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LINGUIST List 18.1904

Mon Jun 25 2007

Jobs: Computational Ling:Team Leader/Full Time Employee, Zi Corporation

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        1.    Cassandra Gorski, Computational Linguistics: Team Leader/Full Time Employee, Zi Corporation, Seattle, Washington, USA

Message 1: Computational Linguistics: Team Leader/Full Time Employee, Zi Corporation, Seattle, Washington, USA
Date: 07-May-2007
From: Cassandra Gorski <cgorskizicorp.com>
Subject: Computational Linguistics: Team Leader/Full Time Employee, Zi Corporation, Seattle, Washington, USA

University or Organization: Zi Corporation
Web Address: http://www.zicorp.com

Specialty Areas: Computational Linguistics


Zi Corporation is a technology company that delivers intelligent interface
solutions to enhance the user experience of wireless and consumer technologies.
Zi's product portfolio dramatically improves the usability of mobile phones,
PDA's, gaming devices and set-top boxes and the applications on them. Zi
supports their strategic partners and customers from offices in Asia, Europe and
North America. A publicly traded company, Zi Corporation is listed on the Nasdaq
National Market (ZICA) and the Toronto Stock Exchange (ZIC).

Linguistics Team Leader

Reporting to the Manager - Linguistics, this position located in Seattle,
Washington, USA involves the professional application of skills and knowledge to
both direct the work of colleagues and act as an individual contributor to
develop information structures and formal algorithms for language processing.

Key Responsibilities Include:
- Provide guidance and direction for the linguistics team to meet a dynamic
delivery schedule
- Provide accurate and realistic estimates for budget and schedule
- Plan and allocate resources for existing and new projects
- Formalize, review and document linguistic practices and processes to ensure
traceability and quality
- Fulfill internal and external information and/or product requests
- Define and work with language characteristics and behavior across the full
spectrum of language types in order to guide the development of language
databases and software which processes written and spoken text
- Participate in further developing the intelligence of and applications of the
linguistic databases

Skills and Qualifications:
- Minimum Masters degree in Linguistics. PhD is preferred.
- Strong interpersonal and leadership skills
- Supervisory experience in an academic or professional setting
- Demonstrated research and professional experience in Corpus Linguistics,
Computational Linguistics and Lexicography, with published articles in any of
these fields
- Strong background in theoretical linguistics
- Documentation and business communication skills in English
- Demonstrated research / professional experience with languages of varied
families; a specialty in Indic or African languages would be advantageous
- Exposure to non-Latin writing systems such as Arabic and CJK languages
- Strong computer skills (especially Microsoft, Access and Excel)
- Exposure to project management concepts
- Relocation is provided

The Zi culture is constantly evolving, highly entrepreneurial and
multi-cultural. We offer our employees the freedom to grow their skills. We
invest in our employees; we promote from within, and we provide competitive

Application Deadline: (Open until filled)

Address for Applicants:
Zi Corporation, Attn: Human Resources
Suite 2100, 840 - 7 Avenue SW
Calgary, Alberta T2P 3G2

Email Address for Applications: employmentzicorp.com

Contact Information:
Cassandra Gorski
Email: cgorskizicorp.com
Fax: (403) 233-8878

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