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LINGUIST List 16.1705

Sun May 29 2005

Jobs: Computational Ling: Programmer, InQuira, Inc.

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        1.    Tessa Colich, Computational Ling: Programmer, InQuira, Inc., San Bruno, CA, USA

Message 1: Computational Ling: Programmer, InQuira, Inc., San Bruno, CA, USA
Date: 27-May-2005
From: Tessa Colich <tcolichinquira.com>
Subject: Computational Ling: Programmer, InQuira, Inc., San Bruno, CA, USA

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University or Organization: InQuira, Inc.
Department: Engineering
Job Rank: Programmer
Specialty Areas: Computational Linguistics; Discourse Analysis


Position: Language Developer
Date: July 1st

We offer:
Very competitive salary
Excellent company stock options and benefits
Fast-paced and exciting environment

Reporting to:
Chief Scientist

San Bruno (Northern California)

Interacting with most websites is a frustrating experience. You know what
you want to do, but you have to figure out what links to follow, or what
keywords to type, in order to accomplish your goals. Wouldn't it be nice
if you could simply state your goal - in plain language - and the site
would provide a response custom-tailored to your particular request?
Right now, InQuira's products are already good at doing exactly that. We
have solid, patented technology, a long list of Fortune 500 customers, and
an impressive set of investors, all of whom tell us that we're the best in
the business.

With your help, we can be even better. If you join us, you will help us to
improve the ability of our products to analyze and respond to natural
language queries. You will look hard at how people use language in
different business contexts, and you'll extend our software to encapsulate
what you learn. You will work directly with smart people in engineering,
professional services, and with our integration partners. We are
fundamentally changing the way that people interact with businesses through
the web; you can be a player in this revolution.

-Must have experience working with Natural Language Processing and/or
Rule-Based Systems
-Must have professional experience
-Bachelor's degree with a major in Applied Math, Computer Science, or
Computational Linguistics
-Advanced degree (M.S., M.A., or Ph.D.) a plus
-Demonstrable programming experience (Java, Perl or C++ preferred), in
areas such as data manipulation, search algorithms, or regular expressions
-Must have extremely strong analytical skills
-Fluent knowledge of the English language and excellent knowledge of
English grammar
-Fluency in at least one non-English language strongly preferred
-Familiarity with Unicode and double-byte languages a plus

Company Description:
InQuira is a dynamic and fast-paced organization that maintains an exciting
start-up feel despite continued success. Our products enable people to
obtain the right information on demand, improving and extending their
ability to interact through the web. We are well-funded by an impressive
group of financial investors and venture capitalists, are partnered with a
leading consulting organization, have a growing number of Fortune 500
customers and the best technical and management talent in the business. We
are looking for smart, energetic, and creative team members that are ready
and able to build the next generation of intelligent interaction products
and tools.

Address for Applications:

Tessa Colich
851 Traeger Ave. Suite 125
San Bruno, CA 94066
United States of America

Application Deadline: Open until filled.

Contact Information:

Tessa Colich
Email: jobsinquira.com
Phone: 650-246-5000
Fax: (650) 246-5036
Website: http://www.inquira.com

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