LINGUIST List 29.776

Fri Feb 16 2018

Jobs: Computational Linguistics: Programmer, Mapbox

Editor for this issue: Clare Harshey <>

Date: 16-Feb-2018
From: Brie Bastidas <>
Subject: Computational Linguistics: Programmer, Mapbox
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University or Organization: Mapbox
Department: Linguistic
Job Location: , USA (Telecommute)
Web Address:
Job Title: Computational Linguist

Job Rank: Other; Programmer

Specialty Areas: Computational Linguistics


What You’ll Do:
- Design, build, and deploy scalable, state-of-the-art natural language processing (NLP) systems to improve multilingual mapping, navigation, and search tools
- Consult with other teams on questions that arise from processing non-English data and supporting non-English-speaking users
- Serve as an internal resource for all things related to language and linguistics

What We Believe are Important Traits for This Role:
- Appreciation for linguistic complexity and diversity
- Top-notch programming skills
- Experience building language technology
- Familiarity with a broad range of issues in computational linguistics, from Unicode standards to sequence-to-sequence deep learning architectures
- Excellent communication skills, particularly in writing, to communicate in a global, highly asynchronous work environment
- Enthusiasm for teaching and a desire to make the team smarter
- Fire, compassion, and a sense of humor
- Bonus points for Node.js, Python, Bash, Docker, experience with cloud computing and big data, familiarity with non-Latin alphabets, and being multilingual

What We Value:
- We value high performing creative individuals who dig into problems and opportunities.
- We believe in individuals being their whole selves at work. We commit to this through supportive health care, parental leave, flexibility for the things that come up in life, and innovating on how we think about supporting our people.
- We emphasize an environment of teaching and learning to equip employees with the tools needed to be successful in their function and the company.
- We strongly believe in the value of growing a diverse team and encourage people of all backgrounds, genders, ethnicities, abilities, and sexual orientations to apply.

Application Deadline: (Open until filled)

Web Address for Applications:
Contact Information:
Senior Technical Recruiter Brie Bastidas
Phone: 14152997471

Page Updated: 16-Feb-2018