LINGUIST List 27.788

Thu Feb 11 2016

Jobs: Computational Linguistics: Project Manager, Pygmalion

Editor for this issue: Andrew Lamont <>

Date: 10-Feb-2016
From: Alena Butryna <>
Subject: Computational Linguistics: Project Manager, Pygmalion, New York/California, USA
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University or Organization: Pygmalion
Department: Natural Language Understanding
Job Location: , USA
Job Title: Project Manager

Job Rank: Manager

Specialty Areas: Computational Linguistics


Location: New York City, NY / Mountain View, CA

Job Description:

The role of the Project Manager is to consult with Natural Language Understanding Researchers, Engineers and Analytical Linguists on creating guidelines and setting standards for a variety of projects, as well as support the team in creating documentation and project management, coordinate requests and liaise between multiple teams.

This includes:

- Collaborate with researchers, engineers and linguists to scope out project and data needs and explore new methods of data gathering for a higher throughput
- Manage multiple projects from conception to delivery
- Manage quality control methodology, implementation and improvements
- Provide analytical and data-driven decision-making support for data operations projects
- Identifying and assigning required tasks for a project
- Tracking and reporting progress to stakeholders
- Monitoring and controlling quality of the data output
- Maintaining and creating documentation, project pages, project schedule


- BS/BA degree or equivalent; advanced degree is a plus.
- Quick learner with ability to quickly grasp technical concepts
- Excellent oral and written communication skills, good organizational skills
- Technical/analytical writing experience
- Creative thinker with strong problem-solving and analytical skills
- Independent worker with the ability to effectively operate with flexibility in a fast paced, constantly evolving team environment. Team player with exceptional interpersonal and solution oriented attitude.

Preferred Qualifications:

- Background in Linguistics or Language Studies
- Previous experience in NLP is a plus
- Programming language or previous experience working in a Linux environment
- Project Management experience – ability to define projects and execute within timelines and with multiple stakeholders. Proven ability to deliver projects on time. Experience in managing multiple complex projects
- Bilingual or multilingual speaker
- Experience organizing information, developing workflow processes

Project duration: 9-12 months (with potential for extension)

This is not a permanent position but a contract position.

For immediate consideration, please email your CV and cover letter in English (PDF format preferred) with "Project Manager" in the subject line.

Application Deadline: ASAP, open until filled

Application Deadline: (Open until filled)

Email Address for Applications:
Contact Information:
Alena Butryna

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