LINGUIST List 11.359

Fri Feb 18 2000

Jobs: Human Factors Engineer, Translation

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  1. Jeanne Sutton, Human Factors Engineer:, Florida USA
  2. Andrew Matthews, Translation Services Manager & Co-ordinators

Message 1: Human Factors Engineer:, Florida USA

Date: 16 Feb 2000 22:31:27 -0000
From: Jeanne Sutton <>
Subject: Human Factors Engineer:, Florida USA

Rank of Job: 
Areas Required: Human Factors Engineer
Other Desired Areas: 
University or Organization:
Department: Technical Recruiting
State or Province: Florida
Country: USA
Final Date of Application: March 15, 2000
Contact: Jeanne Sutton

Address for Applications:
6500 East Rogers Circle
Boca Raton
FL 33487

Job Title:	Human Factors Engineer
Location: Boca Raton, FL

Relocation:	Yes
Comp:		$60-75K

Job Summary:
As a Human Factors Engineer, this person is responsible for the design
of advanced interactive natural language dialogues to speech enable
NetByTel's telephone-based E-Commerce applications. 

Principal Duties and Responsibilities: 

�Working closely with Speech Recognition Application Engineers, develop
 dialogues and grammars to enhance speech recognition accuracy

�Development of modular dialogue components designed for reuse in
 multiple applications paying particular attention to attitudinal styles
 of dialogue and speech quality in discourse to promote a signature style
 of consistent personality across NetByTel&#8217;s applications.

�Oversee a human factor testing, analysis and dialogue changes to
 continually enhance and improve speech recognition accuracy and

Previous Skills and Experience Desired:

�Expertise in linguistics and knowledge of phonetics desirable.

�Real world experience in application development environment, with
 exposure to applied computational linguistics a plus. 

�Experience in industry in areas such as technical documentation also
 considered highly relevant. 

�Some experience with a programming language (such as Perl, C/C++, VB,
 HTML, etc.) highly desirable but not necessary. 

�Three to five years of related technical professional work experience.

Education Desired:

�BA or equivalent experience in linguistics (or related field such as
 computer science with specialty in natural language processing)

Additional Requirements:

�A strong motivating interest in speech user interface necessary. 

�A talent for meticulous attention to detail and ere towards
 perfectionism required.

�Must be self-motivated and able to work with limited supervision.

�Must possess strong teamwork and interpersonal skills. 

�Must be willing to work extra hours as required. 

�Ability to perform multiple tasks concurrently, communicates
 effectively, and works independently and in a team.
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Message 2: Translation Services Manager & Co-ordinators

Date: Thu, 17 Feb 2000 07:44:29 -0000
From: Andrew Matthews <>
Subject: Translation Services Manager & Co-ordinators

With offices in Europe, Japan and the USA, SDL is a leading web, 
software and multi-media company specialising in providing global
localisation solutions for multinational companies. Continued
development of the organisation's Sheffield operation has created
opportunities for motivated and committed individuals.

An exciting opportunity exists for a motivated, committed linguist
with experience of translation or localisation who is a highly
organised, motivated and committed manager with good problem solving
and communication skills. This role involves effectively managing
the work of freelance & in-house translators to ensure profitable &
high quality translation services are provided to SDL clients. The
post holder will be responsible for resource scheduling,
recruitment, training, development and general staff management within
the translation department.

Danish, Dutch, European Portuguese, European Spanish, German, Italian,
Latin American Spanish, Swedish Opportunities exist for native
speaker linguists with a degree in translation and experience of
localisation. These roles involve effectively managing the work of
freelance & in-house translators working on specific projects to
ensure profitable & high quality translations are provided to SDL
clients. Post holders will also be responsible for project resource
scheduling, terminology management and quality assurance. Experience
with Translation Memory tools would be an advantage.

We offer a unique opportunity for career development along with a
competitive salary, benefits and a great working environment.

Please apply in writing stating your current salary and enclosing your 
CV to:
Lesley Machin, 
SDL Sheffield Ltd, 
Plantation House, 
261-269 Ecclesall Road,
Sheffield, S11 8NX
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