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LINGUIST List 23.1836

Wed Apr 11 2012

Jobs: Computational Linguistics: NLP Engineer, UnitedHealth Group

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Date: 09-Apr-2012
From: Zach Endecott <zach_endecottuhgrecruitmentservices.com>
Subject: Computational Linguistics: NLP Engineer, UnitedHealth Group, California, USA
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University or Organization: UnitedHealth Group
Job Location: California, USA
Web Address: http://careers.unitedhealthgroup.com
Job Rank: NLP Engineer

Specialty Areas: Computational Linguistics; Natural Language Processing


Job Number: 374047


Responsibilities will include development, refinement, and implementation of
algorithms for document segmentation, lexical analysis, natural language
parsing, and conceptual indexing. Work will involve all aspects of software
design and development from system requirements definition to integration
and testing, as well as implementing system requirements for complex
customer systems where necessary and/or preparing studies to analyze
existing systems. An NLP Engineer reports to the Manager of NLP

Work will involve the development, enhancement, and maintenance of
complex NLP software, with thorough documentation of sophisticated
algorithms and procedures.

This position will work closely with medical language linguists to develop
techniques for state-of-the-art medical NLP.

OptumInsight is part of the family of companies that make UnitedHealth
Group one of the leaders across most major segments of the US health care

OptumInsight is one of the largest and fastest growing health information
companies. We specialize in improving the performance of the health system
by providing analytics, technology and consulting services that enable better
decisions and results. We integrate workflow solutions that deliver data in
real-time, and create actionable insights - processing health information that
relates directly to and affects one in four patients in the U.S., one in every
three Medicaid dollars and one in every five emergency room visits. And we
do it all with every action focused on our shared values of Integrity,
Compassion, Relationships, Innovation & Performance.

What can YOU do with the right information? At OptumInsight, the
possibilities and the impact are limitless. No matter what your role is at
OptumInsight, you'll be empowered to ask more questions, develop better
solutions and help make the health care system greater than ever. It's always
fresh. It's always exciting. And it's never been more important.


Bachelor's or Advanced degree in Computational Linguistics, Computer
Science, or a Computational Linguistics-related discipline.
2+ years of experience in Natural Language Processing and Software
2+ years of strong programming skills in C++, C#, or Java with strong
experience in object-oriented design and development.
2+ years of Natural Language Processing: experience with symbolic and
statistical methods, experience in two or more sub-specialties such as
development and analysis of large text corpora, information extraction,
named entity recognition, text preprocessing, morphology, ontological
reasoning, and semantic or grammatical disambiguation.


Experience with Lex/Yacc, ANTLR or other parser generator framework.
Experience with XML and XSLT
Experience with Python or Perl

Diversity creates a healthier atmosphere: equal opportunity employer

UnitedHealth Group is a drug-free workplace. Candidates are required to pass
a drug test before beginning employment. In addition, employees in certain
positions are subject to random drug testing.

Application Deadline: (Open until filled)

Web Address for Applications: http://careers.unitedhealthgroup.com/
Contact Information:
Zach Endecott
Email: zach_endecottuhgrecruitmentservices.com

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