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LINGUIST List 24.1054

Thu Feb 28 2013

Jobs: Comp Ling; Text/Corpus Ling: Lead Linguist QA Tester, Oracle

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

Date: 28-Feb-2013
From: Louise Kemp-De Jong <louise.kemp-de.jongoracle.com>
Subject: Computational Linguistics; Text/Corpus Linguistics: Lead Linguist QA Tester, Oracle, District of Columbia, USA
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University or Organization: Oracle
Job Location: District of Columbia, USA
Job Rank: Programmer; Software Developer

Specialty Areas: Computational Linguistics; Text/Corpus Linguistics; Natural Language Data Extraction; Data Manipulation


Description:

Department: Oracle Language Technology
Location: Washington DC

The Oracle Language Technology (OLT) group develops language technology to support search and text analysis in a variety of Oracle products. The OLT Lexer software currently supports 35 languages, and will support at least 40 by 2014. The group has engineers to develop the software and computational linguists to develop the language dictionaries and other data needed to perform linguistic analysis on text.

Brief Posting Description:
Design, develop, troubleshoot and debug software programs for databases, applications, tools, networks etc.

Detailed Description:
As a member of the software engineering division, you will assist in defining and developing software for tasks associated with the developing, debugging or designing of software applications or operating systems. Provide technical leadership to other software developers. Specify, design and implement modest changes to existing software architecture to meet changing needs.

Job Requirements:
Duties and tasks are varied and complex needing independent judgment. Fully competent in own area of expertise. May have project lead role and or supervise lower level personnel. BS or MS degree or equivalent experience relevant to functional area. 4 years of software engineering or related experience.

Software Development Testing Lead

We are seeking a versatile individual who has experience in both text analysis technologies and software development testing to join our team developing multi-language natural language processing systems.

Candidate qualifications:
- Strong background in QA and software development testing
- Proficiency in C++, Java, and scripting languages
- Experience with natural language data extraction, data manipulation, exploratory statistics, and processing algorithms
- Knowledge of experimental design, including selection of samples, sample sizes, and correct models
- Familiarity with testing methodologies, such as gold-standard testing or task-based testing
- Knowledge of evaluation standards, including testing for statistical significance of results
- Excellent written and oral communication skills in English
- Strong analytical skills
- Ability to problem solve and work independently

Also valuable:
- Familiarity with search issues and algorithms
- Strong interest in the linguistic analysis of text
- Competence in one or more natural languages in addition to English

The candidate will be responsible for:
- Working with a team of computational linguists
- Supporting the development of a comprehensive NLP system
- Managing and creating comprehensive test programs and protocols
- Helping to maintain, release, and support the text analysis products
- Collecting, evaluating, and utilizing training corpora in developing language processors

Candidates must be currently residing in the US and open to relocating to Washington DC. No remote opportunities available.

Application Deadline: 01-May-2013

Email Address for Applications: louise.kemp-de.jongoracle.com
Contact Information:
Sr. Corporate Recruiter Louise Kemp-De Jong
Email: louise.kemp-de.jongoracle.com

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