SPUG: JOB: Perl Guru needed for Chinese/Korean linguistics projects

Andrew Sweger andrew at sweger.net
Thu Sep 16 18:05:42 CDT 2004

Perl Guru for Chinese/Korean Linguistics Projects

Are you an expert Perl developer, with a desire to work in a fast-paced
corporate research environment? Do you have an interest in or experience
with Asian languages or linguistics? Are you experienced in working on a
Windows platform, doing integration of multiple layers of scripting
solutions? We want your experience!

The Butler Hill Group is seeking an excellent developer showing attention
to detail, strong scripting skills in Perl, and enthusiasm for language,
for a one-year full-time contract (extensions are possible for the right
person) doing experiment/research support, data gathering, and
tools/system development for a dynamic linguistics research group. You'd
work largely on-site with a client in Redmond, Washington, though
part-time telecommuting is an option. The Butler Hill Group offers a fun,
supportive work environment with low administrative overhead and few
hassles. Rates start at $35.00/hr (paid as 1099 self-employment income),
but the contract comes with no other benefits.

The Butler Hill Group is a small contracting company, based in cyberspace,
specializing in computational linguistics research support and data
collection. The current contract is in support of a machine translation
research project for our client.

Requirements are:

 * expert programming in Perl for Windows, including complex
 * some C++ or C#
 * proven track record in a fast-paced, multitasking environment
 * excellent communications skills in English
 * local to the Puget Sound area - able to work on-site with the client in 
   Redmond approximately 3 days per week (telecommute the rest of the
 * US work authorization (sorry, but we cannot sponsor employment visas).
 * detail-oriented nature
 * experience with large, complex textual datasets
 * experience with multiple codepages under Windows, including Unicode and 
   non-Western character sets
 * reading knowledge of either Chinese (traditional or simplified) or

The ideal candidate will also have:

 * XML
 * background in language or linguistics, or interest in language or
 * experience with experimental design or running experiments
 * statistics, especially experience with statistical NLP methods

To apply, please contact mco at butlerhill.com with a current resume and a 
cover letter stating:

 * languages spoken and fluency level in reading
 * available dates

Mo Corston-Oliver
Butler Hill Group

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