Overview

Job Title: Product Development Engineer – NLP Engineer

EnglishHelper™ is seeking an exceptional NLP programmer to join our team to work on WritingAssistant™ – a revolutionary tool designed to help people improve their written English. The ideal candidate has a strong grasp of English and experience writing programs analyzing natural language and working with a learner corpus. She/he should be able to test, explain and document the work for others and work closely with a team. 


The selected candidate’s job responsibilities will include, but not be limited to: 

  • Improve the existing underlying linguistic analysis structure of the WritingAssistant™ engine using a rule-based approach.
  • Expand the grammatical capabilities of the engine to improve product performance and user experience.
  • Work with other members in the team to optimize the engine and its output.  You can get a feel for the tool and its capabilities at: www.englishhelper.com/writingassistant 

Skills and qualifications:

Required: 

  • Master’s or Bachelor’s degree in natural language processing, computational linguistics, computer science, linguistics or other related field. 
  • Strong grasp of English grammar and style.
  • Background in natural language processing or computational linguistics.  The ideal candidate will have experience working in one or more of the following pertinent areas of NLP: anaphora resolution, named entity recognition, part-of-speech tagging, parsing, word sense disambiguation, and natural language understanding. Experience in information retrieval/extraction is also useful.
  • Knowledge of English syntax and preferably another language.
  • Programming skills:
    Familiarity with Java programming a BIG PLUS.
    Experience writing code for natural language processing tasks

Preferred: 

  • Experience working with English language learners or with ESL tools.
  • Familiarity with multiple dialects of English.
  • Meticulous attention to detail 
  • Good analytical, problem-solving and communication skills 

 

Language requirements:

Native-like fluency in English.

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About English Helper

EnglishHelper offers products and services to address the English language training needs of educational institutions and industries.