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Language Technologist (Skill Level 3)

Apply Now Job ID: 498494BR Date posted: Aug. 22, 2019 City: Annapolis Junction State: Maryland Program: RR
Description:At Lockheed Martin Rotary and Mission Systems, Cyber Solutions, we are driven by innovation and integrity. We believe that by applying the highest standards of business ethics and visionary thinking, everything is within our reach – and yours as a Lockheed Martin employee. Lockheed Martin values your skills, training and education. Come and experience your future!

Lockheed Martin is looking for a Language Technologist to join our team in our Annapolis Junction office. 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.
Basic 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, such as UTF-8; 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.
Desired Skills:
• Qualified candidates with experience is any of the following languages:Russian, Ukrainian, Tamil, Albanian, Serbian/Croatian, Kazakh, Polish, Gujarati, Urdu, Balochi, Turkish, Somali, Kurdish, Khmer, Lao
• 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).
Lockheed Martin is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, protected veteran status, or disability status. Join us at Lockheed Martin, where your mission is ours. Our customers tackle the hardest missions. Those that demand extraordinary amounts of courage, resilience and precision. They’re dangerous. Critical. Sometimes they even provide an opportunity to change the world and save lives. Those are the missions we care about.

As a leading technology innovation company, Lockheed Martin’s vast team works with partners around the world to bring proven performance to our customers’ toughest challenges. Lockheed Martin has employees based in many states throughout the U.S., and Internationally, with business locations in many nations and territories.
Experience Level: Experienced Professional Business Unit: ESS6500 RMS Relocation Available: No Career Area: Intelligence Analysis Clearance Level: TS/SCI w/Poly Type: Task Order/IDIQ Virtual Location: no Work Schedule: TEMPO: 9X80A - Standard Fri to Fri (Flex & Rigid) Shift: First Apply Now

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