LINGUIST List 14.2262

Wed Aug 27 2003

Jobs: French: Senior Technical Recruiter, Volt

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  1. v-ands, French: Senior Technical Recruiter, Volt Computer Services, WA, USA

Message 1: French: Senior Technical Recruiter, Volt Computer Services, WA, USA

Date: Tue, 26 Aug 2003 21:36:16 +0000
From: v-ands <>
Subject: French: Senior Technical Recruiter, Volt Computer Services, WA, USA

University or Organization: Volt Computer Services
Department: Linguistics/Foreign Language Technical
Rank of Job: Senior Technical Recruiter
Specialty Areas: Computational Linguistics, Language-related Microsoft
		 product testing
Required Language(s):French (Code = FRN)


STE1 and STE2 CSG openings with Microsoft's Office International
Management team through Volt.

What is this team? This group is working on various projects in
Romance Languages. The new CSGs will work with the new version of the
French Grammar Checker that goes with every version of Office.

Position starts mid to late August, in Redmond, Washington State.
Length of assignment: One year.

Position Description:
Primary responsibility is the creation and maintenance of linguistic
test data. This involves analyzing a set of sentences and generating
the expected linguistic analysis based on the specification. Other
responsibilities include evaluating linguistic coverage, reporting
accuracy, generating linguistic bugs, and tracking regression of the
products and technology.

Skills Required:
* Skills in detailed analysis of language, including knowledge of
 linguistic terms for parts of speech, morphological terms, syntactic
 and semantic structures.
* General investigative and problem solving skills, and ability to
 track details.
* General knowledge of personal computers, and the ability to install,
 upgrade and use MS applications and operating system(s) preferred.
* Willingness and ability to work as part of a team to ensure
 consistency and quality of work required.
* Native French language skills required. Canadian, Belgian and
 African French speakers are welcome.
* Bachelor's degree in French Linguistics or related field, or
 equivalent work experience/training required.

Soft skills:
* Proactive and self starter.

The new CSG candidates will be interviewed by the team in both English
and French. They interview will focus on hands-on knowledge of Grammar
skills, problem solving, general C/S knowledge.

40 hrs per week, no overtime. Flexible schedule, but generally 9-4
will be the core hours.

Address for Applications:

	Attn: Ms Andrea Schwartz
	11261 Willows Road NE
	Redmond, WA 98052
	United States of America 
	Position is open until filled

Contact Information:
	Ms Andrea Schwartz
	Tel: 800 253 9605

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