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Saturday, July 10, 2021 by Chris Wellekens

6-19 (2021-04-19) Technical engineer at ELDA, Paris

The European Language resources Distribution Agency (ELDA), a company specialized in Human Language Technologies within an international context, acting as the distribution agency of the European Language Resources Association (ELRA), is currently seeking to fill an immediate vacancy for a Technical Engineer position.

Job description
Under the supervision of the CEO, the responsibilities of the Technical Engineer include planning and implementing technical development of tools, software components or applications for language resource production and management.
He/she will be in charge of contributing in the current language resources production workflows and managing 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 projects.

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

The position is based in Paris 13.

Salary: Commensurate with qualifications and experience (between 45-55K?).
Other benefits: complementary health insurance and meal vouchers.

Required profile
?    Master 2 or PhD in Computer Science, Natural Language Processing, or equivalent
?    Experience in Natural Language Processing (speech processing, data mining, machine translation, etc.)
?    Familiarity with open source and free software
?    Good level of English, with strong writing and documentation skills
?    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
?    Proficiency in Python
?    Knowledge and hands-on in XML and Json
?    Proficiency in classic shell scripting in a Linux environment (POSIX tools, Bash, awk)

ELDA is a human-sized company (15 people) 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/ELRA, visit:

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

9 rue des Cordelières
75013 Paris FRANCE

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