Cognitive Computing Research Specialist

in Dearborn, MI

Cognitive Computing Research Specialist Job

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    Dearborn, MI, US

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    Information Technology

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    Information Technology (IT)

Cognitive Computing Research Specialist
At Ford Motor Company, we believe freedom of movement drives human progress. We also believe in providing you with the freedom to define and realize your dreams. With our incredible plans for the future of mobility, we have a wide variety of opportunities for you to accelerate your career potential as you help us define tomorrow’s transportation.
As a key member of our Information Technology group, you’ll play a critical part in shaping the future of mobility. If you’re looking for the chance to leverage advanced technology to redefine the transportation landscape, enhance the customer experience and improve people’s lives, this is the opportunity for you. Join us and challenge your IT expertise and analytical skills to help create vehicles that are as smart as you are.
What you will be able to do
Join our Emerging Technology & Innovation Department, an eclectic and dynamic group of IT professionals who conduct research into leading edge technologies that drive our business forward. The group is involved in technology vendor engagement, experimentation, proof of concept and business use case creation, publication and communication of research results, and facilitation of technology implementation. You will research and apply new AI/cognitive computing technologies and products that enable human cognitive skills, such as language, perception, and reasoning. These technologies may include natural language processing (NLP) and natural language understanding (NLU), vision, and reasoning. You will:
  • Develop point-of-view for technologies and their potential applications at Ford
  • Work with business partners/owners to create use cases, share learnings and communicate our vision and processes to business leads and IT management
  • Collaborate with business partners, technology vendors and IT in bringing relevant technologies into Ford
  • Plan and execute proof-of-concepts to evaluate technology applicability
  • Demonstrate business value and improve user experience
  • Grow our AI Research Lab environment while increasing its visibility within Ford
  • Author and publish papers, both internally and externally
  • Serve as subject matter expert for architecture development and production deployment of AI and cognitive computing technologies  
The minimum requirements we seek: 
  • Bachelor’s degree
  • One or more years of development experience in AI and cognitive computing-related projects 
 Our preferred requirements:
  • Master degree in computational linguistics, computer science, engineering or related field
  • Educational emphasis on artificial intelligence, machine learning, and deep learning
  • Passion for cognitive computing technologies in the areas of language, learning and reasoning
  • Strong desire to learn new technologies
  • Experience with AI toolsets, including development languages (e.g., Python, Java and C++, etc.), machine learning library (e.g., TensorFlow, Pytorch, spaCy, CoreNLP, etc.), and cloud-based AI development tools/services (e.g., Azure Cognitive Services)
  • Experience with APIs and micro services
  • Ability to create test environments and develop/execute test plans
  • Exceptional technical and analytical abilities
  • Ability to work well independently and thrive in a less-structured environment
  • Ability to build credibility and trust with team members and senior leaders
  • Strong communication, presentation and collaboration skills
  • Design thinking mindset 
What you will receive in return
As part of the Ford family, you’ll enjoy excellent compensation and a comprehensive benefits package that includes generous PTO, retirement, savings and stock investment plans, incentive compensation and much more. You’ll also experience exciting opportunities for professional and personal growth and recognition.
If you have what it takes to help us redefine the future of mobility, we’d love to have you join us.
Candidates for positions with Ford Motor Company must be legally authorized to work in the United States. Verification of employment eligibility will be required at the time of hire.  Visa sponsorship is not available for this position. 
We are an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to a culturally diverse workforce. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, age, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability status or protected veteran status.
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