The European Language resources Distribution Agency (ELDA), a company specialized in Human Language Technologies within an international context, acting as the distribution agency of the European Language Resources Association (ELRA), is currently seeking to fill an immediate vacancy for a Senior Research and Development Engineer position.

Senior Research and Development Engineer (m/f)

Under the supervision of the CEO, the responsibilities of the Senior R&D Engineer include designing, developing, documenting, deploying and maintaining tools, software components or web applications for language resource production and management, as well as carrying out quality control and assessment of language resources.
He/she will be in charge of managing the current language resources production workflows and co-ordinating ELDA’s participation in R&D projects while being also hands-on whenever required by the language resource production and management team. He/she will liaise with external partners at all phases of the projects (submission to calls for proposals, building and management of project teams) within the framework of international, publicly- or privately-funded research and development projects.

This yields excellent opportunities for creative and motivated candidates wishing to participate actively to the Language Engineering field.




• PhD in Computer Science, Electrical Engineering, Natural Language Processing, or equivalent
• Experience in Natural Language Processing (speech processing, data mining, machine translation, etc.)
• Experience in managing a multi-disciplinary team
• Proficiency in classic shell scripting in a Linux environment (POSIX tools, Bash, awk)
• Proficiency in Python
• Hands-on experience in Django
• Good knowledge of Javascript and CSS
• Knowledge of a distributed version control system (Git, Mercurial)
• Knowledge of SQL and of RDBMS (PostgreSQL preferred)
• Knowledge of XML and of standard APIs (DOM, SAX)
• Good knowledge of basic Computer Science algorithms
• Familiarity with open source and free software
• Knowledge of a statically typed functional programming language (OCaml preferred) is a strong plus
• Dynamic and communicative, flexible to work on different tasks in parallel
• Ability to work independently and as part of a multidisciplinary team

Language requirements:

• Proficiency in French and English, with strong writing and documentation skills in both languages

Specific requirements:

• Citizenship (or residency papers) of a European Union country

Educational level:

Ph. D.

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