LINGUIST List 5.930

Mon 29 Aug 1994

Jobs: Sr. Engineer I/II

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  1. C.K. Kamprath (Christine, Job announcement

Message 1: Job announcement

Date: Fri, 26 Aug 1994 14:38:54 Job announcement
From: C.K. Kamprath (Christine <>
Subject: Job announcement

Position: Sr. Engineer I/II


 1. (Primary role): Technical liaison between Caterpillar Inc.and
the project teams at CGI (Carnegie Group Inc.) and the CMT (Center for
Machine Translation at Carnegie Mellon University) for the ongoing
automated machine translation project at Caterpillar, including:
 a. observation and communication of issues that arise in daily use of
the system
 b. assistance in tracking down bugs in the system and the linguistic
software that are identified
 c. participation in internal Caterpillar design meetings and other
discussions concerning the larger context of the machine translation
system, giving input on potential impacts or requirements relating to
the MT software.

 2. (Secondary role): Technical sales support for Caterpillar,
 a. identification of additional work related to the project within
Caterpillar that CGI is qualified to perform and for which our
involvement would assist Cat to meet its goals
 b. identification of other such work, unrelated to the current
project, within Caterpillar
 c. customer interaction to create initial high-level requirements
 d. creation of proposals to perform appropriate work
 e. collaboration with remainder of sales team throughout sales

Requires frequent travel with majority (~50-75%) of time being spent at
customer site in Peoria.

Required skills
 - Requirements analysis
 - High-level design
 - Linguistic/grammatical analysis
 - Good verbal communication skills in one-on-one interaction and
small group discussions and presentations
 - Good written skills, including high level of comfort with language
use and structure
 - Good customer interaction/presentability
 - High personal productivity without direct supervision
 - Work effectively as a team member
 - C programming
 - Unix systems

Desirable skills
 - Familiarity with SGML-based documentation products and philosophy
 - Familiarity with knowledge-based systems
 - Familiarity with natural language processing

 - B.S., or preferably M.S., in Computer Science, Linguistics,
Computational Linguistics or related field
 - 5+ years experience in requirements/analysis work
 - demonstrated successful customer interactions

Screening for this position has begun and will continue until a
qualified candidate is found. The position will begin on September 15
or as soon as possible thereafter. For more information, contact Peggy
Andersen, CGI, (412) 642-6900 or Christine Kamprath, Caterpillar Inc.,
(309) 675-7339. Resumes may be faxed to Peggy Andersen at (309)
642-6906 or e-mailed to Due to the need to fill
this position soon, candidates who are residents of the United States
are most actively solicited.
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