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LINGUIST List 25.142

Fri Jan 10 2014

Jobs: Mandarin Chinese; Phonetics; Semantics: Speech Linguistic Project Manager, Google

Editor for this issue: Sarah Fox <sarahlinguistlist.org>

Date: 10-Jan-2014
From: Ara Kim <dataopsmangmail.com>
Subject: Mandarin Chinese; Phonetics; Semantics: Speech Linguistic Project Manager, Google, Taipei, Taiwan
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University or Organization: Google
Job Location: Taipei, Taiwan
Web Address: https://www.google.com/
Job Title: Speech Linguistic Project Manager - Taiwanese Mandarin

Job Rank: Speech Linguistic Project Manager

Specialty Areas: Phonetics; Semantics

Required Language(s): Chinese, Mandarin (cmn)

Description:

**This position has been filled.

As a Linguistic Project Manager and a native-level speaker of Taiwanese Mandarin, 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 Taipei office, 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 Taiwanese Mandarin (with good command of the standard dialect), fluent in English, and be fluent users of traditional script as well as Zhuyin Fuhao (bopomofo)
-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
-advanced degree in Linguistics preferred; experience with Computational Linguistics a plus
-previous experience with speech/NLP-related projects a plus
-fluency of Taiwanese Min or Cantonese, and knowledge of the Hanyu Pinyin 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 Taiwan for any employer.

For immediate consideration, please email your CV and cover letter in English (PDF format preferred) with "Speech Linguistic Project Manager Taiwanese Mandarin" in the subject line.

Application Deadline: This position has been filled.

Email Address for Applications: dataopsmangmail.com
Contact Information:
Ara Kim
Email: dataopsmangmail.com

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