Machine Learning Researcher - Natural Language Processing (NLP)

Seattle, WA

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At Palantir, we’re passionate about building software that solves problems. We partner with the most important institutions in the world to transform how they use data and technology. Our software has been used to stop terrorist attacks, discover new medicines, gain an edge in global financial markets, and more. If these types of projects excite you, we'd love for you to join us.
The Role
We are looking for someone that is passionate about natural language processing (NLP) and deep learning, someone that likes to push the boundaries of what is possible, and want to solve hard problems on top of unique datasets. You will be responsible for implementing, customizing, and inventing NLP deep learning techniques for some of the most challenging datasets. In this role, you will have the opportunity to get exposed to real customer problems early on and to help formulate, and drive novel deep learning solutions from the ground up.
Our Machine Learning team develops pioneering machine learning techniques to address immediate customer needs and to ensure Palantir’s platforms offer unparalleled machine learning capabilities.

Core Responsibilities

  • Read, present, and implement research papers in the areas of NLP and deep learning.
  • Modify and/or invent state of the art techniques to solve real-world problems and apply them to tasks such as Natural Language Understanding, Summarization, Text Classification, Intent Classification, Question Answering, etc. to optimize performance on unique datasets.
  • Work closely with engineering teams to push innovative learning models to production.
  • Propose and implement new ideas/directions in NLP/Deep Learning that can effectively solve customer problems.

Technologies We Use

  • Python
  • PyTorch
  • ONNX
  • Docker
  • Spark

What We Value

  • Experience with the latest NLP models such as BERT, GPT-2/3, T5, BART, etc.
  • Experience with deep learning NLP toolkits such as Hugging Face, spacy, etc.
  • Experience with vision-and-language multimodal pre-training and fine-tuning.
  • Proficiency with any of the major Deep Learning frameworks and libraries.
  • MS in Computer Science or related fields, or a PhD degree.
  • Excellent communication and collaboration skills.
Palantir is committed to promoting a culture of diversity, equity, and inclusion and is proud to be an Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action employer. We believe that all Palantirians share the responsibility of upholding our commitment to these values and encourage candidates from a wide range of backgrounds, perspectives, and lived experiences to join us in solving the world’s hardest problems. Palantir does not discriminate based upon race, religion, color, national origin, gender (including pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions), sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, status as a protected veteran, status as an individual with a disability, or other applicable legally protected characteristics. Palantir is committed to working with and providing reasonable accommodations to applicants with physical and mental disabilities. Please see the United States Department of Labor’s EEO poster and EEO poster supplement for additional information.
Palantir is committed to making the job application process accessible to everyone. If you are living with a disability (visible or not visible) and need to request a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application or hiring process, please reach out and let us know how we can help.

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Region: North America
Country: United States
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