The CASE department of the National Supercomputing Center – Barcelona Supercomputing Center seeks Natural Language Processing experts for a newly established Language Technologies R&D group. CASE will host a Technical Management Office (OTG) and a reference center to support the Plan for the Advancement of Language Technology through scalable processing platforms and the use of HPC (High Performance Computing).

BSC-CASE is looking for a NLP Expert: Language Processing Platform.

Key Duties:

Defining components, modules and resources for industrial scale processing platforms, as well as establishing the standards necessary to guarantee interoperability.
Supervise the different projects related to the Plan during the project.
Coordinate internally and externally regarding the actions, resources and infrastructure implemented in the OTG to avoid redundancies


Barcelona Supercomputing Center



PhD in fields relevant to the computational processing of natural language (computer science, linguistics, etc.)

Essential Knowledge and Professional Experience
Extensive experience in the development and design of robust modular linguistic processing pipelines, in real-world use contexts and for scalable and distributed platforms
Team management experience in public and private R & D projects (European and national projects)
Advanced programming skills (Python, Java) and modern development and continuous integration methodologies (GIT, SVN)
Experience writing well documented technical reports and wide scope project applications
Knowledge of machine learning techniques applied to the NLP
Working knowledge of Spanish language, in addition to English.

Additional Knowledge and Professional Experience
Knowledge of any of the co-official languages of the Spanish State
Demonstrable experience of the following NLP platforms and libraries: UIMA, DKPro, GATE, Freeling, IXA, OpenMINTED and NLTK.

Language requirements:

Working knowledge of Spanish language, in addition to English.

Specific requirements:


The position will be located at BSC within the Computational Architectures in Science and Engineering Department.
We offer a full-time contract, a good working environment, a highly stimulating environment with state-of-the-art infrastructure, flexible hours, extensive training plan, tickets restaurant, private health insurance, fully support to the relocation procedures
Salary: we offer a competitive salary commensurate with the qualifications and experience of the candidate and according to the cost of living in Barcelona
Duration of the contract: 1 year renewable until 3 years, with a test period of 6 months
Starting date: January – February 2018

Educational level:

Ph. D.

How to apply:

Please mention NLP People as a source when applying


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