LINGUIST List 25.2511

Wed Jun 11 2014

Jobs: Multiple Languages; Computational Linguistics: Programmer, Facebook

Editor for this issue: Andrew Lamont <>

Date: 10-Jun-2014
From: Gina Ger <>
Subject: Multiple Languages; Computational Linguistics: Programmer, Facebook, California, USA
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University or Organization: Facebook
Department: Language Technology Group
Job Location: California, USA
Job Title: Language Engineer

Job Rank: Programmer

Specialty Areas: Computational Linguistics

Required Language(s): Arabic, Standard (arb)
                            French (fra)
                            Portuguese (por)
                            Russian (rus)
                            Spanish (spa)


The Language Technology Group at Facebook is working to eliminate all language barriers in the world. We are seeking passionate language engineers to help us build systems to scale our text-to-speech and machine translation technologies to the world.

We are looking for Language Engineers in: Spanish, Portuguese, French, Russian, and Arabic.

You will work on tasks in your target language related to:
- Developing language-specific rules in phonology, phrasing, grapheme to phoneme, etc.
- Automation tools for your language
- Quality assessment of automatic outputs

Required skills:
- BS/MS in Computer Science, Computational Linguistics or closely related discipline
- Native speaker in one of: Spanish, Portuguese, French, Russian, Arabic - with fluency in English
- Solid programming skills (Unix/Python/C++)
- Interest in natural language processing, data mining, information extraction a plus

The positions are based in Menlo Park, CA at Facebook’s headquarters. This is a 6-month temporary position with a possibility to be converted to full-time.

Application Deadline: (Open until filled)

Email Address for Applications:
Contact Information:
Gina Ger

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