[Corpora-List] Job annoucement: Pearson Longman - Data programmer/project manager

Andy Roberts andyr at comp.leeds.ac.uk
Wed Mar 21 17:31:00 CET 2007

Longman Dictionaries, part of Pearson Education, is looking for a hands-on
data programmer/project manager starting as soon as possible. The role
involves the following tasks:

- XML/XSLT conversion of monolingual/bilingual dictionary data for
print/digital use

- Monolingual/bilingual dictionary CD-ROM project management

- CD-ROM data preparation. Taking existing content and delivering to
software developers in an agreed XML format, ensuring that data is
fully validated and parsed before supplying. A wide range of data is to
be supplied, including dictionary text, pictures, spoken audio, etc.
This involves linking different assets like sound files and pictures to

- setting up new projects on an XML editing system for lexicographic

The ideal candidate would have the following skills:
* Experience of standard project management techniques * CD-ROM software
development experience would be useful but not
* Excellent data preparation skills, preferably involving XML content
development and validation. Experience of programming essential,
involving appropriate data processing languages such as Perl, Python,
Ruby, etc
* Experience of HTML and CSS. JavaScript an advantage.
* Good communication skills, able to communicate objectives and
maintain a good working relationship with in-house editorial and
technical staff and external suppliers.
* Working knowledge of European or Asian languages an advantage

The work is available immediately and is based in Harlow, UK (midway
between Cambridge and London). Salary according to experience.

If you're interested, please email with your cv to Angela Wright
(angela.wright at pearson.com)

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