Overview

Since 1982, Autodesk has developed state–of–the–art 2D and 3D digital prototyping solutions that allow customers to experience their ideas before they are built. Autodesk delivers leading solutions for the building, manufacturing, and media and entertainment fields. Its flagship AutoCAD product is used by millions of architects and engineers worldwide.

The success and growth of Autodesk can be attributed not only to its exceptional products, but also to its unique culture, which brings together the best and the brightest in a combined mission of innovation and creativity. We at Autodesk Localization Services are developing and maintaining the tools and technologies for releasing Autodesk products in multiple languages. Join the Platform Architecture & Technologies Team in Localization Services as an intern and have the opportunity to gain hands–‐on experience with our Machine Translation solutions and Natural Language Technology tools.

Location: Neuchâtel Autodesk Office Duration of Internship: 6 months
Team: Platform Architecture & Technologies, Localization Services

The Computational Linguists are responsible for maintaining and enhancing Machine Translation solutions and other Natural Language Technology tools within the Autodesk Localization Services Department. This department is known for its industry–‐leading machine translation and translation automation program for software products, documentation, websites, and marketing assets.

The objective of the internship is to gain knowledge of our Machine Translation solution and help us improve its quality.

Company:

Autodesk

Qualifications:

Requirements
Currently pursuing a degree in Computational Linguistics and/or Informatics with a specialization in Natural Language Processing
Basic knowledge of statistical machine translation (MT)
Basic knowledge of automatic evaluation metrics for MT such as BLEU, METEOR, or TER
Basic to intermediate experience with at least one scripting language such as Perl or Python
Enthusiastic team player with ability to work independently on assigned work packages

Preferred qualifications and skills
Familiarity with the Moses MT toolkit
Intermediate to Advanced working knowledge of Perl/Python and/or Java/Scala
Experience manipulating large text corpora

Learning benefits
Broaden your knowledge of MT and methods for translation quality evaluation
Get hands–‐on experience with the Moses MT toolkit
Improve your programming language skills
Use modern issue tracking and documentation systems such as JIRA or Confluence
Work in a multicultural and professional environment with remote teams located overseas#

Language requirements:

Preferred qualifications and skills
Fluency in or advanced knowledge of at least one language other than English, preferably German, Japanese, or Chinese

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About Autodesk

As a global leader in 3D design, engineering, and entertainment software, Autodesk helps people imagine, design, and create a better world. Autodesk offers an unparalleled depth of experience and a broad portfolio of software to give customers the power to solve their design, business, and environmental challenges. In addition to designers, architects, engineers, and media and entertainment professionals, Autodesk helps students, educators, and casual creators unlock their creative ideas through user-friendly applications.

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FORTUNE's 100 Best Places to Work (#54), Great Place to Work Institute
Best Place to Work in Canada, Great Place to Work Institute Canada
America's Top 100 Ideal Employers by Students, ranked #30, Universum
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