LINGUIST List 11.1082

Fri May 12 2000

Jobs: Applications Systems Programmer at ETS

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  1. Hawkes, Carol, NLP: Applications Systems Programmer at Educational Testing Service

Message 1: NLP: Applications Systems Programmer at Educational Testing Service

Date: Thu, 11 May 2000 16:56:29 -0400
From: Hawkes, Carol <>
Subject: NLP: Applications Systems Programmer at Educational Testing Service


Applications System Programmer

ETS Technologies
(A for-profit subsidiary of Educational Testing Service)

ETS is the nation's leading educational assessment organization and a
leader in educational research. We develop and administer
achievement, occupational and admission tests for clients in
education, government and business. We have recently announced the
creation of a new for-profit subsidiary - ETS Technologies. This new
business venture will develop new applications of emerging
technologies to support on-line learning through several product
lines, the first of which is Natural Language Processing.

Manages the development, installation, maintenance, and documentation of
computer programs for scientific and/or business applications. Executes
day-to-day development activities to meet user specifications, including
systems design, coding, testing, debugging, implementation, and documentation.

*	Design, develop, and implement text analysis and statistical
 applications for research and production
*	Design, evaluate, and modify procedures to solve complex computing
 problems in natural language processing (statistical and/or
 knowledge-based), taking into consideration computer equipment 
 capacity, operating time, and format of results

*	Maintain full technical knowledge of all phases of systems analysis
 and programming
*	Prepare detailed specifications from which programs will be written
*	Consult with applications users to collect and analyze applications
 systems software needs
*	Write documentation, evaluate reports and operating procedures, and
 maintain quality assurance
*	Recommend and develop cost estimates and present proposals for
 acquisition of new hardware/software required to support applications 
 under development

*	Detail-oriented, a self-starter, and possessing strong
 organizational and follow-up skills
*	Strong communication skills, both verbal and written

*	Ability to multi-task, plan and initiate action, and establish and
 meet deadlines

*	Ability to develop solid understanding of research and/or business
 functions of the application

*	Master's degree in Computer Science with a minimum of 2-5 years of
 diverse programming experience

*	Knowledge of C++, C, and PERL
*	Concentrated experience in Natural Language Processing (especially
 with very large corpora) and web-based application development is 

ETS Technologies offers a competitive salary and benefits package and
an ideal environment for professional growth and development. Please
send two copies of your resume along with a cover letter stating the
position title and salary requirements to:

		C. Hawkes
		Educational Testing Service
		Rosedale Road, Mail Stop 52-D
		Princeton, NJ 08541
		Fax: 609-497-6022
		Or email to:

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