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In this section, you will find descriptions of candidate profiles that are being seeked for open positions, both temporary and permanent positions (below), and internships at ELDA/ELRA.

Research and Development Engineer (m/f)

Under the supervision of the CEO, the responsibilities of the R&D Engineer include designing, developing, documenting, deploying and maintaining tools, software components or applications for Language Resource production and management.
He/she will be in charge of managing the current Language Resources production workflows and co-ordinating ELDA’s participation in R&D projects while being also hands-on whenever required by the language resource production and management team. He/she will liaise with external partners at all phases of the projects (submission to calls for proposals, building and management of project teams) within the framework of international, publicly- or privately-funded research and development projects.

This yields excellent opportunities for creative and motivated candidates wishing to participate actively to the Language Engineering field.

Profile:

  • PhD in Computer Science, Natural Language Processing, or equivalent
  • Experience in Natural Language Processing (speech processing, data mining, machine translation, etc.)
  • Proficiency in classic shell scripting in a Linux environment (POSIX tools, Bash, awk)
  • Good level in Python
  • Knowledge of a distributed version control system (Git, Mercurial)
  • Knowledge of SQL and of RDBMS (PostgreSQL preferred)
  • Knowledge of XML and of standard APIs (DOM, SAX)
  • Familiarity with open source and free software
  • Knowledge of a statically typed functional programming language (OCaml preferred) is a plus
  • Good level in French and English, with strong writing and documentation skills in both languages
  • Dynamic and communicative, flexible to work on different tasks in parallel
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a multidisciplinary team
  • Citizenship (or residency papers) of a European Union country

 

Web Developer (m/f)

Under the supervision of the Technical Department manager, the responsibilities of the Web Developer consist in designing and developing web applications and software tools for linguistic data management.
Some of these software developments are carried out within the framework of European research and development projects and are published as free software.
Depending on the profile, the Web Developer could also participate in the maintenance and upgrading of the current linguistic data processing toolchains, while being hands-on whenever required by the language resource production and management team.

Profile:

  • Bachelor of Science (BAC + 3 / BAC + 4) in Computer Science or a related field (experience in natural language processing is a strong plus)
  • Proficiency in Python
  • Hands-on experience in Django
  • Hands-on knowledge of a distributed version control system (Git preferred)
  • Knowledge of SQL and of RDBMS (PostgreSQL preferred)
  • Basic knowledge of JavaScript and CSS
  • Basic knowledge of Linux shell scripting
  • Practice of free software
  • Proficiency in French and English, with writing and documentation skills in both languages
  • Curious, dynamic and communicative, flexible to work on different tasks in parallel
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a multidisciplinary team
  • Citizenship (or residency papers) of a European Union country

 

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Both positions are permanent and are based in Paris. Applications will be considered until the position is filled.

Salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience.
Benefits: complementary medical insurance; meal vouchers.

Applicants should email a cover letter addressing the points listed above together with a curriculum vitae to:

ELDA
9, rue des Cordelières
75013 Paris
FRANCE
Fax : 01 43 13 33 30
Mail job@elda.org

 

ELDA is acting as the distribution agency of the European Language Resources Association (ELRA). ELRA was established in February 1995, with the support of the European Commission, to promote the development and exploitation of Language Resources (LRs). Language Resources include all data necessary for language engineering, such as monolingual and multilingual lexica, text corpora, speech databases and terminology. The role of this non-profit membership Association is to promote the production of LRs, to collect and to validate them and, foremost, make them available to users. The association also gathers information on market needs and trends.

For further information about ELDA and ELRA, visit:
http://www.elra.info