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LINGUIST List 24.605

Fri Feb 01 2013

Jobs: English; Russian; Spanish; Computational Ling; Phonology; Semantics; Speech (ASR, TTS, NLP): Speech Linguistic Project Manager, Google

Editor for this issue: Uliana Kazagasheva <ulianalinguistlist.org>

Date: 31-Jan-2013
From: Linne Ha <DataOpsMangmail.com>
Subject:English; Russian; Spanish; Computational Linguistics; Phonology; Semantics; Speech (ASR, TTS, NLP): Speech Linguistic Project Manager, Google, New York, USA
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University or Organization: Google
Job Location: New York, USA
Job Rank: Speech Linguistic Project Manager

Specialty Areas: Computational Linguistics; Phonology; Semantics; Transcription; Speech (ASR, TTS, NLP)

Required Language(s): English (eng)
                            Russian (rus)
                            Spanish (spa)

Description:

Job title: Speech Linguistic Project Manager
In Los Angeles: English, Mexican Spanish (preferably bilingual)
In NYC: Russian

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 an office location as listed above, managing a team of Data Evaluators and working on a number of projects towards Speech research: ASR, TTS, and NLP.

This includes:
- Managing and overseeing the work of your team
- Creating verbalisation rules, such as expanding URLs, email addresses, numbers
- Providing expertise on pronunciation and phonotactics
- Building and maintaining a database of speech recognition patterns
- Creating pronunciations for new lexicon entries, maintaining the lexicon
- 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
- Keen ear for phonetic nuances and attention to detail; knowledge of the languageā€™s phonology
- Must have attended elementary school in the country where the language is spoken
- Ability to quickly grasp technical concepts
- Excellent oral and written communication skills
- Good organizational skills, previous experience in managing external resources
- Previous experience with speech/NLP-related projects a plus
- Advanced degree in Linguistics, Computational Linguistics preferred
- Also a plus: proficiency with HTML, XML, and some programming language
- Previous experience working in a Linux environment

Project Duration:
- Contract position for 6-9 months (with potential for extension)

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 to the application email address below.

Application Deadline:

Email Address for Applications: DataOpsMangmail.com
Contact Information:
Linne Ha
Email: DataOpsMangmail.com

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