LINGUIST List 24.1377

Thu Mar 21 2013

Jobs: Computational Linguistics; NLP: Software Engineer, Oracle

Editor for this issue: Sarah Fox <>

Date: 20-Mar-2013
From: Alexander Gregory <>
Subject: Computational Linguistics; NLP: Software Engineer, Oracle, Bucharest, Romania
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University or Organization: Oracle Job Location: Bucharest, Romania Web Address:
Job Rank: Software Engineer

Specialty Areas: Computational Linguistics; NLP


Oracle is hiring Software Engineers with experience in NLP development and advanced scripting and object-oriented programming skills to automate language resource creation and build toolsets for the Oracle RightNow Virtual Assistant product (voice-enabled question/answer). This role is a full-time position (40 hours/week) and will be based in Bucharest, with occasional travel to Amsterdam, The Netherlands, where the alpha team is located.

The Oracle RightNow Virtual Assistant delivers contextual, interactive engagements that draw from relevant information and result in rich, seamless interactions that build trust and loyalty. More opportunities are generated because Virtual Assistant moves beyond answering questions by understanding customer intent to provide deeper engagements not typically associated with self-service.

We are seeking high energy individuals with leadership skills, who are motivated by teamwork, and thrive on articulating solutions within a group context. You are 100% solutions-oriented, and interested in driving process and pushing deliverables across multiple functional areas, actively building relationships with key stakeholders across projects. We operate across time zones in a flexible work environment, so your flexibility is key to your success in this role. If teamwork, energy and a passion for driving efficiencies through automation define who you are and how you work, we want to hear from you!

Desired Profile:
1. Demonstrated experience automating language resource creation (grammars, dictionaries, ontologies)
2. Significant experience developing tools and process for automatic named entity recognition
3. Significant experience in industrial R&D
4. Team player with proven skills around triaging issues and problem solving with key stakeholders across multiple projects
5. Proven track record in NLP development
6. Demonstrated experience as a technical lead (line management experience is ideal) for a team of NLP developers or engineers developing for product lines informed by NLP technologies.

1. Native or near-native English
2. Advanced skills in common scripting languages (python, perl)3. Object oriented programming (java, C++)
Nice to have:
4. Background in Speech technologies
5. Interest or experience in the mobile space
6. Advanced proficiency in one or more of the non-Latin 1 languages (Eastern European, CJK. Semitic)
7. Agile Scrum experience

Application Deadline: (Open until filled)
Email Address for Applications: Contact Information:
Alexander Gregory Email:

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