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Tue Dec 08 2009

Jobs: NLP: Senior Software Systems Engineer,Educational Testing Service

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        1.    Matt Walsh, Natural Language Processing: Senior Software Systems Engineer, NLP, Educational Testing Service, USA, New Jersey

Message 1: Natural Language Processing: Senior Software Systems Engineer, NLP, Educational Testing Service, USA, New Jersey
Date: 07-Dec-2009
From: Matt Walsh <mwalshdavisadv.com>
Subject: Natural Language Processing: Senior Software Systems Engineer, NLP, Educational Testing Service, USA, New Jersey
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University or Organization: Educational Testing Service
Job Location: New Jersey, USA
Web Address: http://www.ETS.org
Job Rank: Senior Software Systems Engineer, NLP

Specialty Areas: Natural Language Processing


Senior Software Systems Engineer, NLP
Princeton, NJ

Educational Testing Service (ETS) is the world's premier educational
measurement institution and a leader in educational research. As an
innovator in developing achievement and occupational tests for clients in
business, education and government, we are determined to advance
educational excellence in the communities we serve.

ETS currently has an opening for a Sr. Software Systems Engineer to serve
in a developer role for our Natural Language Processing (NLP) Technologies
Group. You will perform in a developer role, writing technical
specifications/use cases/test plans, coding, mentoring other developers,
conducting internal testing efforts, and working closely with research and
development staff in the development of new and existing NLP capabilities
and products. You will work as part of a development team in the design of
highly complex NLP-related software systems. You will serve as a technical
expert, addressing problems related to NLP technologies, systems
integration, compatibility and multiple platforms.

Responsibilities include:
*Designing, customizing, coding, developing and testing complex NLP
software applications in a multi-tier software systems environment
*Preparing all relevant documentation conforming to the SR&T SDLC for
design, development and testing by internal or external entities
*Providing guidance to peers and lower level technical staff
*Creating detailed integration test plans
*Serving as key development resource for developing and supporting pilot
NLP-related projects
*Supporting production NLP applications

*Bachelor's degree in computer science, computational linguistics or a
related field; Master's degree would be an asset
*6-8 years of diverse analysis, programming and testing experience in the
development of advanced NLP capabilities and applications
*Highly skilled in Java, Perl and Python programming and SQL databases
*Familiar with UNIX tools and scripting languages
*Excellent understanding of the levels of linguistic analysis (syntax,
semantics, morphology, phonology) and typical computational approaches
applied at each level in corpus-based research
*Strong grasp of computational algorithms and elementary statistics
*Experience with machine learning toolkits such as Weka, Mallet, libsvm,
SVMLite and See5
*Experience with machine learning and natural language processing resources
such as WordNet, parsers, taggers and information retrieval systems

ETS offers competitive salaries, an excellent benefits package and an ideal
environment for professional growth. Interested candidates are invited to
apply directly online at www.ETS.org, job #79723 or visit
Please reference this posting as referral source. EEO/AA EMPLOYER, M/F/D/V

Application Deadline: Open until filled.

Web Address for Applications: http://www.ETS.org
Contact Information:
Kevin Murray
Email: kmurraydavisadv.com

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