LINGUIST List 29.4388

Thu Nov 08 2018

Jobs: Ukrainian; Russian; Computational Linguistics; General Linguistics; Phonetics: Researcher, SPITCH AG

Editor for this issue: Becca Morris <>

Date: 06-Nov-2018
From: Elena Nikogda <>
Subject: Ukrainian; Russian; Computational Linguistics; General Linguistics; Phonetics: Researcher, SPITCH AG, Zürich, Switzerland
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University or Organization: SPITCH AG
Job Location: Zürich, Switzerland (Telecommute)
Web Address:
Job Title: Ukrainian Language Specialist

Job Rank: Programmer

Specialty Areas: Computational Linguistics; General Linguistics; Phonetics

Required Language(s): Russian (rus)
                            Ukrainian (ukr)


Ukrainian Language Specialist

Company Overview:
Spitch AG ( is a Zurich based company focused on speech

Job Summary:
The company is looking for a Ukrainian Language Specialist for development of voice-driven applications.

The Language Specialist will be responsible for:
- The data annotation process, pronunciation
dictionary, development of speech recognition grammars for Ukrainian and Russian, and IVR
application testing.
- Text processing
- Development of closed grammars
- Evaluating speech recognition models and semantic classifiers
- Audio data annotation QA
- Creating manual pronunciations
- Helping with a dialog design for the conversational platform
- Designing IVR prompts

- Master/Bachelor in Computational Linguistics or a related software engineering field
- Experience with Python and Bash/scripting
- Experience in Natural Language Processing
- Basic knowledge of phonetics and phonology of Ukrainian
- Native knowledge of Ukrainian
- Fluency in English
- Basic working knowledge of Linux

Desired Skills:
- Knowledge of GRXML and VXML
- Familiarity with ASR and/or TTS
- Experience in IVR design (including initial analysis of the application, test plan, and final testing)

Please, send a copy of your updated CV and a motivation letter to Elena Nikogda at the application email provided below.

Application Deadline: This position is closed.

Email Address for Applications:
Contact Information:
Administrative Manager Elena Nikogda

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