LINGUIST List 26.3290

Tue Jul 14 2015

Jobs: Computational Linguistics; General Linguistics: Linguist Project Specialist, Appen

Editor for this issue: Andrew Lamont <>

Date: 13-Jul-2015
From: My Huynh <>
Subject: Computational Linguistics; General Linguistics: Linguist Project Specialist, Appen, Sydney, Chatswood, Australia
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University or Organization: Appen
Department: Project Management
Job Location: Sydney, Chatswood, Australia
Web Address:
Job Title: Linguist Project Specialist

Job Rank: Linguist Project Specialist; Other

Specialty Areas: Computational Linguistics; General Linguistics


Appen is a leader in linguistic solutions and has a strong track record in meeting the needs of clients with complex and novel language resource requirements. Have you proven yourself to take on complex problems, analyse issues and make decisions in a timely and consultative manner?

To meet our current and future work commitments we are inviting applications from Individuals with relevant experience of at least 1-3 years and comfortable with change. The role is seen as crucial to the success of the business and ability in managing concurrent projects is essential. The successful candidate will join a friendly management team supporting clients in North America, Europe, Asia and Australia. Our Project Management staff come from a number of backgrounds including (but not only) Linguistics, and Computational Linguistics.

Reporting to the Director, Project Management, you will coordinate teams of professionals towards customer project delivery on time and on budget, while simultaneously handling key stakeholder relationships. You will need to be a highly motivated, ‘results driven’ individual, with superior organizational skills and have experience in project coordination in a technology or language related environment. You will be a natural leader, with excellent communication skills, that enable you to build relationships and motivate project team members.
The position is based in Chatswood, NSW. Interstate and overseas travel may be required from time to time.


- Manage speech and language technology related projects to achieve targets in relation to quality, timelines, scope and cost and budgeted/contracted outcomes
- Oversee and coordinate the work of overseas sub-contractors
- Prepare and implement project plans, prepare reports and project-related materials
- Manage risks and issues and undertake recovery actions as necessary
- Recruit appropriate resources, where necessary
- Supervise the work of Appen staff and coordinate with Appen internal resources
- Liaise with clients, sub-contractors and other stakeholders

Qualifications and Experience

- Exposure to linguistics or a language related field, gained through relevant studies or work experience
- A relevant tertiary degree with strong academic performance
- Experience in a project coordination role in a technology-oriented or services organization

Personal qualities

- Strong communications skills, both written and oral
- High levels of energy and motivation
- Commercial orientation and sound commercial judgement
- Good analytical skill and problem solving ability
- A proactive “can-do” attitude
- Accountable and results-driven
- Ability to work in stressful situations

Desirable skills

- Aptitude for computational tasks
- An interest in and knowledge of languages

How to apply:

Please register your details and attach a cover letter and a resume using the link below.

Application Deadline: 31-Dec-2015 (Open until filled)

Web Address for Applications:
Contact Information:
Ms. My Huynh
Phone: 0294686300

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