LINGUIST List 25.2785

Wed Jul 02 2014

Jobs: Computational Linguistics; General Linguistics; Text/Corpus Linguistics: Project Manager, Lionbridge Inc.

Editor for this issue: Andrew Lamont <>

Date: 01-Jul-2014
From: Kati Sarkka <>
Subject: Computational Linguistics; General Linguistics; Text/Corpus Linguistics: Project Manager, Lionbridge Inc., Finland, Tampere, Pirkanmaa area, Finland
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University or Organization: Lionbridge Inc., Finland
Department: Tampere
Job Location: Tampere, Pirkanmaa area, Finland
Web Address:
Job Title: Project Manager

Job Rank: Project Manager

Specialty Areas: Computational Linguistics; General Linguistics; Text/Corpus Linguistics


Lionbridge is the leading provider of translation, development, language and testing solutions that enable clients to create, release, manage and maintain their technology applications and Web content globally.

We employ more than 4,200 specialists, including linguists, computational linguists, project managers, engineers, subject matter experts, content developers, application developers and quality assurance professionals, in 26 countries. We also work with a network of 85,000 independent multilingual workers including translators, interpreters, web raters and subject matter experts across more than 100 countries.

We are looking for a fulltime Project Manager to manage complex natural language processing related projects based in our office in Finland.

We are looking for candidates who are passionate about language, quality and delighting the customer. If you are interested in joining our team, we would love to hear from you, please complete your application!

A suitable candidate has relevant educational background and proven experience in managing client relationships. She/he is able to lead projects successfully in a fast-paced, constantly evolving environment. Our candidate is passionate about language, quality and delighting the customer!


- Manage an effective business relationship with clients
- Proactively identify new business opportunities and support sales
- Manage multiple projects simultaneously
- Create project quotes and proposals, prepare and plan projects
- Manage all aspects of a project in different phases - budgeting, planning, execution, closing - including change and risk management
- Develop and implement policies and procedures, manage operating plans and project resourcing
- Implement creative solutions for new and ongoing projects
- Raise and manage issues/risks relating to project
- Ensure that the project is delivered according to the plan and the service quality goals
- Work together with global team members from various functions across multiple time zones, lead a cloud-based team of linguists and other experts

Required Skills/Background

- BA or MA in computational linguistics/linguistics or language technology area
- Experience in projects within Natural Language Processing and Computational Linguistics
- Experience in project management and account management in similar roles having budget, quality and client satisfaction responsibility
- Interdisciplinary understanding of e.g. NLP, multilingual SW development and testing, globalization/internationalization/localization, user assistance and human technology interaction
- Knowledge of scripting (e.g. Perl, Python); ability to utilize office and collaboration applications to develop and design presentations, documentation, trainings as well as solutions to track other operational information and activities
- Ability to work effectively within all levels of the organization utilizing established processes and systems
- Outstanding interpersonal and communication skills with the ability to build virtual relationships across continents
- Ability to take initiative, manage oneself and work independently with minimal management direction
- Excellent English skills, other language skills are a plus
- A strong desire to learn
- Comfortable working under pressure to meet deadlines
- Excellent skills to work in a multicultural team

Please complete your application at as soon as possible, but not later than July 12, 2014. Please complete all the details, including your availability and salary wish.

Application Deadline: 12-Jul-2014

Web Address for Applications:
Contact Information:
HR Manager Kati Sarkka

Page Updated: 02-Jul-2014