The Zurich Center for Linguistics and the URPP Language and Space are
joint centers of several departments at the University of Zurich engaged
in establishing a new linguistic research environment with integrated
facilities for large-volume data processing and empirical science. We
work on the design and implementation of a research infrastructure that
will allow linguists to collect, extract and analyze large data sets
using advanced language computing technology and devices for
experimental research. We are looking for an enthusiastic
*Application Integration Engineer (100% FTE)*
to enhance our team starting on 1 February 2019. The appointment is for
one year with possible extension. The infrastructure is developed in
close cooperation with S3IT, a unit of the University of Zurich
specialized in developing and operating research IT infrastructures.
· Integrate complementary software systems to retrieve and share large
amounts of language data, enable team work and present the users with a
· Develop custom code and customize existing software to access systems
via their API, develop workflows to ensure data is seamlessly
transferred between applications.
· Work with the software and the data in the field of linguistics and
natural language processing, with some components adapted from other
domains (e.g. biology, computer science).
University of Zurich
· University degree in Computer Science, Language Technology or related
· Familiarity with Unix operating systems
· Proficiency in Python (more programming languages are an asset)
· Understanding of modern database systems
· Familiarity with natural language processing
· An advantage (not obligatory): experience with shell scripting,
familiarity with web technologies, especially REST APIs
· A dedicated software engineer, curious and eager to understand how
things work, intrigued by the challenges of developing scientific
infrastructure and creative in proposing solutions.
· Fluency in German is an asset
About University of Zurich
The University of Zurich (UZH) with its 26,000 enrolled students is Switzerland’s largest university. Founded in the year 1833, UZH was Europe’s first university to be established by a democratic political system; today, UZH is one of the foremost universities in the German-speaking world. Made up of seven faculties covering some 100 different subject areas, the University offers a wide variety of Bachelor’s, Master’s and PhD programs. In addition, UZH’s continuing education programs offer excellent learning opportunities.
As a member of the “League of European Research Universities” (LERU), the University of Zurich belongs to Europe’s most prestigious research institutions. Numerous distinctions highlight the University’s international renown in the fields of clinical medicine, immunology, neuroscience and structural biology as well as in economics. To date, the Nobel Prize has been conferred on twelve UZH scholars.
The academic excellence of the University of Zurich bri