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Oracle PhD Software Engineer Intern – Oracle Labs in Louisville, Colorado

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PhD Software Engineer Intern – Oracle Labs

Early in Career Programs

The Program:

Our future success depends on hiring world-class, early in career talent who are looking to power next-generation services and solutions. We are hiring doctorate students with a diverse set of skills and experiences to work in and across multiple projects within the Machine Learning Research Group. Our projects are intended to enhance your overall learning experience, help build your network, and accelerate your opportunity to make an impact.

The Team:

The mission of the Machine Learning Research Group (MLRG) is to scale Machine Learning (ML) across Oracle by evangelizing ML throughout Oracle, collaborating with product groups to develop ML-based solutions to improve their products and services, developing ML tools and systems to help them implement ML solutions on their own, and doing fundamental ML research to better understand what will be needed by product groups in the future.

The MLRG is composed of researchers, data scientists, and engineers that collaborate closely with other Labs research groups, and with product groups and business units across the entire company. These collaborations run the gamut from fundamental ML research around fairness and privacy to training and evaluating large-scale contextual embeddings for natural language processing.

The Company:

Oracle is an innovation leader in the Cloud services industry. We provide a complete technology stack both in the cloud and in the data center. Oracle is used in a broad spectrum of companies from small to the largest corporations and governments. We have built a cloud infrastructure platform that delivers unmatched reliability, scalability, and performance for mission-critical databases, applications, and workloads. For more information about Oracle (NYSE:ORCL), visit us*. *

What You’ll Do:

EXOR Project- We’re seeking a_PhD_student for a summer internship to work on language models. The internship project is how to improve the inductive bias of language models like BERT and GPT**with the goal of learning better models from less data. The project will build on previous work in anti-modeling, but with an eye towards addressing specific flaws in the inductive bias of transformers and the text data on which it is trained. The ideal candidate needs experience with Python, pytorch, and training language models. A candidate pursuing a Ph.D. is preferable.

Robust NLP- We’re seeking a_PhD_student for a summer internship to work in the area of better evaluation methods for robust NLP. The internship project is investigating methods for evaluating the performance of natural language processing (NLP) on deployment data. The key problem is that we may not have access to the deployment data’s labels and that data might be out of distribution compared to our test data. Can we use density estimates of the data distributions to do a better job measuring performance? The ideal candidate needs experience with Python, PyTorch, and machine learning. A candidate pursuing a Ph.D. is preferable.

Bias and Fairness in NLP- Our team is looking for a_PhD_student for a summer internship to work on a research project focused on bias/fairness and robustness in NLP prediction models. The project involves studying the behavior of state-of-the-art prediction models, predefined fairness criteria, bias amplification and specific types of adversarial attacks (which might intersect with bias considerations). The project targets designing efficient algorithms to train fair and robust models specific to the prediction tasks in consideration. The algorithmic contribution will use concepts from machine learning, natural language understanding, algorithmic fairness and adversarial learning. The ideal candidate would be a proficient programmer with a strong interest and preferably a research background in at least one of the following areas: algorithmic fairness, natural language understanding, machine learning and adversarial learning.

Privacy Preserving ML-We’re seeking a Phd student with research experience in the area of privacy preserving machine learning. Specifically, we’re interested in differential privacy, federated learning, and understanding threat models. We will be building on our previous work in private cross-silo federated learning with personalization. The ideal candidate needs experience with Python and PyTorch. A candidate pursuing a Ph.D. is preferable.

What You’ll Bring (Objective Minimum Qualifications):

To be considered for a PhD Software Engineer Intern position, you must possess the Objective Minimum Qualifications (OMQs) below. Please ensure that your application clearly indicates that you meet these OMQs, either on your resume and/or by uploading additional documents such as a transcript.

  • ADoctorate degreein progress, in Computer Science, Math or equivalent, graduating after December 2021.

  • Are proficient (e.g., can complete coding projects without any assistance) intwo or moreof the following computer languages: Java, Python, or similar object oriented or functional programming languages

  • Have academic coursework, completed projects, prior internship and/or research experience or equivalent inat least threeof the following areas: Machine Learning (PyTorch), Algorithmic Fairness, Natural Language Understanding and Processing (BERT, GPT), Adversarial Learning,Algorithms, Data Structures, Artificial Intelligence, Linear Algebra, Calculus

  • Have demonstrated experience (internships, projects, coursework) working onat least twoof the following areas: ML, NLP, Linux Operating Systems, , Source Code Control (Git or similar).

  • Have completedat leastoneinternship, research assistantship, teaching assistantship, or equivalent practical experience working with the relevant technical areas noted above.

  • Attend a university in the US.

  • Able to obtain work authorization in the US in 2021.

  • Haveno more than one yearof professional full-time work experience in the technology field (excluding internships, research and/or teaching assistant roles, and military experience). If you are interested in working at Oracle and you have more than 1 year of work experience in the technology field, please apply to Oracle’s experienced job openings. For information on currently open positions at Oracle, please visit

o If you have already completed a technical degree (Bachelors, Masters, or PhD) and have less than 1 year of experience, you may also apply at

What We'll Give You

High-impact projects:You’ll get the opportunity to directly influence our cutting-edge products. Got a question or idea? Voice it. Your curiosity could help advance our next-generation cloud applications and help us find new ways to apply emerging technologies like machine learning, and natural language processing.

Mentors that care:Work with industry-leading experts and award-winning engineers. On top of your project supervisor, you’ll be assigned a peer mentor—a recent hire who can help you navigate the internship experience. You’ll also be paired with intern buddies to ensure 360-degree support and engagement.

World-class training:Grow from once-in-a-lifetime learning opportunities and exposure to the latest technologies. You’ll benefit from comprehensive on-boarding and job-specific training that will help you get the most out of your time with us. Leadership training will help you build your business acumen.

A fun-filled summer:Enjoy a close-knit, community experience alongside your class of fellow summer interns. Our interns work across the length and breadth of our business but come together for fun weekly events like tech talks, networking, volunteering, and fun social happenings.

Getting to know you:

Oracle is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability and protected veteran’s status or any other characteristic protected by law.

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Organization: *Oracle

Title: PhD Software Engineer Intern – Oracle Labs

Location: United States

Requisition ID: 210006CZ