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NLP Engineer Job Description

An NLP engineer works in the field of natural language processing. NLP engineers work to create programs that allow computers to interact with humans using natural human language. Good examples of this kind of interaction include Apple's Siri and Amazon's Alexa. NLP is also used for translating information (like with Microsoft's Skype translator) and for answering questions (such as with Google translate). An nlp-engineer typically has a degree in computer science or a related field and knows various computer programming languages such as Elixir, Java,JavaScript, Ruby and Vue.js. NLP engineers must also have an understanding of linguistics. NLP engineers are needed in many different industries including medicine, law and financial industries like banking. These engineers often work with other IT professionals and company teams to help build programs and solve problems.

The field of natural language processing goes all the way back to the 1950s and an article called the "Turing test" that Alan Turing published about computing machinery and intelligence. Many experiments were conducted, but progress was slow for many years. For the next 30 years, the majority of NLPs that existed were based on highly complex sets of rules that were hand-written. However, the 1980s brought about a revolution for natural language processing when machine learning algorithms for language processing was introduced. Systems-based machine learning has many advantages over the handwritten rules, such as automation and efficiency. Today, this field has grown tremendously using tasks like syntax, semantics, discourse and speech to process language.

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Compare NLP Engineer salaries by region

NLP Engineers are highest in demand in SF Bay Area, New York, and London. Browse and compare average salaries in locations where this role is also popular:

  1. SF Bay Area
  2. $152,851
  3. Seattle
  4. $148,504
  5. New York
  6. $146,554
  7. Boston
  8. $145,806
  9. Los Angeles
  10. $136,848
  11. San Diego
  12. $132,500
  13. Washington D.C.
  14. $128,256
  15. Denver
  16. $126,875
  17. Chicago
  18. $124,877
  19. Austin
  20. $124,761
  21. Toronto
  22. C$109,959
  23. Dallas/Ft Worth
  24. $108,333
  25. London
  26. £68,108
  27. France
  28. €53,602
  1. SF Bay Area
  2. $152,851
  3. Seattle
  4. $148,504
  5. New York
  6. $146,554
  7. Boston
  8. $145,806
  9. Los Angeles
  10. $136,848
  11. San Diego
  12. $132,500
  13. Washington D.C.
  14. $128,256
  15. Denver
  16. $126,875
  17. Chicago
  18. $124,877
  19. Austin
  20. $124,761
  21. Toronto
  22. C$109,959
  23. Dallas/Ft Worth
  24. $108,333
  25. London
  26. £68,108
  27. France
  28. €53,602
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Where NLP Engineers are highest in demand

    NLP Engineers are highest in demand in SF Bay Area, New York, and London. Browse and compare average salaries in locations where this role is also popular: