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NLP Applied Research Scientist (Arabic focus) at Emotech LTD

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  • London
  • fulltime
  • -
  • General Description of the Role

    Emotech is currently raising the state-of-the-art in multiple areas of speech and language processing. We currently have multiple projects in the Middle East for Arabic language that involve multiple NLP capabilities: world-beating Arabic speech-to-text systems, bilingual English and Arabic text-to-speech engines, and large Arabic language models. We are looking for experienced NLP Applied Research Scientists with a focus in Arabic language who will be able to expand this work and lead our research and products to become the go-to AI provider in the Middle East market.

    As an NLP Applied Research Scientist, you will be responsible for

    • Conduct applied research in NLP topics, with a strong focus on Arabic NLP
    • Collaborate closely with the research team to turn research into working solutions
    • Manage projects from inception to successful delivery
    • Have an understanding of the business needs and incorporate them into your solutions
    • Deliver production-ready code that can be deployed to customers

    Minimum Requirements:

    • Masters Degree or higher in NLP or an adjacent area of Engineering/Computer Science (speech processing, machine learning, computer vision, deep learning)
    • Minimum of 2-3 years of experience working in Arabic NLP in industry (or academic equivalent)
    • Proficient knowledge of at least a programming language commonly used in the community (e.g. Python, Rust, C++11)
    • Experience in Linux environments, working with CUDA-capable machines
    • In-depth knowledge of algorithms for NLP, speech processing, deep learning


    • Proficient/bilingual/native level of Arabic
    • Previous experience using Deep Learning techniques for NLP such as transformers
    • Previous experience with speech tasks (ASR or TTS)
    • Previous experience developing production-ready code
    • Previous experience working closely with product/project stakeholders

    What we offer:
    Emotech is a flat-structured and London based startup. We want each member to be well taken care of and have the capability to grow with the team. You are welcome to suggest any other benefits in addition to all of these in the following!

    · Autonomy to make vital decisions and offer solutions that have an impact on company development and the AI world

    · Competitive salary package including company equity

    · Performance bonus

    · Pension scheme (NEST)

    · Medical insurance (BUPA UK, private healthcare)

    · Work with diverse team with extensive domain expertise, some of the brightest & highly reputable minds in AI, software development, mechanics, business and investment

    · Collaboration on various projects with renowned universities, including CMU, UCL, University of Oxford, University of Cambridge, Imperial College London & University of Edinburgh

    · Internal knowledge transfer to explore multi-modality, ASR, NLP, computer vision, software architecture and more

    · Patent application (registration & legal consultancy)

    · Working visa application (application & legal consultancy)

    Emotech is an equal opportunity employer. We are committed to ensuring fairness of treatment, dignity, work-life balance and the elimination of all forms of discrimination in the workplace. We are building a diverse culture and workforce where is made up of inclusive groups of diverse people and treating all employees and job applicants equally and irrespective of their race, religion, color, nationality, culture, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, or disability.

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