Jobs [permanent position]: NLP

[Job posted on 4th november 2014 on Mployability]

Director of Search (NLP,

Information Retrieval, Semantic


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Location Potentially Any EU, United Kingdom
Date Posted November 4, 2014
Category Natural Language Technology
Job Type Perm
Salary £Neg


This is an exceptionally rare opportunity for an experienced professional from the Language Technology domain to own the development of an industry-leading, NLP-powered search solution. With an extensive international presence and a content platform delivering millions of searches every year, this company provides an ideal environment in which to combine extensive technical knowledge with leadership and strategic skills.

The successful candidate will work with an existing team of Computational Linguists to drive improvements in a multi-platform semantically-driven search engine, ensuring successful implementation across a number of languages. The role’s responsibilities will range from conceptualiztion of the search architecture to definition and delivery of relevant semantic & linguistic resources.

Key responsibilities:

– Define and execute the search engine roadmap
– Be accountable for the quality of the search engine’s matching, across all platforms and in all languages
– Create and maintain linguistic resources
– Monitor search effectiveness by analyzing query logs and evaluating search results whilst deriving options for improvement
– Automate analysis, collect and transfer data by developing software (Shell Scripting languages & others)
– Collaborate with the product management & traffic management teams to identify and explore new ideas for search
– Report progress back to the C-Level

Skills/experience required:

– Proven experience of leading a team to deliver high-quality software or services
– Extensive knowledge of and hands-on experience with Natural Languages Processing, Computational Linguistics, Information Retrieval and/or Semantic Search concepts (you will probably have a postgraduate qualification in one of these areas, although not necessarily)
– Very strong communication skills and experience working to Director level
– Be a creative thinker, but within a solid commercial framework and performance driven
– Fluent English language skills (multilingual is a bonus)

For more information please contact Nick on +44(0)1327 355210, or via email to

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