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LINGUIST List 18.461

Mon Feb 12 2007

Jobs: Comp Ling, Semantics, Syntax: Search QA Analyst, Comcast Inc.

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        1.    Filiberto Nolasco, Computational Linguistics, Semantics, Syntax: Search QA Analyst, Comcast Communications, Inc., Washington, DC, USA


Message 1: Computational Linguistics, Semantics, Syntax: Search QA Analyst, Comcast Communications, Inc., Washington, DC, USA
Date: 09-Feb-2007
From: Filiberto Nolasco <filibertostreamsage.com>
Subject: Computational Linguistics, Semantics, Syntax: Search QA Analyst, Comcast Communications, Inc., Washington, DC, USA


Organization: Comcast Communications, Inc.
Department: StreamSage
Web Address: http://www.streamsage.com/
Specialty Areas: Computational Linguistics; Semantics; Syntax

Description:
StreamSage, a subsidiary of Comcast Communications, Inc. located in Washington,
DC, is a leader in streaming media indexing and retrieval. We are currently
seeking candidates for the position of Search QA Analyst.

This position is responsible for performing the qualitative analysis and
interpretation of search results. This person will be a senior member of the QA
team, responsible for the search quality metrics of the multimedia (audio and
video) and entertainment information search service. This person will also
assist developers by writing scripts and developing toolsets for search result
metrics, based on precision and recall. Additionally, this person will aid in
other information retrieval evaluation tasks, including speech recognition
accuracy, word sense disambiguation, and ontology-like relationship building.

Major duties include:
- Gather and build multiple search results testbeds, including both content and
question logs, and record relevant answers
- Develop a systematic methodology to evaluate search results, implement testing
and evaluation procedures, and summarize and disseminate search results tests
- Provide developers with feedback on surface level analysis of search results
failure
- Act as a contact for qualitative search performance issues escalation
- Guide, mentor and supervise junior testers on qualitative search results testing
- Other duties as assigned

Education:
- Bachelor's degree in MIS, Computer Science, Mathematics, Computational
Linguistics, Statistics or related field

Experience:
- At least three years experience in software testing desired
- Excellent understanding of performance metrics
- Good understanding of basic linguistic concepts
- Excellent oral/written communication and interpersonal skills
- Knowledge of a scripting language such as Perl, tcl or Python; Java
familiarity is a plus
- Proven ability to manage multiple tasks/projects as well as to lead small,
directed projects
- Creative, self-motivated team player willing to take the lead to develop
cutting-edge testing methodologies and solutions
- Requires minimal supervision


To apply, please email your resume, along with a brief message discussing
your interest in the position, to:

filibertostreamsage.com

We will consider candidates until the position is filled.

StreamSage offers an informal and friendly work environment close to Metro in
downtown Washington, DC, and competitive salaries and benefits.

StreamSage/Comcast is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative
Action/Drug-free workplace employer.
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