Raytheon Technologies Graduate Intern - Summer 2021 - NLP / Speech / Machine Learning in Cambridge, Massachusetts
Who we are!
For more than 70 years, scientists and engineers in diverse disciplines at BBN have collaborated to solve real-world problems through research, exploration, development, and prototyping. We partner with the best technical talent in academia and industry to challenge the status quo, pioneer new technologies, and create transformative solutions.
Our Analytics & Machine Intelligence team has the expertise to apply deep knowledge of machine learning approaches and other artificial intelligence techniques, learned and refined in human language technologies, to myriad problems faced by our customers.
We are seeking creative and talented Natural Language Processing and Machine Learning researchers to join us in our research and development efforts.
We combine deep knowledge of linguistic structures with state-of-the-art statistical approaches to find critical patterns in language to help in speech recognition, automatic translation, event extraction, and profile generation. We apply this knowledge in challenging tasks: finding and summarizing key information in multi-lingual corpora (from text or speech), understanding the relations between world events, predicting future events, and forming multiple interpretations of real-world situations.
What are some of the things you might do?
Design and implement experiments to test new hypotheses regarding
Cross-lingual Information Extraction and Retrieval
Speech Recognition and Speaker Identification
Automatic Knowledge Base Construction
Work on a team to apply advanced techniques to real world problems
Test new methods against a variety of challenging datasets
Participate in collaborative evaluations that test our implementations on new data
What will you gain?
Experience with cutting-edge research and prototype development
A deeper understanding of language structure and usage in a variety of domains, including social media and non-traditional contexts
Familiarity with state-of-the-art machine learning techniques and programming packages
Opportunities to propose new ideas and solutions to challenging scientific and technological problems
Empowerment to satisfy your scientific curiosity and entrepreneurial drive
Flexibility to work on the schedule that fits your lifestyle and needs
A dedicated office where you can design your ideal working environment and express your own personality
A summer of experience working with world class researchers
What will you need?
Graduate student working towards a degree in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, or Computational Linguistics
An interest in working collaboratively on challenging problems
Experience programming in some combination of Java, Python, Perl, and C++
Experience working on code collaboratively, including use of tools such as git and issue tracking
Additional Skills that would be AWESOME
Sound knowledge of linguistics, mathematics, and statistics
Experience in containerization, e.g. Docker and/or Singularity
Familiarity with state-of-the-art techniques used in addressing NLP challenges
Strong communicator with demonstrated ability to address customer needs in a dynamic environment
Participation in research regarding cross-lingual or non-English natural language data
Previous participation on government research programs, such as LORELEI, MATERIAL, or AIDA
We also welcome applications from non-U.S. persons
This position requires either (1) US citizenship, (2) Permanent Residency, or (3) other suitable documentation to permit hiring if you are not a US citizen or Permanent Resident.
Raytheon is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, age, color, religion, creed, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or protected Veteran status.