LINGUIST List 27.2019

Tue May 03 2016

Jobs: Multiple Languages; Computational Linguistics: Sr. Computational Linguist, Chenope

Editor for this issue: Andrew Lamont <>

Date: 03-May-2016
From: Katya Saint-Amand <>
Subject: Multiple Languages; Computational Linguistics: Sr. Computational Linguist, Chenope, San Francisco, CA, USA or Edinburgh, Scotland
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University or Organization: Chenope
Job Location: San Francisco, CA, USA or Edinburgh, Scotland
Web Address:
Job Title: Sr. Computational Linguist
Job Rank: Rank Open; Sr. Computational Linguist

Specialty Areas: Computational Linguistics

Required Language(s): French (fra)
German (deu)
Japanese (jpn)
Portuguese (por)
Spanish (spa)


Chenope is a fairly early stage, 100% bootstrapped core technology start-up
with locations in the San Francisco Bay Area, Edinburgh (Scotland) and
Singapore. We already have meaningful revenue, and a partnership with a
multi-billion dollar global company. Our CEO has previously been successful
bootstrapping a software startup to a sustained 8-figure annual run rate,
based on superior technology and sales execution. We do not intend to raise
venture capital, which is a gigantic advantage given the current situation in
the valley with the so-called unicorn meltdown. This also means that stock
option grants to employees can be vastly more generous than could otherwise be
the case.

We are currently looking for as many as 2-3 linguists / computational
linguists. In this role, you will work on analysing textual data as part of a
multi-faceted analysis whose goal is to predict the behaviour of organisations
of varying types. Applications range from Human Capital Management, to
Investor Intelligence and Countering Violent Extremism. The work is
cutting-edge and highly varying in nature.

Desired Qualifications:

- Postgraduate degree in Linguistics, Computational Linguistics or a related
field. Equivalent experience in the IC or military welcome. Additional
research and/or training in semantics, pragmatics and corpus linguistics
- Experience in ontology development, grammar engineering, and the ability to
abstract over language data.
- Proven ability to do original research in the field.
- Programming competence - you should at least feel comfortable in a scripting
- Familiarity with language processing tools - for English and other
- Native or near-native fluency in more than one language preferred - we
especially welcome applications from native French, German, Spanish,
Portuguese, Japanese, and Arabic speakers.
- Intellectual curiosity critical, especially a “nose” for investigation.
- Comfortable with performing both intellectually complex and mundane tasks as
needed to advance the goals of the business; a certain amount of professional
maturity is required in a bootstrap.
- Prior start-up experience preferred.

Even if you don't have all the qualifications listed above, but you think that
you have the potential for learning and development, you should still send us
your application. We are growing, and we have long memories.

While ideally the candidate will be in one of the three above locations, we
will consider any candidate who has the right to work in any of the three
above countries. At this juncture we do not sponsor visas other than for
internship programs. However, we will pay to relocate the right person to one
of our existing locations within several months of successful work at the
company, preferably (but not necessarily) Edinburgh.

Application Deadline: 31-May-2017 (Open until filled)

Email Address for Applications:
Contact Information:
Manager, Computational Linguistics Group Katya Saint-Amand

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