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Posted Job Title
Application Developer Senior
Job Profile Title
Application Developer Senior
Job Description Summary
Position supports LDC's mission critical language resource development activities by providing programming, related research and other technical support in a rapid prototyping environment, for multiple, concurrent, experimental projects with evolving technical requirements and worldwide impact.
Working with technical managers, software developers, systems staff, non-technical project staff and international domain experts, position assesses technical requirements, responds with practical plans and specifications and successfully oversees their execution. Position joins a team of more than a dozen technical staff supported by extensive computing infrastructure who together develop novel solutions to challenging technical problems within stringent deadlines and budget constraints. In addition to software development, this position serves as technical lead across a number of linguistic media collection and web development projects, and coordinate work between technical and non-technical staff.Â This position must develop solutions that integrate with other functional units, across projects, by improving current systems or initiating new ones. They must develop efficient plans and procedures for the long term, as well as taking into account short term constraints of budget and time.
BS in Computer Science and 3 years of experience, or equivalent combination of education and experience. MS preferred.
Proven record of success in software development projects
Proven ability to work independently and as part of team sharing code while maintaining a strong sense of personal accountability
Ability to handle multiple tasks, prioritize responsibilities and manage time effectively in deadline driven environment
Ability to make progress in an experimental environment despite incomplete, evolving specifications; demonstrated adaptive, flexible handling of rapidly changing requirements
Demonstrated interpersonal, oral and written communication skills including the ability to communicate effectively with both technical and non-technical audiences
Appropriate attention to detail.
Experience managing/training developers.
Strong experience programming under UNIX/Linux (also experience programming in Windows or OS X preferred)
Knowledge of XML and relational databases and other structured data (experience with MySQL, RDF preferred)
Experience with web/internet technologies, in particular scraping/collecting data.
Education or research experience in linguistics or human language technologies; experience working with foreign language data, Unicode, etc.
Job Location - City, State
Department / School
School of Arts and Sciences
$59,703.00 - $168,837.00
Affirmative Action Statement Penn adheres to a policy that prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, creed, national or ethnic origin, citizenship status, age, disability, veteran status, or any other legally protected class.
Special Requirements Background check required after a conditional job offer is made. Consideration of the background check will be tailored to the requirements of the job.
Internal Number: JR00016051
About University of Pennsylvania
Penn has a long and proud tradition of intellectual rigor and pursuit of innovative knowledge, begun by Benjamin Franklin in 1740. That tradition lives today through the creativity, entrepreneurship, and engagement of our faculty, students, and staff. Academic life at Penn is unparalleled, with an undergraduate student body of 10,000 from every U.S. state and around the world. The entering class of 2015 is the most talented and diverse in Penn's history. Consistently ranked among the top 10 universities in the country, Penn welcomes an additional 10,000 students to our top-ranked graduate and professional schools.