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LINGUIST List 23.3495

Tue Aug 21 2012

Jobs: Multiple Languages; Comp Ling; Phonetics: Speech Linguistic Project Manager, Google

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

Date: 17-Aug-2012
From: Linne Ha <DataOpsMangmail.com>
Subject: Multiple Languages; Computational Linguistics; Phonetics: Speech Linguistic Project Manager, Google, Dublin, Ireland
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University or Organization: Google
Department: Speech
Job Location: Dublin, Ireland
Web Address: http://www.google.com
Job Rank: Speech Linguistic Project Manager

Specialty Areas: Computational Linguistics; Lexicography; Phonetics; Text/Corpus Linguistics; Speech (ASR, TTS, NLP)

Required Language(s): Dutch (nld)
                            English (eng)
                            French (fra)
                            German (deu)
                            Italian (ita)
                            Portuguese (por)
                            Russian (rus)
                            Spanish (spa)
                            Thai (tha)

Description:

Speech Linguistic Project Manager - Google Speech Research

In Dublin: French, German, Italian, Spanish
In Los Angeles: Mexican Spanish
In Moscow: Russian
In Bangkok: Thai
In Amsterdam: Dutch
In Sao Paulo/Belo Horizonte: Brazilian Portuguese
In London: British English

Job Title:
Speech Linguistic Project Manager (Dutch, British English, French,
German, Italian, Brazilian Portuguese, Iberian Spanish, Russian, Thai)

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 a local Google office, 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 language'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: 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.

Application Deadline: (Open until filled)

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

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