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LINGUIST List 21.2566

Fri Jun 11 2010

Jobs: Programming; NLP: Programmer Analyst, U of Pennsylvania

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        1.    Haejoong Lee, Programming; Natural Language Processing: Programmer Analyst, University of Pennsylvania, USA

Message 1: Programming; Natural Language Processing: Programmer Analyst, University of Pennsylvania, USA
Date: 09-Jun-2010
From: Haejoong Lee <haejoongldc.upenn.edu>
Subject: Programming; Natural Language Processing: Programmer Analyst, University of Pennsylvania, USA
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University or Organization: University of Pennsylvania
Department: Linguistic Data Consortium
Job Location: Pennsylvania, USA
Web Address: http://www.ldc.upenn.edu/
Job Rank: Programmer Analyst

Specialty Areas: Computational Linguistics; Programming; Natural Language Processing


Description:

Linguistic Data Consortium at the University of Pennsylvania has an
immediate opening for a full-time programmer analyst to support our rapidly
growing linguistic resource creation projects.

Programmer Analyst (#100328205)

Duties: This position will support LDC's language resource creation
projects by providing programming, research and other technical support in
a rapid prototyping environment, for multiple concurrent projects with
evolving technical requirements. In collaboration with technical managers,
non-technical project staff and external researchers, this candidate will
assess technical requirements for projects, develop plans for satisfying
those needs, and implement technical specifications within stringent
deadlines and budget constraints.

Tasks may include:

- Work with project staff and external researchers to assess technical
requirements and devise novel solutions
- Develop and maintain software including GUI-based linguistic annotation
tools, web applications, data harvesting and processing tools
- Collect, process and normalize web and other linguistic data
- Develop and maintain data collection infrastructure
- Develop and implement quality control approaches for corpus creation
- Troubleshoot technical problems and provide timely solutions
- Document technical solutions
- Perform additional duties as assigned

Minimum Qualifications: BS in Computer Science or equivalent, MS preferred;
proven record of success in software development projects; solid
programming skills in at least two of the following programming languages:
Python, Ruby, Perl, Java, C and C++; solid UNIX and Windows skills; solid
shell scripting skills; solid knowledge of Unicode, XML and relational
databases; solid skills in both client and server side web programming:
HTML, CSS, JavaScript, and PHP; ability to work independently as well as
within a team; good interpersonal, oral and written communication skills;
ability to communicate with both technical and non-technical audience;
attention to detail; strong sense of personal accountability; ability to
juggle multiple tasks, prioritize responsibilities, and manage time
effectively in deadline driven environment.

Preferred Qualifications: Experience in GUI and network programming;
education or research experience in linguistics or human language technologies.

For further information or to apply online, visit the application URL below.

This position is contingent upon funding. For more information about LDC
and the programs we support, visit the program website.

Penn offers an excellent benefits package including medical/dental,
retirement plans, tuition assistance and a minimum of 3 weeks paid vacation
per year.

The University of Pennsylvania does not discriminate on the basis of race,
color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, creed, national
or ethnic origin, citizenship status, age, disability, veteran status or
any other legally protected class status in the administration of its
admissions, financial aid, educational or athletic programs, or other
University-administered programs or in its employment practices. Questions
or complaints regarding this policy should be directed to the Executive
Director of the Office of Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity
Programs, Sansom Place East, 3600 Chestnut Street, Suite 228, Philadelphia,
PA 19104-6106; or (215) 898-6993 (Voice) or (215) 898-7803 (TDD).

Application Deadline: Open until filled.

Web Address for Applications: http://jobs.hr.upenn.edu/applicants/Central?quickFind=191248
Contact Information:
Haejoong Lee
Email: haejoongldc.upenn.edu

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