LINGUIST List 29.4047

Thu Oct 18 2018

Jobs: Computational Linguistics: Computational Linguist/NLP Engineer, SoapBox Labs

Editor for this issue: Becca Morris <>

Date: 16-Oct-2018
From: Brenda McGuirk <>
Subject: Computational Linguistics: Computational Linguist/NLP Engineer, SoapBox Labs, Dublin, Ireland
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University or Organization: SoapBox Labs
Department: Data Modelling and Evaluation Group
Job Location: Dublin, Ireland
Web Address:
Job Title: Computational Linguist/NLP Engineer
Job Rank: Computational Linguist/NLP Engineer

Specialty Areas: Computational Linguistics


SoapBox Labs is looking for a Computational Linguist/NLP Engineer to join our
data modelling and evaluation group.

You will work with our team to help us develop and implement novel approaches
to language modelling of children’s speech across a range of languages. We are
looking for enthusiastic and committed candidates who thrive in a dynamic,
self-directed team environment.

SoapBox Labs are building speech recognition technology for children between
the ages of 4 and 12, enabling device interactions for gaming, learning and
communication. The SoapBox platform allows developers to incorporate our
speech technology solutions into their digital apps, products, and web

Main areas of focus for this role:
- Language Model Data & Development
- Multilingual NLP Applications
- System Performance Evaluation & Optimisation
- Data Quality Monitoring & Optimisation.

The Skills and Qualifications you need for this role (required):
- PhD/Masters in NLP or Computational Linguistics
- Experience (5+ years) in Language Modelling, NLP or related field
- Experience with deep learning methods and toolkits
- Experience working with speech technologies
- Experience using scalable methods and infrastructure
- Software engineering experience - scripting languages
- Proven ability to focus on hard problems and develop novel techniques to
tackle them

Skills that would benefit you in this role (desirable):
- Experience building NLU applications
- Experience/knowledge/interest of working with children’s data
- Data Analysis and Machine Learning techniques, use of LSTM-RNN networks
- Experience working with data in languages other than English

What We Offer:
- A competitive remuneration package (with stock options)
- Unique opportunity to shape the future of children’s voice technology
- Flexible working environment
- Dynamic, friendly, supportive team
- Dublin 8 location in walking distance of Dublin City Center
- The chance to be involved in groundbreaking solutions in tech industry's
next giant leap

Please apply via our link provided below.

Last Applications: Friday Nov 9th

SoapBox Labs is an equal opportunities employer. We are committed to diversity
in the workplace and we strive to reflect this in our company atmosphere and

No recruiters required at this time thanks.

Application Deadline: 09-Nov-2018

Web Address for Applications:
Contact Information:
Product Manager Brenda McGuirk

Page Updated: 18-Oct-2018