LINGUIST List 15.3461

Fri Dec 10 2004

Jobs: Comp Ling: Programmer, HarperCollins Publishers

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        1.    Lesley Devine, Computational Linguistics: Programmer, HarperCollins Publishers, United Kingdom



Message 1: Computational Linguistics: Programmer, HarperCollins Publishers, United Kingdom

Date: 10-Dec-2004
From: Lesley Devine <vacanciesharpercollins.co.uk>
Subject: Computational Linguistics: Programmer, HarperCollins Publishers, United Kingdom


University or Organization: HarperCollins Publishers 
 Department: Dictionaries
 Job Rank: Programmer  
 Specialty Areas: Computational Linguistics 
 
 
 Description:
 
 Collins is looking to recruit an Analyst Programmer to join the highly
 successful Dictionaries Division, based in Glasgow. The successful candidate
 will be responsible primarily for maintaining and developing a GUI front-end in
 .Net for a SQL Server database containing dictionary data, but they will also be
 expected to get involved in other computational tasks, such as dictionary
 project support and new development projects.
 
 Applicants must have:
 - Sound knowledge of C#, Visual Studio, XML, SQL Server.
 - At least one year's first-hand experience of developing complex applications in 
    Visual Studio and SQL Server or equivalent.
 - An interest in languages and linguistics (preferably corpus linguistics).
 - The ability to develop projects to tight timescales.
 - Good communication skills - the role involves close liaison with application and 
    database designers as well as end-users of the new application.
 - Proven documentation skills.
 
 In addition, the following would be desirable, but not essential:
 - Knowledge of C++, C, Perl and/or XSLT.
 - An understanding of typesetting.
 
 Applicants should thrive in a team environment, but must also be self-motivated,
 and therefore comfortable working on their own. This position will initially be
 for 12 months on a fixed-term contract.  The successful candidate will enjoy an
 exciting, challenging role with an excellent benefits package.
 
 Please send a CV, together with a covering letter clearly stating your current
 and expected salary level, to Lesley Devine, email: vacanciesharpercollins.co.uk.
 
 
 Address for Applications: 
 
  Lesley Devine 
  Westerhill Road 
  Bishopbriggs 
  Glasgow G64 2QT 
  United Kingdom  
 
 Application Deadline: 22-Dec-2004 
 
 Contact Information:
 
  Lesley Devine 
  Email: vacanciesharpercollins.co.uk 
  Phone: +441417723200 
  Website: http://www.collins.co.uk
 
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