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LINGUIST List 19.1495

Tue May 06 2008

Jobs: Computational Linguistics: Team Lead, Zi Corporation

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        1.    Cassandra Gorski, Computational Linguistics: Team Lead, Zi Corporation, Telecommute

Message 1: Computational Linguistics: Team Lead, Zi Corporation, Telecommute
Date: 05-May-2008
From: Cassandra Gorski <cgorskizicorp.com>
Subject: Computational Linguistics: Team Lead, Zi Corporation, Telecommute
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University or Organization: Zi Corporation
Department: Linguistics
Job Location: California, USA (Telecommute)
Web Address: http://www.zicorp.com
Job Rank: Team Lead

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). For more information please visit our website.

Linguistics Team Leader

Reporting to the Director - Predictive Text, this position 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. A location for
this position has not yet been determined as it is flexible.

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

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

We invite all interested candidates to submit their resume to our head office.

Application Deadline: Open until filled.
Mailing Address for Applications:
Zi Corporation Human Resources
Suite 2100, 840 – 7 Avenue SW
Calgary, Alberta T2P 3G2
Email Address for Applications: employmentzicorp.com
Contact Information:
HR Manager Cassandra Gorski
Email: cgorskizicorp.com
Fax: (403) 233-8878
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