LINGUIST List 16.982

Thu Mar 31 2005

Jobs: Computational Ling: Manager, Yahoo! Inc.

Editor for this issue: Vanessa Manion <>

The LINGUIST List strongly encourages employers to use non-discriminatory standards in hiring policy. In particular we urge that employers do not discriminate on the grounds of race, ethnicity, nationality, age, religion, gender, or sexual orientation. However, we have no means of enforcing these standards.

Job seekers should pay special attention to language in ads regarding employment requirements and are encouraged to consult our international employment page at This page has been set up so that people can report on the employment standards of various countries.

To post to LINGUIST, use our convenient web form at


        1.    Lan Nguyen, Computational Linguistics/ Text/Corpus Linguistics: Manager, Yahoo! Inc, CA, USA

Message 1: Computational Linguistics/ Text/Corpus Linguistics: Manager, Yahoo! Inc, CA, USA

Date: 31-Mar-2005
From: Lan Nguyen <>
Subject: Computational Linguistics/ Text/Corpus Linguistics: Manager, Yahoo! Inc, CA, USA

Fund Drive 2005 is now on! Visit to donate now!
University or Organization: Yahoo! Inc
Department: HR
Job Rank: Manager
Specialty Areas: Computational Linguistics; Text/Corpus Linguistics


Yahoo! Search Technology
Engineering Manager, Spelling Correction
Job No. RX1000007897
Location: Sunnyvale, CA

Would you like an opportunity to work in a dynamic, challenging environment
where creativity is encouraged, teamwork is paramount and contributions are
rewarded? Yahoo! is the No. 1 Internet brand globally and the most trafficked
Internet destination worldwide. Our success is no accident. Yahoo! is home to
some of the brightest minds on the Web. These are thrilling times for us, which
makes it a great time for you to join the Yahoo! team!

Desired Attributes
Are you an experienced engineering manager who likes a challenge? Are you
interested in being part of the company that provides the #1 destination on the
Internet? And are you a good speller?

The Yahoo! search team is looking for an engineering manager to lead our
spelling correction project. You'll work on a service used by millions of users
each day. You'll serve as project manager, people manager, and technical lead.
You'll work with a diverse group of people across the organization committed to
providing the highest quality spelling correction system for web search and many
other Yahoo! services. You'll be part of the unique Search Relevance
organization, balancing research and development within your group.

Essential Responsibilities:
Lead a crossfunctional team of scientists and engineers working on spelling
correction for Yahoo! Search. Help extend spelling correction to new markets
and new properties. Provide technical direction for the project as further
improvements to the quality and efficiency of spelling correction are made.
Manage engineering schedule and tasks for project. Supervise several core team

Required Knowledge:
- M.S. in Computer Science or related field with 5+ years of experience or
B.A./B.S. in Computer Science with 7+ years of experience.
- Experience managing engineering projects and teams in the technology industry.
- Excellent communication and organizational skills.

Extra Credit:
- Knowledge any of the following areas: information retrieval, statistical
modeling, computational linguistics, text processing.
- Experience with web search or other large-scale realtime systems.
- Knowledge of Linux, C/C++.
- Fluency in language(s) other than English.

Please apply directly to:
You may also send your resumes to Use the following
subject for your email: Eng Mgr, Spelling, req #RX1000007897.

Address for Applications

701 First Ave
Sunnyvale, CA 94089
United States of America

Application Deadline: Open until filled.

Contact Information

Phone: 408-349-3300

This announcement was accompanied by a donation to the LINGUIST List!
Respond to list|Read more issues|LINGUIST home page|Top of issue