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Raytheon Technologies Principal Investigator: Natural Language Processing in Cambridge, Massachusetts

Are you an experienced, passionate pioneer in technology – who is versatile, displays leadership qualities and is enthusiastic about tackling new problems? Do you enjoy creating experiments, prototyping implementations or designing new learning algorithms?

If so, then BBN is the place for you.

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 current and future customers.

We are seeking creative and talented Natural Language Processing 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 translation, event extraction, and profile generation. We apply this knowledge in challenging tasks: finding and summarizing key information in multi-lingual corpora, understanding the relations between world events, predicting future events, and forming multiple interpretations of real-world situations.

What you will do

Lead research direction on projects investigating

Information Extraction

Cross-lingual Information Retrieval

Machine Translation

Abstractive Summarization

Automatic Knowledge Base Construction

Robust and Reliable Machine Learning

Carry out experiments in support of the above – get your hands dirty with data and algorithms

Propose new research in machine learning applications to language technologies and other areas of importance to national security

Build relationships with government program managers based on mutual respect for technological depth and creativity

Capture new business from new and existing customers by leveraging the strength of BBN expertise and capabilities

Write and present conference papers about your work at peer-reviewed venues

Mentor junior staff on experimental design, best practices in research and engineering, and state of the art techniques in NLP and HLT

What you will gain

Opportunities to propose new ideas and solutions to challenging scientific and technological problems

Empowerment to satisfy your scientific curiosity and entrepreneurial drive

Scientific and technological leadership opportunities, setting program direction and priorities

Mentoring and training on business development, including customer relationship building and proposal writing

Financial rewards for successful business development

Travel and networking opportunities at conferences, technical integration meetings, and business development engagements

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

What you need

BS with 11+ years, or MS with 9+ years, or PhD with 6 years experience

Degrees in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, Computational Linguistics, Electrical Engineering, and other related fields are all welcome

Multiple publications in natural language processing or human language technologies.

Proven ability to carry out a research project from idea to design, implementation, testing, and publication.

Participation in research regarding cross-lingual or non-English natural language data.

Strong communicator with demonstrated ability to address customer needs in a dynamic environment

Familiarity with state-of-the-art techniques used in addressing NLP challenges.

Excellent written and oral communication skills, and a willingness to work closely with customers and partners.

Willingness to occasionally travel overnight

Additional Skills that make you an ideal candidate

Proven success in proposal or grant writing

Novel ideas on next directions for HLT research

Experience in leading research programs involving 2 or more people over a year or longer

Teaching or mentorship experience

Strong programming skills, e.g. system design and implementation

Previous participation on government research programs, such as LORELEI, MATERIAL, or AIDA.

Position may require some amount of overnight travel.

Willingness to apply and be granted a US Government security clearance

Why Us

We offer outstanding benefits that include flexible work schedules, a competitive 401k company match, a Retirement Contribution plan, performance based incentive, paid parental leave, paid time off, and many other employee discounts.

This position requires the eligibility to obtain a security clearance.

Except in rare circumstances, only U.S. citizens are eligible for a security clearance.


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.