LINGUIST List 32.1626

Tue May 11 2021

Jobs: English; French; Computational Linguistics: Programmer, Adecco Outsourcing

Editor for this issue: Becca Morris <>

Date: 03-May-2021
From: Théo Galissard <>
Subject: English; French; Computational Linguistics: Programmer, Adecco Outsourcing, France
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University or Organization: Adecco Outsourcing
Job Location: Montréal à Paris, France
Job Title: Associate Linguist French Canadian Native

Job Rank: Programmer

Specialty Areas: Computational Linguistics

Required Language(s): English (eng)
                            French (fra)


As experienced team member, an Associate Linguist develops, maintains and improves Natural Language Processing (NLP) systems for the client.

The responsibilities of an Associate Linguist range from data curation and grammar/template creation to testing, documentation, and creative problem solving.

A successful Associate Linguist will consistently deliver high quality output in a timely manner and collaborate effectively with colleagues, management and stakeholders.

The role of an Associate Linguist requires great flexibility to work (simultaneously) on different projects and domains as well as adopting new tools and workflows as they get introduced.

Mutual support and knowledge transfer through training of new team members, participation in regular meetings/discussions, and peer reviews are also an essential part of the Associate Linguist’s role.

Duties and Key Responsibilities:
- Train and/or evaluate NLP or dialogue systems, identify errors/regressions and propose solutions
- Contribute to various NLP tasks assigned to the team
- Create, review, and annotate NLP linguistic data
- Operate under the guidance of the respective NLP Team Lead and other supportive leadership roles and communicate internally to these roles in case any support is needed
- Provide timely comments on the progress of the assigned tasks and update the metadata through the provided tools
- Contribute measurable achievements to the team’s output
- Work independently on most of the tasks that get assigned to the language team
- Actively transfer their knowledge to newcomers through training sessions and buddy support
- Quickly grasp technical concepts, learn in-house tools and continuously develop new knowledge
- Demonstrate keen interest in technology, natural language processing, linguistics, and linguistic resources
- Possess attention to detail and good organizational and communication skills
- Fulfill any other duties as required by management and within the competency of the post holder

Minimum Qualifications:
- Bachelor’s degree in Computational Linguistics, Linguistics or a related discipline is required
- Exceptional analytical and problem-solving skills
- Good interpersonal and communication skills
- Capable of sound judgement and making considered decisions on a task level
- Commitment to good practice and leading by example
- Communicates well in written and oral form with multi-nationals on all levels
- Ability to manage competing tasks and priorities to ensure delivery on time and adherence to quality standards

To apply, please send a CV (motivation letter optional, not necessary), to the application email provided below.

Application Deadline: (Open until filled)

Email Address for Applications:
Contact Information:

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