Overview

About us

Oxford University Press is a department of the University of Oxford, which furthers the University’s objective of excellence in research, scholarship, and education by publishing worldwide.

Global Academic publishes books, journals and digital resources for the research, professional and higher education markets.

About the role

The Dictionaries Division publishes the flagship online products Oxford English Dictionary (OED) and Oxforddictionaries.com, leads innovation in digital lexical publishing and licensing working with the world’s largest technology and information providers, and is launching new initiatives including the Oxford Global Languages (OGL) programme which will develop digital lexical resources with communities across a wide range of languages.

The Dictionaries Technology Group within the Division is in charge of designing and deploying technical solutions to support internal editorial business as well as provide new business capabilities around language and lexical data.

We are looking for a graduate (or equivalent) with expertise in the fields of Artificial Intelligence, Natural Language Processing, Computational Linguistics or related, to work on a project for developing methodologies and infrastructure to map senses across dictionaries.

You will work in a cross-functional Agile team and be part of an expanding digital business. You will therefore have the opportunity to build professional experience in a technology team that enjoys the advantages of working in a “start-up” culture but within a solid and stable company. Moreover, you will be able to benefit from seeing the real time impact of your successful delivery.

Responsibilities will include:

  • Design and experimentation of methodologies for linking information across dictionaries at the sense level.
  • Development, testing, and documenting in accordance with agreed standards.
  • Collaborating on team-based standards for programming tools and techniques.
  • Contributing to solutions and systems architecture.

Please note: this is a part-time, fixed term contract for 6 months, with the possibility of extension to 9 months. The hours will be between 15-20 per week, depending on the requirements of the successful candidate. This opportunity may suit candidates that are still studying and looking for part-time work.

About you

To be successful in this role you must have:

  • A degree (or equivalent) in Computer Science, Artificial Intelligence.
  • Familiarity with the field of Natural Language Processing or related, preferably concerning the semantics level of information.
  • Experience with quantitative and machine learning-based approaches.
  • Programming skills in Python.
  • Strong written and verbal communication.
  • Effectiveness in the transfer of technical expertise to colleagues.
  • Interest in expanding knowledge and learning new skills.

Desirable:

  • Some familiarity with frameworks and approaches for working with big data (e.g., Hadoop, MapReduce, etc.).
  • Competency in Git, Subversion, or similar source control and dependency management.
  • Previous work with Agile methodologies.

Competitive salary depending on skills and experience.

To apply please follow this link: https://eu1.advorto.com/OUP/VacancyInformation.aspx?VId=21652

About Oxford University Press

Oxford University Press is a department of the University of Oxford, which furthers the University’s objective of excellence in research, scholarship, and education by publishing worldwide.

Global Academic publishes books, journals and digital resources for the research, professional and higher education markets.