LINGUIST List 25.4950

Sat Dec 06 2014

Jobs: Computational Linguistics: Software Engineer, German Research Center for Artificial Intelligence (DFKI)

Editor for this issue: Andrew Lamont <>

Date: 06-Dec-2014
From: Feiyu Xu <>
Subject: Computational Linguistics: Software Engineer, German Research Center for Artificial Intelligence (DFKI), Berlin, Germany
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University or Organization: German Research Center for Artificial Intelligence (DFKI)
Department: Language Technolgy lab
Job Location: Berlin, Germany
Web Address:
Job Title: Software Engineer for Text Analytics

Job Rank: Other; Software Engineer

Specialty Areas: Computational Linguistics


The Language Technology Lab of the German Research Center for Artificial Intelligence (DFKI LT-Lab) offers a position in Berlin, Germany, as Software Engineer in language technology, primarily in the area of relation extraction and text analytics.

We are looking for people who enjoy working in an innovative and enthusiastic team, love challenges and are passionate about building clever and reliable systems and tools. We offer an excellent working environment with close integration in research projects. The successful applicant will work in a multi-disciplinary and international team in one of the world’s foremost research centers in AI and NLP. DFKI Berlin is located in the center of the dynamic, livable and affordable capital of Germany.

The candidates should have a master degree in computer science or in related disciplines.

Expertise and experience in the following areas is expected:

- Java development
- System implementation in NLP and/or machine learning
- Web technology and/or database technology
- Strong Computer Science fundamentals (algorithms, data structures)

Experience in these areas is a plus:

- Hadoop, Cloudera or other Big Data platforms
- Human language technology, especially information extraction
- Mathematical background (probability & statistics)
- Understanding of software architecture and object-oriented design
- Other programming and scripting languages (Scala, C++, Python, Pearl.,...)

Expected General Skills:

- Good communication skills
- Excellent problem-solving skills
- Enjoy working as a member of a team and using their own initiative
- High degree of motivation
- Able to manage own workload and meet deadlines
- Good organizational skills
- Good standard of written and spoken English
- Good standard of written and spoken German is helpful


Successful candidates will be offered a competitive salary based on their qualifications and experience.

How to Apply

Please send your electronic application (preferably in PDF format) to Prof. Hans Uszkoreit and Dr. FeiyuXu (application emails below respectively). Include into the subject line "job opening No. 91-14/HU". A meaningful application should include a cover letter, a recent CV, and a brief summary of professional interests, and contact information for three references.

Application Deadline: 31-Jan-2015

Email Address for Applications:,
Contact Information:
Dr, Feiyu Xu

Page Updated: 06-Dec-2014