Arab Center for Research and Policy Studies
About the job
The Arab Center for Research and Policy Studies is looking for programmers specialized in machine learning or data sciences to join an applied research and development project. The unit will develop technologies to serve Arabic digital knowledge production and advance the state of the art in modern digital Arabic. The unit will operate in an incubator style with potential equity models for products to be launched.
The unit leverages advances in natural language processing, automation, and artificial intelligence with applications to Arabic text, speech, media, and dialectology through knowledge engineering applications across the humanities and other social, political, medical, financial, economic, and entertainment domains.
In their role, programmers will substantively contribute to the development of the capacities, tools, products, and resources that will empower such applications.
Required skills and expertise:
- Programming experience in at least one language (C++, Java, Python, Rust, R, etc.)
- Experience with natural language processing (NLP) using modern technologies, packages, and library APIs to interact with natural languages.
- Solid knowledge in efficient algorithms to handle large datasets.
- Familiarity (at least) with the use of elastic cloud servers that provide computing services for data sciences and NLP such as Google Colab, Amazon AWS, and Azure.
- Experience with building websites and mobile applications that showcase the outcomes of technological development at the unit. This includes frontend, backend, and database (SQL/NoSQL) expertise.
- An intermediate level of proficiency in Arabic, including word forms (morphology), word origins (etymology), and spelling (orthography).
- Experience with data visualization to find insights, produce graphs, and extract information from large data sets.
- A bachelor’s or master’s degree in computer science/engineering, computational sciences, or a related field is required. Two or more years of experience and/or a concentration on statistical inference or machine learning is a plus.