Requisition ID R11550

Software Developer (Natural Language Processing)
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We are seeking full time and volunteer professional Software Developers with Natural Language Processing experience. We have product teams that work in various frameworks and platforms.

Software Developers (Natural Language Processing) are needed to implement exciting new design opportunities around a web-based API giving access to as-a-service AI-augmented Bible Translation tooling for translation and quality assessment. The API will be made available to internal SIL International products as well as external clients who work in the same fields. These are development and operations roles with a “you build it, you run it” DevOps approach. The mission of the team is to deliver these AI/NLP capabilities to clients as a high quality, highly resilient, scalable service.

A Software Developer (Natural Language Processing) is responsible for using their knowledge of programming languages and NLP to design software programs. Their duties include meeting with clients to determine their software needs, coding and testing software to ensure functionality, and updating software programs to refine components like cybersecurity measures and data storage capacities.

Job Description


Major Responsibilities:

  • Design, develop, and deploy software applications, new features, and defect fixes
  • Design and develop unit tests and perform code reviews
  • Work with team leader to collaborate, review, and deliver high quality software applications
  • Participate as an integral and enthusiastic part of the team, exhibiting ownership, follow-through, initiative, awareness, and effective communication with peers and management
  • Work with the team around a cohesive product roadmap

Minor Responsibilities:

  • Analyze software requirements by consulting with the user community
  • Support user community with developer-level support
  • Write technical reference documentation for the new software
  • Participate in regular project status, planning, partnership, and strategic meetings
  • Be available to travel to meet with the larger development team at least once per year
  • Be available to travel biannually to the Language Technology Conference
  • Participate in professional conferences and meetings

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • A servant heart attitude
  • Demonstrated skills in software development and algorithms
  • Demonstrated passion for programming and solving complex problems
  • Demonstrated user interface design skills
  • Good interpersonal skills of communication
  • Good organizational skills
  • The ability to quickly analyze and learn a large existing codebase
  • The ability to make decisions in a timely manner
  • The ability to generate multiple solutions to the problem
  • The ability to quickly pick up technical concepts
  • The ability to work both with a team and independently, and to multitask effectively

Education and Experience:

Software Developers (Natural Language Processing) should have experience in software engineering, a good understanding of the software development lifecycle, and natural language processing. Preferred experience includes: Bachelor's/Master's degree in/or equivalent experience in AI/NLP topics related to language processing. Experience with developing cloud-native applications (Kubernetes, Docker, Rancher) and Machine Learning tools and operations is also desirable, but we care more for a heart and mind that are always learning.

Training and Orientation:

Will complete the initial IT Software Department training program and relevant portions of IT Orientation.

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About SIL

Dallas, TX - Founded in 1934

SIL is a global, faith-based nonprofit that works with local communities around the world to develop language solutions that expand possibilities for a better life.

Our faith inspires and informs our commitment to expand possibilities for people to thrive. We believe all people are created by God and given language as a means for flourishing. Through language, we understand who we are, experience relationships and explore life’s most important questions.