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Wed Feb 27 2008

Jobs: Computational Linguistics: Program Manager, SYSTRAN Software

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        1.    Jodi Oliveira, Computational Linguistics: Program Manager, SYSTRAN Software, San Diego, CA, USA


Message 1: Computational Linguistics: Program Manager, SYSTRAN Software, San Diego, CA, USA
Date: 27-Feb-2008
From: Jodi Oliveira <oliveirasystransoft.com>
Subject: Computational Linguistics: Program Manager, SYSTRAN Software, San Diego, CA, USA
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University or Organization: SYSTRAN Software
Department: R&D
Job Location: California, USA
Web Address: http://www.systransoft.com
Job Rank: Program Manager

Specialty Areas: Computational Linguistics


Description:

Position ID: SD_PM_JS_200801

Job Description, duties and responsibilities

We are looking for an experienced Program Manager to join our R&D team, to
develop Machine Translation systems. The ideal candidate must have a proven
track record of managing complex initiatives across multiple stakeholders,
must be adept at communication at all levels, and must be comfortable
addressing projects that can contain considerable business process and
technical detail. You must also have strong interest in developing and
enhancing the capabilities of Machine Translation.

You will develop and apply advanced methods, theories, and R&D techniques
from a variety of technical specialties for complex and difficult problems,
independently execute responsibilities, routinely plan/direct/coordinate
projects, proactively anticipate, understand, and meet customer needs,
alter leadership and work style to accommodate diversity in ideas,
employees, customers and cultures, without sacrificing results.

Responsibilities include:

- Manage the US R&D team in coordination with R&D Director located in
Paris. Includes software development, experimentation, analysis of results,
and building new systems that combine linguistics and statistical language
models for Machine Translation covering several languages.
- Oversee existing and lead the effort to acquire new funded research and
development activities in the field of Machine Translation.
- Supervise multiple projects valued at approximately $2M annually under
the direction of management.
- Develop components of software products and accompanying design
information, such as functional specifications, design specifications, and
unit tests. You will be actively involved in all phases of development
including algorithms, software implementation, unit testing, debugging, and
system integration.
- Manage 3 to 4 project teams (5 to 7 individuals). This includes planning,
scheduling, and managing the work needed to ensure the successful
completion of projects; determining the resources needed to meet scheduled
objectives; and organizing the workload of subordinates based upon
established criteria.
- Interface independently with customers, and represent the company at
internal program meeting reviews.
- Responsible for day-to-day management of all project phases including
continual communication with customers and R&D team in Paris.
- Select, motivate and counsel project team members.
- Communicate related administrative support needs to accounting personnel.
- Provide timely reporting to management.

Skills:

- Knowledge of and experience with Natural Language Processing
- Significant programming experience.
- Superior oral and written communications skills.
- Evidence of mature, flexible, and innovative approaches in previous work
experience.

Qualifications:

MS or PhD in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, Electrical
Engineering, Computer Software Engineering, Applied Mathematics or Physics
7+ years work experience, including at least 3 years as a team manager.
Knowledge of foreign languages a plus.

Application Deadline: Open until filled.

Email Address for Applications: ssi_pm_jobsystransoft.com
Contact Information:
Jodi Oliveira
Email: oliveirasystransoft.com



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