LINGUIST List 32.409

Wed Feb 03 2021

Jobs: English; Computational Linguistics: Programmer, Inc.

Editor for this issue: Becca Morris <>

Date: 02-Feb-2021
From: Scotty Allen <>
Subject: English; Computational Linguistics: Programmer, Inc., Denver, Colorado, USA
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University or Organization: Inc.
Job Location: Colorado, USA
Web Address:
Job Title: Natural Language Processing Engineer

Job Rank: Programmer

Specialty Areas: Computational Linguistics

Required Language(s): English (eng)


Are you passionate about the voice interface? is searching for a team player who is passionate about tackling some of the most challenging problems in natural language processing. This position will have an immediate impact on the Josh customer experience and our ability to bring joy to our customers’ homes.

Essential Job Functions:
- Build, improve and extend our proprietary rule-based Natural Language Understanding technology that powers a voice interface.
- Prototype models to clean up inaccurate ASR output.
- Take an active role in code reviews and collaborate on design and implementation.

Required Skills:
- Develop NLP rules and annotate text
- Use modeling tools to bootstrap and test new functionalities
- Analyze system performance and identify areas for improvement
- Collaborate with other Natural Language Engineers
- Bachelor’s in linguistics (or related field)
- Strong knowledge of both scripting and object oriented languages (e.g. Python, C++)
- Track record in NLP/NLU and related technologies.
- Ability to collaborate within and between cross-functional teams; excellent communication skills.
- Detail-oriented
- Experience with software engineering best practices including unit testing, continuous integration, and source control.

Preferred Skills:
- 3+ years prior experience in equivalent NLP role.
- Passion for smart home, voice control and AI technologies.
- Experience working in a start-up environment.
- Experience with noise and unstructured textual data in a speech recognition setting.
- Experience with various Natural Language Processing problems like data normalization, Text segmentation, Part of Speech tagging, Named Entity Recognition, Spelling correction etc.

Please submit your resume to and copy

Application Deadline: (Open until filled)

Contact Information:
Head of Product Scotty Allen

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