Jobs [temporary position, 1 month]: Linguistics

[Jobs posted May 2nd 2014 by Appen on LinguistList]

Linguist

University or Organization: Appen Inc. 
Job Location: Seattle, Washington, USA 
Web Address: http://www.appen.com/
Job Title: French Linguist
Job Rank: Linguist

Specialty Areas: Computational Linguistics; General Linguistics 

Required Language(s): French (fra)

Description:

Project: 
Appen is seeking a French linguist to help with the development of natural language understanding and dialoguing technology. The ideal candidate is a native speaker of French (France) with a strong background in Linguistics and has knowledge of other languages in the following language list: Italian, Spanish, German, Russian, and Brazilian Portuguese. Experience in programming and/or script writing preferred. 

Applicants Must Be Located in the Seattle, Washington area to be considered.

Project Information:
Location: Onsite at Microsoft campus in Bellevue
Hours: Average time commitment will be 40 hours per week
Length: mid May to mid June with possibility of extension

Tasks:
– Main responsibilities include supporting the development and globalizability of the client’s technology for a personal assistant application

Requirements:
– B.A. degree or higher in Linguistics, or related field
– Native or near-native knowledge of French (France) 
– Excellent communication skills in English
– Solid knowledge in syntax and morphology
– Strong analytical and logical thinking skills 
– Strong computer skills and greater than average comfort with software and technology are expected. 
– Experience in programming and/or script writing strongly preferred
– You will be required to sign a legally binding non-disclosure agreement at the time of contract negotiation.
– We offer a competitive, hourly pay rate DOE (to be paid as 1099 self-employment income).

Apply directly at the application website below.


Application Deadline:  (Open until filled)
  
Web Address for Applications: https://erec.appen.com/sap/bc/erecruiting/posting_apply?param=cG9zdF9pbnN0X2d1aWQ9MDA1MDU2ODA3Qjk5MUVEM0I0OUE4NTA5ODY1NzVGMzkmY2FuZF90eXBlPQ%3d%3d&sap-client=300 
Contact Information:
Arpita Ghosh 
Email: AGhosh@appen.com 

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