LINGUIST List 29.229

Fri Jan 12 2018

Jobs: Applied Linguistics; Computational Linguistics; Text/Corpus Linguistics; Translation: Natural Language Analyst, Unababel

Editor for this issue: Clare Harshey <>

Date: 10-Jan-2018
From: Julie Belião <>
Subject: Applied Linguistics; Computational Linguistics; Text/Corpus Linguistics; Translation: Natural Language Analyst, Unababel, Lisbon, Portugal
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University or Organization: Unbabel
Department: Data and Quality Management
Job Location: Lisbon, Portugal
Web Address:
Job Title: Natural Language Analyst

Job Rank: Language Analyst

Specialty Areas: Applied Linguistics; Computational Linguistics; Text/Corpus Linguistics; Translation


Unbabel is accelerating the shift towards a world without language barriers by enabling trustworthy, seamless and scalable translations between companies and their customers.

International businesses trust Unbabel’s enterprise platform to open up and grow new markets by harnessing the power of Artificial Intelligence and a global community of linguists.

Backed by Notion Capital, Google Ventures, Caixa Capital and Y Combinator, Unbabel is helping customers like Pinterest, Skyscanner, Under Armour, Rovio, King and Oculus to understand and be understood.

We are looking for 2 Project Managers specialized in Natural Language Analysis to join our Data Team in the Lisbon office and consult with Natural Language Understanding on creating data and setting standards for NLP projects as well as to manage the work of a team of Associate Linguists to achieve high quality data output.

This is a great opportunity to focus and see the impact of NLP in a real business case.

What will you do? What will you be responsible for?

- Growing and scaling Linguistic data creation processes
- Reviewing and Managing annotation of linguistic data projects
- Deriving NLP data for new and ongoing projects
- Hiring, training, managing, and overseeing the work of a team of Associate Linguists
- Consulting with researchers and engineers on the development of linguistic databases
- Identifying and assigning required tasks for a project
- Tracking and reporting the team's progress
- Monitoring and controlling the quality of the data annotated by the team
- Providing linguistic/operational guidance and support to the team
- Delivering final output

What are we looking for from you?

- Master’s degree or higher in Linguistics, Computational Linguistics, Machine Translation or Speech Processing
- Fluent in English, with ideally a good knowledge in at least 2 other languages
- Experience in translation projects, semantics, syntax, morphology or lexicography
- Ability to quickly grasp technical concepts; should have an interest in natural language processing
- Excellent oral and written communication skills
- Good organizational skills
- Previous project management and people management experience mandatory
Some programming language or previous experience working in a -
- Linux environment is a plus

Benefits: What you can expect from us?

- Stimulating startup environment committed to diversity and inclusion
- Competitive salary at one of Europe’s leading startups
- Individual budget for training and conferences
- English and/or Portuguese language courses
- Surf trips every Friday morning before work
- All-hands trip to the beach once a quarter
- MacBook Air and external monitor
- Drinks and snacks every Friday
- Team lunch every Tuesday
- Yearly company retreat
- Relocation Package
- Health Insurance
- Stock options

Application Deadline: (Open until filled)

Web Address for Applications:
Contact Information:
Head of Quality Julie Belião

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