Senior Translation Technologist
Genève, Genève, CH
vor 22 Std.
source : Monster

Senior Translation Technologist - 19303-FT Translation and Terminology Technology Section, PCT Translation Division, PCT Services Department, Patents and Technology Sector Writer,Translator,Interpreter Grade -

P4 Fixed Term Appointment Duty Station : WIPO Headquarters, 34, chemin des Colombettes, 1211 Geneva 20, Switzerland Publication Date : 2019-

10-17 Application Deadline : 2019-11-14 IMPORTANT NOTICE REGARDING APPLICATION DEADLINE : Please note that the deadline for applications is indicated in local time as per the time zone of the applicant’s location.

  • 1. Organizational Context Organizational Setting The role of the Translation and Terminology Technology Section (TTTS) is to enable and support translation and terminology activities on a technical level throughout the Organization;
  • supply and maintain translation and terminology management systems and applications to the Organization; enable coordinated translation and localization activities across the Organization in the six languages of the UN and ten languages of the PCT;
  • and enable extensive exploitation of neural machine translation by the translation areas. Purpose Statement The Senior Translation Technologist is responsible for executing tasks relating to translation technology for the Section and for other translation areas within the Organization.

    Reporting Lines The incumbent reports to the Head of the Translation and Terminology Technology Section. 2. Duties and Responsibilities The incumbent will perform the following principal duties : a.

    Devise approaches and specifications for the design, introduction and implementation of computer aids to translation, install, upgrade and maintain translation and terminology-

    related applications and maintain the Division’s on-premise physical and cloud-based machine translation infrastructure; b.

  • Maintain the Division’s neural machine translation (NMT) engines by retraining existing engines as new data becomes available, and improving the machine translation pipelines;
  • c. Develop new machine translation engines for patentability reports (WOSAs, IPRP2s, ISRs) in collaboration with the Advanced Technology Applications Center (ATAC);
  • d. Maintain and further develop the Division’s neural Machine Translation Quality Estimation (MTQE) score or oversee outsourcing of this requirement where necessary;
  • e. Keep up to date with the latest developments in translation technology in the fields of translation, terminology, and machine translation, report to the PCT Translation Division periodically on these topics and establish links with other organizations and institutions to promote an active exchange of information on the use of translation technology and machine translation systems;
  • f. Conduct research and development activities on adaptive and interactive machine translation systems and customizable NMT translation platforms and participate in the design of novel translation interfaces that include adaptive and interactive machine translation;
  • g. Identify bi- or multi-lingual non-patent literature (NPL) corpora containing company names, applicant names, and scientific journal titles, in view of exploiting them via machine translation;
  • h. Perform other related duties as required. 3. Requirements Education Essential Advanced university degree in computational linguistics, computer engineering, artificial intelligence, information technology, mathematics, or a similar technical discipline, with demonstrated experience and knowledge of the application of machine translation, neural networks, and artificial intelligence.

    A first-level university degree in one of the aforementioned disciplines plus two years of relevant experience in addition to the experience mentioned below may be accepted in lieu of an advanced university degree .

    Experience Essential At least seven years of relevant professional experience in translation technology such as translation management systems (TMS), machine translation, neural networks, and artificial intelligence.

    Language Essential Excellent written and spoken knowledge of English. Desirable Good knowledge of one of the following languages : Arabic, Chinese, French, German, Japanese, Korean, Portuguese, Russian or Spanish.

    Job Related Competencies Essential A full and up-to-date understanding of translation-related technology such as translation and terminology management systems, computer-

    assisted translation tools, and neural machine translation technology. Good project management skills to ensure efficient delivery.

    Ability to work accurately and to respect strict deadlines. Good communication and interpersonal skills and an ability to work in a multi-

    cultural environment with sensitivity and respect for diversity. 4. Organizational Competencies Communicating effectively.

    Showing team spirit. Demonstrating integrity. Valuing diversity. Producing results. Showing service orientation. Seeing the big picture.

    Seeking change and innovation. Developing yourself and others. 5. Inform ation Mobility : WIPO staff members are international civil servants subject to the authority of the Director General and may be assigned to any activities, office or duty station of the Organization.

    Accordingly, the selected candidate may be required to move from time to time to new functions and / or to another duty station.

  • Annual salary : Total annual salary consists of a net annual salary (net of taxes and before medical insurance and pension fund deductions) in US dollars and a post ;
  • The post adjustment (cost of living allowance) is variable and subject to change without ; The figures quoted below are based on the September 2019 rate of % Annual salary $72,637 Post adjustment $55,495 Total Salary $128,132 Currency USD Salaries and allowances are paid in Swiss francs at the official rate of exchange of the United Nations.

    Please refer to WIPO’s Staff Regulation and Rules for detailed information concerning salaries, benefits and allowances. Additional Information

  • Initial period of two years, renewable, subject to satisfactory performance. No fixed-term appointment or any extension hereof shall carry with it any expectancy of, nor imply any right to, (further) extensions or conversion to a permanent appointment.
  • This vacancy announcement may be used to fill other posts at the same grade with similar functions in accordance with Staff Rule Applications from qualified women as well as from qualified nationals of unrepresented Member States of WIPO and underrepresented geographical regions are ;
  • Please click on the following links for the list of unrepresented Member States and the list of underrepresented regions and the WIPO Member States in these regions.

    The Organization reserves the right to make an appointment at a grade lower than that advertised. By completing an application, candidates understand that any willful misrepresentation made on this web site, or on any other documents submitted to WIPO during the application, may result in disqualification from the recruitment process, or termination of employment with WIPO at a later date, if that employment resulted from such willful misrepresentations.

    In the event that your candidature is shortlisted, you will be required to provide, in advance, a scanned copy of an identification and of the degree(s) / diploma(s) / certificate(s) required for this position.

    WIPO only considers higher educational qualifications obtained from an institution accredited / recognized in the World Higher Education Database (WHED), a list updated by the International Association of Universities (IAU) / United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO).

    The list can be accessed through the link : . Some professional certificates may not appear in the WHED and these will be reviewed individually.

    Additional testing / interviewing may be used as a form of screening. Initial appointment is subject to satisfactory professional references.

    Additional background checks may be required.

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