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Senior NLP Scientist / Engineer San Diego, CA

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UnitedHealth Group

San Diego, CA

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The Senior NLP Scientist / Engineer is a key technical contributor in the design and development of state-of-the-art NLP for medical applications. The Senior NLP Scientist\\Engineer works closely with other NLP specialists, software engineers and subject matter experts on current company technologies, and serves in a technical lead capacity on forward looking projects. The successful candidate will have a strong background in Natural Language Processing, Artificial Intelligence with an emphasis on text, Information Extraction / Retrieval, and/or associated principles of knowledge representation and ontological design. The successful candidate will be a forward-thinker comfortable with research and design, but also demonstrate a willingness to support team members with existing systems in customer production environments. Technical aptitude is required, as the successful candidate will be a core contributor on teams responsible for taking ideas from vision through design to implementation. While the Senior NLP Scientist / Engineer role spans responsibilities in both research and development, position emphasis may be tailored to the skill sets of the successful candidate. Primary Responsibilities:Identification, research and development of new technologies to enhance existing company NLP solutions and extend those solutions to new applications and marketsAnalysis and refactoring of existing system architectures, with focus on functionality and performance

Required Qualifications:Advanced degree in Computational Linguistics, Computer Science, or other Computational discipline4 years of related professional work experience for applicants holding an MS - OR - 2 years related professional work experience for applicants holding a PhD (significant academic NLP experience will be considered for strong applicants)Knowledge of the algorithms and techniques of a computational domain with emphasis on text processing, performance and scalabilityDemonstrated technical aptitudeStrength and experience with at least one of the followingC JavaC#PythonPreferred Qualifications:Experience with Lex/Yacc, ANTLR or other parser generator frameworksExperience with DroolsExperience with SQLUnderstanding of morphology, syntax, semantics, discourse and/or pragmaticsExperience applying NLP in a medical domainLanguage skills in Portuguese or Spanish Careers with Optum. Here's the idea. We built an entire organization around one giant objective; make health care work better for everyone. So when it comes to how we use the world's large accumulation of health-related information, or guide health and lifestyle choices or manage pharmacy benefits for millions, our first goal is to leap beyond the status quo and uncover new ways to serve. Optum, part of the UnitedHealth Group family of businesses, brings together some of the greatest minds and most advanced ideas on where health care has to go in order to reach its fullest potential. For you, that means working on high performance teams against sophisticated challenges that matter. Optum, incredible ideas in one incredible company and a singular opportunity to do your life's best work.(sm) Diversity creates a healthier atmosphere: UnitedHealth Group is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, protected veteran status, disability status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status, genetic information, or any other characteristic protected by law. UnitedHealth Group is a drug-free workplace. Candidates are required to pass a drug test before beginning employment. Job Keywords: Computational Linguistics, Computer Science, C , Java, C#, Python, San Diego, CA

Associated topics: biopharma, dietetic, health, histology, immunology, metabolism, microbiological, physiologist, protein, vaccine


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About UnitedHealth Group UnitedHealth Group is the most diversified health care company in the United States and a leader worldwide in helping people live healthier lives and helping to make the health system work better for everyone. We are committed to introducing innovative approaches, products and services that can improve personal health and promote healthier populations in local communities. Our core capabilities in clinical care resources, information and technology uniquely enable us to meet the evolving needs of a changing health care environment as millions more Americans enter a structured system of health benefits and we help build a stronger, higher quality health system that is sustainable for the long term

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