23.1836, Jobs: Computational Linguistics: NLP Engineer, UnitedHealth Group

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Subject: 23.1836, Jobs: Computational Linguistics: NLP Engineer, UnitedHealth Group

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Date: Wed, 11 Apr 2012 11:05:11
From: Zach Endecott [zach_endecott at uhgrecruitmentservices.com]
Subject: Computational Linguistics: NLP Engineer, UnitedHealth Group, California, USA

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University or Organization: UnitedHealth Group 
Job Location: California, USA 
Web Address: http://careers.unitedhealthgroup.com
Job Rank: NLP Engineer  

Specialty Areas: Computational Linguistics; Natural Language Processing


Description:

Job Number: 374047

Position:
 
Responsibilities will include development, refinement, and implementation of 
algorithms for document segmentation, lexical analysis, natural language 
parsing, and conceptual indexing. Work will involve all aspects of software 
design and development from system requirements definition to integration 
and testing, as well as implementing system requirements for complex 
customer systems where necessary and/or preparing studies to analyze 
existing systems. An NLP Engineer reports to the Manager of NLP 
Development.
 
Work will involve the development, enhancement, and maintenance of 
complex NLP software, with thorough documentation of sophisticated 
algorithms and procedures.
 
This position will work closely with medical language linguists to develop 
techniques for state-of-the-art medical NLP.
 
OptumInsight is part of the family of companies that make UnitedHealth 
Group one of the leaders across most major segments of the US health care 
system.

OptumInsight is one of the largest and fastest growing health information 
companies. We specialize in improving the performance of the health system 
by providing analytics, technology and consulting services that enable better 
decisions and results. We integrate workflow solutions that deliver data in 
real-time, and create actionable insights - processing health information that 
relates directly to and affects one in four patients in the U.S., one in every 
three Medicaid dollars and one in every five emergency room visits. And we 
do it all with every action focused on our shared values of Integrity, 
Compassion, Relationships, Innovation & Performance.

What can YOU do with the right information? At OptumInsight, the 
possibilities and the impact are limitless. No matter what your role is at 
OptumInsight, you'll be empowered to ask more questions, develop better 
solutions and help make the health care system greater than ever. It's always 
fresh. It's always exciting. And it's never been more important.

Requirements:

Bachelor's or Advanced degree in Computational Linguistics, Computer 
Science, or a Computational Linguistics-related discipline.
2+ years of experience in Natural Language Processing and Software 
Development
2+ years of strong programming skills in C++, C#, or Java  with strong 
experience in object-oriented design and development.
2+ years of Natural Language Processing: experience with symbolic and 
statistical methods, experience in two or more sub-specialties such as 
development and analysis of large text corpora, information extraction, 
named entity recognition, text preprocessing, morphology, ontological 
reasoning, and semantic or grammatical disambiguation.

Assets:

Experience with Lex/Yacc, ANTLR or other parser generator framework.
Experience with XML and XSLT
Experience with Python or Perl

Diversity creates a healthier atmosphere: equal opportunity employer 
M/F/D/V

UnitedHealth Group is a drug-free workplace. Candidates are required to pass 
a drug test before beginning employment. In addition, employees in certain 
positions are subject to random drug testing.


Application Deadline:  (Open until filled)
	  
Web Address for Applications: http://careers.unitedhealthgroup.com/ 
Contact Information:
	Zach Endecott 
	Email: zach_endecott at uhgrecruitmentservices.com 





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