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LINGUIST List 24.2779

Tue Jul 09 2013

Jobs: Multiple Languages; Comp Ling; Lang Documentation; Morphology; Writing Systems: Technical Writer, Oracle Corporation

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

Date: 09-Jul-2013
From: Heather Arnold <heather.arnoldoracle.com>
Subject: Multiple Languages; Computational Linguistics; Language Documentation; Morphology; Writing Systems: Technical Writer, Oracle Corporation, District of Columbia, USA
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University or Organization: Oracle Corporation
Department: Recruiting
Job Location: District of Columbia, USA
Web Address: http://www.oracle.com
Job Rank: Technical Writer

Specialty Areas: Computational Linguistics; Language Documentation; Morphology; Writing Systems

Required Language(s): Finnish (fin)
                            Hindi (hin)
                            Malay (mly)
                            Turkish (tur)
                            Urdu (urd)

Description:

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, providing a variety of linguistic analysis from tokenization to lemmatization to sentiment assignment. The group has engineers to develop the software and computational linguists to develop the language dictionaries and other data needed to perform language analysis.

Brief Posting Description:
Creates, develops, plans, writes and edits operational, instructional, maintenance, test or user manuals for paper, multimedia or web-based publications. Contributes to the timely design, production and delivery/completion of product documentation and document sets.

Detailed Description:
As a member of the technical writing division, you will design, create and deliver whole product documentation sets and/or related courseware. Edit, organize and direct the work activities of other technical writers and staff. Plan the format, arrange the layout of publications and edit work for conformance to publication standards and specifications.

Job Requirements:
Duties and tasks are varied and complex utilizing 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.

Additional Details:
Oracle Language Technology is seeking a skilled technical writer with linguistic training or background to join our team developing core natural language processing technologies supporting a variety of Oracle products. The successful candidate will have a solid grounding in commercial software and documentation technologies, native speaker knowledge of one non-English language, and a background and interest in understanding and describing the complexities of natural language processing.

Job responsibilities include planning and writing a variety of technical documentation deliverables, including end-user documentation, online help systems, and API documentation, as well as administration guides, solutions articles, and best-practice guides. The job involves working closely with a team of linguists and developers to understand the complexities of text processing for more than 35 natural languages, and contributing linguistic knowledge in one important native language.

Qualifications:
- 3-5 years of experience creating technical documentation for commercial software
- BS/MS, preferably in Technical Communications, English, or Linguistics
- Experience writing for developers and system administrators
- Familiarity with and interest in natural language and text processing issues
- Native speaker competence in one of Turkish, Finnish, Hindi, Urdu, or other South Asian language
- Excellent written and oral communication skills
- Ability and desire to work hands-on with the software
- Knowledge of structured authoring principles and technologies
- Familiarity with source control systems

Preferred:
- Experience documenting APIs (Java, C, and C++))
- Experience leading successful documentation projects
- Strong analytical skills
- Ability to work independently
- Excellent skills in interacting with independent linguist developers

Application Deadline: (Open until filled)

Email Address for Applications: heather.arnoldoracle.com
Contact Information:
Sr. Recruiter Heather Arnold
Email: heather.arnoldoracle.com
Phone: 678-873-6206

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