Jobs [temporary position, 12 months]: Linguistics

[Job posted on January 7th 2015 by Google on Linguist List]

Linguist Data Evaluator

University or Organization: Google
Job Location: California, USA
Job Title: Linguistic Data Evaluator
Job Rank: Linguistic Data Evaluator; Other

Specialty Areas: Semantics; Syntax

Required Language(s): English (eng)


As part of a team of linguists based in Mountain View, you will provide
high-quality annotations on natural language text, in support of a growing
Natural Language Understanding research project.

Tasks may include:
– Creating phrase structure trees
– Part-of-speech tagging
– Semantic argument analysis
– Work with ontologies
– Error analysis for various NLP systems
– Writing and updating guidelines for annotation tasks

Undergraduate or graduate linguistics degree or related work experience.
Native-level speaker of English with excellent written communication skills.
Sharp eye for linguistic patterns and anomalies. Quick learner, eager to
tackle new problems, learn new technical skills, and able to work well in a
fast-moving environment as part of a team and as an individual contributor.
Able to multitask effectively, flexible to changing priorities.

Desirable but not required:
Proficiency in languages other than English. Familiarity with semantic
ontologies. Familiarity with web technologies, and comfort with multiple
computing platforms (Unix, Windows, Mac), office applications (spreadsheets,
presentation software, etc.), and programming or scripting languages (e.g.
C++, Python).

Project duration:
12 months. This is a fixed-term contract, not a permanent position. Applicants
must be currently authorized to work in the United States for any employer.

For immediate consideration, please email your CV and cover letter in English
(PDF format preferred) with “Linguistic Data Evaluator” in the subject line.
There are multiple positions available.

Application Deadline: 30-Jun-2015 (Open until filled)

Email Address for Applications:
Contact Information


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