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Data Analytics Technical Architect - Chase Auto Finance - Jersey City, NJ

Chase is a leader in the financial services industry, providing banking, mortgages, credit cards, loans, payment processing and investment services to 50 million customers - 1 out of every 6 Americans. As a division of JPMorgan Chase & Co. (NYSE:JPM), we: Serve 21 million households with consumer banking relationships Lent $17 billion to small businesses in 2011 Are one of the nation's largest credit card issuers, with more than 64 million credit cards in circulation Service 8 million mortgage and home equity loans While we operate across a broad range of businesses, our mission at Chase is quite simple: to be the industry leader in customer service. Our employees put the firm's resources to work every day for our customers.

Chase offers a dynamic environment and the training and support to meet your full potential. Our company is widely recognized as a great place to work, to grow and to invest for the future. Join our team. The Chase Auto Finance (CAF) Data Management Program is a multi-year technology initiative to support CAF and enterprise data management processes addressing operational, financial, regulatory and analytical reporting requirements. The program includes the long term development of a strategic platform for CAF with data sourcing, data enrichment, analytical, monitoring and reporting capabilities. This platform will also integrate with cross-LOB efforts to create a single consolidated customer view.

The CAF Data Management team is looking for a highly motivated individual that will have a strong foundational knowledge and experience with distributed systems and computing systems with hands-on engineering skills. Experience with a range of big data architectures and broad understanding and experience of real-time analytics, NoSQL data stores, big data analytics products. In addition, experience with data modeling and data management, analytical tools, languages, or libraries is required. The role is heavily collaborative, working closely with several internal business units as well as a firm-wide organization driving standards and best practices and the candidate will have several years experience working in client-focused roles.

Key Areas of Responsibility: This individual will be responsible for guiding the full lifecycle of a Big Data Analytics solution, including requirements analysis, platform selection, technical architecture design, application design and development, testing, and deployment. We are looking for candidates with a broad set of technology skills to be able to design and build robust solutions for big data problems and learn quickly as the platform grows.

Skills
Hands-on experience with the Hadoop stack (e.g. MapReduce, Sqoop, Pig, Hive, Hbase, Flume) Hands-on experience with related/complementary open source software platforms and languages (e.g. Java, Linux, Apache, Perl/Python/PHP, Chef) Hands-on experience with ETL (Extract-Transform-Load) tools (e.g Informatica, Talend, Pentaho) Hands-on experience with analytical tools, languages, or libraries (e.g. SAS, SPSS, R, Mahout) Hands-on experience with "productionalizing" Hadoop applications (e.g. administration, configuration management, monitoring, debugging, and performance tuning) Previous experience with high-scale or distributed RDBMS (Teradata, Netezza, Greenplum, Aster Data, Vertica) Knowledge of NoSQL platforms (e.g. key-value stores, graph databases, RDF triple stores) Experience with at least 4 of the following activities in the context of high-scale or distributed systems:
1. Implementation of ETL applications
2. Implementation of reporting applications
3. Application/implementation of custom analytics
5. Data migration from existing data stores
6. Infrastructure and storage design

Qualifications

Bachelors Degree Minimum 6 years systems development and implementation experience Minimum 5+ years of hands on Java experience building scalable solutions Minimum 2 years of hands-on experience with programming on high-scale or distributed systems (such as Hadoop) Minimum 3+ years experience with full application development lifecycle (analysis, architecture, design, development, testing and deployment). Minimum 3+ years experience working with multiple RDBMS and associated applications

Preferred Skills
Knowledge of the Auto Loan Industry Experience in designing and implementation of Enterprise Information Integration architectures An understanding of Business Intelligence concepts including Dashboards, and the data requirements of senior executives Knowledge of Teradata Aster Knowledge of Cognos

JPMorgan Chase is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer, M/F/D/V

https://jpmchase.taleo.net/careersection/2/jobdetail.ftl?lang=en&job=1239446&src=JB-13027

Senior Taxonomist in Financial Services New York, New York

Role Description:

This role requires someone with a strong background in system and business analysis. Key requirement of this position is strong communication skills both written and verbal, as the successful candidate will be expected to deal directly with business stakeholders to elicit requirements and clearly present these to the technical team for development. Demonstration of requirements gathering, modelling and documentation would be required.


Responsibilities Include:

- Developing, mapping, evaluating, and/or maintaining taxonomies

- Conducting content audits and content analysis

- Developing metadata schemas, tagging, conducting metadata audits

- Conducting user research, usability testing Interviewing stakeholders, subject matter experts, and end users

- Providing training on taxonomy maintenance, tagging, or tool use

- Facilitating working sessions

- Support taxonomy implementation

- Support integration of content-, document-, taxonomy-management tools, search engines etc.


Required Skills and Qualifications

- Experience in working in document management space

- Experience with--or knowledge of--taxonomy, metadata, controlled vocabularies, and classification

- Excellent attention to detail

-Very strong communication, both written and verbal.

-Ability to lead/direct small focused groups of individuals.

-Experience in dealing with key business stakeholders in a professional manner including client engagement and building relationships with business and partnering technology teams.

contact: info@konallc.com

Software Engineer In The Semantic Algorithms And News Delivery

Location: Roseland, NJ

Date: 29 September 2012

Acquire Media analyzes and distributes the news. We have an opening for a software engineer to help our semantic algorithms and news delivery teams.

Here's the link: (on Craigslist) http://newjersey.craigslist.org/sof/3409136469.html

Senior Java Developer With Extensive Semantic Web Experience - Nature Publishing Group

Location: London, UK
Date: 27 November 2012

Nature Publishing Group - the prestigious international scientific publishing company - seeks an enthusiastic Software Developer to work in our London office as an integral part of the team developing our growing portfolio of online products.

You will enhance and expand products across http://www.nature.com, ensuring that your work is well designed, maintainable and tested. You will fit this description: http://bit.ly/hacker-def and enjoy having conversations about new frameworks, new technologies and the joys of distributed version control systems.

The successful candidate must:

have great technical ability in the field of web development write high quality code delight in having an intimate understanding of the internal workings of a system be comfortable talking about design, code and the requirements that shape it enjoy the intellectual challenge of creatively overcoming or circumventing limitations have a great desire to learn, share knowledge and crave constructive criticism


You will also be able to demonstrate the required skills:

extensive experience of Java 6, dependency injections frameworks and relational databases experience in web servers (Jetty, Tomcat), XML, web services, JUnit, Mockito and JPA knowledge of triplestore and/or graphstores, semantic technologies, RDF and SPARQL knowledge of XML Database (MarkLogic), XQuery experience of bug tracking, distributed version control systems and continuous integration a good understanding of software development methodologies


Nature Publishing Group (NPG) is a division of Macmillan Publishers Ltd, dedicated to serving the academic, professional scientific and medical communities. This role is in a great location in King's Cross with a lovely working environment, option for macbook, free canteen, exciting and challenging work, enthusiastic colleagues, and a sensible work/life balance. The salary is excellent and negotiable for the right person.

contact marco.neumann@gmail.com

Sales Executives at Neo Technology, Germany

Location Germany (Munich)

Overview As a Sales Executive you are a hunter and closer with experience selling to developers, architects, IT Directors, and consultants within F100 firms, government agencies, and to start-ups depending on your experience. Creative, energetic and a self-starter, you understand the sales process, how to sell innovation and disruption through customer vision expansion. You can drive deals forward and compress decision cycles. You also love understanding a product in depth and then communicating that product to the marketplace. If you’re a high achiever, we want to talk to you.

We’re looking for a track record of proven sales success with 3 -15 years of experience in software sales.

Requirements, Qualifications, Skills & Abilities

  • Qualify inbound leads representing key stakeholders, CIOs, CTO’s, IT Director’s, IT architect’s and consultant’s from various organizations
  • Demonstrating Neo4j’s capabilities over the Web and phone
  • Meeting/exceeding activity, pipeline, and booking targets
  • Discipline in documenting various details including use case, purchase timeframes, next steps, and forecasting
  • Ensuring 100% satisfaction with all customers and partners

Qualifications

  • B.Sc. or M.Sc. degree required
  • Obvious passion and people skills
  • Extensive prior customer relationships
  • A history of consistent over-achievement
  • Experience in opportunity creation and the challenges of building a business

Apply Here

Software Developer with Semantic Web experience (University of Colorado, Boulder, CO)

The Faculty Information System team at the University of Colorado Boulder is searching for a software developer who loves data and learning. Someone who would enjoy working on the beautiful Boulder campus, minutes from outdoor activities and Downtown Boulder. If this describes you, or someone you know, please read on.

Our team is launching VIVO CU-Boulder, a key component of CU-Boulder's presence on the next generation Web that harnesses the possibilities of Linked Data and Open Data. The FIS team is a small, collaborative group employing agile and lean software development practices to deliver service-oriented solutions in an expanding environment. We are looking for someone who enjoys working closely with others, and who would be committed to the continuous improvement of FIS and our software development process. Candidates for the position should demonstrate success in data management and web application development using current methods and technologies. Experience with VIVO, W3C Semantic Web technologies, and/or prior contributions to an open source community are a plus.

This position will be open until filled. Applications submitted by Wednesday June 13, 2012 will be given full consideration. For more information on this position and the full benefits package, please see http://www.jobsatcu.com/applicants/Central?quickFind=68914


Client Development Manager (Reuters Media)

Our engineering team develops business-critical applications and services for the largest news agency in the world. We provide publishers and broadcasters with news text, photos, and video over both Internet and satellite. As part of a small team of high-performers, you will be our principal client-facing technical expert, and will help guide development for our products. The ideal candidate has a deep understanding of publisher workflows, is a talented programmer, and has experience with pre- and post-sales support.

As our client-facing technical expert, you understand and can evangelize technical standards such as NewsML-G2 and RightsML, and keep abreast of the latest trends in publishing. You can work with our metadata experts and provide them with our client’s perspective. You also have an opportunity to interact with IPTC leadership in the development of new standards such as rNews. Participation in New York City industry groups such as the NY Tech Meetup, Hacks and Hackers, and the New York Semantic Web group are all a big plus.

Responsibilities:

  • Advise and assist clients on making the best use of our platform and data, including occasional visits to client sites; participate in pre-sales meetings
  • Manage technical aspects of client onboarding
  • Generate and prototype ideas for new products and features
  • Manage small development teams for new initiatives
  • Work with product managers to produce development roadmaps
  • Coordinate with development teams in Beijing
  • Work with software teams to understand client workflows and educate design and implementation of features and advise on user experience.

Apply here
https://toc.taleo.net/careersection/2/jobdetail.ftl?lang=en&job=TEC00022861

SEMANTIC WEB PROGRAMMER/DEVELOPER at Brown University Library in Providence, RI

Brown University is in the process of implementing VIVO, an open source semantic web application that supports and facilitates research discovery within and among institutions. The Brown University Library is seeking a Semantic Web Programmer/Developer to play a vital role in the launch and support of this new campus enterprise system. This full time, permanent position is an exciting opportunity for a programmer with experience in semantic web technologies to advance a large-scale linked open data project.

The Semantic Web Programmer/Developer is responsible for initial data ingest planning and execution, for configuration of local extensions to the application ontology and for ongoing maintenance of ontology and data. The position develops and documents scripts using XML and semantic web technologies to process data and metadata from institutional databases of record, online databases of publications and research grant information, and other sources as identified by campus stakeholders. S/He writes programs and web services to return integrated and enhanced data to institutional stakeholders in RDF, XML, JSON, and other formats for reporting analysis, archiving, and display. The position participates actively in the VIVO development network and represents Brown in the national VIVO community. The position reports to the Head, Integrated Technology Services in the Brown University Library.

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science or Advanced Degree in Information Science; plus three to five years relevant experience
  • Experience working with RDF data model and semantic web design principles
  • Experience with formal ontology languages such as OWL and RDFS
  • Experience with languages for querying RDF (e.g., SPARQL, SeRQL)
  • Experience with one or more metadata manipulation and scripting languages: XSLT, Java, Perl, Python, or PHP.
  • Knowledge of data extraction, mining, harvesting techniques and tools
  • Excellent interpersonal, oral and written communication skills
  • Ability to work independently and as a member of a team

Preferred Qualifications: Experience with Jena or other semantic web libraries Experience with deployment of RDF triple stores in a production environment Experience with metadata issues related to the discovery of academic resources

To apply for this position (JOB #B01403), please visit Brown’s Online Employment website (https://careers.brown.edu), complete an application online, attach documents, and submit for immediate consideration. Documents should include cover letter, resume, and the names and e-mail addresses of three references. Review of applications will continue until the position is filled. Brown University is an Equal Opportunity/ Affirmative Action Employer.

You can find the online descriptionhere

Linked Data Engineer at Financial Institution in NYC

Date:2/29/2012

Our client, a leading financial institution, is looking for a Linked Data Engineer to work on high-profile projects within their engineering and architecture group. This position is a mission-critical opportunity, which will improve user experience globally for the client, working with linked data, RDF/OWL modeling, and Jena/Protege.

On a daily basis, this individual will have opportunity to be involved in analysis, design, and integration of a firm-wide linked open data solution. This individual will be the on-site expert working on cutting edge technologies. This person will have the opportunity to be involved with high profile projects before they are released to the rest of the bank.

To be qualified for this position, this individual should have strong knowledge of RDF/OWL modeling and either Jena, Protégé, or D2RQ. It would be a plus if this individual has exposure to J2EE technologies such as Tomcat, Spring, Eclipse, Maven, RMI, Java Server Faces, and JMS.

This position is long-term with the opportunity for growth. This opportunity offers the opportunity to learn new skills and be part of a cutting edge team. Please reply if you are available for an interview within 72 hours.

Online description: thingamajob

Please contact Lauren Freidhof for further information: lfreidho@teksystems.com

Research Engineer - The New York Times Company

The New York Times Company, a leading media company with 2010 revenues of $2.4 billion, includes The New York Times, the International Herald Tribune, The Boston Globe, 15 other daily newspapers and more than 50 Web sites, including NYTimes.com, Boston.com and About.com. The Company’s core purpose is to enhance society by creating, collecting and distributing high-quality news, information and entertainment.

The New York Times Company's Research and Development group is looking for a talented developer to serve as the Research Engineer for Knowledge Management. The New York Times has one of the world's great archives and our ideal candidate will be passionate about creating innovative prototypes, systems, standards and products from this amazing resource. We are looking for someone with an innate curiosity and a passion for innovation and who has the ability to channel this passion into both individual and team projects.

Responsibilities

  • Conceptualize and develop prototypes for innovative knowledge management products and services with an emphasis on linked data technologies
  • Solidify existing prototypes into production products and systems
  • Keep abreast of the evolving knowledge management landscape including the emergence of new standards, technologies and systems
  • Deeply understand the New York Times Company's data assets and how these assets can be leveraged to create useful systems and compelling new experiences

Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree in Computer Science or related subject, Master's degree a plus
  • 3-5 years of experience in architecting, developing and delivering complex knowledge management solutions
  • Passion for knowledge management and big data problems
  • Flexibility to work with a variety of technologies
  • Strong coding skills in at least one statically typed language - Java / C# / Objective C / C++
  • Proficient coding skills in at least one dynamically typed language - Python / Ruby / etc.
  • Experience with PHP strongly desired
  • Proficient in at least one relational database technology - MySQL / Oracle / Access
  • Experience or interest in learning in NoSQL database technologies - MongoDB / RDF Triplestores / etc.
  • Familiarity with basic approaches to natural language processing
  • Interest in the development and promotion of industry-wide digital standards
  • Strong communication skills and experience with explaining deeply technical concepts to non-technical audiences
  • Ability to thrive in a self-directed environment

The New York Times Company is an equal employment opportunity employer, and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, marital status, age, disability, national origin, citizenship or any other protected characteristic. The New York Times Company is committed to diversity in its most inclusive sense.

apply here

Metropolitan Musem of Art hiring a Semantic Web Developer

Media Lab
Digital Media Department
Metropolitan Museum of Art


the Metropolitan Museum of Art's Digital Media Department is hiring for an Information Systems Developer. This position will be involved in advanced data architecture solutions, to support a variety of web and in-gallery technology.

This work may entail: - Setting up and administering triple stores, NoSQL dbs, and CMSs like Drupal - designing interfaces, modules, and workflows for same - Implementing collective intelligence algorithms, - experimenting with new technologies, developing prototypes and proofs-of-concept - and (to be honest) some drudgery, like data delivery, ETL, and report generation

See the application on linkedin here.


I know many of you do more than just SemWeb work, and many of you are on this list because you like to find new ways to tackle vexing problems. That's what we're looking for.

If you choose to submit a resume, please send it to the email address provided, but also cc: don.undeen@metmuseum.org

Job/Contracting Work - NYC

Date: 5/14/2011

Description:

Hello,

I am looking to speak to people with Natural Language Processing/Machine Learning experience regarding a potential project to help analyze Social Media data/perform sentiment analysis. Ideal candidate will have an academic background in different NLP/Machine Learning theories, frameworks and real-world implementations. A background in programming is a plus. Pay is competitive. Please send me a message if you are interested in having a discussion to learn more about the opportunity. Please contact me at: igorgonta@yahoo.com.


Gluejar is Hiring

Date:3/1/2011

Description:
We have funding for 4 positions, ranging from Engineering to Marketing, in a metadata-rich problem space.

For details, please see this post on the Go To Hellman blog.

Metadata Manager at the Associated Press (New York City)

Date:2/25/2011

Description:
The Associated Press is seeking a Metadata Manager for its New York City and/or Cranbury, NJ office locations.

The Metadata Manager will be responsible for developing and maintaining metadata standards across AP’s diverse set of content and products. Responsibilities will include all aspects of working with metadata schema, such as information modeling, XML validation, transformation and testing. Additional duties will include maintaining schema artifacts (like XML schema definitions, metadata mapping tables and editorial workflow documentation), performing metadata and content analysis, and developing technical specifications for populating and transforming metadata structures and values. This position reports to the Deputy Director of Schema Standards and is within the AP’s Information Management group.

Primary responsibilities

  • Collaborate with journalists, technologists, product development and members of the Information Management team to define and document metadata schema across media types and products.
  • Gather business requirements for content and content metadata, and capture and maintain business rules related to metadata modeling and transforms.
  • Design, develop and execute content and metadata analyses, interpret results and provide written summaries and reports.
  • Work with Development and QA to specify and test schemas and transforms and to communicate changes to stakeholders.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Familiarity with XML and XML schema languages. Knowledge of XPath, XSLT or XQuery a plus.
  • Experience creating and implementing metadata schemas and taxonomies or controlled vocabularies.
  • Experience providing requirements to technical teams. Hands on programming experience a plus.
  • Familiarity with databases and query languages. Statistical data or content analysis experience a plus.
  • Familiarity with the publishing, entertainment or media industries a plus.
  • Excellent written and oral communications skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to work effectively across groups to achieve objectives.

Contact: To learn more about the position and to apply: https://careers.ap.org/viewjob.html?optlink-view=view-19563&ERFormID=newjoblist&ERFormCode=any


University of Minnesota Libraries Seeks Drupal Developers

Date: 11/2/2010

The University of Minnesota Libraries seeks two or more talented Drupal software developers, for either one or two year appointments, to design and support new, innovative web-based library services, systems, and tools which address as well as anticipate the evolving needs of library users.

The University Libraries are supporting multiple projects using the Drupal platform. Responsibilities could include two or more of the following areas of Drupal development:

  • In collaboration with our partners in the American Indian Studies department, provide primary development support for the forthcoming Online Ojibwe Dictionary. Responsibilities include addressing both content provider and user needs in developing a robust web application using the Drupal framework.
  • Provide development support for the University Libraries' UMedia Archive (umedia.lib.umn.edu), a digital library application that provides users with access to many of the Libraries rich media collections as well as allowing for user submitted uploads. Using Drupal, work to integrate new features and support current mechanisms that help further the enhance the user experience.
  • Assist in implementing the Drupal CMS for the main public facing web site of the University Libraries (www.lib.umn.edu) , creating customization and personalization options for library users, helping in the creation of mobile version of library web site(s), designing new sites, and using new web services technologies to improve the user experience in discovering, searching, finding, or acquiring library materials and content. Projects may also likely include further integration of library resources into the Moodle course management tool, implementation of Shibboleth identity management system, and creatively using various API's made available by Google, OCLC, Amazon, Ex Libris and other library vendors.

For more information and to apply:

http://employment.umn.edu/applicants/Central?quickFind=90989

Early Stage, Funded Start Up with $2B Pilot Customer Seeks Lead Engineer/ VP Development/Tech Assassin - CovetedList.com

Date:8/8/10

Description:
Company: CovetedList.com

Elevator Pitch: We provide smart data personalization services when shopping, browsing and sharing on the internet. [Translation: Our goal is to be the next generation of Nielsens or NPD Group using a combination of linked data technologies, rule based information retrieval with natural language processing and learning systems/ machine learning]

i.e. we have a REALLY cool idea and a very disruptive business model.

411: Early stage, *funded* start up (with a Fortune 1000 pilot customer), looking for the Head of Development who can build a team and a platform and has a good understanding of natural language processing, data extraction, information retrieval, machine learning and familiar with semantic technologies, of course. The ideal candidate has a MS or PhD or PhD candidate, is an out of the box academic thinker who knows how to code in Python/C++.

We are planning to build our front end using modern, web-facing technologies (JavaScript, HTML5, etc.), and implement our back-end services and algorithms in the most dynamic programming environment that is up to the task (but momentum as of late is *strongly* leaning towards Python). The candidate will solidify this decision for us. (Note: our core libaries and ontologies are pretty built out, we are building apps for them to become living entities- which would be part of your job)

Candidates should have experience in the product management cycle, on-time delivery, and great communication skills. Agile and XP development methodologies are good skills. Scrum is cool. If you don't know something, it is important to admit it and be psyched to learn.

MUST BE LOCATED IN OR AROUND THE NY METRO AREA. WE ARE IN NYC.

Contact: charlotte@covetedlist.com

User Interface Developer - OrangeDog

Date: 5/6/2010

Description:
I am putting together a "semantic applications" startup, with several semantic applications in mind.

The first area I am looking at is data integration and user interfaces using ontologies. I have already written software for both the data integration and the user interface side of things. The software works quite nicely -- it is well beyond a prototype (it's stable, modular, not too slow, etc). The integration side of the software is much more mature than the user interface side (I am no user interface designer!).

I have also written a detailed business plan. I am now actively looking for startup funding (the usual angel, VC, etc stuff), and I am looking for people who may be interested in joining the startup, as both employees, and as equity holders, founders, etc.

I am specifically interested in finding someone with interest and expertise in user interfaces.

This isn't a user experience position, it's an engineering/coding position. The UI person will have two roles. The first is the standard one of writing UIs for the various applications we have. Pretty straightforward stuff. The second role is to build so called "semantic" user interfaces. These are interfaces that are generated from ontologies. This role is very open ended. There is basically an endless scope here for a creative user interface developer, as there are a lot of interesting things you can do when generating UIs from ontologies.

Essentially the person I am looking for needs to be a really good UI coder, plus able to understand what ontologies bring to the table (you don't necessarily need to know this now, but be capable of learning it), and hence how users may want to interact with them visually, plus have a good visual sense, since the UI person will be in charge of the user interface side of our product suite. They must have a passion for understanding and learning how end users want to use both user interfaces and ontologies, and hence how they can support those end users -- we are relentlessly client focussed.

To be clear -- I cannot pay anyone at this point as I haven't got funding yet. So for the moment this all has to be for equity consideration. If we do get funded this turns into a full time job.

We are located on the west coast of the US in Los Angeles, but you don't have to be. Getting quality people is more important to us than having them in the "right" location. If you are interested, or know anyone interested, please drop me a line at graham@orangedogconsulting.com.


Web Developer - Reflexions Data

Location: White Plains (Westchester/NYC)

Date: 4/2/2010

Description:
Reflexions Data is a growing company of creative innovators that develops web applications for clients in a variety of industries including publishing, marketing, retail e-commerce, internet startups and non-profit organizations. We are an equal opportunity employer (M/F/D/V).

We've been around for 10+ years and our office is a casual, fast-paced environment. We offer competitive compensation and benefits including group health insurance and a 401(k) retirement plan.

Requirements:

  • Must be willing to work in a closely knit team environment and must demonstrate a passion for solving business problems with technology.
  • BA/BS or MS in Computer Science or related technical discipline.
  • Deep understanding of computer science fundamentals, including data structures, algorithms, and software design principles.
  • Familiarity with MVC-style web development frameworks.
  • At least 2 years of web/software application design and development experience.
  • Extensive knowledge and experience with UNIX/Linux.
  • Intimate familiarity with web standards and front-end technologies including XHTML, CSS, and Javascript/AJAX.

Do you read Slashdot every day? Do you see regular expressions in your dreams or write Python code for fun? Then we encourage you to introduce yourself! This is a great mid-level position with opportunities for advancement.

Learn more and apply here: http://www.reflexionsdata.com/company/employment


Metadata Librarian/Analyst - Bloomberg

Location: Skillman, NJ

Date: 4/1/2010

The Company
Bloomberg is the world’s most trusted source of information for businesses and professionals. Bloomberg combines innovative technology with unmatched analytic, data, news, display and distribution capabilities, to deliver critical information via the BLOOMBERG PROFESSIONAL® service and multimedia platforms. Bloomberg's media services cover the world with more than 2,200 news and multimedia professionals at 146 bureaus in 72 countries. The BLOOMBERG TELEVISION® 24-hour network delivers smart television to more than 240 million homes. BLOOMBERG RADIO® services broadcast via SIRIUS XM Radio and 1worldspaceTM satellite radio globally and on WBBR 1130AM in New York. The award-winning monthly BLOOMBERG MARKETS® magazine, Bloomberg BusinessWeek magazine and the BLOOMBERG.COM® financial news and information Web site provide news and insight to businesses and investors.

The Role
Bloomberg is looking for a highly motivated individual to join a newly formed information-retrieval group. As a Librarian/Analyst within this group, you will be part of a team dedicated to helping provide the next generation in Bloomberg Terminal usability to our clients by standardizing, organizing, and ensuring accuracy of keyword databases to support a new information-retrieval system. The successful candidate will apply taxonomy and ontology principles to create and manage metadata to improve ‘findability’ of resources, diagnose and fix inconsistencies, solve reference issues, analyze linguistic usage patterns and perform basic data analysis tasks.

Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree or equivalent work experience. Masters in Library Science (MLS, MLIS), Bachelor of Science in Computer Science, or related technical discipline is preferred.
  • 3 or more years of data analysis experience.
  • Experience in use of relational databases, such as Access, MySQL, or Oracle.
  • Knowledge of metadata standards such MARC, Dublin Core, etc., and the proven ability to apply metadata to large scale collections of data.
  • Demonstrated ability to research and analyze problems and develop solutions.
  • Strong analytic and organization skills.
  • Ability to exercise independent judgment.
  • Experience handling financial, economic and discrete content is helpful, but not required.
  • Data modeling experience is a plus.

Bloomberg is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer and we welcome applications from all backgrounds regardless of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, ancestry, age, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, veteran status, disability, or any other classification protected by law.
Please apply online at http://careers.bloomberg.com/hire/jobs/job25667.html



Senior Software Engineer - daylife

Location: New York City

Date: 3/18/2010

Description:
Come to Daylife and help us build the future of online news. As a Senior Software Engineer, you'll develop scalable systems for organizing and delivering information to people and organizations around the world. Add new features to our customer APIs; improve the performance of our search systems; enhance the quality of our information extraction; evolve our engineering tools to tighten our release cycles.

Requirements:

  • Strong problem solving spirit.
  • Expert in (C || Java) && Python.
  • Expert UNIX network programming skills -- IP protocols, sockets, IPC, event-driven programming and frameworks (libevent, NIO).
  • Expert knowledge of Linux programming and POSIX operating system concepts, and debugging in a Linux environment -- processes, pthreads, memory model, filesystems, system introspection and debugging tools.
  • Strong software design skills. Write well-organized, maintainable and testable code.
  • Solid knowledge of version control with subversion; git knowledge a plus.
  • RHEL / CentOS administration or operating experience a plus.
  • Strong leadership, teamwork, and communication skills.
  • Strong coaching skills; proactively shares knowledge.

Please contact with your CV Ken Ellis (ken [at] daylife.com)

http://www.daylife.com/

Senior Semantic and Search Architect - Financial Services

Location: New York City

Date: 3/15/2010

Description:
Responsible for architecture of a content mining and semantic based product offerings for the Knowledge Management Practice Area. Researches, analyzes, and recommends technologies to develop new and enhance existing systems to support semantic requirements. Serves as a technical expert and is responsible for resolving complex problems and guiding development to improve the application of search and semantic technologies.

Required Skills and Experience:
BS in Computer Science or a related field, MS preferred
Extensive experience with distributed software development
Data mining and predictive modeling skills
Strong OO knowledge
Expertise in C#.Net or Java
Comfortable with distributed development environments and tools
Minimum of 10 years development experience
Excellent communication skills
Experience with Search technologies – Autonomy IDOL/ FAST/ Verity / Lucene
Experience with mentoring software development resources.
Experience with scoping the technical side of client facing products that require scale and contextual consumer experiences. Experience with understanding usage flows and has experience with mining historical consumer choice data to make a service more intelligent about consumer options.
Experience in technical architectures for search applications, including data structures and algorithms to support entity extraction, disambiguation, normalization and clustering.
Experience with architecture models and design patterns to support development and maintenance of taxonomies and knowledge bases. Ideal candidate has been working on ways to accomplish this in an enterprise environment using open source or by using data available from multiple sources.

Skills Desired
Background in natural language processing NLP
Experience with cloud computing platforms
Exposure to popular open source machine learning tools
Data harvesting experience
Experience with search content classification
Experience in the publishing industry particularly in optimization
Experience with non-relational NoSQL document oriented data stores
Understanding of Semantic Web nomenclature and related technologies
Key words: semantic web, Resource Description Framework RDF, Autonomy IDOL,Verity K2, data interchange formats, RDF, XML, N3, Turtle, N-Triples, RDF Schema RDFS and the Web Ontology Language OWL, semantic web stack, URI, Ontologies, NoSQL

Please contact with your attached CV: info@konallc.com

User Interface Designer - Kikin

Kikin is searching for a User Interface Designer to work directly with our VP of Product on the user interface design. You will also be responsible for creating working product mock-ups for our key clients and partners that demonstrate Kikin's custom product capabilities.

Our user interface designer will help us fulfill our mission of making it SIMPLE to navigate the web. This person will be the leader when it comes to making this process much easier than it is today. You will be asked to create beautiful designs that are obvious to our users. This isn't going to be a run of the mill HTML and CSS job - we're looking for someone that is going to dig in and create an experience that makes our web platform legendary. You'll be running the UI show which will include: brainstorming design and usability options, building simple wire frames, deliver clean, elegant HTML, CSS and javascript. We have ideas for how our features might look good--you know how to design them so we get unsolicited calls about how amazing the site is.

You get a thrill from building things people love to use. You think the best interfaces are the ones that get out of the way and let people do their work, not necessarily the ones that grab the most attention. You're constantly finding the sweet spot between beauty and usability. You know users are impatient and you don't have much time to impress them. You're oozing with creativity. When someone asks you how you'd design something, you immediately think of ten completely different options. You can mock them up in minutes, not hours, and you can objectively evaluate the most usable. You're as comfortable drawing sketches on paper napkins as you are throwing layers around in Adobe Creative Suite 4. You feed off the energy and enthusiasm of others. Simply put, you love the challenge of building a great user experience from inception to delivery. What you need:

Skills

  • 2+ years experience with HTML/CSS development and graphic design for professional web projects
  • Detailed knowledge of HTML/CSS standards
  • Basic javascript proficiency
  • Graphic Design (You really know your way around a professional graphics package)
  • Strong understanding of web application usability
  • Portfolio of some of your past work


About Us

At Kikin, we’re driven to revolutionize online & mobile navigation, services, and advertising. Using proprietary client-side technology, kikin provides on-the-fly, browser-based enhancements that deliver personalization, increased relevance, richer merchandising and content, and integrated services-- all without users having to change any of their existing behavior. kikin supports all popular search engines, major service providers, browsers, operating systems, etc.

Kikin offers a fantastic environment and a team of bright, dynamic people from all over the world. We are dedicated to fundamentally changing the way people navigate and use the Internet and having a great time doing it.

While maintaining a low profile, we’re testing in beta and continue to win key partnerships with major content, commerce, service providers, OEM distributors and developers. Kikin was founded by seasoned entrepreneurs with successful track records. Operations have been established in the U.S. (NYC) and Europe (Berlin), and will be established in China (Shanghai) and Japan (Tokyo) by the end of Q4CY09.


This position is full-time in New York City (SOHO). This is not a telecommute or contract role. No third-party, sub-contractors/agencies. Unfortunately sponsorship are Not available.

We will require credible work references/background check. Salary commensurate with experience.


Team Lead/ Back End Search, Data Engineer - kikin

The Opportunity:

The Java Developer position at kikin is working on enhancing kikin’s next-generation internet application and services. Software development tasks are focused on information retrieval, data mining, relationship mapping and collaborative filtering.

Responsibilities

Lead a small team that will:

  • Participate in all stages of development including Design, Implementation, and Testing of our next-generation Federated search and Personalization back end
  • Integrate Content, Commerce, or Service Partner data and functionality into our backend
  • Collaborate with analysts and product management on engaging features and algorithms
  • Work on specifications that address evolving business requirements, user interfaces, process flow, performance, and scalability
  • Reports to CTO

Skills required

  • 4+ years of Advanced Java; Expertise in performance-oriented Java
  • Service Oriented Architecture (SOA) experience is paramount
  • SOAP, REST, Caching, Clustering, Distributed Computing, XML Object Mapping, Web Services
  • Experience with Wicket, Spring, AJAX, DHTML, JavaScript, jQuery, CSS
  • Expert XML, MySQL, Apache, Resin, Linux
  • Experience with Compass, Lucene, SOLR desired
  • High throughput production experience preferred
  • Test-driven development and iterative self-correction must be second nature
  • Self-directed, highly motivated, and able to work in a fast paced startup environment


Database Architect - Edifice

Location: Northern New Jersey

Date: February 20, 2010

The Opportunity: Our innovative company is looking for a brilliant database architect to design the back-end of a new SaaS product. If this is you or someone you know, please contact me directly: nbruce[at]EdificeInfo.com



Senior Software Engineer, machine learning & distributed computing experience, Java, OO, Linux

Location: New York City

Date: January 30, 2010

Contract

We are a consulting and recruiting firm. Our client, an innovative advertising startup, is seeking a creative Senior Software Engineer with machine learning and distributed computing experience. This is a hands on position that requires extensive development for release in a production environment. The ideal candidate will have good analytical and troubleshooting skills, fluency in coding and excellent communication skills.

Responsibilities

  • Work with an open/friendly team of engineers and research scientists
  • Contribute to product vision/direction
  • Create robust high-transaction production applications
  • Develop prototypes for research projects
  • Production application development based on research
  • Production software and environment troubleshooting

Requirements

  • BS in Computer Science or a related field, MS preferred
  • Extensive experience with distributed software development
  • Data mining and predictive modeling skills
  • Strong OO knowledge
  • Expert in Java
  • Comfortable with distributed development environments and tools
  • Expert in the Linux/OS X command line
  • Proven list of shipped products
  • Solid math background
  • Excellent communication skills

Desired

  • Background in natural language processing NLP
  • Previous startup experience
  • Experience with cloud computing platforms
  • Exposure to popular open source machine learning tools
  • Data harvesting experience
  • Experience with search content classification or spam detection
  • Experience in the advertising industry particularly in optimization
  • Experience with non-relational NoSQL document oriented data stores
  • Understanding of Semantic Web nomenclature and related technologies

Critical Key words: semantic web, Resource Description Framework RDF, a variety of data interchange formats, RDF,XML, N3, Turtle, N-Triples, RDF Schema RDFS and the Web Ontology Language OWL,semantic html, Resource Description Framework RDF, Web Ontology Language OWL, Extensible Markup Language XML. RDF, OWL, and XML, semantic web stack, uri, rdfs, ontologies, NoSQL, Friend of a Friend or FoaF, DBpedia

good to have key words: trust metric, Friendster, livejournal, virtual communities, Slashdot, karma, rummble.com, transitivity, advogato, reputation systems, subjective logic, applied computational trust, trust management, trust engines, risk engines, trustworthy recommenders, trust-based collaborative filtering, reputation and recommendation, evidence gathering, security through collaboration, technical trust, user trust, network of trust, web of trust, impact of social networking on trust and security, virtual and self-organization, decentralized identity management, trust metrics analysis, aggregation analytics, marketing metrics, social web, viral web, Trust management, Trustos, Nuglets in mobile ad-hoc networks, Slashdot.org's Karma, Ebay's feedback rating, FOAF trust module, Free Haven direct and meta trust; direct trust, Advogato's trust metric, probabilistic trust, System trust, interpersonal and self trust

Please send resume to molly [at] fremontconsulting.com

for additional opportunities: visit us on Facebook:

http://www.facebook.com/business/dashboard/#/pages/Elk-Grove-CA/Fremont-Consulting/321998995452

  • Compensation: hourly
  • This is a contract job.
  • OK for recruiters to contact this job poster.
  • Please, no phone calls about this job!
  • Please do not contact job poster about other services, products or commercial interests.

Python Software Engineer

Our Company

TLists builds search and content management tools that enable leading media companies and the mass-market to take full advantage of Twitter Lists as a brand building content distribution channel.

The Opportunity

We're looking for an intensely talented python engineer to work with our CTO (Stanford Ph.D.) and development crew to contribute to our search platform and API. We like candidates with broad skills, but to stand out you should have an exceptional record at solving hard analytic problems, and building innovative web or data mining applications.

The ideal engineer: - Has a BA or MS in computer science or a related field (E.g., cognitive science, math, statistics, or linguistics, etc.)

- Is experienced with python, and using python for web engineering projects (e.g., search, data aggregation, data APIs, python integration with lucene/hadoop, systems architecture, AWS, etc)

- Has interest and/or experience in some area of data mining (e.g., machine learning, computational linguistics, statistics, etc.)

- Is based in the New York City Area, or willing to relocate

The position comes with equity, competitive salary, health benefits, a great comp

Contact Information:

Please contact marguerite (at) tlists (dot) com to learn more about this opportunity.

Python Web Developer

Our Location: New York, NY USA

Our Company

TLists builds search and content management tools that enable leading media companies and the mass-market to take full advantage of Twitter Lists as a brand building content distribution channel.

The Opportunity

We're looking for an intensely talented web developer to join our CTO (Stanford Ph.D.) and development crew in New York City.

We like candidates with broad skills, but to stand out you should have strong coding skills, a keen aesthetic sense, and an exceptional record at building innovative and beautiful web sites.

Desirable experience includes: - BA or MS in a technical field (E.g., computer science, math, cognitive science, etc.)

- Python (or similar interpreted languages)

- Django (or similar MVC frameworks)

- Javascript and CSS coding (e.g., jquery, YUI, prototype, etc.)

The position comes with equity, competitive salary, health benefits, a great computing setup, and flexible working conditions.

Contact Information

Please contact marguerite (at) tlists (dot) com to learn more about this opportunity.

VP of Engineering / Lead Python Software Engineer

Location: New York, NY USA

Our Company

TLists builds search and content management tools that enable leading media companies and the mass-market to take full advantage of Twitter Lists as a brand building content distribution channel.

The Opportunity

We're looking for a talented and experienced engineer to work alongside our CTO (Stanford Ph.D.) to lead the day-to-day efforts of the engineering team (search/API and web development groups).

The ideal engineer: - Has an M.S. or Ph.D. degree in CS or a related technical field (E.g., cognitive science, math, statistics, linguistics, etc.) and an exceptional record at solving challenging problems.

- Has had a minimum of 5 years of professional coding experience, ideally with top search / advertising tech / or data mining oriented companies, as well as experience managing others in a team.

- Is experienced with some or all of the following: data mining and statistics, systems architecture, search technology, building large/scalable web services, hadoop, lucene/solr, AWS, Twitter API, Twisted framework.

- Is deeply proficient in python (Django exp a plus), and is quick to learn new languages and technologies (Java and Javascript also pluses).

- Is based in the New York City Area, or willing to relocate.

This position comes with significant equity, competitive salary, health benefits, a great computing setup, and flexible working conditions.

TLists favors a relatively non-hierarchical working environment. As lead, you would spend roughly half your time developing code and the other half mentoring and coordinating the others on the team.

Contact Information

Please contact marguerite (at) tlists (dot) com to learn more about this opportunity.


Senior Applications Developer-NYPL

Date: October 8, 2009

Location: New York, NY, USA

http://jobs-nypl.icims.com/jobs/5655/job

General Description:

Under the direction of the Managing Director, NYPL Digital Labs:

  • Supports the implementation of a multi-instance Fedora repository
  • Codes, integrates, and maintains services and applications that support digital object ingest, preservation, search, discovery, distribution, and
  • Designs, implements, tests, and writes documentation of custom software applications
  • Integrates and extends various open-source solutions
  • Manipulates large metadata sets

Eligibility Requirements:

  • Bachelor's degree in Computer Science or relevant field; advanced degree preferred
  • 3-5 years of related experience.
  • Extensive experience with relational databases, database design, and fluency in SQL
  • Strong Java skills and object-oriented design experience, including knowledge of core libraries, servlets, JDBC Experience with Apache Web server and Tomcat application server
  • Knowledge of RESTful architectures and HTTP; familiarity with RDF, OWL and triplestores preferred
  • Experience with other programming languages, such as PHP, Python, or Ruby preferred
  • Experience with Web services technologies (SOAP/WSDL) preferred
  • Experience with the Fedora repository software is preferred

4 OPEN Ph.D. POSITIONS at Hasso-Plattner-Institute (HPI)

Date: September 25, 2009

Location: Berlin, Germany

We offer 4 OPEN Ph.D. POSITIONS at Hasso-Plattner-Institute (HPI), Potsdam (Germany) starting on the fourth quarter of 2009

Hasso-Plattner-Institute (HPI) is a privately financed institute affiliated with the University of Potsdam, Germany. The Institute's founder and benefactor Professor Hasso Plattner, who is also co-founder and chairman of the supervisory board of SAP AG, has created an opportunity for students to experience a unique education in IT systems engineering in a professional research environment with a strong practice orientation. (for more information on HPI, c.f. http://www.hpi.uni-potsdam.de/ )

Project Description:

MEDIAGLOBE is part of the THESEUS research program, initiated by the German Federal Ministry of Economy and Technology (BMWi), with the goal of developing a new Internet-based infrastructure in order to better use and utilize the knowledge available on the Internet. The focus of the research program is on semantic technologies, which determine contents (words, images, sounds, and videos) not through conventional methods (e.g., combinations of letters) but which are able to recognize and place the meaning of a content in its proper context. MEDIAGLOBE deals with digitalization, analysis, and semantic retrieval of historical, documentary audiovisual content. (for more information on MEDIAGLOBE, c.f. http://theseus-programm.de/theseus-mittelstand-2009/ )

The ideal candidate holds a MS degree in Computer Science or related field and is able to consider both theoretical and practical/ implementation aspects in her/his work. Fluent English communication and programming skills are fundamental requirements. Preferably the candidate has a background in one of the following fields:

  • semantic web technologies
  • knowledge representations and ontology engineering
  • audiovisual retrieval and analysis
  • semantic search
  • innovative web development
  • user interface design for audiovisual content

The position starts as soon as possible and is full-time (40h/week) for the duration of the project until Oct 2011. Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled. The successful candidate will work tightly with international partners and has the possibility to pursue PhD work within the scope of the project.

How to apply:

Excellent candidates are invited to apply with:

  • Curriculum vitae and copies of degree certificates/transcripts,
  • Writing samples/copies of relevant scientific papers (e.g. thesis,etc.),
  • Letters of recommendation.

Please send your application in PDF format, indicating in the subject "Application for PhD position" via email or traditional mail to the following contact.

Contact and application:
Harald Sack
Hasso-Plattner-Institut für Softwaresystemtechnik GmbH
Universität Potsdam
Prof.-Dr.-Helmert-Str. 2-3
D-14482 Potsdam, Germany

phone: +49 (0)331-5509-527
fax: +49 (0)331-5509-325
email: harald.sack[AT]hpi.uni-potsdam.de
web: http://www.hpi.uni-potsdam.de/meinel/persons/sack.html

Exciting, semantic web search startup looking for Web/Data Mining Engineer

Date: August 28, 2009

Location: Menlo Park, CA, USA

I’m reaching out to the group on behalf of a Series B semantic web search startup in Menlo Park that I’m currently working with who is looking for a Sr. Web/Data Mining Engineer to join their 30-person team on a full-time basis. This is a priority hire for them, and they’re looking to move quickly. If you’re interested and would like more details about this opportunity, feel free to reply directly to me, and I’ll get you the pertinent information accordingly.

Thanks!

-Donald

35095

Donald James

Technical Recruiter
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Semantic Web Developer Java/Scala - Zurich

Date: ?

Location: Zürich, Switzerland

Trialox.org is a startup company at the University of Zurich. Our aim is to produce an open source platform for semantic applications, as well as a content management system tailored to the needs of international not-for-profit organizations.

To extend our developer team, we are looking for a Senior Developer experienced in programming Semantic Web applications in Java or Scala. You should have a solid knowledge around Semantic Web technology and ideally be experienced with the following technologies and methodologies:

  • J2SE
  • OSGi (with Declarative Services)
  • Maven
  • JAX-RS
  • Scala
  • Scrum
  • Test-Driven Development

Our expectation:

Apart from the technical skills, we expect you to be motivated to help a small committed team to succeed. This means that you know how to effectively explain your design choices, as well as the occasional agreement to a compromise in order to get things done.

What you can expect from us:

We offer a great working environment with cutting-edge technologies, in a team that's committed to open source and Semantic Web standards. Our ties to the University allow a continuous exchange with the latest research. As a company, we are committed to maintaining a great work-life balance. We offer flexible working hours as well as insurance coverage beyond the legal requirements.

To Apply:

If you are an excellent Software Developer and would like to apply for this position, please send your CV and a cover letter demonstrating your experience to:

hr@trialox.org

or

trialox ag
Tsuyoshi Ito
Binzmuehlestrasse 14
CH-8050 Zürich

For any questions do not hesitate to contact me.

Regards,
Reto Bachmann

-- Reto Bachmann-Gmür
trialox.org
Tel: +41445005015

Senior Developer (Convention Center, in Washington, DC)

Date: ?

Location: Washington, DC, USA

Original Posting at Craigslist

Semantic technologies startup in downtown Washington, DC, seeks Senior Java Developer to join engineering team working on challenging problems in knowledge representation, AI, and related fields.

Qualified applicants will have

  • BS in computer science or related field; MS or PhD, ideally;
  • 5+ years of software development experience, including demonstrable Java expertise;
  • very strong software development, engineering skills;
  • background in logic, AI, KR, automated reasoning, automated planning, or related subfields, including machine learning, statistical inference; experience with Semantic Web standards, particularly OWL, ideal;
  • good verbal & written communication skills;
  • authorization to work full-time in the US, at our downtown DC office (telecommuting is a possibility but only in extraordinary circumstances).

A successful applicant must be comfortable with

  • reading CS and other literature and implementing algorithms to production-quality;
  • working on bleeding-edge R&D projects -- i.e., think solving "DARPA Hard" problems;
  • presenting complex ideas simply to colleagues & customers at conferences like SemTech, ISWC, DL Workshop, OWLED, etc.;
  • familiar with open source development culture, methodologies, and process.

About Clark & Parsia

Clark & Parsia LLC is a bootstrap startup focusing on solving infrastructure-level problems in semantic web and related areas; we focus on automated reasoning, automated planning, information integration, and ontology-based information systems. We do advanced R&D in the semantic technologies area and, increasingly, are focused on commercializing our research into products.

We work in a relaxed, comfortable environment where good communication, world-class coffee & espresso, great benefits, and competitive salaries rule the day. (Joel Test Score: 9/12)

Clark & Parsia LLC is an equal opportunity employer.

  • Location: Convention Center
  • Compensation: Commensurate with skills & experience
  • Principals only. Recruiters, please don't contact this job poster.
  • Please, no phone calls about this job!
  • Please do not contact job poster about other services, products, or commercial interests.

DO YOU HAVE A BEAUTIFUL MIND?

Seeking exceptional social semantic web tech start-up

Date: ?

Location: ?

Do you want to disrupt social networking? Do you believe that someone has yet to bring a true sense of purpose, relevancy and broad-scale yet efficient utility to social networking? Do you have a beautiful mind that can see what is possible and then build it?

I was a co-founder of GoTo.com (later Overture), where we revolutionized search by inventing the paid search business model. Now, after a variety of other adventures including a few years working on the DOE public school reform initiative in NYC and some time in the Internet space in China, I am developing a concept to drive social networking to the next level, moving beyond the existing paradigm of reinforcing existing networks to one where the network grows in new and useful ways by making meaningful introductions to people one doesn’t know.

I am looking for an exceptional technical co-founder who will provide the technical vision to my product vision - someone who has extensive experience in delivering complex web-based applications of significant scale – both front end and back end - and who is extremely well-versed in the web technologies and standards of the “social semantic web” and is capable of judiciously applying them. Someone who wants to build a disruptive product through the innovative application of bleeding edge web 2.0/3.0 technology. And someone who is an excellent collaborator.

You will be responsible for crystallizing the product strategy with me, determining the product architecture; evaluating the right platforms, database strategy and management, languages and technologies to deploy; and hiring, training and leading an ace technology team to build it. You should be very proficient in JAVA, AJAX, Flash, and PHP to name just a few. You should embrace interoperability and data portability (and the belief that users own their data) and have experience with OpenID, OAuth, XFN, FOAF, XRD, XMPP, RSS, REST, the Portable Contacts protocal, and the other building blocks of data portability. And lastly, but importantly, you should have hands on (applied) experience in social network analysis and in using machine learning, natural language and text data mining technologies and other relevant semantic web tools to solve hard problems. You will have a huge white canvas to work on as you will be coming in on the ground floor of this opportunity. The one criterion – be passionate about building a powerful and simple platform, with an elegant and intuitive UI and consumer experience.

The position is based in NY (no long-distance applications please unless you are prepared to move yourself to NYC or travel back and forth) and is eligible for possible "CTO" status for the person with the right experience. Ideally you are in a position to take no (or nominal) salary in favor of significant equity.

If this resonates with you, let’s talk. I am looking for that rare person everyone is looking for – someone who brings together that powerful mix of deep technical experience, a strong personal financial situation, sound business judgment and the ability to work productively with others. But changing the world takes amazing people and I am prepared to find that person. Please send me your resume at stephanie@sarka.us with a few words about your areas of expertise.

p.s. No web shops or other third party providers, please.

Looking for a Partner/CTO

Date: 05-19-2009

Location: ?

Equipped with a business idea in the semantic web world for enterprises and a business background, I am looking for a partner/CTO to take the technical lead on the startup that I am working on. This is an opportunity to get involved with a pre-funding start-up as a founding partner. If you are available, open for a non-paid / equity job, and are interested in getting involved in a start-up adventure, please get in touch. I’m happy to discuss the project in greater detail.

Please contact me at boaz_cn@hotmail.com (Boaz)

Chief Architect, Financial Times Search (FTS)

Date: April 13, 2009

Job Description: Chief Architect

Reports To: Chief Technology Officer

Location: Stamford, CT


Here’s something to take note of if you are experienced in search and intelligent systems.

If you are creative, AND quantitative, we have an extraordinary opportunity for you. Think of us as the place for which you got all of that education and experience. If you think you might just be the right person who is interested in aiding people with the burning questions of their day, leveraged and fortified with sophisticated computer software and have a demonstrated interest in AI or natural language processing, we have a place for you to expand your horizons.

Financial Times Search (FTS) (part of the Financial Times Group in turn part of Pearson the largest education publisher in the world) is a new business utilizing a unique and proprietary search platform. Our new stand-alone search product is called Newssift and will soon be indexing tens of thousands of sources and many millions of articles for business people. Our Beta is up and working at Newssift.com.

This startup stands to deliver targeted search results with a level of accuracy and relevance unmatched on the web today and we would like to engage an experienced technical manager to help plan and scope the engineering and significant product aspects of this business. Check the product and the reviews out on the web and you will see we are on to something.

Position Summary:

Responsible for architecture of a semantic based search product. Researches, analyzes, and recommends technologies to develop new and enhance existing systems to support semantic search applications. Serves as a technical expert and is responsible for resolving complex problems and guiding development to improve www.newssift.com, a consumer facing search application. The role, while focusing on search, will also interface with building systems around a subscription based product as well as monitoring and measurement tools. A command of building systems around where to go to answer a business person’s questions is the main focus of the job.

Required Skills and Experience:

  • Experience with mentoring software development resources.
  • Experience with scoping the technical side of consumer facing products that require scale and contextual consumer experiences.
  • Experience with understanding traffic flows and consumer choices. Ideally the candidate has experience with mining historical consumer choice data to make a service more intelligent about consumer options.
  • Experience in technical architectures for search applications, including data structures and algorithms to support entity extraction, disambiguation, normalization and clustering.
  • Experience with architecture models and design patterns to support development and maintenance of taxonomies and knowledge bases. Ideal candidate has been working on ways to do this in an open wiki way or by using data available from multiple sources.

Required Minimum Education:

  • Master’s Degree in Computer Sciences or computational linguistics or equivalent field or related experience.

Think about it. One of the world’s largest companies, committed to education and information, is on the leading edge of introducing a meaning based search and query tool. Indeed we have a platform off of which to work, and a beachhead in the market. If you have your sights set high – you should follow up with this one.

Only highly motivated and very smart folks need apply to Susan Blank at susankb48@msn.com

Web Tier/UI Developer (AJAX and JavaScript), Financial Times Search (FTS)

Date: April 13, 2009

Job Description: Web Tier/UI Developer (AJAX and JavaScript)

Reports To: Senior Director Software Development

Location: Stamford, CT

Financial Times Search (FTS) is a new business utilizing a unique and proprietary search engine consistent with the heritage of the Financial Times. FTS yields targeted search results with a level of accuracy and relevance unmatched on the web today. FTS is a member of the Financial Times Group, part of Pearson PLC, the world’s largest educational publisher and owner of familiar businesses, including Prentice Hall and Penguin Books.

Position Overview:

We’re looking for a web tier/UI developer with demonstrable experience developing high-performance dynamic user interfaces for consumer-facing web sites. The ideal candidate will have the skills to develop, enhance and maintain a Rich Internet Application (RIA).

Position Requirements:

  • Expertise using JavaScript and AJAX to develop highly interactive, responsive user interfaces.
  • Extensive knowledge of jQuery and JSON.
  • Working knowledge of Java, JSP and XML.
  • Excellent written and verbal communications skills.
  • Experience in CSS.

Education Requirements:

  • BS CS/EE or equivalent technical degree with a minimum of 3 years real-world experience.

Think about it. One of the world’s largest companies, committed to education and information, is on the leading edge of introducing a meaning based search and query tool. Indeed we have a platform off of which to work, and a beachhead in the market. If you have your sights set high – you should follow up with this one.

Only highly motivated and very smart folks need apply to Susan Blank at susankb48@msn.com

VP, Search and Semantic Technology. Elsevier Labs - New York

Date: Mar 19, 2009

Location: New York, NY, USA

VP, Search and Semantic Technology
Elsevier Labs

Description

Apply online to this position. https://reedelsevier.taleo.net/careersection/51/jobdetail.ftl?lang=en&job=40524

Elsevier is currently seeking a VP, Search and Semantic Technology to identify with the needs of electronic publishing and define a search and discovery technology strategy for next generation electronic products. This position works closely with Elsevier product management, Labs, Enterprise Architecture, and Elsevier divisional strategy to ensure that the semantic technologies implement and inform the product vision.

Responsibilities include:

  • Test, implement, program and evaluate search engines and partnerships
  • Keep current with cutting edge research in semantic technologies and translate these into practical timelines for Elsevier
  • Analyze implications of integrating new semantic technologies from both a technical perspective and a user/customer perspective.
  • Work with product strategy to inform and help shape step changes in customer value
  • Work with engineering development managers on assigned projects to plan integration of new technologies
  • Define solutions and evaluate trade-offs for epublishing needs as related to search and other semantic capabilities
  • Work with product architects to ensure that the search technologies meets the specific business needs of future products
  • Manage, develop and own high level technical proposals and effort estimates as the initial piece of the overall product process
  • Determine and recommend technical skills needed to complete a project
  • Responsible for the knowledge transfer of information throughout Elsevier and with the engineering product groups regarding technical issues as related to search and semantic technologies
  • Significantly contribute to knowledge base throughout Elsevier in the form of technical talks, white papers and seminars on technology that support the electronic publishing efforts throughout the business units
  • Contribute to overall platform and technology directions for Elsevier with an emphasis on search
  • Provide Consulting role to projects and product groups for the key search-related technology issues for their business
  • Significantly contribute to RE Ventures' evaluations of emerging search and discovery technologies
  • Assist Enterprise Architects in coordination with RE Applied Technology for the planning and introduction of new search-related technologies
  • Key communicator with IT and product management regarding current and future search capabilities

Qualifications

GENERAL KNOWLEDGE:

  • Ability to influence
  • Proven ability to communicate (written and verbal) technology effectively to senior management, product marketing and to engineers
  • Proven ability to absorb large amounts of technical and business detail and synthesize that into a usable problem definition and technical approach
  • Ability to work collaboratively, by directing and guiding the technical direction of a project
  • Ability to work with Senior level development managers
  • Ability to work with ambiguous situations and bring them to closure
  • Ability to influence without direct management
  • Exceptional written and oral communication and presentation skills
  • Demonstrated leadership skills

TECHNICAL SKILLS:

  • Practical and theoretical experience about information retrieval systems
  • Specific technical expertise in these areas:
  • Concept classification, XML, vector space searching, probabilistic retrieval and neural networks
  • Programming techniques: parsing, syntactic analysis, semantic analysis, use of thesauri and ontologies
  • Query processing and query understanding including question/answer paradigms, question extraction, multiple-constraint search paradigms
  • Ability to work with large and diverse data sets
  • Interoperability of search across multiple engines and sites (federated or meta-search) including query normalization
  • PhD in Information Retrieval highly desirable
  • Masters degree in computer science and/or 7+ years of relevant experience in engineering; 5+ years in internet/web technologies
  • Experience as architect (or design lead) in a significant project
  • Experience in transitioning research and prototypes into production a plus

Other Locations:

  • United States-Pennsylvania-Philadelphia
  • United States-Maryland-Rockville
  • United States-California-Irvine
  • United States-Missouri-St Louis
  • United States-New Jersey-Bridgewater

Closing Date: Ongoing

https://reedelsevier.taleo.net/careersection/51/jobdetail.ftl?lang=en&job=40524

Funded Startup is Looking for a Experienced Java Engineer

Date: 02-25-2009

Location: New York, NY, USA

AdaptiveBlue (http://getglue.com) is an innovative, well funded semantic web startup in New York City, named among the 250 best startups around the world by AlwaysOn Network. AdaptiveBlue is focused on results in a fast-paced environment.

We are looking for talented, smart, hard working, experienced and passionate Java Engineer to help us build the next generation of web browsing technologies.

You will be working on AdaptiveBlue's back end - web service, database, and metrics. This is an exciting opportunity for someone interested in the semantic technologies, skilled with algorithms, and proficient in Java.

Requirements:

  • Must love coding and hard work
  • B.S. or higher in CS, Math or engineering
  • At lest 5 years of experience as a software engineer
  • At least 5 years of experience in Java programming
  • At least 3 years of experience with SQL
  • Strong knowledge of basic data structures and algorithms
  • Strong knowledge of design patterns, refactoring and unit testing
  • Strong knowledge of concurrent programming
  • Understanding of distributed, large-scale systems
  • Experience with XML/XSL and REST-based Web Services

The following are a plus, but not required:

  • Experience with Amazon Web Services
  • Knowledge of semantic markups and ontologies
  • Experience with semantic APIs like Calais
  • Experience with SQL query tuning

We offer competitive salary, full benefits, 401k, Awesome Mac hardware, Herman Miller chairs, and Fresh Direct snacks.

If you love coding and want to work on exciting things that change the way people interact with the web, please send us all of the items below:

  • A cover letter describing why you are a good fit
  • A resume with your experiences
  • A sample of Java code that you have written in the past year
  • Compensation: Solid base + 401k + stock options
  • Principals only. Recruiters, please don't contact this job poster.
  • Please, no phone calls about this job!
  • Please do not contact job poster about other services, products or commercial interests.

Contact: job-1049787041@craigslist.org

Full-time Permanent Semantic Java Software Engineer

Date: 02-24-2009

Job Category: Semantic Java Software Engineer

Location: Boston, MA, USA - Metro/West

Job Description: We are seeking a full-time permanent semantic java software engineer for our client in the Metro-Boston area. If you are interested in building a semantic engine - do you consider yourself an ontology expert? Know RDF and/or OWL inside and out? We've got a cool project converting a .Net platform into a Java platform. We need a strong coder... someone who really really enjoys coding with commercial products experience and a great attitude. This you? Give us a call.

Salary: Open depending on experience

Contact: Sarah Bevelaqua|Technical Recruiter
The FootBridge Companies |Direct Placement Services Group
http://www.FootBridgeDirect.com
Office: 978.474.4455| Toll Free: 877.807.8400

Artificial Intelligence Software Developer, Washington DC Area

Date: 02-10-2009

Job Category: Artificial Intelligence Software Developer

Location: Washington, DC, USA

Clearance: US DoD Secret required.

Experience: Five years experience in Artificial Intelligence related programming or a Master's Degree in Artificial Intelligence or a related field.

Skills: Experience in the following, or similar, subjects a plus: Software Patterns, Agent-Based Simulation, Software Optimization and Scalability, Open Source Contributions, Ontologies, Inference Engines, Evolutionary Computation, Neural Networks, Bayesian Networks, Fuzzy Expert Systems, Data Mining, Case-Based Reasoning, Game Trees and Game Theory, Social Network Analysis, Statistical Design of Experiments.

Programming Language: Java

Other Software and Development Tools: Experience in the following, or similar, software a plus - Protégé, Owl, Pellet, Jena, Jastor, Weka, Repast, Groovy, ECJ, Ptolemy, JFuzzyLogic, Joone, Jung, R, Jboss, Prefuse

Job Description: Artificial Intelligence Software Developers needed for cutting-edge Computational Social Science simulation project. Will be working in a Team-based environment with other SW developers.

Potential Task areas include:

  • Scientific Experimentation and Data Mining: Enhance existing software to support finding patterns in wargame events, for the purposes of testing hypotheses about relations between events and for discovering relationships between events. Incorporate open source data mining and artificial intelligence software, such as, for example, Weka and ECJ, to automatically find patterns in moves and outcomes
  • Interoperation of Hybrid Models: Support the interoperation of hybrid models, to ensure that models that have multiple resolutions and perspectives share meaning. Through xml, implement the translations between models. Integrate with integration tools that support semantic interoperation through ontologies, and other methodologies such as, for example, the COMPOEX backplane or Ptolemy. Help implement a Hub and Spoke design for translation between data models a system by which simulation models and data of different data models may interoperate through their own individual data models, a common data model, and a translation data model between their own individual data models and the common data model. Enhance the software enforcement of a data model "contract" using ontology-based software engineering techniques. Extend an existing example implemented in Jena and Jastor, converting it to a Dynamic Object Model (DOM) language (such as, for example, Groovy).
  • Support for Conflict Resolution between models. Support the conflict resolution of possibly conflicting hybrid models, for the purposes of making a unified, coherent picture of the social environment.

Integrate open source software (such as, for example, JFuzzyLogic) to match the simulation output to correlative social study data, and establish the correlative relations that should exist between and within component social science models in support of validation and consensus building of possibly conflicting models. Implement a framework for consensus-building. Make possible the specification of arbitrary schemes for developing a model consensus. The framework would have a way to handle issues of integration, for example, the models may conflict by having mutually exclusive or uncorrelated behaviors. The framework would allow various consensus schemes to be switched in and out. Implement a simple prototype weighted voting scheme in the framework

  • Support for Component Models. Enhance the Nexus Intelligent Adaptive Agent Based Models to increase their generality, scalability, efficiency, and ability to work as component models for other software.

Contact:
Debbie Duong
debbieduong62 at gmail.com

Knight Professor of the Practice of Journalism and Public Policy Studies, Duke University

Duke University
Sanford Institute of Public Policy

Date: ?

Location: Durham, NC, USA

The Sanford Institute of Public Policy at Duke University seeks applicants for the Knight Professor of the Practice of Journalism and Public Policy Studies, an endowed chair in Duke’s DeWitt Wallace Center for Media and Democracy.

We seek a person who will help in the development of a new field, computational journalism. Advances in data availability, technology, and algorithms offer the prospect that part of the media’s watchdog function may be supplemented by analyses done by computers. The Knight Professor at Duke will help translate advances in areas such as artificial intelligence and the semantic web into the development of products that help journalists and other community members hold institutions accountable. In part, this may involve computerizing aspects of investigative reporting.

Candidates for the chair should have experience in working at the intersection of technology and information generation. They may be working in computer assisted reporting, or visualization of data on the Web, or the development of algorithms to sift through publicly available data for clues to the performance of government. Ideal candidates could include reporters or editors involved in innovations in digital news ventures or programmers involved in the development of artificial intelligence or semantic web products aimed at news gathering and reporting. Candidates should be strongly committed to advancing the development of computational journalism as a field through innovative research and the development of new digital tools.

The Knight Professor will teach courses in computational journalism and public policy in our undergraduate public policy major and certificate program in policy journalism and media studies. The Knight Professor will play a key role in the teaching, research and policy engagement activities of the DeWitt Wallace Center for Media and Democracy.

Candidates for this position should send a CV and other materials to:

Professor James T. Hamilton
Knight Search Committee Chair
DeWitt Wallace Center for Media and Democracy
Sanford Institute of Public Policy
Duke University
Box 90241
Durham, NC 27708-0241

Review of applications will begin immediately. Applications received by December 31, 2008 will be guaranteed full consideration.

Duke University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.

Executive Director Emerging Platforms ORGANIC, INC.

Date: 10-23-08

Location: New York, NY, USA

Area code: 212

Pay rate: open

Experience: Exceptional Experience.

Organic is all about the exceptional. We are a leading digital communications agency – the first, in fact – focused on designing and building exceptional experiences that help make the online channel really work for leading companies. We work on everything digital – from websites to online marketing campaigns, from mobile applications to digital billboards – for companies such as Chrysler LLC, Warner Bros. International, Geek Squad and Bank of America. We are passionate about emerging platforms, and this helps keep us on the edge of the hottest and most interesting stories in the industry. And, as a leader in the marketplace, we have the opportunity to work on really exciting projects.

Organic has an open, diverse culture that encourages participation and innovation. We reward exceptional work and creative ideas. At Organic we believe in working hard and having fun while we’re doing it. We have great benefits and perks including massages, pet insurance, Wednesday bagels and Friday cocktails.

Job Description:

  • The Executive Director of Emerging Platforms leads client innovation in the areas of new media technologies, platforms and networks.
  • Oversees the Emerging Platform team which is comprised of strategist and interactive technology developers.
  • Provides clients with an outward looking perspective of the new media landscape and demonstrates what clients should expect and how these developments may impact their online experience, business, industry, competition and customers.
  • Leads the rapid prototyping initiative for Organic.
  • Develop internal projects and employee education programs to demonstrate new technologies to Organic employees with the hope of eventual client education and suggestion.
  • Builds and manages connections to the new media industry to identify new opportunities for Organic clients and Organic employees (toolsets, frameworks and development technologies).
  • Industry perspective and thought leadership platforms for Organic and for industry media (corporate marketing).
  • Attendance and Organic's representation at industry conferences and events.

Education and Work Experience:

  • 10 yrs overall experience preferred including:
  • 10+ yrs experience working in marketing strategy, account planning and interactive marketing.
  • Experience in building, growing and leading successful teams (either in an office, practice, or global teams of 50+).
  • Client-focused – builds long term high-level relationships that reflect well on Organic, proven history in business management and growth.
  • Ability to manage and be held accountable for resources, revenues and budgets.
  • Understands and can both, manage and work within a matrix management organization.
  • Personable; very poised; a strong conceptual thinker; have high energy; exhibit excellent writing, communication and presentation skills.
  • Inspirational leader – exhibits integrity, and respectful interactions with past recognizable clients, superiors, peers and subordinates.
  • Proven history of growing a practice or major service.
  • Able to thrive in a "non-traditional", entrepreneurial environment.
  • Availability and willingness to travel 35%of time.
  • Bachelors/MBA degree preferred or equivalent work experience.

Travel required: 35%

Telecommute: no

Contact: Ross, http://www.organic.com, ross @ organic . com

Web 2.0 Build Out

Date: 10-22-2008

Location: New York, NY, USA

What if there was absolutely nothing stopping you from inventing the next big thing? What would you do if you had a clear voice in developing the next generation of web based information services? How would you respond if you had the opportunity to be a creative force in one of the most unique and inspiring work cultures in NYC?

Our client is a startup web unit within a global telecom leader, launching a mobile and web based platform that will revolutionize the way consumers interact with and manage information. They are early in development and building a team of innovative, intelligent professionals who love what they do. We are looking for people who are obsessed with web technology, creative in their process and can thrive in an entrepreneurial, fast paced environment. Our ideal candidates work very well within a team, are self-motivated, have a high level of energy and a strong drive to succeed. They must have a passion for the internet and be current with cutting edge web trends and technologies.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Work as key member of a small team developing foundational systems and services for an outstanding web 2.0 platform
  • Work with vendors and agencies to integrate products and services into platform
  • Hands on development of web systems and projects

Requirements:

  • Development experience in standard internet technologies
  • Experience in an SOA environment is preferred
  • Linux deployment
  • Solid Python development skills
  • System design experience preferred
  • Track record of successful releases
  • Experience with large scale distributed systems
  • RESTful services a plus
  • JavaScripting, JSON, XML, Ruby, Erlang all a plus

Interested candidates email resumes to jim@execuseek.net

Program Manager with Ontology and Taxonomy/OWL

Skills: Taxonomy Ontology tools OWL+ Media Endeca

Date: 7-1-2008

Location: New York, NY, USA

Area code: 212

Pay rate: open

Job Description:

This individual will be responsible for multiple aspects of simultaneous long term projects including: Consolidating project plans, responsibility for deadlines, ongoing support, implementation and coordination and overall delivery of multiple inter-related projects.

Accountable for the on time and on budget completion of these projects, the Program Manager will define, coordinate and lead a blended team thus requiring regular interaction with business, editorial, production, marketing, design and development factions of the internet organizations. The individual is expected to regularly participate in all phases of project development with a strong team-oriented attitude. Strong communication skills, both written and verbal are essential, as is the ability to simultaneously manage multiple projects in a dynamic, challenging, and fast-paced environment.

Requirements:

  • Candidates will possess a Bachelor's Degree in a related field
  • 5-7 years Project Management Experience with solid experience working in a cross-functional environment.
  • This person will be a **manager of project managers** and should have experience pulling together very large programs of projects with multiple large interrelated subprojects
  • Experience with search technologies is a must; specific experience with Endeca a major plus
  • Experience with taxonomy / ontology tools a must; specific experience with OWL-based technologies a major plus
  • Requires a high-level understanding of the integration of search and taxonomy/ontology tools with a content management system
  • Online Publishing / Media experience a huge plus
  • GREAT interpersonal skills
    • this person will interface with the project managers, functional managers, and will be required to have frequent written and face-to-face communications with senior management
    • Managing software vendor relationships and coordinates training, documentation, and communication with IT and the Titles.
  • Creates and executes project work plans and revises as appropriate to meet changing needs and requirements.
  • Creates and executes an aggregate program view of interrelated projects and has the ability to recognize, surface, and resolve issues across the program.
  • PMI Certification is preferred, but not mandatory.
  • Experienced with Web based projects, preferably in the online content/publishing space.
  • Effectively applies our methodology and enforces project standards with an eye on emerging industry practices.
  • Prepares for engagement reviews and quality assurance procedures.
  • Recognizes and minimizes exposures and risks on the individual projects and across the program of projects.
  • Ensures project documents are complete, current, and stored appropriately.
  • Facilitates team and client meetings effectively, documents meeting minutes and agreements.
  • Effectively communicates relevant project information to superiors in an engaging, informative, well-organized format. Must be able to effectively tailor communications of complex issues to audiences with varying levels of subject matter expertise.
  • Acquires / possesses a thorough understanding of our capabilities.
  • Resolves and/or escalates issues in a timely fashion and understands how to communicate difficult/sensitive information tactfully.
  • Motivates team to work together in the most efficient manner.
  • Suggests areas for improvement in internal processes along with possible solutions.
  • Expert in MS Project, MS Excel, MS Powerpoint

Travel required: none

Telecommute: no

Contact:
Debbie Levy, Logic
debbie @ logiccorporation . com

Semantic Web Senior Java Developer -- Alitora Systems

Date: ?

Location: New York, NY, USA

Alitora Systems is a start-up software company providing an innovative Semantic Search and Collaboration service.

See: http://www.alitora.com

We are building the first true commercial Semantic Web Service as a SaaS platform. We are primarily serving the Life Science Industry, such as the pharmaceutical industry, which requires a huge amount of critical high value data to support Drug Development, Competitive Intelligence, and Business Development.

Our core technology is the kHarmony Semantic Database: a general hyper-graph database used to store knowledge modeled semantically.

We are seeking a senior developer with significant Java experience, including:

  • Strong Experience with Semantic technologies and/or Search Engine technologies, such as:
    • Java Lucene search engine
    • Machine Learning algorithms and toolkits
    • JENA and related Java toolkits
  • Significant Experience implementing efficient algorithms in areas such as:
    • Search engine query processing and/or index construction
    • Inference algorithms, Logic Algorithms
    • Machine Learning / Statistical Methods
    • Graph Theoretic Algorithms
    • Natural Language Processing algorithms, such as Entity Extraction
  • Understanding of Semantic Web concepts, such as:
    • RDF, OWL, Inference Engines, URIs
  • Understanding of Graph Theory concepts, such as:
    • Nodes, Edges, Depth-First-Search, Cliques
  • Appreciation of the Life Sciences
  • Great inter-personal / teamwork skills and communication skills
  • Able to prosper in a cutting-edge start-up environment
  • And especially, Passionate Enthusiasm for New Technology and Start-Ups

Please reply with a resume.

We’re seeking to bring developers on as consultants or employees, depending on individual circumstance

We're based in New York City, although some developers work remotely. We have daily meetings EST.

Email: marc@alitora.com

Experienced Java Programmer for Semantic R&D Position (Washington, DC)

Date: ?

Location: Washington, DC, USA

Small, established startup (http://clarkparsia.com/) in downtown DC seeks an experienced, systems-level Java programmer to work on R&D projects and production systems in semantic technologies, including reasoning, planning, description logics, semantic web services, logistics, etc. Join the team responsible for Pellet, the leading OWL DL reasoner.

The successful applicant will be smart and have a demonstrable record of getting things done.

  • Bachelor's or Master's in CS or relevant field
  • Minimum 7 years of serious programming experience
  • Experience with AI, KR, logic programming, or planning a definite plus
  • Enthusiasm and ability for solving difficult, algorithmically novel problems required
  • Familiarity with database theory valuable
  • Familiarity with systems or operations research also valuable
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Must be eligible to work permanently in the US

We offer the following benefits:

  • Competitive salary and benefits (401k, FSA, major med, dental, vision, etc)
  • A chance to build new, cool stuff that people use
  • Interesting, vibrant work environment:
    • Free lunch,
    • baseball and other sports outings,
    • Wii tournaments,
    • great espresso & coffee
    • Beer Fridays
    • 1 block from Metro (Mt Vernon Square, Green Line) near Convention Center

To apply, send resume and a cover letter to Kendall Clark, kendall@clarkparsia.com.

Ontology Modeler Systems Engineer, Mountain View CA

Date: ?

Location: Mountain View, CA, USA

My client is in Mountain View CA. They are looking for an Ontology Modeler/Systems Engineer. The primary focus will be on developing information models for Aerospace Vehicles and Systems. This includes general enterprise architecture modeling (e.g., organizations, processes, tools) as well as models specific to engineering domains (e.g., vehicles, sub-systems, devices and functions). You will be using Semantic Web standards (RDF and OWL) and XML. Any knowledge of these technologies is a big plus, but we will train the right person.

This position requires:

  • More than 5 years of modeling experience (either object modeling, system modeling, data modeling or knowledge modeling)
  • A degree and/or work experience in an engineering field
  • Strong communications skills (experience interviewing people for knowledge capture, running workshops, etc.)

Knowledge of space systems and their engineering disciplines is a distinct advantage. This includes avionics, mechanics, hydraulics, propulsion, guidance and navigation, telemetry and control systems. Some past or current programming skills will be an advantage, especially in Java, Prolog, or a functional language such as Haskell.

The ideal candidate would also have one (or more) of the following qualifications. Knowledge and experience of:

  • Modeling formalisms such as UML and SysML.
  • Information and knowledge structuring formalisms such as ASN.1, XML, RDF, OWL.
  • Enterprise Architecture frameworks such as DODAF and TOGAF
  • Training and/or experience in computational linguistics

The person should enjoy working on challenging problems, be a self starter, have strong communication skills and be ready to show a lot of initiative. He/she should want to work in a dynamic and growing small company with collegial culture and many opportunities to learn and do different things.

We offer competitive salary, bonus, major medical, dental, and an attractive stock option plan. The position is in our Mountain View, California location. We will provide assistance with the relocation expenses.

Mary Frances Hunter
503 232 8822
Recruiter Extraordinaire

Software Engineer, Mountain View CA

Date: ?

Location: Mountain View, CA, USA

My client is in Mountain View CA. They are looking for Software Engineers who know server-side Java development and want to work on a Semantic Web product.

The Product Suite is built on Eclipse but with a Web UI. They want to add more features. This involves design, development, test and integration of the new features. We need someone who is a self-starter, as there is little supervision. There is collaboration.

New feature may include the importing and exporting of data, merging and transferring data, connecting to external data bases, managing changes to forms…..

Technologies involved are: Java, Eclipse, Topcat, Adobe Products, AJAX/Flex, Mash-ups, OWL, RDF/S, SPARQL…

Mary Frances Hunter
503 232 8822
Recruiter Extraordinaire

Senior Engineer, Semantic Web Datastore

Date: ?

Location: Cambridge, MA, USA

ITA Software

http://www.itasoftware.com/careers/jlisting.html?jid=26

ITA Software -- known for its algorithm-intensive airfare search and reservations products -- has also been doing novel Semantic Web and Data Integration work since 2004. We're now turning the corner from research to deployment and seek the right person to engineer our data store for scalability and performance. Follow the link above for details.

[Thanks, Marco, for inviting me to post here! -JustinITA]

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Information Architect, Collection Information & Access, J. Paul Getty Museum

Date: December 2008

Location: Los Angeles, CA, USA Description:

The department of Collection Information & Access at the J. Paul Getty Museum is seeking an Information Architect to oversee the back-end structure, data models, systems and applications used by the Museum to support the management and dissemination of documentation, digital assets, and metadata on the collection and to ensure its accessibility in the networked environment. The Information Architect will lead efforts in restructuring the way information is stored, systems integrated, and data published so as best to ensure efficiency in processes, scalability and sustainability, and resource discovery. This will involve architectural designs, analysis, integration, and strategic direction for how best to manage existing enterprise-wide applications such as collections management, content management and digital asset management systems with other custom grown applications and open source solutions, in addition to overseeing data modeling and strategies that are system independent. The position will be responsible for the maintenance of data models, data dictionaries, and processes; work with technical staff across the Getty to build mechanisms for exchanging data and metadata between repositories; and work closely with user communities for requirements analysis, problem definition and solutions development.

The ideal candidate will utilize standards, best practices, and forward-thinking solutions for structuring the Museum's information architecture, and be able to provide analysis, documentation, and ROI for strategies. The candidate should have experience in all phases of the software development cycle; understand and be technically proficient in the environments in which software applications operate (i.e. Unix, Windows); have familiarity with semantic technologies including triple stores, natural language processing, and clustering techniques. The candidate should be comfortable with writing technical documentation and design documents, outlining detailed process flow and workflow mappings, have strong analytical skills, excellent oral and written communication skills, and the ability to effectively work in a team environment.

Requirements: Proven experience working with relational databases (Oracle 10g), SQL Server and using Structured Query Language; familiarity with "C++", JAVA or similar object-oriented programming language; and proficient at UNIX scripting languages; JavaScript, HTML, CSS, XML and XSLT. Working knowledge of ontologies and ontology standards like RDF and concepts associated with the Semantic Web.

Qualifications: Bachelor's Degree in Computer Science, Library & Information Science, Information Technology, or related studies required, Master's preferred. Minimum 8 years of experience in the electronic management of information, and developing, implementing and managing information architecture in a publishing, library, or educational repository environment strongly preferred.

Contact:
Please email cover letter and resume to jobs@getty.edu indicating in the subject line, "Museum Information Architect /AT." OR send to: The J. Paul Getty Trust, 1200 Getty Center Drive, Suite 400, Los Angeles, Ca 90049-1681 and reference " Museum Information Architect /AT" in your cover letter. No phone calls, please. EOE.

http://www.getty.edu/about/opportunities/tech_opps.html

Global Director of Semantic Technology Solutions

  • Providing thought-leadership in the adoption of emerging semantic technologies as a means to add value to information products and thereby drive revenue.
  • Overseeing software development of Synaptica® from Dow Jones, an enterprise-class taxonomy and ontology management software product.
  • Leading the development of new taxonomies and metadata that can be used to enrich information content.


Full Job Description online at:

http://careers.peopleclick.com/jobposts/Client40_DowJones/BU1/External/pck314-6886.htm

Dave Clarke
Global Taxonomy Director
Dow Jones


Global Taxonomy Director

  • Coordinate initiatives with the regional Client Solutions Directors to achieve and exceed Dow Jones Taxonomy Services revenue and operational goals, leveraging Dow Jones' taxonomy and editorial expertise.
  • Define and communicate Taxonomy capabilities, services and pricing models.
  • Ensure structures and procedures are in place to achieve the successful delivery of taxonomy engagements to time, to budget and to satisfactory quality standards.


Full Job Description online at:

http://careers.peopleclick.com/jobposts/Client40_DowJones/BU1/External/pck314-6888.htm


Dave Clarke
Global Taxonomy Director
Dow Jones



Start-up Seeking Software Engineer Computational Linguistics

We are a data driven start-up looking for a CTO to build a social media analytics application using Natural Language Processing with experience in web-scraping and text mining. Candidate will develop methodologies to find sentiment (sentiment in context, polarity, intensity, relationships between issues and reasons for issues), tuning for less formal content (tokenization, sentence segmentation, part-of-speech (POS) tagging, parsing, etc.) and finding embedded meaning and intelligence in less grammatical text. Experience in predictive modeling in data mining a plus.

Qualifications:

  • 2-4 years experience in a relevant field such as software engineering, machine learning programming, et al.
  • The drive to work in a fast-paced, multi-disciplinary start-up environment.
  • A strong interest in online social networks and network/user dynamics.
  • PhD in a computational linguistics (or related field) required.
  • Experience in database design and search algorithms.
  • Experience with Python/MySQL/R and SaaS is preferred but not required.
  • Excellent documentation & whitepaper authoring skills.
  • Patent filing experience preferred.

I am looking for an exceptional management team member who will provide design the product vision and has extensive experience in delivering complex web-based applications of significant scale versed in the social semantic web. Feedback of the product framework has been extremely positive; we are looking to build a working prototype of site. There is no direct compensation for this role. Equity stake in company for right candidate. This role will become a full time position once funded.

This position will require telecommuting as we are located in Newburyport, MA.

Learn more: http://www.socialtality.com

Contact me directly at wendytroupe [at] socialtality [dot] com