LINGUIST List 13.571

Fri Mar 1 2002

Jobs: Computational Ling: 2 Positions, CA USA

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  1. Jana Johnson, Computational Ling: 2 Positions at Bowne Global Solutions, CA USA

Message 1: Computational Ling: 2 Positions at Bowne Global Solutions, CA USA

Date: 28 Feb 2002 19:34:08 -0000
From: Jana Johnson <>
Subject: Computational Ling: 2 Positions at Bowne Global Solutions, CA USA

Rank of Job: Software Linguist
Areas Required: Computational Linguistics 
Other Desired Areas: English and Spanish (2 positions)
University or Organization: Bowne Global Solutions
Department: HR
State or Province: California
Country: USA
Final Date of Application: None
Contact: Jana Johnson

Address for Applications:
5095 Murphy Canyon Rd, suite 300
San Diego
CA 92123

Position Purpose and Responsibilities


Experienced project member. Has demonstrated the ability to complete
assignments on time and with high quality. Understands and supports
the product development process. Knowledgeable on the interaction of
linguistic data with software products. Usually works as a member of a
project team with supervision, but should be capable of performing
tasks of limited scope and complexity as an individual.


Creates, maintains, updates, and reviews linguistic software databases
and algorithms for the company's products. Works closely with
linguistic and engineering staff on the development of individual
products.Works with project leaders and quality assurance staff on the
preparation of functional and performance test plans for the
lexicographic and functional components of products. Recruits and
supervises teams of freelancers and outside consultants on specific
projects.Works on the preparation of linguistic test materials and
analysis of test results.Keeps abreast of the state of the art of
computational linguistics and language aid software.Performs research
into linguistic and stylistic issues relevant to products.Participates
in design reviews.Organizes and clearly presents linguistic software
ideas.Enhances existing linguistic software components to agreed upon
specifications.Maintains (bug fixes) linguistic components of current
products.Develops quality linguistic software components that are
reliable, efficient, and thoroughly documented according to current
specification templates.Writes limited functional specifications.

Position Scope:

Freedom to Act

Works under general supervision.In situations not previously
encountered, discusses possible solutions with senior members of the
department and the designated supervisor.Work should be evaluated at
major milestones of a project.

Planning Participation:

Estimates own tasks with confidence. May still need guidance depending
on project complexity. Establishes and meets agreed upon
deadlines. Attends and participates in regularly scheduled project
status meetings.Understands what risk analysis entails and is able to
identify development risks.Should be able to anticipate problems and
alert supervisor.



Ability to apply principles, theories, and concepts of computational
linguistics. Proficiency in at least one data manipulation language and
basic understanding of at least one programming language (C or CHas
developed some specialized theoretical and practical skills.


Minimum of BA in Computational Linguistics or equivalent plus 1-2
years of experience, or MA in Computational Linguistics or equivalent.

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