Varen Technologies

Language Technologist III

US-MD-Ft. Meade
ID
2017-2534
Clearance Requirements
Top Secret/SCI with polygraph

Overview

Varen Technologies is an Intelligence Services Provider focusing on information technology services and solutions for the Defense and Intelligence Communities.  We provide high caliber intelligence professionals to assist in all aspects of systems implementation, delivering leading edge solutions using the latest tools and technologies. 

 

We hire professionals who match our core values and high standards, and who are looking to work in a dynamic, team-oriented environment.  It is our belief that professional growth and development are among the most important ways to keep our highly talented employees challenged and motivated.  This belief keeps us focused on career paths for each individual, giving our employees the ability to fulfill their personal and professional goals.  Add that to our highly competitive benefits, rapid growth and success, Varen is just an exciting place to work!

 

Our core support is in the following five areas:

  • Cyber Solutions
  • Strategic Management & SETA
  • Software & IT Solutions
  • Intel Analysis
  • Military Health Programs

Responsibilities include, but not limited to

The Language Technologist processes and maintains language artifacts (i.e. lexicons, term bases, word nets, taxonomies, ontologies). Applies analytic techniques to improve performance of assigned lexicons. Leverages understanding of linguistics and assigned language to improve machine translation performance. Prepares test cases to assure proper performance. Collects corpora and evaluates performance of language identification modules.

Qualifications

Shall have seven (7) years of experience working in the target language; Four (4) years of experience in lexicography; Level 2+ language skills or equivalent in at least one foreign language. Shall have language-specific knowledge of morphology, syntax and grammar and at least four (4) years of experience applying this knowledge to create and improve models. Shall have experience in using scripting languages for the processing of language resources; Experience with international encodings, to include converting and handling multilingual encoding; Experience with lexical and terminological data structures and relevant standards. Shall have strong analytic skills and demonstrated experience using information technology. Shall have a solid background in English grammar and excellent oral and written communication skills. Bachelor's Degree in Linguistics, computer science, or a language is required. 

 

Qualifications
-Process and maintain language artifacts (i.e. lexicons, term bases, word nets, taxonomies, ontologies). 
-Apply analytic techniques to improve performance of assigned lexicons. 
-Leverage understanding of linguistics and assigned language to improve machine translation performance. 
-Prepare test cases to assure proper performance. 
-Collect corpora and evaluate performance of language identification modules. 
-Train other lexicographers. 
- Define candidate requirements for future development. 
-Work across multiple languages. 
-Apply analytic techniques to convert data between difference language resource formats, create and enrich metadata, correct content errors, and develop improved processes for data loading and inter-system data transfers.
-Prepare scripts and programs to assure that language resources are well-formed and conform to relevant standards (validity).

 

Varen offers a competitive benefits package to include: employee bonus plan, corporate equity program, 401(k), tuition reimbursement, referral bonus program, paid holidays, paid time off, medical, dental and vision insurance, flexible spending account, long and short term disability and company paid life insurance.

 

Varen Technologies is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. Please view Equal Employment Opportunity Posters provided by OFCCP here. For inquiries regarding disability accommodation during the application process, please contact ADA@varentechnologies.com or the Recruiter with whom you are working. Current employees may also contact a Human Resources representative. 

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