Jobs [temporary position, 6-11 months] : NLP

[Jobs posted on march 5 2014 on linguistlist by Google]

Speech Linguistic Project

Manager – Google Speech


Job title:

Speech Linguistic Project Manager for French


London, UK

Linguistic Field(s):

– Phonetics/Phonology
– Semantics
– Discourse Analysis

Job description:

The Speech Team at Google builds technologies to turn spoken input into
machine understandable format, or written text into spoken output. Our
technology is used to enable voice-based interactions in products like
Google Now, Voice Search, Dictation, Speech-to-Speech Translation,
Google Glass, and more.

As a Linguistic Project Manager and a native-level speaker of French,
you will oversee and manage all work related to achieving high data
quality for speech projects in your own language.

You will be part of a team based in London, managing a team of Data
Evaluators and working on a number of projects towards Speech research:
ASR, TTS, and NLP.

This includes:

– training, managing and overseeing the work of your team
– creating verbalisation rules, such as expanding URLs, email
addresses, numbers
– propose new projects to fulfill research needs for spoken languages
around the world
– creating annotation conventions
– evaluating data quality
– providing expertise on pronunciation and phonotactics
– working with QA tools according to given guidelines and using
in-house tools

Job requirements:

– native-level speaker of French (with good command of the standard
dialect) and fluent in English
– must have attended elementary school in the country where the
language is spoken
– keen ear for phonetic nuances and attention to detail; knowledge of
the language’s phonology
– ability to quickly grasp technical concepts; should have an
interest in current speech, mobile and online technology
– excellent oral and written communication skills
– good organizational skills
– previous project management and people management experience
– previous experience with speech/NLP-related projects a plus
– advanced degree in Linguistics preferred; experience with
Computational Linguistics a plus
– also a plus: proficiency with HTML, XML, and some programming
language; previous experience working in a Linux environment

Project duration: 6-11 months (with potential for extension)

**This is not a permanent position but a contract position.**

For immediate consideration, please email your CV and cover letter in
English (PDF format preferred) with “Speech Linguistic Project Manager
[French]” in the subject line.

Email Address for applications:

Contact information: Ara Kim
Closing date: open until filled