What would your computer say about you? Perl, Python, NLP role in Amsterdam

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 Ref: OSC532
 Amsterdam, The Netherlands (see more)
 Competitive salary based on experience

Talk NLP to me

In 1954, a computer translated more than 60 Russian phrases into English. Jaws dropped, eyes popped, and Natural Language Processing was born.

Our client is the worldwide leader in machine intelligence for matching people with jobs, which is to say that when it comes to hiring, they know what they’re doing. Applicants, bring your “A” game: they’re looking for a Natural Language Processing (NLP) Engineer who is passionate about Machine Intelligence and can evaluate NLP systems as easy as odin, dva, tri (or one, two, three, for non-Russian speakers).

Working with their crack team of data scientists and machine learning engineers, you’ll drive quality improvements, measurement standards, and error analysis processes for their in-house NLP framework. The goal is human level parsing, and you’ll be sure they smash that goal through quality improvement projects, data mining, and tinkering with heuristics to keep the company at the forefront of their industry.

Perl pros, this role is for you, but only if you’re flexible. Don’t worry, no one’s going to ask you to do the splits, but they do want a Perl developer with text processing experience who is willing to grow into Python. While 70% of the current stack is Perl, that will decrease as they transition to Python, and you’ll have a role that shift.

So, you’ve got the Perl chops, you’re down with Python, and NLP is your jam. If you’ve got experience with (or keen interest in) NLP systems and a bachelor or master’s degree in Computer Science, Artificial Intelligence, or Computational Linguistics, you’re looking mighty fine and you’re likely wondering, what can they offer me? Glad you asked. How about free lunches, snacks, and bevvies, Friday demos with a cold one, and a stellar location that is walking distance from the metro? Add on their annual week-long hackathon and the uber-cool team representing over 30 nationalities, and the question is, why don’t you work here yet?

To get in, send us your CV before this role says do svidaniya.

Skills and Experience

  • Strong Modern Perl
  • Python
  • Experience with, or keen interest in, Natural Language Processing

Why Apply with Perl Careers?

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  • We'll work with you to make sure your CV / résumé is the strongest it can be before we submit it; we know what our clients are looking for, and we'll work with you to make sure your most relevant experience is highlighted;
  • We can chase your application and argue your case in a way that would look pushy if you did it; we have strong relationships with our clients, they trust our advice, and we talk to them very frequently;
  • We have the same interest in getting a great salary as you do; our remuneration is based on a percentage of your starting salary, and we know how much the client is willing to pay -- we do a lot of negotiation behind the scenes.


It won't shock you to know that we know these are complicated and confusing times, and so do our clients. Bearing that in mind, there'll be a lot of flexibility with how your new role comes together. Whether that means that you start the first few months of your next job working at home, or delay relocating for a new role, we'll work with you and our clients to make sure you can start your next role safetly and in line with health advice.

Let's do this!

Interested in finding out more? Want to get the application process started? There's an application form up and to your right on this page (or maybe below if you're on a very small screen), or you can simply email us on pete@perl.careers quoting OSC532.

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