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LINGUIST List 23.3532

Thu Aug 23 2012

Jobs: Computational Linguistics: NLP Project Manager, Lionbridge

Editor for this issue: Sarah Fox <sarahlinguistlist.org>

Date: 22-Aug-2012
From: Kati Särkkä <kati.sarkkalionbridge.com>
Subject: Computational Linguistics: NLP Project Manager, Lionbridge, California, USA
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University or Organization: Lionbridge
Department: Tampere/Finland
Job Location: California, USA
Web Address: http://www.lionbridge.com
Job Rank: NLP Project Manager

Specialty Areas: Computational Linguistics


Description:

Lionbridge is the leading provider of translation, development and
testing solutions that enable clients to create, release, manage and
maintain their technology applications and Web content globally.

A key differentiator for Lionbridge is our global footprint, which
enables us to deliver superior service to customers through local
contacts and resources. We employ more than 4,200 specialists,
including linguists, project managers, engineers, subject matter
experts, content developers, application developers and quality
assurance professionals, in 26 countries. We also work with a
network of 85,000 independent multilingual workers including
translators, interpreters, web raters and subject matter experts across
more than 100 countries. For more information on our company and
services, please see our Web site at the web address below.

We are looking for a fulltime Project/Program Manager to manage
complex natural language processing related projects. A suitable
candidate has relevant educational background and proven
experience in managing client relationships. She/he is able to lead
projects successfully in a fast-paced, constantly evolving
environment. Our candidate is passionate about language, quality
and delighting the customer.

Working location: Silicon Valley, CA or Seattle, WA.

Responsibilities:
- Manage an effective business relationship with clients
- Proactively identify new business opportunities and support sales
- Manage multiple projects simultaneously
- Create project quotes and proposals, prepare and plan projects
- Manage all aspects of a project in different phases - budgeting,
planning, execution, closing - including change and risk
management
- Develop and implement policies and procedures, manage
operating plans and project resourcing
- Implement creative solutions for new and ongoing projects
- Raise and manage issues/risks relating to project
- Ensure that the project is delivered according to the plan and the
service quality goals
- Work together with global team members from various functions
across multiple time zones, lead a cloud-based team of linguists and
other experts

Required Skills/Background:
- BA or MA in computational linguistics/linguistics or equivalent
background
- Experience in projects within Natural Language Processing,
Computational Linguistics
- Experience in project management and account management in
similar roles having budget, quality and client satisfaction
responsibility
- Interdisciplinary understanding of e.g. NLP, multilingual SW
development and testing,
globalization/internationalization/localization, user assistance and
human technology interaction
- Basic knowledge of scripting (e.g. Perl, Python); ability to utilize
office and collaboration applications to develop and design
presentations, documentation, trainings as well as solutions to track
other operational information and activities
- Ability to work effectively within all levels of the organization
utilizing established processes and systems
- Outstanding interpersonal and communication skills with the ability
to build virtual relationships across continents
- Ability to take initiative, manage oneself and work independently
with minimal management direction

Send your application and CV via e-mail to the application email
address below. Please add information on your availability and
salary request. If you have any questions about the job or the
application process, feel free to send your inquiries to the same
address. E-mail inquiries only.

Application Deadline: 31-Aug-2012

Email Address for Applications: jobs.tamperelionbridge.com
Contact Information:
HR Manager Kati Särkkä
Email: kati.sarkkalionbridge.com

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