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English; Russian; Spanish; Computational Linguistics; Phonology; Semantics; Speech (ASR, TTS, NLP): Speech Linguistic Project Manager, Google, New York, USA


Employer: Google

Job Location: New York, USA
Title: Speech Linguistic Project Manager
Rank: Speech Linguistic Project Manager
Linguistic Field(s): Computational Linguistics
Phonology
Semantics
Transcription; Speech (ASR, TTS, NLP)
Language Specialty: English
Russian
Spanish
LL Issue: 24.605
Date Submitted: 31-Jan-2013
Job 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: Open until filled
Application Email: click here to access email
Contact Information: Linne  Ha
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