29.414 LINGUIST List 29.4149: Jobs: Computational Linguistics; General Linguistics; Text/Corpus Linguistics: Linguistic Project Manager, Pygmalion

LINGUIST List 29.4149

Thu Oct 25 2018

Jobs: Computational Linguistics; General Linguistics; Text/Corpus Linguistics: Linguistic Project Manager, Pygmalion

Editor for this issue: Becca Morris <beccalinguistlist.org>

Date: 04-Oct-2018
From: Paul Mains <advancedlinguisticsgmail.com>
Subject: Computational Linguistics; General Linguistics; Text/Corpus Linguistics: Linguistic Project Manager, Pygmalion, Zurich, Switzerland
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University or Organization: Pygmalion
Job Location: Zurich, Switzerland
Job Title: Linguistic Project Manager

Job Rank: Linguistic Project Manager

Specialty Areas: Computational Linguistics; General Linguistics; Text/Corpus Linguistics; Natural Language Processing; Natural Language Generation


As a Project Manager for NLG (natural language generation) work, your tasks will include the following:
- Oversee 25+ international teams working on NLG tasks
- Receive work requests from client teams, provide feedback for developing projects, and collaboratively negotiate realistic timelines for delivery
- Facilitate communication among cross-functional teams to ensure on-time and high-quality delivery for multiple concurrent projects
- Create and maintain progress trackers to keep stakeholders informed
- Develop and maintain documentation for NLG tasks, used by both linguists and engineers
- Establish and improve processes to streamline the workflow for NLG projects
- Assist promptly in day-to-day maintenance of NLG projects; ensure everything runs smoothly
- Provide linguistic and technical expertise to answer questions raised by linguists and engineers
- Handle bug triage, ensuring that issues are routed to the appropriate teams and fixed in time
- Collaborate with linguists and engineers to propose and pilot experimental tasks

Required qualifications:
- Fluency in English
- Minimum of Bachelor's Degree in Linguistics, Computational Linguistics, Computer Science, or related disciplines
- At least 1 year of experience in project management
- Ability to work comfortably in a Linux environment and engage with scripts on a daily basis
- Excellent organizational skills (you should enjoy creating order out of chaos, improving or establishing processes to streamline work)
- Keen interest in natural language processing, linguistics, and linguistic resources
- Ability to effectively operate independently with flexibility in a fast-paced, constantly evolving team environment
- Good communication skills and cultural sensitivity (you will be working with linguists and engineers all around the world)

Preferred qualifications:
- Proficiency in at least one language besides English
- Ability to create dashboards using SQL queries
- Familiarity with one or more programming languages (e.g., Python, Perl, C++, Java)

Project duration:
Up to 12 months (with potential for extension). This is a fixed-term contract, not a permanent position. The selected candidates are expected to work 40 hours per week. Selected candidates will work onsite from the Zurich office.

How to apply:
For immediate consideration, please email the application email below with your CV and cover letter in English (in PDF format) with "Linguistic Project Manager NLG" in the subject line.

Application Deadline: This position has been filled.

Email Address for Applications: advancedlinguisticsgmail.com
Contact Information:
Paul Mains
Email: advancedlinguisticsgmail.com

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