Consulting Computational Linguistics

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9443 N Springboro Pike
Miamisburg, OH 45342
United States


LexisNexis : NA-USA-NC-Raleigh 



Initiates and executes computational linguistics research and/or development studies; provides assistance and input to management; Analyzes problems and applies theoretical techniques to develop solutions.  Solve complex technical problems, performs complex error analysis and serve as a senior source of expertise.  Provide direct leadership and guidance on the development of machine based text processing systems. 



• Leads major technical project design, engineering and integration efforts or develops complex code 

• Consults with internal and vendor resources on design, code and test reviews. 

• Builds new high level designs as required; reviews vendor generated high level designs. 

• Leads major technical project design, engineering and integration efforts or develop complex code 

• Recommends and plans use of system and software features. 

• Maintains an understanding of current industry trends possibly through attendance at vendor seminars and/or training sessions.  

• Determines feasibility of customer requirements and designs solutions, builds and integrates the implementation by working with in house or vendor resources.  

• Provides recommendations on the utilization of emerging and existing technologies. 

• Works independently - very complex system problems using debugging tools or other diagnostic aids 

• Recommends technical strategy and direction in area(s) of expertise. 

• Demonstrates an ability to provide technical guidance in one or more center of expertise.  

• Establishes work standards and guidelines.  

• Reviews vendor generated high level designs 

• Acts as a contact between the vendor engineering teams and LexisNexis to communicates to vendors additional features or products needed and works with vendors to effect system improvements.  

• Able to communicate with customers (internal and external) on new system features enhancements. 

• Leads major technical project design, engineering and integration efforts or develop complex code 

• Leads teams consisting of both employees and vendor resources in multiple locations and time zones. 

• Consults with cross-functional project teams to ensure integrity of existing fabrication processes and participates in implementation of new technologies.  

• Consults with stakeholders to find alternative workarounds during system outages. 

• Consults with vendor engineering teams and LexisNexis, answers questions from vendor(s) and provide technical guidance 

• Performs engineering cost/benefit analysis to verify potential effectiveness of new projects. 

• Provides technical assessment and recommends acquisition and joint venture projects.  

• Participates in development and evolution of architecture.  

• Other duties as assigned. 


LexisNexis Legal & Professional ( is a leading global provider of content and technology solutions that enable professionals in legal, corporate, tax, government, academic and non-profit organizations to make informed decisions and achieve better business outcomes. As a digital pioneer, the company was the first to bring legal and business information online with its Lexis� and Nexis� services. Today, LexisNexis Legal & Professional harnesses leading-edge technology and world-class content, to help professionals work in faster, easier and more effective ways. Through close collaboration with its customers, the company ensures organizations can leverage its solutions to reduce risk, improve productivity, increase profitability and grow their business. Part of RELX Group plc, LexisNexis Legal & Professional serves customers in more than 100 countries with 10,000 employees worldwide. 



• 10+ years’ experience with system and/or product development with Master’s Degree or 5+ years’ experience with a Bachelor of Science degree.

• Master’s Degree in computational linguistics or Bachelors of Science degree in computer engineering or computer science

• Degree focus should be on machine learning, natural language processing, information extraction or information retrieval

• Ability to work independently

• Ability to work in a cooperative team environment with internal & vendor resources.  Mentors less experienced staff on all aspects of multiple system environments, software and system operations. 

• Review impact analysis, design and test plans prepared by the vendor engineering teams.

• Advanced Technical Knowledge (coding, testing, system design, consulting), of a broader range of technology.

• Sells ideas to functional top management to gain commitment for system enhancements.

• Excellent communications skills to be able to communicate with customers (internal and external) on new system features enhancements.

• Makes decisions within their ability and authority.

• Communicates with recognized authority figures and proactively influences and educates members of technical and managerial staff on technology issues. 

• Ability to work through very complex problems and reach a workable solution

• Ability to work in ambiguous situations on problems / project of  large -  advanced complexity


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