[Corpora-List] Head of NLP - London

Khurshid Ahmad kahmad at cs.tcd.ie
Thu Feb 7 17:04:22 CET 2008

Dear All Not long ago there was an enormous 'furore' about using the Corpora bandwidth for discussion that was oriented towards corpus linguistics.

I am all for the bandwidth to be used for advertisments: can anybody advertise on corpora at uib.no?

> Head of NLP
> The Fizzback Group (www.fizzback.com) is one of the fastest growing
> companies in customer experience management. We provide a technology
> based research & analytics service that helps consumer facing businesses
> change the way they capture, analyse and act on customer feedback.
> Backed by a well known Venture Capital firm, we are pursuing rapid
> expansion plans, both in terms of staff and new clients. In order to
> deliver on these plans we are looking to hire a Head of the Natural
> Language Processing (NLP) team and related services.
> This is an exciting and rewarding opportunity for making a real impact,
> leading innovation and improvements, creating a superb team and
> fostering external relationships. With our funding, prospects,
> entrepreneurial culture and stage of existence this is a truly exciting
> time to join us.
> Location: Central London, Leicester Square
> Type: permanent/full-time
> Salary: Highly competitive + pension contribution and private medical
> insurance
> __Position Description and Responsibilities__:
> This is a senior position that requires strong academic and industrial
> experience. You will be responsible for all aspects of linguistic
> related activities and give clear guidance to the team. You will be
> responsible of fulfilling the demand from three different streams:
> Research & Development, delivery of service to new clients and support
> of existing services. Since you will be working on key components of our
> core technology platform, you will have the unique opportunity to
> significantly impact on the success of our services and company. You
> will also be responsible for:
> + Continuously finding ways of improving the NLP service within a
> Service Oriented Architecture
> + Planning and manage the execution of roadmap and client driven
> requirements
> + Defining better ways of quickly and reliably deploying NLP services
> to new Clients
> + Defining, using, standardising and improving adherence to best
> practices
> + Providing linguistic, innovation and execution leadership to the
> members of the NLP team
> __Job Requirement / Profile__:
> + Excellent knowledge of Natural Language Processing (NLP) theory and
> practice and statistical methods; in particular experience in the field
> of Information Extraction and Machine Learning techniques
> + Managerial and leadership experience, with a flair of building a
> stimulating and creative environment, where innovation is encouraged,
> plans executed reliably and efficiently. Ability to manage and retain
> talents is paramount
> + Strong verbal and written communications skills
> + MSc. PhD in related area an advantage
> + Experience in developing NLP tools and applications using existing
> frameworks and architectures
> + Hard working, with high energy, self-motivation and initiative
> + Good programming background (i.e. Java and XML)
> To apply please email your CV and cover letter to
> job-headnlp at fizzback.com
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Khurshid Ahmad

Professor of Computer Science Department of Computer Science Trinity College, DUBLIN-2 IRELAND Phone 00 353 1 896 8429

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