Position Title :

Senior Developer, Natural Language Processing (NLP) (French Services) (Telework)

Status of Employment :

Contractee Long-Term (Fixed Term)

Position Language Requirement :


Language Skills :

French (Reading), French (Speaking), French (Writing)

Work at CBC / Radio-Canada

At CBC / Radio-Canada, we create content that informs, entertains and connects Canadians on multiple platforms. Our successes and accomplishments are driven by embodying and upholding values, which include creativity, integrity, inclusiveness and relevance.

Do you think you have the ability and drive to keep up with this exciting, ever-changing industry? Whether it be in front of the camera, on air, online or behind the scenes, you would be joining a team that thrives on making connections and telling stories that are important to Canadians.

Unposting Date :

2024-07-10 11 : 59 PM

Why join CBC / Radio-Canada

Digital is a key part of our present and our future. CBC / Radio-Canada’s strategy is focused on becoming the first organization to provide a digital platform that delivers unique content and experiences for our audiences, by telling stories that reflect who they are.

Our innovations in artificial intelligence (AI) are central to our strategy, with a focus on enhancing and evolving our products for the future.

Our initiatives aim to incorporate cutting-edge AI technology to strengthen our offerings and anticipate our clients’ future needs.

By joining our team, you will be part of this innovation cell and play a vital role in designing and developing innovative solutions that will transform our products and services.

Your expertise and creativity will be key to keeping us at the forefront of technological innovation. We are adopting a responsible approach to AI that puts our users’ interests first and that values the talent and creativity of the people who showcase our culture.

There is an opportunity for this to be a full-time teleworking position. Work arrangements will be discussed with hiring managers per departmental guidelines.

Your role

As part of our artificial intelligence (AI) innovation strategy, we are seeking a talented, passionate Natural Language Processing (NLP) Developer.

You will be joining our AI innovation cell and playing a key role in designing and developing innovative solutions that will transform our products and services.

Your key responsibilities :

  • Design and develop NLP models and algorithms for extracting, analyzing and structuring textual data.
  • Compare and contrast models with the appropriate data and metrics to identify the most effective models for a given problem.
  • Work with the data science, engineering and product teams to incorporate NLP solutions into apps.
  • Pre-process and clean textual data sets to make them usable.
  • Optimize and enhance the performance of NLP models in production.
  • Research the latest advances in NLP and suggest continuous improvements.
  • Document processes, models and results for stakeholders.
  • Act as a consultant to product managers looking to incorporate predictive components into their products.
  • Provide practical technical expertise, advice and support to the Business Intelligence team for their advanced modelling needs.
  • Perform data exploration to identify what variables (features) to use in our various models.
  • Identify gaps in data collection and work with the relevant teams to gather that information.
  • Program the extraction, standardization and transformation of our reliable data sources, and confirm the integrity of those sources.
  • Develop and evolve production models following an iterative approach.
  • Help evolve our current prediction architecture based partially on Microsoft Azure ML and Databricks.
  • Synthesize and explain technological innovations so they are understandable to non-experts and accessible across the Corporation.
  • Be comfortable working with external partners such as universities.

Required skills :

  • Graduate degree in a relevant field (engineering, computer science, etc.) or equivalent professional experience
  • Knowledge of NLP libraries, models and architectures such as NLTK, spaCy, Transformers, BERT, GPT, etc.
  • Experience working with programming languages such as Python, R or Scala
  • Textual data manipulation and analysis skills (Pandas, Regex, etc.)
  • Expertise with Python / PySpark and machine learning libraries such as TensorFlow, PyTorch and Scikit-Learn
  • In-depth understanding of text pre-processing, language modelling and semantic analysis techniques
  • Experience working with Agile (Scrum / Kanban) processes
  • Experience with database management systems (SQL, NoSQL)
  • Comfort analyzing complex data from various sources
  • Passion for empirical research using data to answer challenging questions
  • Excellent spoken and written French; English an asset (as you will be required to work with bilingual teams) and willingness to develop your language skills desirable

Additional assets :

  • Microsoft Azure certification
  • Experience working with programming languages such as C#, TypeScript and NodeJS
  • Experience with other Cloud platforms (AWS, Google Cloud)
  • Experience with continuous integration / continuous delivery (CI / CD) tools
  • Experience with natural language processing (NLP) or computer vision

Perks you can look forward to :

  • Hybrid work environment with flexible work schedules, allowing you to prioritize yourself, your family and your work
  • Competitive benefits and compensation
  • Opportunities to work with cutting-edge technology
  • Opportunities for continued learning and professional development
  • Opportunities to become a member of our Employee Resource Groups
  • Pair programming and mentorship opportunities, where you can learn from the best in the industry and help coach new talent
  • A creative and dynamic work environment, where your ideas and contributions can be heard, valued and respected
  • An environment that favours experimentation and an iterative approach in order to achieve the highest form of technical innovation

Please note this is a 12-month contract position, renewable annually.

This regular position is not a consulting assignment but a long-term opportunity with attractive CBC / Radio-Canada employee benefits.

Candidates may be subject to skills and knowledge testing.

We thank all applicants for their interest, but only candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.

CBC / Radio-Canada is committed to being a leader in reflecting our country’s diversity. That’s because we can only create and tell the stories that connect Canadians, by having a workforce that mirrors the ever-changing makeup of our country.

That’s why we, as an employer, value equal opportunity and nurture an inclusive workplace where our individual differences are not only recognized and valued, but also extend to and pervade all the services we provide as Canada’s public broadcaster.

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Primary Location :

1000, Rue Papineau, Montreal, Quebec, H2K 0C2

Number of Openings : Work Schedule :

Work Schedule : Full time

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