Junior Research Software Engineer in Natural Language Processing/Deep Learning

ETH Zürich — Zürich
12.09.2019Position with re­spon­si­bil­i­ties80% – 100%

Junior Research Software Engineer in Natural Language Processing/Deep Learning

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Junior Research Software Engineer in Natural Language Processing/Deep Learning

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The newly founded Media Technology Center is a place where researchers develop the media technologies of tomorrow in collaboration with industry partners. The center will also become a part of an international network of leading researchers in the field of media technology for knowledge exchange. To join our interdisciplinary team, we offer a position as a Research Software Engineer.

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Job description

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Together with experienced researchers (Postdocs), you will develop software prototypes (research prototypes) for new media technologies, specifically focusing on natural language and machine learning. Your first project will be to develop a Swiss Voice assistant (e.g., a "Swiss Alexa") which will understand and speak Swiss German sentences in dialects. Using state-of-the-art technologies in speech synthesis and speech recognition, you help us tackle the challenge of handling many dialects in Switzerland. You will be responsible for the implementation and testing of state-of-the-art research into software prototypes for the entire system using technologies from natural language processing and deep learning.

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Your profile

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  • Must hold a master degree or a diploma from a university of applied sciences. Relevant
    fields: computer science, electrical engineering, etc.
  • Experience in deep learning and natural language processing
  • Excellent programming skills in Python and familiarity with Tensorflow/Pytorch
  • Proficiency in written and verbal communication in English.
  • Speaking Swiss German is a plus
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ETH Zurich

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\nETH Zurich is one of the world’s leading universities specialising in
science and technology. We are renowned for our excellent education,
cutting-edge fundamental research and direct transfer of new knowledge
into society. Over 30,000 people from more than 120 countries find our
university to be a place that promotes independent thinking and an
environment that inspires excellence. Located in the heart of Europe,
yet forging connections all over the world, we work together to
develop solutions for the global challenges of today and tomorrow.
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Interested?

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We look forward to receiving your online application with the following documents: cover letter, CV, and transcripts. Please note that we exclusively accept applications submitted through our online application portal. Applications via e-mail or postal services will not be considered.

Further information about the Media Technology Center can be found on our website, www.mtc.ethz.ch. For further information, please contact Dr. Severin Klingler by e-mail severin.klingler@inf.ethz.ch (no applications).

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