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LINGUIST List 18.667

Fri Mar 02 2007

Jobs: German; Spanish; General Ling: Software Tester, Butler Hill Group

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        1.    Courtenay Hendricks, German, Standard; Spanish & General Linguistics: Linguistic Software Tester, Butler Hill Group, Seattle WA area, USA


Message 1: German, Standard; Spanish & General Linguistics: Linguistic Software Tester, Butler Hill Group, Seattle WA area, USA
Date: 01-Mar-2007
From: Courtenay Hendricks <chendricksbutlerhill.com>
Subject: German, Standard; Spanish & General Linguistics: Linguistic Software Tester, Butler Hill Group, Seattle WA area, USA


University or Organization: Butler Hill Group
Web Address: http://www.butlerhill.com
Job Rank: Select Rank
Specialty Areas: General Linguistics; Linguistic Software Testing
Required Language(s): German, Standard (deu)
Spanish (spa)

Description:
The Butler Hill Group, a computational linguistics consulting company, has an
immediate need for two well-organized, detail-oriented linguists to fill
Linguistic Tester positions on an existing multilingual project. Qualified
candidates will have native-level reading AND handwriting skills in Spanish OR
German AND will have strong background in and practical experience with
linguistic testing. Candidates must also have excellent reading and
communication skills in English.

As part of a team of three linguists working on a handwriting recognition
program, Linguistic Testers will perform testing on the personalization feature in
the respective language and cross-language. They will perform failure analysis
and bug mining on recognition result data with and without personalization for
both text and shape adaptation; they will also test word breaking and language
auto-detect features, user dictionaries, User Interface, the localized help and
documentation. The testers will have a lead that will be available to answer
questions and give general support.

Are you the right candidate for this position?
The right candidates for the Linguistic Tester position will be able to work in
a fast-paced environment with strong communication skills. Individuals must have
a strong linguistic test experience, be passionate and team-oriented.
*Candidates with linguistic software testing experience or familiarity with
various testing procedures will be preferred.* This role requires individuals
who are able to carefully follow documented instructions. Where there are gray
areas, they will be comfortable using their best judgment or intuition to make a
decision. This position requires individuals who are native speakers or
native-like speakers and handwriting proficient in the respective languages.
This is a full-time contract
position. Candidates should be able to commit 40 hrs/week for 3 months in
April, May and June of 2007, or the equivalent hours between March and June.

Requirements:
This position requires the candidates to work onsite full-time in Redmond,
Washington (USA). Better than average technical skills in a Windows environment
are also expected. Please specify all of your spoken/written languages, along
with level of fluency. US residents must have US work authorization (US citizen
or permanent resident). Unfortunately, the Butler Hill Group cannot sponsor
employment visas at this time. You will be required to sign a legally binding
non-disclosure agreement at the time of contract negotiation.

Compensation:
We offer a competitive, hourly pay rate DOE (to be paid as 1099 self-employment
income).

Interested parties should email a recent resume or CV, in English, along with a
cover letter specifying availability, relevant background, and ability to meet
the requirements listed above, to Courtenay Hendricks
(chendricksbutlerhill.com). NOTE: Please include the language(s) you are
applying for and the words "Linguistic Tester" in the subject of your email.

Application Deadline: (Open until filled)
Email Address for Applications: chendricksbutlerhill.com
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