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Interactions-Senior Inventive Scientist

Location: New Providence

Type: Full Time

Min. Experience: Mid Level

Position Overview:

The Senior Inventive Scientist will work in an interdisciplinary team developing novel AI-driven technologies and products to drive a new generation of interactive virtual assistants.  He/she will collaborate on the design and development of core technologies enabling free-flowing natural conversation with multimodal interactive systems.  The senior inventive scientist is required to maintain awareness of ongoing technological developments in the field and assist with the transition/transfer of AI products and solutions across programs/projects.

Essential Job Functions*:

●      Collaborate with inter-disciplinary team on design and implementation of novel technologies and components combining knowledge-based techniques and machine learning to enable rich conversational interaction supporting omni-channel multi-modal enterprise virtual assistants

●      Collaborate with team to build innovative interactive multimodal virtual assistant services



●      PhD degree in computer science, engineering, linguistics, or a related field.

●      Strong software background with extensive experience in at least one major programming language

●      Experience in artificial intelligence and its practical application to the creation of interactive systems, with specific emphasis in one or more of the following areas:

●      Knowledge-based dialog management 

●      Application of machine learning (reinforcement learning, deep learning) to dialog

●      Interaction management for multimodal interfaces

●      Natural language generation

●      Natural language understanding



Experience in development and deployment of spoken, textual, or multimodal interactive systems, natural language processing, speech recognition
Python, C++, Linux/Unix Scripting
Experience with deep learning tools and libraries (e.g. Keras, Tensorflow, Theano)



Working Conditions/Physical Demands:

Estimated Travel up to 10% of the time.
General office environment. The working environment is generally favorable. Lighting and temperature are adequate, and there are no hazardous or unpleasant conditions caused by noise, dust, etc.  Work is generally performed within the office environment, with standard office equipment available.

●      While performing the duties of this job, the employee is required to sit or stand for long periods, use hands and fingers for typing and to handle computer controls. Heavy phone and computer usage is required for this position.


About Interactions:

Interactions is a leading provider of speech and natural language technology that enables businesses and consumers to engage in productive conversations. With flexible products and solutions designed to meet the growing demand for unified, multichannel customer care, Interactions is delivering significant cost savings and unprecedented customer experience for some of the largest brands in the world. Founded in 2004, Interactions is headquartered in Franklin, Massachusetts with additional offices in Indiana, Texas, New Jersey and New York. For more information, visit  www.interactions.com.


Interested candidates email resume to: nancy@vacaregroup.com


The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by people assigned to do this job. The above is not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities and duties required.

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