Job [temporary position, 9-18 months]: NLP

[Job posted on february 23th 2016 by Ivona Software/Amazon]

TTS Linguist

University or Organization: Amazon.com / Ivona Software
Job Location: Gdansk, Pomorskie, Poland
Job Title: TTS Linguist (UK English)
Job Rank: Other; TTS Linguist

Specialty Areas: Computational Linguistics; General Linguistics; Phonetics; Phonology

Required Language(s): English (eng)

Description:

TTS linguist (UK English)

IVONA Software is one of Amazon’s top notch development centers. IVONA
researches, develops and delivers cutting edge multi-language Text to Speech
technology, leading in voice quality, accuracy and ease of use.

As part of our development team you will work within the Amazon Digital
Products department. This department has developed significant digital
businesses including Amazon MP3, Amazon Video on Demand, IMDB, Amazon Fire TV,
the Kindle Fire and our recently released Amazon Echo.

IVONA is a team of creative people who successfully combine passion and
ambition in creating one of the best speech synthesizers in the world, and now
are one of the most visible teams within Amazon where you will get the chance
to have a huge influence on making a positive impact on customers all over the
globe.

At Amazon, we take pride in building complete end-to-end solutions, staring
from researching a problem, implementing the solution, building a scalable and
reliable service and ensuring the service is there when you need it.

This position is based at IVONA headquarters in Gdansk, Poland.

As a TTS Linguist you will work alongside Software Developers who are subject
matter experts in speech synthesis and related fields. You are expected to
have solid knowledge of linguistics, in particular knowledge of
phonetics/phonology. You will be working on a variety of tasks to improve
natural language processing of TTS (text-to-speech). You will actively
collaborate with Software Developers with linguistic expertise throughout the
whole language and voice building process at Ivona/Amazon.

Project duration: 9-18 months, with the possibility of turning the position
into a permanent one.

The tasks include:

– Normalizing textual resources through regular expressions.
– Creating natural language test cases for natural language processing
modules.
– Labeling text with semantic, syntactic and morphological features
– Annotating lexicon entries according to guidelines.
– Producing / validating phonetic transcriptions for UK English.
– QA of TTS voices and linguistic data.

Basic qualifications:

– Native-level proficiency in UK English.
– Degree in Linguistics, with specialization in Phonology, Computational
linguistics or similar.
– Solid knowledge of regular expressions.
– Solid knowledge of phonetics and phonology.
– Ability to create / fix phonetic transcriptions for UK English.
– Knowledge of Unix/Linux command line tools.

Preferred qualifications:

– Knowledge of scripting languages (e.g. Perl, Python).
– Familiarity with software version control tools (e.g. Git).
– Solid communication skills.
– Strong personal interest in learning, researching, and creating new
technologies related to foreign languages, linguistics, phonetics, phonology
and language technology.
– Comfortable working in a fast paced, highly collaborative, dynamic work
environment.

Application Deadline: 31-May-2016 (Open until filled)

Email Address for Applications: nicolism@amazon.com
Contact Information:
Marco Nicolis
Email: nicolism@amazon.com

Jobs [permanent position]: NLP

[Job posted on july 9th 2015 by Amazon]

Data Specialist, Speech and

Language

University or Organization: Amazon.com Inc.
Job Location: Massachusetts, USA
Job Title: Data Specialist, Speech and Language
Job Rank: Manager; Researcher

Specialty Areas: Computational Linguistics; General Linguistics; Text/Corpus Linguistics

Description:

Interested in Amazon Echo? Come work on it. We’re building the speech and language solutions behind Amazon Echo and other Amazon products and services. We’re working hard, having fun, and making history; come join us!

Amazon is seeking a Data Specialist to join our data team as a leader and a domain expert. This role focuses on speech transcription, text annotation, and general data analysis deliverables. The Data Specialist will become an expert in the transcription and annotation processes, lead a team of skilled annotators, maintain and monitor accuracy and throughput standards, and be a key member in developing new conventions and forms of markup and annotation. In addition, the Data Specialist will be asked to handle unique data analysis requests that support the overall processing of a data collection and analysis team.

The Data Specialist must have a passion for data, efficiency, and accuracy. Specifically, the Data Specialist will:

– Lead a team of 10 to 20 annotators
– Be responsible for interviewing, training and motivating employees; planning, assigning and directing work; and effective conflict resolution.
– Set the standard for efficiency and accuracy among the team
– Assist in troubleshooting and resolving technical and logistical issues from the team
– Lead and evaluate changing annotation conventions, test tooling developments, and pilot processes to support expansion to new data areas
– Continuously evaluate annotation tools and processes and offer solutions to ensure they are efficient, high quality, and scalable
– Handle unique data analysis requests from a range of data customers.

This position is located in the Boston/Cambridge area.

Qualifications

– Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in a relevant field
– Excellent proficiency in US English
– Comfortable working with speech from various dialects and accents
– Experience taking a lead role on large, fast-moving projects
– Excellent communication, strong organizational skills and very detail oriented
– Strong technical and analytical aptitude

Preferred Qualifications

– PhD in a relevant field
– Experience with Linux, query languages, scripting languages
– Experience working with speech or language data, including experience with annotation and other forms of data markup
– Practical knowledge of data processing needs and trade-offs
– Exceptional level of organization
– Fluency in a foreign language a plus

Application Deadline: 31-Oct-2015 (Open until filled)

Web Address for Applications: http://www.amazon.jobs/jobs/307369/data-specialist-manager
Contact Information:
Janet Slifka
Email: slifka@amazon.com

Jobs [temporary position, 6-12 months]: NLP

[Job posted on june 20th 2015 by Google on Linguist List]

Analytic Linguistic Project

Manager

University or Organization: Google, Inc.
Department: Natural Language Understanding
Job Location: Prague, Czech Republic
Job Title: Analytic Linguistic Project Manager [Czech]
Job Rank: Analytic Linguistic Project Manager; Manager; Other

Specialty Areas: Computational Linguistics; Lexicography; Morphology; Semantics; Syntax

Required Language(s): Czech (ces)

Description:

The role of the Analytic Linguistic Project Manager is to consult with Natural
Language Understanding Researchers on creating guidelines and setting
standards for a variety of NLP projects as well as to manage the work of a
team of junior linguists to achieve high quality data output.

This includes:

– Training, managing and overseeing the work of a team of junior linguists
– Creating guidelines for semantic, syntactic and morphological projects
– Evaluating and analyzing data quality
– Consulting with researchers and engineers on the development of linguistic
databases

Job requirements:

– Native-level speaker of Czech and fluent in English
– Master’s degree or higher in Linguistics or Computational Linguistics with
experience in semantics, syntax, morphology or lexicography
– Ability to quickly grasp technical concepts; should have an interest in
natural language processing
– Excellent oral and written communication skills
– Good organizational skills
– Previous project management and people management experience
– Some programming language or previous experience working in a Linux
environment is a plus

Project duration: 6-12 months (with potential for extension)

This is not a permanent position but a full-time contract position.

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

Application Deadline: 19-Jul-2015 (Open until filled)

Email Address for Applications: AdvancedLinguistics@gmail.com
Contact Information:
Jana Strnadova
Email: AdvancedLinguistics@gmail.com

Jobs [temporary position, 6-24 months]: Linguistics

[Job posted on june 9th 2015 by Google on Linguist List]

Analytic Linguistic Project

Manager

University or Organization: Google, Inc.
Department: Natural Language Understanding
Job Location: Bangkok, Thailand
Job Title: Analytic Linguistic Project Manager [Vietnamese]
Job Rank: Analytic Linguistic Project Manager; Manager

Specialty Areas: Computational Linguistics; General Linguistics

Required Language(s): Vietnamese (vie)

Description:

The role of the Analytic Linguistic Project Manager is to consult with Natural
Language Understanding Researchers on creating guidelines and setting
standards for a variety of NLP projects as well as to manage the work of a
team of junior linguists to achieve high quality data output.

This includes:

– Training, managing and overseeing the work of a team of junior linguists
– Creating guidelines for semantic, syntactic and morphological projects
– Evaluating and analyzing data quality
– Consulting with researchers and engineers on the development of linguistic
databases

Job requirements:

– Native-level speaker of Vietnamese and fluent in English
– Master’s degree or higher in Linguistics or Computational Linguistics,
specializing in semantics, syntax, morphology or lexicography
– Ability to quickly grasp technical concepts; should have an interest in
natural language processing
– Excellent oral and written communication skills
– Good organizational skills
– Previous project management and people management experience preferred
– Some programming language or previous experience working in a Linux
environment a plus

Project duration: 6-24 months (with potential for extension)

This is not a permanent position but a full-time contract position at 40 hours
per week.

The successful candidate will commute to the office in Bangkok, Thailand.
Relocation or transport expenses will not be covered.

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

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

Email Address for Applications: AdvancedLinguistics@gmail.com
Contact Information:
Kohei Saito
Email: AdvancedLinguistics@gmail.com

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

[Job posted on may 21th 2015 by Adecco UK on Linguist List]

Speech Linguistic Project

Manager

University or Organization: Adecco UK
Job Location: London, United Kingdom
Job Title: Speech Linguistic Project Manager
Job Rank: Other; Speech Linguistic Project Manager

Specialty Areas: Computational Linguistics; Phonetics

Required Language(s): English (eng)
Finnish (fin)
Slovak (slk)

Description:

Speech Linguistic Project Manager

Location: London, UK

Duration: 6-11 months (with potential for extension)

Pay rate: 25.00/Hr GBP (PAYE)

**This is not a permanent position but a contract position through an
employment agency.

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

You will be based in London, managing a team of Speech Data Evaluators and
working on a number of projects towards TTS synthesis.

This includes:

– Training, managing and overseeing the work of your team
– Creating verbalisation rules, such as expanding URLs, email addresses,
numbers
– 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 Australian English/South African English/Nigerian
English/Finnish/Slovak (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

Adecco is an equal opportunities employer.

Application Deadline: 21-May-2016 (Open until filled)

Email Address for Applications: fadila.kara.adecco@gmail.com
Contact Information:
Miss Fadila Kara
Email: fadila.kara.adecco@gmail.com
Phone: +44 (0)207 340 8640

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

[Job posted on may 20th 2015 by Employment Agency Contracting for Google]

Linguistic Project Manager

[Filipino/Philippine English]

University or Organization: Employment Agency Contracting for Google
Department: Speech
Job Location: California, USA
Web Address: http://www.google.com
Job Title: Linguistic Project Manager [Filipino/Philippine English]
Job Rank: Linguistic Project Manager; Manager

Specialty Areas: Computational Linguistics; General Linguistics; Phonetics; Phonology

Required Language(s): English (eng)
Pilipino (fil)

Description:

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

You will be preferably based in Mountain View, California, managing a team of
Speech 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
– 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 Filipino (with good command of the standard dialect)
and Philippine 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 Filipino
and Philippine English phonology
– Ability to quickly grasp technical concepts
– 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. Applicants must be
currently authorized to work in the US for any employer.**

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

Application Deadline: 01-Aug-2015 (Open until filled)

Email Address for Applications: dataopsman@gmail.com
Contact Information:
Alfredo Finotto
Email: dataopsman@gmail.com

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

[Job posted on may 20th 2015 by an Employment Agency Contracting for Google]

Speech Linguistic Project

Manager

University or Organization: Employment Agency Contracting for Google
Job Location: New York, NY or Mountain View, CA, USA
Job Title: Speech Linguistic Project Manager
Job Rank: Manager; Speech Linguistic Project Manager

Specialty Areas: Computational Linguistics; Phonetics; Phonology

Description:

As a Linguistic Project Manager, you will oversee and manage vendor projects
related to achieving high data quality for speech projects in various
languages.

Location: New York, NY or Mountain View, CA

This includes:

– Serving as a liaison with vendors on various campaigns such as large-scale
transcription projects
– Developing and executing plans under a set of implementation and delivery
time constraints
– Creating annotation conventions
– Providing expertise on pronunciation and phonotactics
– Evaluating data quality
– Working with QA tools according to given guidelines and using in-house tools

Job requirements:

– Previous project management and people management experience
– Good organizational skills
– Ability to quickly grasp technical concepts; should have an interest in
current speech, mobile and online technology
– Keen ear for phonetic nuances and attention to detail; knowledge of the
language’s phonology
– Excellent oral and written communication skills
– Plus: previous experience with speech/NLP-related projects, 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. Applicants must be
currently authorized to work in the United States for any employer.**

Application Deadline: 31-Aug-2015 (Open until filled)

Email Address for Applications: dataopsman@gmail.com
Contact Information:
James Byun
Email: dataopsman@gmail.com

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

[Job posted on february 26th 2015 by Google]

Speech Linguistic Project

Manager

University or Organization: Employment Agency Contracting for Google
Job Location: London, United Kingdom
Job Title: Speech Linguistic Project Manager
Job Rank: Manager; Speech Linguistic Project Manager

Specialty Areas: Discourse Analysis; Phonetics; Phonology; Semantics

Required Language(s): Czech (ces)
Ukrainian (ukr)

Description:

Speech Linguistic Project Manager  – Speech Research

Job title: Speech Linguistic Project Manager (Czech or Ukrainian)

Job description:

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

You will be based in our London location, 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
– 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 one of the target languages (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. Applicants must be
currently authorized to work in the United Kingdom for any employer.**

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

Closing date: open until filled

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

Email Address for Applications: DataOpsMan@gmail.com
Contact Information:
Jonas Mortensen
Email: DataOpsMan@gmail.com

Jobs [permanent position]: NLP

[Job posted on february 15th 2015 by Amazon on Linguist List]

Data Specialist, Speech and

Language

University or Organization: Amazon.com Inc.
Job Location: Massachusetts, USA
Web Address: http://www.amazon.jobs/jobs/307366/data-specialist-manager
Job Title: Data Specialist, Speech and Language
Job Rank: Researcher

Specialty Areas: Computational Linguistics; General Linguistics

Description:

Amazon is seeking a Data Specialist to join our data team as a leader and a
domain expert. This role focuses on speech transcription, text annotation, and
general data analysis deliverables. The Data Specialist will become an expert
in the transcription and annotation processes, lead a team of skilled
annotators, maintain and monitor accuracy and throughput standards, and be a
key member in developing new conventions and forms of markup and annotation.
In addition, the Data Specialist will be asked to handle unique data analysis
requests that support the overall processing of a data collection and analysis
team.

The Data Specialist must have a passion for data, efficiency, and accuracy.
Specifically, the Data Specialist will:

– Lead a team of 10 to 20 annotators
– Be responsible for interviewing, training and motivating employees;
planning, assigning and directing work; and effective conflict resolution.
– Set the standard for efficiency and accuracy among the team
– Assist in troubleshooting and resolving technical and logistical issues from
the team
– Lead and evaluate changing annotation conventions, test tooling
developments, and pilot processes to support expansion to new data areas
– Continuously evaluate annotation tools and processes and offer solutions to
ensure they are efficient, high quality, and scalable
– Handle unique data analysis requests from a range of data customers.

Qualifications

– Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in a relevant field
– Excellent proficiency in US English
– Comfortable working with speech from various dialects and accents
– Experience taking a lead role on large, fast-moving projects
– Excellent communication, strong organizational skills and very detailed
oriented
– Strong technical and analytical aptitude

Preferred Qualifications

– PhD in a relevant field
– Experience with Linux, query languages, scripting languages
– Experience working with speech or language data, including experience with
annotation and other forms of data markup
– Practical knowledge of data processing needs and trade-offs
– Willing to work in the Boston area
– Exceptional level of organization
– Fluency in a foreign language a plus

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

Web Address for Applications: http://www.amazon.jobs/jobs/307366/data-specialist-manager
Contact Information:
Janet Slifka
Email: slifka@amazon.com

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

[Job posted on January 25th 2015 by Adecco UK on Linguist List]

Speech Linguistic Project

Manager

University or Organization: Adecco UK
Job Location: London, United Kingdom
Job Title: Speech Linguistic Project Manager
Job Rank: Manager; Speech Linguistic Project Manager

Specialty Areas: Computational Linguistics; Phonetics; Phonology

Required Language(s): Dutch (nld)
Finnish (fin)
French (fra)
German (deu)

Description:

Speech Linguistic Project Manager – Dutch/Finnish/French/German

Duration: 6-11 Months
Location: London
32.00/Hr (to be confirmed)

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

You will be based in London, managing a team of Speech Data Evaluators and
working on a number of projects towards TTS synthesis.

Responsibilities will include;

– Training, managing and overseeing the work of your team
– Creating verbalisation rules, such as expanding URLs, email addresses,
numbers
– 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

Requirements:

– Native-level speaker of one of the above languages  (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

Application Deadline: 22-Jan-2016 (Open until filled)

Email Address for Applications: steph.wilson-pink@adecco.co.uk
Contact Information:
Miss Stephanie Wilson-Pink
Email: steph.wilson-pink@adecco.co.uk