LINGUIST List 26.5649

Fri Dec 18 2015

Jobs: Mandarin; Computational Linguistics; General Linguistics; Phonetics; Phonology: Speech Data Evaluator, Employment Agency Contracting for Google

Editor for this issue: Andrew Lamont <alamontlinguistlist.org>


Date: 18-Dec-2015
From: Janet Kilroy <languageOpsDudegmail.com>
Subject: Mandarin; Computational Linguistics; General Linguistics; Phonetics; Phonology: Speech Data Evaluator, Employment Agency Contracting for Google, California, USA
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University or Organization: Employment Agency Contracting for Google
Job Location: California, USA
Job Title: Speech Data Evaluator (Simplified Chinese, Mandarin)

Job Rank: Other; Speech Data Evaluator

Specialty Areas: Computational Linguistics; General Linguistics; Phonetics; Phonology

Required Language(s): Chinese, Mandarin (cmn)

Description:

As a Speech Data Evaluator and a native-level speaker of one of the target languages, you will be part of a team based in Mountain View, CA. The Speech Data Evaluator works on evaluating text data to generate test query sets and linguistic rules for target language. You will be carrying out a number of tasks to improve the quality of Google’s products in your own language. This is a full-time, on-site role.

This includes:

- Proofread script sentences for language/typing errors, style, readability, sentence length, natural language, etc;
- Edit script sentences to maximize natural language and basic query coverage;
- Label text with language annotations
- Test and debug our products asking devices voice queries in target language
- Analyze product quality for target language

Job requirements:

- 1-3 Years of experience
- Native-level speaker of one of the target languages (with good command of the standard dialect) and fluent in English
- Passion for language with good knowledge of orthography and grammar in the target language
- Keen interest in technology and computer-literate (should feel comfortable using in-house tools and should have an interest in current speech, mobile and online technology)
- Attention to detail and good organizational skills

Ideal candidate:

- A degree in a language-related field such as linguistics, language teaching, translation, editing, writing, proofreading, or similar
- Will have recently lived in the locale of language expertise (China) so that they have a good grasp of cultural idiosyncrasies

Project duration: 6-11 months (with potential for extension)

**This is not a permanent position but a contract position. Applicants must be currently authorized to work in the US for any employer.**

For immediate consideration, please email your CV and cover letter in English (PDF format preferred) with "Speech Data Evaluator [Simplified Chinese, Mandarin]" in the subject line.

Application Deadline: 30-Jun-2016 (Open until filled)

Email Address for Applications: languageOpsDudegmail.com
Contact Information:
Janet Kilroy
Email: languageOpsDudegmail.com

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