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PhD Residency - AI / ML : Coding & Program Synthesis

X, the moonshot factory
Mountain View, California, United States
X is Alphabet's moonshot factory. We are a diverse group of inventors and entrepreneurs who build and launch technologies that aim to improve the lives of millions, even billions, of people. Our goal: 10x impact on the world's most intractable problems, not just 10% improvement. We approach projects that have the aspiration and riskiness of research with the speed and ambition of a startup.THE FOUNDATION OF AN AMAZING JOURNEYOur goal at X is to make the world a radically better place. In order to do that we seek fresh unexpected perspectives, from different fields, and that's why we're excited about you.Life here isn't easy, but it's fun. We're trying to build things most people can't even imagine, and we're doing it with the hope of making a huge, positive impact on the world. You'll be embedded into a moonshot project, where you'll partner with team members to solve key challenges.This isn't your ordinary internship. You'll be positively challenged and pushed professionally, in ways that you may have never experienced. If this excites you - keep reading.One of X's confidential projects is looking for new team members interested in building the future of software engineering. The team at X is experimenting with new ways to build, maintain, and innovate software systems using state of the art approaches. If you are interested in making the world a radically better place by improving software productivity and unleashing more engineering creativity, we want to talk to you! DURING YOUR INTERNSHIP YOU CAN EXPECT:To be placed on one of our confidential or public X projectsTo get paid competitively and with Google benefitsTo be part of a lively community of other Interns and ResidentsTo addend colloquium and discussions with team leads from across Google, DeepMind and external organizationsDETAILS:Duration: Flexible - 12 Weeks up to 6 months depending on availability.Location: X's headquarters in Mountain View, CAPaid Internship with benefitsREQUIREMENTS:Must be enrolled in an academic program and working towards completing a PhD degreeWHAT YOU'LL BE WORKING ON:Collaborating with the X project team to apply novel approaches (ML & other) to optimize for a better software futureRapidly develop prototypes to evaluate feasibility of various approaches; dispassionately assess performance and help team scope next stepsApply, modify, and develop new algorithms and software tools as the project demandsOrganize and process large volumes of dataWork cross-functionally with experts at X, from Alphabet, and academiaReport out to team on findings Engaging with the Internship community during the program (learning Moonshot thinking, attending colloquium and tech talks) & having fun!Impact is the primary objective for us. Publication isn't the main goal, but we are certainly open to it.MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:Currently enrolled in a PhD program in Computer Science with a strong interest in machine learning and software productivityA fast learner with strong coding skills in Java/Python or equivalentPassionate about development and the future of software engineeringAbility to work in a small team / rapid prototyping environment and deal with uncertainty and fluidityPREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:Open-source projects that demonstrate relevant skills and/or publications in relevant conferences and journals (OOPSLA, PLDI, POPL, ICSE/FSE, and/or NeurIPS, ICLR or ICML)Aptitude in TensorFlowFamiliarity with programming language theory/practices and/or static code analysisExperience working in a startup/research environment

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