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LINGUIST List 18.3634

Wed Dec 05 2007

Jobs: NLP: NLP/Language Engineer, The Fizzback Group

Editor for this issue: Bethany Townsend <bethanylinguistlist.org>


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        1.    Osvaldo Spadano, Natural Language Processing: NLP/Language Engineer, The Fizzback Group, London, United Kingdom


Message 1: Natural Language Processing: NLP/Language Engineer, The Fizzback Group, London, United Kingdom
Date: 04-Dec-2007
From: Osvaldo Spadano <ospadanofizzback.com>
Subject: Natural Language Processing: NLP/Language Engineer, The Fizzback Group, London, United Kingdom
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University or Organization: The Fizzback Group
Job Location: London, United Kingdom
Web Address: http://www.fizzback.com
Job Rank: NLP / Language Engineer

Specialty Areas: Computational Linguistics; Text/Corpus Linguistics; Natural Language Processing


Description:

NLP / Language Engineer

The Fizzback Group (see website above) is one of the fastest growing
companies in customer experience management. We provide a technology based
research & analytics service that helps consumer-facing businesses change
the way they capture, analyse and act on customer feedback.

Backed by a well known Venture Capital firm, we are pursuing rapid
expansion plans, both in terms of staff and new clients. In order to
deliver on these plans we are looking to hire an exceptional Language
Engineer, experienced in Natural Language Processing (NLP), to join the
company.

This is an exciting and rewarding opportunity for making a real impact,
innovate and help creating a superb team. With our funding, prospects,
entrepreneurial culture and stage of existence this is a truly exciting
time to join us.

Location: Central London, Leicester Square
Type: permanent/full-time
Salary: Highly competitive + pension contribution and private medical insurance

Position Description and Responsibilities:
You will be responsible for all aspects of linguistic software development,
including architecture, design, coding, documentation, QA, deployment and
management. Additionally, since you will be working on key components of
our core technology platform, you will have the unique opportunity to
significantly impact on the success of our products and company. You will
also be responsible for:
- Continuously finding ways of improving the existing NLP service within a
Service Oriented Architecture
- Designing and implementing new features, functionalities and technologies
- Defining better ways of quickly and reliably providing NLP services as
part of the delivery process of a new and complete service to Clients
- Help defining, using, standardising and improving adherence to best
practices
- Providing technical leadership to other software developers

Job Requirement / Profile:
- Excellent knowledge of Natural Language Processing (NLP) theory and
practice, and statistical methods; in particular experience in applying
Information Extraction from text and Machine Learning techniques
- Experience in developing NLP tools and applications using existing
frameworks and architectures
- Strong programming skills in Java and XML
- Strong verbal and written communications skills
- Bachelor's degree or equivalent. MSc/PhD in Computer Science an advantage
- Hard working, with high energy, self-motivation and initiative

Application Deadline: Open until filled.

Email Address for Applications: recruitfizzback.com
Contact Information:
Chief Engineering Officer Osvaldo Spadano
Email: recruitfizzback.com



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