LINGUIST List 29.923
Tue Feb 27 2018
Jobs: Applied Linguistics; Computational Linguistics: Product Support Software Developer, HarperCollins Publishers
Editor for this issue: Clare Harshey <clarelinguistlist.org>
Christiana Markou <Christiana.Markou
Applied Linguistics; Computational Linguistics: Product
Support Software Developer, HarperCollins Publishers, London, UK E-mail this
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University or Organization: HarperCollins
Department: Collins Learning
Job Location: London, United
Web Address: https://www.harpercollins.co.uk/
Job Title: Product Support Software Developer, Collins Learning
Specialty Areas: Applied Linguistics; Computational
Collins has been publishing
educational and informative books for almost 200 years. Throughout this rich
heritage we have maintained an impressive record in creating market-leading products
across various sectors. Our publishing for schools continues to deliver up-to-date
and engaging student resources and exceptional teacher support to help schools
tackle new initiatives and utilise the latest technology. We produce resources for
UK and International curricula to support teachers and pupils at school and outside
the classroom environment.
Our Collins Learning team in Glasgow are looking
for a Product Support Software Developer to provide technical product support and
systems development across Collins Learning.
Provide support to in-house and external users and liaise with vendors to ensure
effective plans are in place for future developments for the languages DPS system.
- Provide a smooth and efficient use of DPS and a clear plan for future
- Use scripting to manipulate language data held in DPS or as
tagged text to ensure it is correctly formatted at each stage of the production
process (XML Data processing).
- Ensure timely supply of content in the correct
format at all stages of product creation.
- Apply best industry standard
processes and practices on all all database and computational support work across
- Ensure that divisional data assets are managed in the most
appropriate and effective manner at all times.
- Investigate, establish and
document appropriate technical processes and standards for creating a variety of
different types of product across the division.
- Ensure suppliers are aware of
technical standards required and adhere to these.
- Effective and robust
- Degree or equivalent
in Computer Science or other relevant technical discipline
- Experience of the
practical application of publishing technologies
- Experience of computational
linguistics would be desirable
- Technical knowledge and experience of XML
workflows and associated technologies for content creation and management
interest in language
- An interest in publishing for the reference and education
- Good communicator
- Organised and thorough
- Logical thinker
- Approachable and enthusiastic
- Good team player, co-operative and helpful
- Ability to work calmly and effectively under pressure
- Ability to explain
complex technical issues and solutions to colleagues at all levels
apply via the link below with your CV, cover letter and salary expectations. Early
applications may be prioritised.
Please note: We consider all applicants
based on their skills, experience and ability to do the job. We do not unfairly
discriminate on the basis of convictions or other personal information. We do
require candidates to undergo employment screening in accordance with the relevant
local legislation. This will only happen at the point an offer of employment is
Overview of HarperCollins:
Our mission at HarperCollins is
to harness the power of great publishing and to amplify it through world class
marketing, global strength, and relentless innovation. We are all working towards
the same goal, and we do it guided by what matters most to us. The culture at
HarperCollins is defined by our six values, which inform our everyday actions and
the way we behave. From Finance to Editorial, our values shape the way we work.
Application Deadline: (Open until filled)
Web Address for Applications: http://bit.ly/2EZGjpe
Page Updated: 27-Feb-2018