Software developer/system analyst, Multilingual FrameNet Project, ICSI

Software developer/System analyst, Multilingual

FrameNet Project, ICSI

Posted: Sept. 28, 2018

Desired Start Date: Immediate
Salary Level: competitive, depending on experience
Location: Downtown Berkeley, California, 5 minutes walk from BART.
Position Type: Full-time (40 hours/week, M-F)
Duration: 6 months, possible extensions depending on continued funding

The developer will be responsible for maintaining and further developing existing software systems for
the Multilingual FrameNet project at the International Computer Science Institute. This software (1)
supports semi-automatic alignments between FrameNet lexical databases being created for
approximately 9 languages, (2) supports collaboration among FrameNet researchers in countries around
the world, including tools for multilingual web-based annotation of text, and (3) will provide a public
web presence for the project, with various views of the aligned database. For an understanding of the
project, visit "FrameNets in other languages" on the FrameNet website

The developer will attend weekly FrameNet staff meetings and work within the ICSI environment, a
community of researchers in diverse fields of computer science and its applications.

Degree or minor in Computer Science, with a thorough knowledge of data structures and relational
databases Programming experience (Python, Java, Scala, Javascript, etc.) and familiarity with Linux,
web development, and SQL is essential. Sysadmin experience, work with XML, and knowledge of
several (natural) languages would be all be helpful. A background in Linguistics, while helpful, is not

Please send a cover letter and a complete resume (can be more than one page) including relevant
coursework and details of work experience. Please do not phone. This position is for 6 months, with
possible extensions depending on continued funding.


ICSI is an equal opportunity employer and makes employment decisions on the basis of merit. The Institute is committed to having the best available persons in every job. To this end, ICSI prohibits discrimination based on race, color, creed, gender (including gender identity and gender expression), religion (all aspects of religious beliefs, observance or practice, including religious dress or grooming practices), marital status, registered domestic partner status, age, national origin or ancestry, physical or mental disability, medical condition (including cancer or a record or history of cancer, and genetic characteristics), sex (including pregnancy, childbirth, breastfeeding or related medical condition), genetic information, sexual orientation, military and veteran status, or any other consideration made unlawful by federal, state, or local laws. ICSI also prohibits discrimination based on the perception that anyone has any of those characteristics, or is associated with a person who has or is perceived as having any of those characteristics. 

Contact: Collin F. Baker
International Computer Science Institute
1947 Center St., Suite 600
Berkeley, California 94704
United States