at least 2-3 years related experience after Bachelors, or a recent Master's or Ph.D. for junior research positions.

Disclaimer: The above information has been designed to indicate the general nature and level of work performed by employees in this role. It is not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities and qualifications.

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