LINGUIST List 15.390

Fri Jan 30 2004

Jobs: German: Computational Linguist, Microsoft

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  1. candacem, German & Comp Ling: Software Design Engineer/Test, Microsoft

Message 1: German & Comp Ling: Software Design Engineer/Test, Microsoft

Date: Fri, 30 Jan 2004 14:21:29 -0500 (EST)
From: candacem <>
Subject: German & Comp Ling: Software Design Engineer/Test, Microsoft

University or Organization: Microsoft Corporation
Department: Natural Language Group
Rank of Job: Software Design Engineer/Test
Specialty Areas: Computational Linguistics
Required Language(s): German, Standard (Code = GER) & Germanic


Do you have a background in German linguistics? Are you passionate
about the customer experience for proofing tools and other Natural
Language features? The Natural Language Group has an open test
position with responsibility for testing German linguistic feature and
component code. Responsibilities include evaluating linguistic
coverage, reporting accuracy, analyzing trends from build to build,
engineering test data, writing test plans &/or test design specs,
performing spec review, generating linguistic bugs, tracking
regression of the products and technology, and collaborating with
other language testers on test methodologies, identifying corpora
needs, and developing test tools. 

Qualifications should include demonstrated skills in detailed analysis
of language, including knowledge of linguistic terms for parts of
speech, morphological terms, syntactic and semantic structures. Other
qualifications include general investigative and problem solving
skills, an ability to track details, and an ability to work
effectively with PMs, Devs and functional testers. Native or
near-native German language skills required. Advanced degree in German
Linguistics or related field, or equivalent work experience/training
required. Willingness and ability to work as part of a team to ensure
consistency and quality of work required. Ability to write API tests
and test tools, perform code review and debug production source code
in C++ and C# preferred. C++, C#, PERL and SQL Server skills very
valuable for this position. If interested please send letter & resume
via email.

Address for Applications:

 Attn: Candace McKenna
 One Microsoft Way
 Redmond, WA 98052-6399
 United States of America 

	Applications are due by 05-Feb-2004

Contact Information:
 Candace McKenna
 Tel: (425) 706-9872
 Fax: (425) 936-7329

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